Start an active and healthy 2016 with a FREE public walk on the 9th January as part of Operation Transformation!
If you are looking for something to get you on the road to a healthy and active 2016, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Sports Partnership has the perfect event for you. As part of our aim to encourage residents of the County to get active, a FREE 4km public walk will be held on the 9th January starting in the People’s Park at 10am (registration from 9.30am).
This event is being held in conjunction with Sport Ireland and RTE’s Operation Transformation programme. On this day every County in Ireland will have a similar walking event to cater for all levels of fitness, but in particular those looking to start exercising again.
Meeting from 9.30am beside the bandstand in the Peoples Park, the 4km route will bring participants done the beautiful East Pier and back, is based on pathways and suitable for all levels of walker. Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, this event will provide the perfect chance to put those New Years resolutions into action.
Speaking in advance of the event, Shane McArdle, Coordinator with the Sports Partnership remarked, “For heart health adults need at least 30 minutes of physical activity, such as brisk walking, five days a week. By taking part in these types of local events, people can become more aware of the excellent parks available in the County and how walking can be made social and fun.”
Providing the perfect chance to put those New Years resolutions into action, all are very welcome and encouraged to attend. Trained walking leaders will be present on the day for a helping hand and there will be a hot cuppa at the finish line for all.