Christmas is a time to give back.
If you want to help those in need this festive season why not take part in a GOAL Mile?
What is a GOAL Mile?
GOAL Miles take place in villages and towns across Ireland each year.
Thousands of people come together to raise awareness and funds to fight global hunger.
The concept actually started in Dublin in 1982. Athlete Noel Carroll asked people to run in The Phoenix Park on Christmas morning to raise much needed funds for GOAL.
Fast forward to 2018 when 130 events took place across Ireland.
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A massive thank you to the staff of @dropbox , @slackhq and @avivaireland for braving the elements this morning. For their first-ever GOAL Mile in Iveagh Gardens! Close to 100 of you turned out to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable communities across the developing world. Thank you for running the miles that matter most! Wonderful to have Adrienne Gormally of Dropbox there today who has previously seen first hand our humanitarian work in action in #Ethiopia! Thank you to @dropbox for being such brilliant partners! Well done all! . . . . #goalmile #milesthatmatter #business #fundraising #impact #fridayfeeling
If you want to make a new family Christmas tradition, check out the interactive map to find your local GOAL Mile.
Sign-up today at goalmile.org.
Here are some of the Dublin locations:
- Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road
- Terenure College
- Herbert Park
- Irishtown Stadium
- St Andrew’s College, Blackrock
- Marlay Park
- Morton Stadium, Santry
- National Indoor Arena
- St Anne’s Park, Raheny
- Suttonians RFC, Sutton
- Malahide Castle, Back Road Car Park
- Porterstown Park
- Corkagh Park Car Park, Clondalkin
- Phoenix Park, Pope’s Cross
- Kilbogget Park
- Monkstown Park
- Blackrock RFC
GOAL believes in a world where poverty no longer exists, where vulnerable communities are resilient, where barriers to well-being are removed, and where everyone has equal rights and opportunities.
By taking part in a GOAL Mile you'll be highlighting and raising funds for their life-saving work across Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
GOAL currently helps 3.5 million people in some of the world's most vulnerable communities.