EXCEL SPORTS IRELAND

Excel Sports are a Donegal based sports event organisation that organise and promote unique sporting events, challenges and training around County Donegal, Ireland.We now offer three premium events and participation in our hiking/training club, ARD - Hiking & Trail Running.

Our belief is to be the best YOU can be. Our aim is to encourage and empower participants of all levels to engage in health and fitness experiences while appreciating the beauty of the county and all that it has to offer.

Our philosophy is that wellbeing is intrinsically linked to being outdoors, which is why our events and training all take place outside, surrounded by nature.

We have a passion for the ability of others to bring out the best in people, so our events and training group also have a social focus.

We challenge people to do something they didn’t think they could.

Our values can be summarised as: Local and sustainable, nature-loving, healthy and social.

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ARD HIKING & TRAIL
RUNNING CLUB

We are a community club catering for all levels and abilities, from the complete beginner to the seasoned runner looking for something different - Walking / Fitness Hiking / Trail Running outdoors in Nature.

LETS DO SOMETHING GREAT TOGETHER

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Join the ARD Community - gain Motivation & Accountability; Improve your Health & Fitness; Exercise in a fun, social environment in the great outdoors.

WIN ALL-INCLUSIVE TRAIL RUNNING TRIP TO IRELAND

In conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, we are giving away two All-Inclusive trips to Ireland, to this year's Seven Sisters Skyline, Donegal, Ireland - Sept 23rd 2023

Are you an international trail and/or mountain runner, looking for your next challenge? Be in with a chance to win this amazing prize - Flights and accommodation included!

The Seven Sisters Skyline is Ireland's Premier Mountain Running Event:
- World Class Route (Silver World Cup 2022)
- Part of the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB) Index Race system
- Part of the Skyrunner UK/Ireland Series
- Chose to run in the 30km or 55km events

Simply visit our Seven Sisters Skyline Facebook or Instagram pages; LIKE either page, comment "PICK ME"", SHARE the competition post to your page or story and EMAIL [email protected] explaining in no more than 200 words why we should choose you to come to our 2023 Event.

Competition winner chosen July 31st.

T&Cs:
- Winnings cannot be transferred or reimbursed
- Flights and Accommodation reimbursed following participation in the 2023 Seven Sisters Race
- Flights and Accommodation to not exceed €2000.
- Entrants must be able to participate in the event on Sep 23rd 2023
- If winner cannot confirm within 3 days of notification (Aug 3rd 2023) their ticket will be transferred to another participant.
- There will be two winners; each receiving one all-inclusive trip each.
- International participants already registered may apply.

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Our goal is to build a community that enhances the health and wellness of individuals, in a social / group setting enjoying the outdoors.
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SPEND TIME IN NATURE
Research shows that time spent in nature helps with mood, focus, creativity, fulfilment, perspective, problem-solving, blood-pressure, and sleep. More is better, and there is nothing like a hike to regain perspective and reset your mood.