Thousands set to take on the Runuary Challenge this weekend


Thousands of joggers and runners from every county in Ireland are set to lace up this weekend to complete their respective Runuary programmes. The Irish Life Health 'Runuary' programme which has supported runners of all levels to 'run January and not let it run them' reaches its conclusion this weekend with participants set to finish the month long programme on January 31st.

Irish Life Health developed Runuary in conjunction with Athletics Ireland to support runners to continue their lockdown running routine and to have a positive and healthy start to 2021. Starting on January 1st, it has encouraged runners, from beginners to the more experienced, to commit to challenging but realistic running programmes, with a target distance to be completed on January 31st.

This weekend will see the culmination of the last four weeks of training as participants set out on completing their respective distances while sticking to the latest Government advice in relation to COVID-19.

Participants are still invited to enter if they wish to be involved with registration and time submission details listed below.

Enter Runuary: Click HERE

Well done on completing your four weeks of 'Runuary' training.  The work is now done and this weekend should be all about enjoying your run.
We're looking forward to seeing all of your 'Runuary' selfies.

Read on for information on:

  • How to submit your time
  • Preparing to run
  • Let's get social

The time submission portal for Runuary will open at 8am on Sunday January 31st.

  Follow these steps to submit your time:

  - Log into your "Manage My Booking" Account on

  - Click on "View Order" in your 'Runuary' entry

  - Click on the button "Submit Race time"

  - Upload proof (screenshot/picture) of run

  - Click on the "Submit" button

  - Check the virtual leaderboard.


Some people have mentioned that they would like to do their run without submitting a time. We encourage you to submit your time but there is no obligation, as 'Runuary' is all about taking part and improving our overall health and wellbeing. Just make sure to tag us in your #Runuary selfies on social media once you've finished.

Top 5 tips to remember

  - Plan your route and stay safe

  - Plan for the weather

  - Make sure you're hydrated

  - Don't change your routine

  - Don't forget to enjoy it!



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