This year, as part of European Week of Sport which is 22nd-30th of September 2018, in partnership with Sport Ireland, Healthy Ireland and Local Sports Partnerships, Get Ireland Walking is launching the first ever National Walking Day. This national event will take place on the final day of European Week of Sport, the 30th of September. The aim of this event is to celebrate the efforts of community walking volunteers and to promote the activity of walking at a local level in communities across Ireland.
Get Ireland Walking invites all who are interested in walking to participate. All you have to do is gather a group of people within your community, register your group here and enjoy a friendly walk on 30th of September.
Walking Groups who are already registered with Get Ireland Walking are welcome and encouraged to take part in the National Walking Day and can register their group for the event here also.
All who take part and have registered are in with a chance of winning one out of twenty great prizes! All you need to do is post a 20-30 second video of your walk to your Facebook or Twitter page, tagging Get Ireland Walking and using the hashtag (#NWD2018). The walking leaders who lead the most creative and colourful walks will receive a prize.
Registration is open here until midnight 29th September 2018.
Click here to register for the event
*If you and your group intend to continue the walking habit, check out our 21 Day Walking Challenge and register your group here to avail of free Walking Leader insurance.