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Christmas Running Events


Are you looking for an event to take part in over the Christmas period?

Then look no further, here is our event listing until January 1st, 2020. If you take part in one of the events we would love to hear your thoughts on it. Send your post-event reports to us for a chance to be featured.


12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Dec 1st – Dec 25th  

Location: Everywhere

If you fancy some festive fitness fun to keep your training on track over the silly season, sign up to the Tri Talking Sport 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. Commit to completing 12 hours of physical activity of choice over the period to be in with the chance to win some fun prizes.

Price:  FREE

Registration: 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Santa Dash Dublin 5k and 10k

Dec 1 at 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Bull Island, Dublin.

Entry Price: €26 (Adults 5km or 10km), €20 (Kids 5km).

Registration: 5k or 10k 

This is a run with a difference. Each participant gets a full Santa Suit for the event which must be worn for the full race- it’s for a good Claus! The event is chip timed and Santa himself will be there for kids to visit in his Igloo, Custom Medals, Tea & Snacks afterwards and with all proceeds going to Irish Lung Fibrosis Association.

Run Off The Pudding

Dec 28 at 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

Location: Tullaroan, Kilkenny

Entry Price: €5 – €10

Registration: 5k or 10k 

Run Off The Pudding 5K and 10K is an annual event in association withTullaroan Athletics Club located in the village of Tullaroan in Co. Kilkenny. The race is chip timed, bespoke medal at the finish line and light refreshments will be served after your run/walk. First 50 to sign online get a tec-top!

Resolution Run

Jan 1, ’20 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Galway City Centre

Entry Price: €20

Registration: 5k 

The Resolution Run 2020 is a fast and flat 5K road race that takes place New Years Day 1st January 2020, at 11.00 in Galway City Centre. The route passes most of the city’s famous landmarks along the way. The race is AAI certified and there is a superb souvenir gift for all entrants, Race HQ is Claddagh Hall at South Park, Galway and race start is beside the park.

There will be teas, coffees and snacks available for all participants in The Claddagh Hall after the race. Presentation of prizes will take place at 12.15 pm.

Cavan Christmas Dash 5K

Date: Dec 26 at 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Cavan Town

Entry Price: Individual Entry – €15 (Kids under 16 – €8) | Family – Two Adults & Two Kids under 16 – €45 | Family of Four Adults – €50

Registration: 5K 

This is the 9th Annual Cavan Christmas Dash 5K Run – Jog – Walk. Get your St. Stephen’s day off to a cracking start and join the run/jog/walk in Cavan Town. Registration on the day will commence at 10:30 am at The Farnham Arms Hotel and close at 11:45 am. Those pre-registered online can pick up their number at the pre-registration desk. The race will start at 12 noon sharp.

Fields of Athenry 10K

Date: Dec 26 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Athenry, Galway

Price:  €25

Registration: 10K


Fat Turkey Run – 10 Year Anniversary

Date: Dec 28 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Dublin

Entry Price:  €24 (+reg fee) Includes a technical ‘turkey’ running tee-shirt

Registration: 5K Suttonians Rugby Football Club

Price: €24 (+reg fee) Includes a technical ‘turkey’ running tee-shirt

The Run will start outside St Fintans Church @11.00.  Registration will be in Suttonians RFC from 09.30. The Fat Turkey 10km event is to support Suttonians Rugby Football Club (established in 1924) and the IRFU Charitable Trust (Irish Rugby Football Union Charitable Trust was formed in 1978 to assist severely injured rugby players in their everyday lives and help to restore their confidence and independence).

On completion of the race tea/coffee, biscuits and full bar will be available. Prizegiving will take place at the club.

Aware Christmas Run 5K and 10K

Date: Dec 14th at 10.00am to 2.00pm

Location: Phoenix Park, Dublin

Price:  €26

Registration: 10K

*Note: If you would like to get your event added to this list please list your race here and comment below to let us know.