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Skip through September

Ready to Skip your way through September? Special Olympics Ireland is calling on skipping enthusiasts from across the Island of Ireland to accept the “Skip through September” skipping challenge and master 3000 skips across the 30 days of September.

The challenge is open to all levels of skipping fans and you can choose the pace and number of skips that you want to undertake each day.  

Your support will enable us to continue our programme, including our Can't Stop Now Programmes which helps keep our athletes physically and mentally fit while staying apart, as well as ensuring our coaches and volunteers can continue to upskill and refresh their qualifications to provide the best for our athletes.


When does The “Skip through September” challenge take place?

The “Skip through September” challenge is now open for participants. On the 1st of September 100’s of enthusiastic skippers from every corner of Ireland will pick up their skipping ropes and take the first jump towards achieving their 3000 skips goal across September.

What happens after I sign up?

Once you sign up you’ll receive a welcome email from our team with more details and our online event pack which has everything you need to help you meet your target.

Our event pack includes:

  • Hints and tips to get the most out of your challenge.
  • Entry into our “Skip through September” Facebook group
  • Tips on how to bring your fundraising online

Is there a registration fee?

No, the challenge is free to sign up!

How do I get my T-Shirt and skip tracker?

If you make a donation or fundraise, a total of €20 or more to Special Olympics, we will post you out a branded Special Olympics t-shirt, just don’t forget to register with us so we have your address and details!

I have a couple more questions, who can I ask?

Feel free to message us at and we will get back to you on any questions you might have.