FEAR launches with new sponsor for 2019

8th August 2019

Fermanagh Endurance Adventure Race (FEAR) is celebrating its seventh year with the announcement of new sponsor, Erne Lifting Services.

Based in Derrylin, Co. Fermanagh and working across the UK and Ireland, Erne Lifting Services is joining Waterways Ireland as 2019 FEAR event sponsor.

Organised and funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and attracting individual competitors and teams from across the UK, Ireland and further afield, this year’s FEAR event takes place on Saturday 28 September 2019 in west Fermanagh.

Starting and finishing at Derrygonnelly Community Centre, FEAR involves trail running, cycling and kayaking, over a long course of 74 km, or short course of 35 km featuring iconic Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark sites like the hills of Knockmore, Big Dog Forest, the spectacular Lough Navar viewpoint and cliff path, as well as Magho shore and Garrison village.

Speaking at the launch of FEAR 2019, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is pleased to announce Erne Lifting Services as event sponsor along with Waterways Ireland.

FEAR was developed by the Council to bring new visitors to Derrygonnelly and the west Fermanagh area to experience and enjoy the rugged and scenic landscapes of west Fermanagh through adventure sport.

The event has continued to grow year on year with record numbers competing in last year’s race and we look forward to welcoming competitors back to Derrygonnelly this year.

The Council welcomes the support from our sponsors, Erne Lifting Services and Waterways Ireland, and for the continued support from the local Derrygonnelly community, Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership and Derrygonnelly Community Centre, Erne Paddlers, DAERA Inland Fisheries and our local emergency services.”

FEAR is organised in partnership with local emergency services including the PSNI; North West Mountain Rescue Team, RNLI; British Red Cross, and the Irish Red Cross.

For further information on FEAR or to register to take part please visit www.fearmanagh.com. Alternatively, please telephone Joanne Cunningham or Eddie McGovern, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777, text phone 028 8225 6216.