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Looking for a way out of Christmas shopping this weekend? Here are all the details you need

Keep fit and active in the lead-up to Christmas with our events guide.

FROM 50-MILE RUNS to waterfront marathons, we bring you a fairly exhaustive list of events to do this week – so there’s no excuse for boredom on the couch on Saturday afternoon. 

If you’re organising an event or know of one taking place in your club or county, you can send all the details to and we’ll include it in our events guide the following week.

Goal Mile Christmas Day 2014 Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE


What: Malcolm Cup 4-mile road race
When: Saturday 5 December, 1pm
Where: Sixmilewater Park, Belfast
More information here
What: Hazelbank 5-mile Run
When: Sunday 6 December, 11am
Where: Newtownabbey
More information here


What: Run Forest Run Loughgall 10k
When: Saturday 5 December, 11am
Where: Loughgall Country Park
More information here


What: Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon/half-marathon/10k
When: Saturday 5 December, 9am
Where: Quality Hotel, Clonalkilty
More information here


What: Benone Beach 10k Turkey run (or walk!)
When: Saturday 5 December, walkers start at noon, runners at 1pm
Where: Benone Beach, Limavady
More information here


What: The Griddle 10k
When: Sunday 6 December, noon
Where: Saul Community Hall
More information here


What: Marlay Park Reindeer Run (5k)
When: Sunday 6 December, 10.30am
Where: Marlay Park
More information email
What: Gheimhridh 200k cycle
When: Saturday 5 December, 8am
Where: St Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
More information email


What: Puck Warriors Winter Duathlon Series (4k run, 15k cycle, 2k run)
When: Saturday 5 December, 10am
Where: Glenbeigh Road, Killorglin
More information here
What: Ger Daly 5k run
When: Sunday 6 December, 2pm
Where: Killarney
More information here


What: Belleek 10k run, Ballina
When: Sunday 6 December, noon
Where: Ballina soccer club
More information email


What: Templemore 5k road race
When: Sunday 6 December, 10.30am
Where: Templemore
More information here
What: Birdhill Turkey Run (half marathon, 10k and 5k)
When: Sunday 6 December, noon
Where: Birdhill
More information here


What: Waterford half-marathon
When: Saturday 5 December, 10am
Where: WIT Sports Campus
More information here


What: Wicklow Way 50-miler
When: Saturday 5 December, 8am (5am registration)
Where: Taylor’s 3 Rock Bar
More information here

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