‘Run Around IRELAND’ Challenge

National Dates: March 22nd – April 30th 

ASF encourages ALL schools to commit to the 4-week ‘Run Around IRELAND’ challenge during the spring term.

  • It is a great way for pupils to learn about Ireland’s most famous landmarks, and to bring learning outdoors.
  • It supports the Athletics strand of the PE curriculum and gives pupils the opportunity to develop good running technique.
  • This challenge is also one of the key criteria for schools working towards ASF.


Week 1: March 22nd – March 26th

Easter Holidays

Week 2: April 12th – 16th

Week 3: April 19th – 23rd

Week 4: April 26th – 30th (National ‘Active School Week’)


Hints and Tips Slideshow 

We have created this slideshow to explain the challenge and to provide lots of Hints and Tips in terms of organisation, and maximising cross-curricular learning opportunities. For optimal viewing use Adobe Acrobat.
View Slideshow 

Download Print Resources

Map – English version 

Map – Irish version 

Class Challenge Chart – English version 

Class Challenge Chart – Irish version

Progress Chart – English version

Progress Chart – Irish version

View PDST ‘Move Well, Move Often’ resources 

Move Well, Move Often – Website

Running – Videos

Running – Teaching Points Posters

Running – Assessment Charts 


The event is finished.


Mar 22 2021 - Apr 30 2021
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