Food & Health

Things to do: June

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon: 3rd June
The annual VHI Women’s Mini Marathon takes place on the June bank holiday weekend. This is a 10km charity race and is the largest of its kind across the globe! Why not pick a charity to either run or walk for and get involved with the thousands of other women competing! This promises to be one of the best days of the year.
To sign up or find out more about this check out:
DATE: 3rd June 2018
TIME: 2pm
VENUE: Fitzwilliam Square, Ireland
PRICE: €23
UCD Festival: 9th June
The UCD Festival is back again for its second year and they are hosing a range of high octane activities for the whole family to enjoy. This is ideal for kids as the UCD Sports and Fitness Centre will be hosting tennis coaching as well as rugby and GAA mini-drills. This is a great opportunity to expose young girls to new sports and the best part is its all free! Not to mention there will be a mind and body zone for you to learn great new ways to look after yourself!
To find out more check out

DATE: 9th June
TIME: 12pm – 6pm
VENUE: University College Dublin
Fanta Sandstorm: 9th June
The Fanta Sandstorm award winning 5km beach run is back and it looks like it’s going to be better than ever! This 5k beach run is full challenging obstacles including the tyre mound, the net crawl and the eight-foot wall. You won’t get a better opportunity to get active in a fun and challenging environment. Sign up with your friends and see if you have what it take to overcome the Fanta Sandstorm!
To buy your tickets visit website here.
DATE: 9th June
VENUE: Dollymount Strand
PRICE: €15
Tour de Burren: 15th & 16th June
This is the 14th year of the Burren Cycling Club’s Tour de Burren. This is easily the best leisure cycling event in the country. This is a great opportunity to try something new and see the picturesque views of the Wild Atlantic Way.  This tour is for people of all abilities and promises to be a memorable experience for all involved. There are numerous events taking place including a 14km Family Loop, a night and day cycle and many more!
To find out more about the different events and how to sign up visit the website here.
Date: June 15th & 16th
Price: Varies, for more information visit the website.
Venue: Village of Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare
Hell & Back: 17th June
Hell & Back is Ireland’s toughest mental & physical endurance challenge. This is the country’s largest and most popular obstacle course run. You may have seen this on RTE1’s popular show, Ireland’s Fittest Families. This event takes place for all ages and is gruelling but at the same time rewarding. This is the perfect opportunity to set yourself a challenge and conquer this obstacle course! Invite your friends too for morale support! Who wouldn’t want to say they’ve conquered Ireland’s toughest obstacle course?
To sign up and find out more visit the website:
DATE:  17th June
VENUE: Kilruddery Estate, Bray, Co. Wicklow
PRICE: Varies, for more information visit the website.
Docklands 5km Race: 28th June
The Docklands 5km Race is open to all runners of all abilities so why not partake in this event and bring along some of your friends!  The race will take place on Thursday at 7:30pm, with the start line at  South Docks at Lime Street. The course covers a lovely loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. All proceeds from this event is used to improve the facilities of Crusaders Athletics Club and to promote sport, health and well-being in the community.
To sign up check out the website here.
DATE: 28th June
TIME: 7:30pm
VENUE: The Anchorage, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland
PRICE: €20 for individuals and €60 for a team of three

ParkRun: Every Saturday

The ParkRun is a FREE organised 5km fun run or walk which takes place across the globe. It is one of the biggest organised 5km runs and takes place across Ireland now in various locations. This is a wonderful opportunity to get fit, active and healthy by coming along and challenging yourself weekly. The ParkRun is open to people of every age and ability whether you wish to run or walk this, it’s just you against yourself.
To find out what parks host this event near you and to register visit

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