‘Run Around Europe’ is a whole-school running challenge open to all primary and special schools. 

Week 1: Feb. 26 – March 1

Week 2: March 4 – 8

Week 3: March 11 – 15

Week 4: March 18 – 22

The initiative focuses on participation, inclusion and fun with lots of learning opportunities along the way.  All classes, at all class levels are challenged to build a ‘Run a Day’ in to their daily routines across the 4 weeks of the challenge.  Working together as a class, and as a school, your combined km will bring you to many of the capital cities across Europe. 

Taking part in the challenge brings many benefits

Fitness Levels

Concentration and Focus

Running Technique

Learning on the Move

Team Work

Registered schools have access to challenge resources and supports

Hints and Tips

Challenge Map

Challenge Charts

Certificates

Participating schools will be entered into a draw for a climbing wall

Participation Awards

To recognise the commitment of schools that participate in this challenge, we have 6 climbing walls to give out as ‘Participation Awards’

The draw will take place on Friday, March 22.

To be eligible for this draw your school needs to register, participate and showcase.

Climbing walls will be allocated to each of the following groups of participants:

1. Register

Register your school for the #RunAroundEurope challenge

2. Participate

Participate across the 4 weeks of the challenge (Feb. 26 – March 22)

3. Showcase

Showcase engagement by sharing photos/videos/progress every Friday

Active School #parkrunTakeOver (24.03.24)

Active School Flag and parkrun Ireland are joining forces to encourage as many families, as possible, to attend their local junior parkrun, on Sunday, March 24.

What better way to finish the #RunAroundEurope challenge!

Participation Awards

To recognise the commitment of schools that participate in the Active School #parkrunTakeOver, we have 3 climbing walls to give out as ‘Participation Awards’.

The draw will take place on Monday, April 15. 

To be eligible for this draw your school needs to register, participate and showcase.

#RunAroundEurope is an Active School Flag initiative, supported by Healthy Ireland.