#BEACTIVE European Week of Sport


Take part in the Virtual Family Mile during the European Week of Sport 2020.

Families are invited to sign up to the new Virtual Family Mile supported by Sport Ireland as part of the European Week of Sport which will this year take place between September 20th and 27th. European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity in countries across Europe. 

The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, the aim is to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more. 

Being Active leads to: 

  • Increased health benefits 
  • Better mental health 
  • Feeling great 
  • Confidence 
  • Increase in productivity 

There will be some changes this year given the ongoing worldwide pandemic, however sport and physical activity is more important now than ever before and we will celebrate it.  

With that, Athletics Ireland and Sport Ireland are now calling on all families around the country to get involved and #BeActive by getting out to walk or run a mile in their locality between September 20rd – 27th. The Virtual Family Mile is completely FREE to enter and participants also have the option to purchase a special Family Mile medal should they wish to mark the achievement. 

Everyone taking part in the Virtual Family Mile is encouraged to tag @sportireland in your social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter while using the hashtag #BeActive 

For more information please visit: https://www.athleticsireland.ie/runzone/family-mile

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