Training Groups

The popularity of jogging and running over the last number of years has led to the eruption of walking, jogging and running events across the country. There are great resources such as and that have lists of events happening all over the country. There are also hundreds of locally led events that you can join to help in training for the big day. Walking is the easiest way to get moving, get active and get happy. Get Ireland Walking is here to help you get started. Check out these useful websites:

Get Ireland Walking have a list of walking groups and local sports partnerships that you can search by map and by county.  

Parkrun organise free,weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Details

Meet and Train groups are organised by volunteers and take place throughout the country. To find one near you read details here.....

The Fit4Life programme is organised through the network of athletic clubs throughout Ireland. The emphasis is on meeting with people of a similar ability on a regular basis. It is open to both men and women. They are held under the guidance of a qualified Fit4Life leader. The training nights feature group runs, with each group composed of people with similar fitness levels. These groups range in ability from complete beginners up to regular runners and each train at their appropriate level. Details at 

The Girls TY 10k School Challenge is an initiative set up by the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon and Get Ireland Walking to encourage schools to increase girl’s fitness levels by walking or jogging the 10K event on June 3rd. The Girls TY Challenge is open to all schools and offers prizes to the top 3 schools. Winners will be chosen from the best school images posted to the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Instagram channel. For more details, click here.