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Give the Gift of Fun, Fitness and Adventure


2019 is just around the corner, and we’ve got plenty to look forward to. Whether you’re looking to set a New Year’s Resolution to run your first race, or you’re a seasoned runner, or if you’re looking for the perfect gift, here are some of our favourite events taking place in 2019.

1. RunIreland.com Resolution Run

When: January 1st

Where: Galway City Centre

This 5k road race is a great way to kick off 2019. 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.

More details here. 

2. Women Run Strong Kilkenny

When: March 31st

Where: Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

Mixing running and prosecco – what more could you want? Run around the countryside before enjoying some bubbly, lunch and a massage at a 4 star hotel. This is the perfect gift of indulgence.

More details here.

3. Run Galway Bay

When: October 5th

Where: Galway

A multi-distance, fun, flat and friendly course that has something for everyone. This one is always a sell-out event, so get yourself or your loved one booked in early!

More details here. 

4. Clontarf Half Marathon & 10k

When: July 6th

Where: Clontarf, Dublin

This is Ireland’s flattest course, making it great for a PB, and has sold out 10 times in a row.

More details here. 

5. Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon & Multisport Festival

When: May 26th

Where: Gort

This year’s event promises to be an amazing festival of triathlon & multisport with events of various distances to test those chasing a personal best and embrace those who are dipping their toes into the sport of triathlon for the very first time.

More details here. 

6. Tough Mudder

When: 20th & 21st July

Where: Oldcastle, Co. Meath

Tough Mudder 2019 will be one to remember and you do not want to miss out. A great goal for the New Year as it takes place at the halfway point in the year – this is your chance to get yourself outside your comfort zone, discover what you’re made of and cross that finish line stronger than you started.

Bring your friends too – you’ll need all the help you can get.

More details here. 

7. Tralee Marathon

When: April 20th

Where: Tralee, Kerry

In 1997, Neil Armstrong made a speech in this area of Tralee, and as 2019 is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing every finisher of 2019 Tralee Marathon will receive a bespoke designed Moon Landing medal. The 2019 Tralee Marathon will be limited to only 150 runners, so sign up quick to get this once in a life time running momento of the 1969 Moon Landing.

More details here.

8. Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon

When: 11th August

Where: Dublin

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin is the most fun you’ll ever have running. Experience live music along the course and journey along the River Liffey past Christ Church Cathedral and the famous Guinness Brewery. Afterwards enjoy the headline act at the finish festival concert.

More details here. 

9. Mullingar Half Marathon

When:  March 17th

Where: Mullingar

With professional chip timing and prizes for the winners, this will be a great event in the hometown of Joe Dolan, Niall Horan and Niall Breslin.

More details here. 

10. Runamuck

When: March 10th

Where: Coolcarrigan Estate, Co. Kildare

Runamuck Challenge is a cross country obstacle “run” event over a wet and mucky course designed to test your mental & physical strength and leave you with a big grin on your face.
It is kid like fun for adults – Release you hidden child

More details here. 

If you’re not sure what to get your running mad friend, or your family member who is hoping to take up running, an entry to any of these races is a great option.