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The 2018 Christmas GOAL Mile!


November 21, 2018 • 2 min read


"As we approach the end of 2018, people young and old are getting ready to take part in GOAL Miles happening across the country this Christmas."

Will you go the extra mile for GOAL this Christmas?

Tens of thousands of people of all fitness levels are gearing up to be part of Ireland’s biggest fundraising event of the festive season, with 130 venues across the country playing host to the ever-popular GOAL Mile.

The GOAL Mile is not just one of the biggest, but it is also one of the longest-running annual charity fundraising events over the Christmas period. For the last 37 years, it has embedded itself as a central part of families and friends’ festive traditions in villages, towns, and cities all over Ireland.

Why you simply can’t miss the GOAL Mile:

The concept is simple: just run or walk a mile and contribute whatever you can afford to GOAL on the day.

And that simplicity is part of why the GOAL Mile has been such an incredible success.

It offers friends and families an opportunity to spend time together, exercise and have fun, while at the same time helping raise money and awareness for some of GOAL’s most vital programmes in the developing world.

In particular, it offers a fantastic and healthy activity for parents and children to partake in together over the holidays. Everyone can go at their own pace – walking or jogging – you don’t have to be sporty or fit. And children are not just having fun, but also learning about the importance of helping others and the plight of children in other parts of the world affected by conflict, hunger, and disease.

Getting involved couldn’t be easier. No need to register. Or collect donations in advance. Just turn up on the day and give what you can to GOAL. Every mile really does count! It’s thanks to GOAL Mile organisers and participants like you that millions of euro have been raised to support GOAL’s work in the developing world over the past three and a half decades. And countless lives have been saved and improved.

Go on, go that extra mile for GOAL this Christmas.

With over 130 venues spread across the length and breadth of Ireland, you’ll never be too far from an event.

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