What is the GOAL Mile?
The GOAL Mile, proudly supported by AIB, is held throughout December, in villages, towns and cities across Ireland and virtually throughout the world. The event sees tens of thousands of people run or walk a mile to raise funds for GOAL. One of Ireland’s most popular annual events, the GOAL Mile is a Christmas tradition for thousands of families. Events are run by a network of individual and community organisers nationwide.
To take part in the GOAL Mile register using the link below and select your closest venue or virtual event, to find the location nearest to you use the map below. If you would like to organise your own GOAL Mile event, please complete the form below.
Pre-registration is optional. Supporters are welcome to show up on the day and join their local GOAL Mile.
How to participate - 3 easy steps!
Sign up for the Challenge
Click below to register for the GOAL Mile. The GOAL Mile is achievable by all, no matter your fitness level. You can walk, jog, run, stroll or race your mile – it is up to you.
Sign up and set yourself the personal goal of completing a GOAL Mile this Christmas.
Fundraise and spread the word
Get out and get your steps in in preparation for your GOAL Mile. Let people know what you're doing and share your fundraising page among friends, family and colleagues to boost your funds and help those who need it most this Christmas.
Complete your mile
Whether you are attending one of the 150 venues nationwide or participating virtually get out and enjoy the fresh air with friends and family this Christmas and share your images online with #GOALMILE
Find a GOAL Mile near you!
To find your local GOAL Mile view the map below (please accept website cookies to view) or see a full list of locations here.
No GOAL Mile in your area?
Start your own or join a virtual GOAL Mile!
All you need to do is register below. Our events team will then get in touch and give you everything you need to host a successful event!
History of GOAL Mile
GOAL Mile was established in 1982 when our late chairperson and international athlete, Noel Carroll, asked local people and their families to run a mile at The Phoenix Park on Christmas morning for GOAL.
Much to everyone’s delight, more than 250 people turned up. The following year saw the event move to Belfield, University College Dublin. It is now one of the most popular and longstanding fundraisers in Ireland! This year more than 150 GOAL Mile events will take place around the country and thousands more participants will take part virtually around the world. With new locations announced each year we have come a long way since that first Mile in 1982 – raising millions for GOAL’s life-saving work.
We want to say ‘Thank you’ to every single person who has organised, run or walked a mile for GOAL. We hope to see you again this year!