Christmas GOAL Mile fundraiser returns to Offaly

Four venues taking part

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Christmas GOAL Mile fundraiser returns to Offaly

Christmas GOAL Mile fundraiser returns to Offaly

GOAL's Christmas running fundraiser returns to four venues in Offaly for 2017.

GOAL Miles are held at Christmas in villages, towns and cities right across Ireland, and now in its 36th year, the event sees tens of thousands of participants run, jog or walk a Mile and raise funds and awareness for GOAL's programmes in the developing world.

One of the country's most popular annual events, the GOAL Mile has become an integral part of Christmas for thousands of families.

Each individual Mile event is run by one or more local organisers. It is largely because of their support and hard work that the GOAL Mile has become such a success.

In Offaly, GOAL Miles will be held on Christmas morning by at the following locations:

- Derry Rover's Running Track, Edenderry (Derry Rovers on Facebook)

- Tullamore Harriers Athletics Stadium (

- Emmet Square, Birr

- Portarlington GAA grounds (

Some are also holding runs on St. Stephen's Day, and those wishing to take part in those are asked to contact individual clubs.

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