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Peter Ryan’s Run – Malin to Mizen Head

Aaron Mullaniff (NCBI), Peter Ryan, Gemma OGorman, Katie O'Dea (NCBI), Robbie Henshaw, Rob Tyrrell (Campion Insurance) and Kevin Whelan (NCBI) are all standing on a patch of grass holding signs for Peter's Run, NCBI and a large map of Ireland which shows the route of the run. They are standing in front of a white van which is branded as the Vision Van by NCBI.
October 8
October 12


Katie Drea

Starting on October 8, Tipperary Paralympian Peter Ryan will run from Malin Head in County Donegal to Ireland’s most southerly point at Mizen Head in County Cork. The challenge will take place over five days culminating on World Sight Day 2023 (October 12), with the longest leg challenging Peter to run more than three consecutive marathons in just one day.

All funds raised from the 586km challenge will be donated to the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) to aid the development of the country’s first mobile information and eye health awareness unit, the Vision Van.

The Vision Van will travel across Ireland, providing information on eye conditions, awareness and support services to local communities and areas in which eye health services may be harder to reach.
After being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, at age 19, Peter worked through the challenges of his vision loss with the support of NCBI and by channelling his passion and love of sport.

To donate to Peter’s fundraising efforts, visit or follow the Peter’s journey on social media at @petersvision01 #PetersRun.