The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that they start in January. Cold, wet weather and short days are not conducive to exercising outdoors.  Downloading the couch-to-5K app is one thing.  Sticking to the programme week in, week out is quite another.

 

We all know one of the best way to ensure you keep your resolutions and achieve your targets is to give yourself a goal.  Signing up to one of the many 5K and 10K races happening around the country over the next few months  is sure to keep you motivated.

 

We’ve got lots of running events and walks listed on InspireMe.ie. Below is just a selection to start you off.  In addition, some of the races below are fundraisers for really great causes.  So not only will you feel good, you’ll be doing good too!  

 

January Running Events

 

  • Rundermot Sunday 14th January in Castledermot, Co Kildare in aid of the Mental Health Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Kinnitty Castle 10k Knight Run Friday 2nd January in Kinnitty, Co. Offaly. (A run though the Slieve Bloom Mountains under the light of the Full Moon. Perhaps this is one for more experienced runners?)

 

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Motivation to Keep Training

 

February Running Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another proven way to keep your resolve is to enlist a friend to train with you.  So why not persuade someone to join you in your goal of targeting one of the races above? 2018 could become the year you cross the finishing line.

Finally, all of these events  are correct at the time of publishing.  However we recommend you check with the event organiser before you travel. We have lots of more on InspireMe.ie. Sign up here  and save your favorites.