Magnet – Proud Partners of The Race 2016

Magnet are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with The Race – Ireland’s toughest endurance challenge. Now in its third year, the event is once again to be held in the rugged landscapes of North West Donegal in March, 2016.

The Race 2016 is proudly sponsored by Magnet, high speed broadband providers.

A Test of Endurance like no other

The Race includes 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. It is a test of both physical and mental constitution as competitors endure some of the most beautiful yet harsh terrain Donegal has to offer. A demanding time limit adds to the pressure – the arduous 250km course has to be completed within just 24 hours. Not only is this experience life changing, it also allows participants to support The Race’s vibrant and worthwhile charity partner: Gorta Self- Help Africa.

Proceeds from The Race going to Gorta Self Help Africa

As a not for profit event, all proceeds from The Race goes to the worthy cause of Gorta Self Help Africa. Its mission is to empower rural communities in Africa to help them improve their farms, their livelihood, and achieve economic independence. Each competitor of The Race will be assigned a fundraising liaison contact to offer advice and provide materials to help with sponsorship.

The Race 2016 proceeds go towards charity Gorta - Self Help Africa

Magnet’s Mark Kellett Braving The Race

It won’t be a hands-off partnership either; Magnet’s CEO Mark Kellett will himself tackle the event for the second time running in 2016. Although having to drop out last year due to injury, Kellet is determined to build on last years’ experience:

“Last year I had to withdraw about 150km’s into the race through injury and so failed to complete the course, but I learned a lot through that failure and so this year, learning from my mistakes, I am again taking on the event and the all that the weather will throw at us to complete this epic challenge”.

Magnet's CEO Mark Kellet is braving The Race 2016


Endurance & Dedication: a True Partnership

This move will solidify Magnet’s ethos of backing the endurance and dedication of some of Ireland’s top players in their fields, while helping establish The Race as one of the most gruelling yet rewarding day events not only in Ireland, but in the world. In The Race, Magnet has found a partner that symbolises the same dedication, resilience and work ethic that we strive for in every facet of our business.

Magnet's The Race 2016 will include 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running.
Commenting on the partnership, Director of The Race, David Burns says:

“We have been looking for a partnership with a company whose values are close to our own. In Magnet we feel we have found a company with a similar vision and we look forward to working closely in our efforts to build The Race into one of the toughest and highest quality endurance events in the world.”

We’re looking forward to the journey with The Race and fingers crossed Mark can make it from the start line to the finish!