Aviva School Mile Challenge
The Irish Schools’ Athletic Association in association with AVIVA is delighted to announce that the AVIVA School Mile Challenge will take place this autumn again. This event will provide a superb opportunity for your school to support an initiative to encourage teenagers to get a taste of recreational participation in sport. This is all about taking part in a healthy form of exercise. There is a fun competitive element also as we will be looking at categories like best schools, counties and provinces…we may even uncover the next sub-4 minute miler, but that is incidental to the main purpose which is to promote running or walking as part of a balanced healthy lifestyle.
The event is being run as a joint promotion of the Irish Schools Athletic Association, Athletics Ireland and AVIVA. Each school will choose its own time to run the event. It can be done during or after school and ideally should be run on your school grounds. It can be done by athletes only or as a whole school activity. It will be the responsibility of the school to mark out the course, run the event, do all the administration associated with it and then send on the information to me by e-mail on a spreadsheet which we will provide you with. We will then send you the wristbands which are colour co-ordinated to reflect the time of the competitor. This year we are giving different times for boys and girls to reflect the different aerobic capacities.
If you wish to take part please fill in the below application form and return to John Shields, Athletics Ireland, 19 Northwood Court, Santry, Dublin 9. After you return the form we will send you on details on how to run the event and provide you with advertising material for the event. There is a small charge to take part to cover some of the costs associated with it.
Any queries on this should be addressed to John Shields by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 087 2633376.
Any pictures of the schools event that we receive, we will post them to our Irish Schools’ Facebook Page.
So get in touch and enter now in the Aviva School Mile Challenge.