This year’s Goal Mile Will take place in Piltown from 11.00-12.30 on Christmas day. We invite all our members, community and friends to join us and support this great cause! Prizes for the most Christmasy outfit!!
History of GOAL Mile
The GOAL Mile was established in 1982 when GOAL’s late chairperson and international athlete, Noel Carroll, came up with the idea to encourage people and their families to run a mile at The Phoenix Park on Christmas morning for GOAL.
Much to everyone’s delight, more than 250 people turned up. The event transferred to Belfield, UCD, the following year and from there, it flourished to become one of the most popular and longstanding annual fundraising events in the country. Major Mile events in Dublin, Galway and Cork attract thousands of participants each year, while new GOAL Miles locations are added each year. Last year, Miles were held at more than 130 locations across the country. Since that first Mile back in 1982, those organising, running or walking a GOAL Mile have helped raise millions of euro for GOAL’s various humanitarian programmes across the developing world.