This year we will again be supporting the European Week of Sport #BeActive campaign with Sport Ireland.
As part of the #BeActive week in September there will be a competition aimed at highlighting projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe.
One of the competition categories is the #BeActive Local Hero Award, which is awarded to an individual who has worked consistently to promote participation in sport and physical activity in their local community and society at large.
The full details can be found here.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday 24 July and completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to watch a video of Patricia Buckley from Castlerea parkrun, who was selected by the European Commission as a finalist in last year’s awards.
The Vhi volunteer staff takeover at St Anne’s parkrun last Saturday morning was a huge success with 547 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 49 first timers rocked up to try out parkrun and an incredible 94 people set new personal best times! Maybe having Olympian David Gillick leading a warm-up…
Regular parkrunner Ann Lynch can usually be found enjoying a 5k walk at Tralee parkrun on a Saturday morning. However this wasn’t always the case, 18 months ago Ann didn’t think parkrun was a place for her, until one morning she plucked up the courage to join the Tail Walker and tackle her first ever 5k. …