The parishioners of Whitehead and Islandmagee are once again stepping out to clock up the miles and raise funds to support the work of the parish locally.
They will aim to collectively walk 3,381 miles – all the way to the USA! The challenge is not only to get fitter, boosting positive mental health, but to support the caring work of St Patrick’s & St John’s churches in the local community.
Parishioners have from New Year’s Day to St Patrick’s Day, March 17, to complete the challenge.
Taking on something like this is nothing new for those planning to step out – last year, parishioners collectively completed 4,310 miles – more than meeting their target of lapping the island of Ireland twice in the same time frame.
Participants will record their weekly mileage online. Anyone wishing to support their efforts can make a donation HERE.