If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2019, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership have a few ideas for you.
- Operation Transformation Walk Event
Our annual free 4km public walk will be held on the 12th January at 11am in the People’s Park, Dun Laoghaire. This event is being held in conjunction with RTE’s Operation Transformation programme. On this day every County in Ireland will have a similar event to cater for all levels of fitness, but in particular those looking to start exercising again. Walking leaders will be present on the day to help motivate and with a hot cup of tea/coffee at the finish it’s a great fun event for all.
- Walking For Health Programme
Starting on the 19th January, this 5-week walking programme (€10 for all five weeks) is taking place in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday mornings at 11am. It will cater for all fitness levels and will be a great excuse to get out, be active and make new friends. Meeting at the Harbour Plaza, each week the group will walk for approximately 45 minutes and include a range of exercises to improve mobility.
Parkrun is a free volunteer lead weekly 5km event for runners and walkers of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Marlay, Shanganagh and Cabinteely Parks. It is not a race, but a 5k timed run and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan. All you need to do is register at www.parkrun.ie and then go along on the Saturdays.
- Junior Parkrun
Junior parkrun is a shorter 2k run for children aged between 4 and 14. There are two venues in the County – Marlay and Deerpark – which are open to all, free, safe and easy to take part in. All you need to do is register at www.parkrun.ie and then go along on the Sundays.Couch to 5K - DSD Athletic Club
- Active Exercise
Are you over 55 and living in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown? If so why not come along to an Active Exercise session in the dlr Leisure centres where you can try new activities and have fun. These sessions take place on various mornings in each of the four public leisure facilities in the County - Meadowbrook, Loughlinstown, Monkstown and Ballyogan. The focus is on activities and light exercises that promote physical activity, mobility and flexibility.
- The Buggy Brigade
Are you a new parent and want to meet up for some fun activity for any fitness levels and ability? Organised by dlr Leisure Ballyogan and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership the group will take part in weekly hour long activity sessions. Classes will be fun and social where you will get into shape while having fun and making new friends for you and your baby.
- Try a New Sport or Join a Club
We have nearly 300 clubs based in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown across nearly any sport you can think of from Archery to Skiing to Volleyball. Why not get back into a sport you loved or even try something totally different. For a list of the clubs in the County and how to contact them call us on 01-2719502 or see our website here http://www.dlrsportspartnership.ie/club-support/club-directory.
- Cycling in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
There are a host of cycle friendly routes in the County. From the urban parks, to the mountain trails to the beautiful sea front, there are numerous opportunities for all to get out cycling. A cycle network map has been designed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council with lots of options for route planning. https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/files/atoms/files/dlr_cycle_network_map.pdf
- Head up to the Dublin Mountains
The Dublin Mountains is an exciting recreational facility for the young and old. Whether you are interested in a walk with the family, a cross county hike or a spin on a mountain bike, the trails and forests of the Dublin Mountains has something for everyone. The Dublin Mountains Partnership has a great website with the range of activities available and possible routes to take https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=145