Student Sport Ireland launch SSI North Pole Dash

Student Sport Ireland is running a charity event from Friday December 4th to 11th called the “SSI North Pole DASH” to raise funds for the Children’s Health Foundation in Crumlin.

What is the SSI North Pole Dash?

The concept is for students, sports teams, sports officers and staff in all colleges and also the general public to walk/jog/run/cycle/swim some kilometres during the seven days and to log them on a fitness tracker such as Strava or MyZone and share the km’s with SSI. All kilometres will be added up during the week and Santa and his sleigh will move on a virtual map from Ireland to the North Pole on the 6,506km journey. Everyone will be asked for a minimum donation of €10 that will go to the Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin. This is our way of trying to bring the magic of Christmas to some of the children who will spend the festive period in hospital.

IT Carlow student & Kilkenny Hurler Jason Cleere putting his support behind the SSI North Pole Dash for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin


To take part in the SSI North Pole Dash and raise vital funds for Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin, and be in with a chance of winning a fitbit versa 2 watch please click here >>> SSI North Pole Dash Registration

Where does the money go?

Your generosity will help save young lives and your donations will go to where the need is greatest in Children’s Health Ireland in Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre. Every year over 150,000 go through the doors of Crumlin Children’s Hospital and your donation will help to provide critical equipment, extraordinary care and fund ground breaking research to find better, gentler treatments and give children the very best chance for a better tomorrow. Donate Here Now

Fitbit Versa 2 Watch up for grabs!!!

Everyone who takes part in the event and donates to the Children’s Health Foundation Crumlin will be entered into a draw for a Fitbit Versa 2 fitness tracking watch. The winner will be announced on December 12th when the final kilometres are calculated, and the total money raised will be announced.