Missed out on tickets for Electric Picnic 2022? Fear not, as signing up for the National Dairy Council Tour De Picnic 2022 17km run or 80km cycle is your final chance to nab a golden ticket to the festival of the summer!
Funds raised by Tour De Picnickers will go towards three worthy charities this year – LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Ronald McDonald House and ISPCC Childline. The fundraising deadline is 12th August 2022.
For those cycling the starting line will be Tallaght Stadium, the cyclists will then head for the Blessington Greenway to meander through some of Ireland’s biggest dairy farms and the picturesque village of Brannockstown. They’ll then make their way along the Barrow Blueway before reaching Stradbally. There will be some much-needed sustenance along the way too!
For those running, their journey starts at Course town B&B and Country House, a dairy farm in Athy, Co Kildare. The 17km run covers farmland and Coillte forests; passing through Oughvale Woods always a stand-out moment for runners as they take in the beautiful Irish countryside. And there will a much-needed celebratory meal later on with cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, ice cream and a massage, followed by weekend of incredible entertainment.
International rugby player Dan Sheehan, renowned singer songwriter Róisín O and Irish long distance runner Grace Lynch are urging fans of the festival to run or cycle to raise vital funds for three children’s charities and while doing so bag a ticket for EP22.
“I’m delighted to be involved in Tour de Picnic this year and I’d urge anyone who can to get involved, whether it’s running or cycling, it’s all a bit of fun and will really help raise vital funds for three great children’s charities.” – Rugby player Dan Sheahan
This year participants are required to raise €450 (including registration) for the NDC Tour De Picnic charities to take part in this exhilarating fundraising and fitness challenge, with their weekend pass to Ireland’s most popular music festival waiting for them at the finish line.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to support this year’s Tour De Picnic. These fuel stops will be great in helping to maintain the participants’ energy requirements and dairy is brilliant for refueling and repairing with high quality proteins like whey and casein and rehydrating with electrolytes and potassium.” – Irish long distance runner Grace Lynch
The stunning 80km cycle through some of Ireland’s best cycle ways will begin with a healthy breakfast party including Irish milk, yogurt, fruits and porridge held at Tallaght Stadium on the morning of September 2nd to keep you energised as you push those peddles towards the Picnic. There will be additional “Fuel stops” on the way to the Picnic where runners and cyclists can refuel with milkshakes, smoothies and other energy fueling snacks along with water.
“I can’t say I have ever run to Electric Picnic before, normally I arrive in a tour van! But it’s for such a great cause that it will be as worthwhile as taking to the stage! And even better, one of the charities is very close to my heart.” – Singer Róisín O