The newly formed ‘Monte Challenge Adventure Club’ are delighted to launch the ‘Monte Challenge’; Mountcharles’ first ever adventure race! We are a voluntary committee on a mission to organise a national sports event and a local fundraiser in the heart of the Mountcharles community, South West Donegal. 

Who’s behind the Monte Challenge?

The committee are based in the Mountcharles area and are all community, outdoors and good cause enthusiasts! 

Chair; Rosy Temple

Race Directors; Martin O’Boyle and Peter Mogan

Secretary; Daire Diver

Treasurers; James McGroary and Enda Lynch

PRO’s; Patrick and Conor McBrearty 

Health & Safety Officer; Cathal Sweeney

Committee Members; Siobhan McNulty, Patrick Temple, Paul Gillespie, Andrew Gallagher, Catherine Deely


Who are we fundraising for?

In 2024, we will be raising funds for three great local organisations; St. Naul’s GAA, St. Peter’s National School and The Bluestack Foundation. Funds raised will go towards; the development of a 2nd pitch at St. Naul’s GAA, the opening and continued improvement of the Autism facility at St. Peter’s National School and the running of summer camps for the The Bluestack Foundation.

How does the finance and fundraising model work?

The committee and marshals are all volunteers. There are costs to put on the Monte Challenge e.g. sports timing, route infrastructure, signage etc. To cover the main costs of the Monte Challenge and to ensure that we can make it an annual event we aim to secure local business sponsorship and local grant support. We are extremely grateful for the financial support from; our primary sponsor Magee 1866, many local business sponsors, Donegal County Council grants, Local councillor grants. You can check these out on the Sponsor’s page.

We aim to then put the majority of your race entrant’s fee towards the three listed local community organisations. Part of your race entrant’s fee will also go towards the running of the race. We will let you know after the race, how much money was raised for the three organisations by the Monte Challenge.

Thinking of fundraising yourself? Yes, please do! You can fundraise for the three organisations listed or an organisation close to your heart.