It’s the end of January, and for some of you, you are feeling the benefits of your new year’s resolutions of getting fitter, but for most of us sticking to our new year’s resolutions has almost gone out the window!
According to fitness expert Cian Doyle from Icon Gym “An easy way to improve the accountability of sticking to your new year’s resolution is by signing up to a challenge such as a marathon or a 10km race for charity”
We are competitive in nature and completing a challenge helps you stick to the task instead of focusing purely focusing on the goal!
If you focus completing the challenge, the end result will be that you will have reached your weight-loss and fitness goals and even raised money for a good cause in the process!
To help you keep motivated for the next few months with your new year’s resolutions, here’s a List of some of the most popular marathons, and challenges to choose from in Ireland.
- Connemarathon, Sunday 23rd of April 2017
- The Great Limerick Run, 30th of April 2017
- Cork City Marathon, Sunday 4th of June 2017
- Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, Monday 5th June 2017
- Hell and Back , 17th and 18th June 2017
- Tough Mudder (Toughmudder.ie) , 8th and 9th July 2017
- Dublin Marathon, Sunday 29th October 2017
For a full list of Marathons in Ireland click here
For a full list of Challenges in Ireland click here
For a full list of Triathlons in Ireland click here.
And if you have yet to fundraise for an event! The good folks over at Actionaid Ireland have put together a step by step guide on how to organise charity fundraising event that you might want to check out.