Start an active and healthy 2019 with a FREE public walk on the 12 th January as part of Operation Transformation!

If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2019, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership has the perfect event for you. As part of their aim to encourage residents of the County to get active, a FREE 4km public walk will be held on the 12th January starting in the People’s Park at 11am (registration from 10.30am).

This event is being held in conjunction with Sport Ireland and RTE’s Operation Transformation TV programme. On this day every County in Ireland will have a similar walking event to cater for all levels of fitness, but in particular those looking to start exercising again.

Meeting from 10.30am beside the bandstand in the Peoples Park, the 4km route will bring participants along the Coast Road, down the beautiful East Pier and back, is based on pathways and suitable for all walkers. Supported by Sport Ireland and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, this event will provide the perfect chance to put those New Years resolutions into action.

Speaking in advance of the event, Shane McArdle, Coordinator with the Sports Partnership remarked, “For heart health adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity, such as brisk walking, five days a week. By taking part in these types of local events, people can become more aware of the excellent walking routes in the County and how it can be made social and fun.”

All ages and fitness levels are very welcome and encouraged to attend. Trained walking leaders will be present on the day for a helping hand and there will be a complimentary hot cuppa after the event for all. 

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership are also running a 5 week walking for health programme starting on the 19th of January at 11am in Dun Laoghaire. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, costing €10 for all 5 weeks.

For further information on both of these events and to register your interest please contact Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership at 01-2719502 or sportspartnership@dlrcoco.ie.

Get Active in 2019: upcoming walking events in DLR

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