Athletics Ireland offer a range of programmes reaching 200,000 people aged 8 to 80 each day. Athletics Ireland also connects with the wider 300,000 strong running community through events and initiatives and are committing to supporting you enjoy a sport that delivers on health, wellness and lifelong activity.

Through our dedicated team of coaches, and our network of over 360 clubs we have programmes suited to all levels of fitness and ambition. Many of you have already discovered the joy of movement over the last 12 months, and Athletics Ireland want to see you take the next step on the journey, it's your move! 


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Your Regional Development Officer  


'Get Ireland Running' Tips & Advice

Benefits of Athletics Ireland Membership 


Find Your Local Club 


A Bit About Us

Athletics Ireland is the National Governing Body for Athletics in Ireland.

Our primary objective is to promote and develop the sport at every level from recreational running and schools competitions through to supporting Ireland's elite athletes in international competition.

Athletics Ireland retains a strong volunteer ethos and the thousands of administrators, officials and coaches who give freely of their time play a vital role in our organisation.

We have 363 affiliated clubs spread across Ireland with a combined membership of just over 63,000.

We also work closely with schools and our Daily Mile programme sees over 200,000 children engaged in athletics on a daily basis across 1,043 primary schools.


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