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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 fitness@the42.ie and we’ll include it in our events guide the following week.

Goal Mile Christmas Day 2014 Source: Ray McManus/SPORTSFILE

Antrim

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

Armagh

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

Cork

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

Derry

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

Down

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

Dublin

What: Marlay Park Reindeer Run (5k)
When: Sunday 6 December, 10.30am
Where: Marlay Park
More information email Pauline_mcgann@rnli.org.uk
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What: Gheimhridh 200k cycle
When: Saturday 5 December, 8am
Where: St Patrick’s Church, Stamullen
More information email marckil34@googlemail.com

Kerry

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

Mayo

What: Belleek 10k run, Ballina
When: Sunday 6 December, noon
Where: Ballina soccer club
More information email michelle.reynolds@foroige.ie

Tipperary

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

Waterford

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

Wicklow

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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