Dublin footballer Jack McCaffrey and Leinster and Ireland number eight Jamie Heaslip launched this year's GOAL Mile.

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Want to run the GOAL Mile this Christmas? Here are your options across the country

It’s a Christmas tradition for many families, and here are all the times and locations for 2017.

THE GOAL MILE has become a festive tradition for tens of thousands of people across the country.

The 36th edition of the event, which raises funds for GOAL’s programmes in the developing world, will take place at more than 130 venues in cities, towns and villages across the country over the next few weeks.

Participants run or walk a mile and make a donation to the charity and since the inception of the GOAL mile, millions of euro have been raised.

Christmas Eve:

  • Dublin: Morton Stadium, Santry, Christmas Eve, 10:30am-12pm

Christmas Day:

  • Antrim: St. Colmgall’s Primary School, 9:45-10:30am
  • Antrim: Cherryvale Playing Fields, Ravenhill Road, Belfast, 10-11am
  • Carlow: St. Laurence O’Toole Athletic Club, Askea, 11am
  • Clare: Clonlara GAA Club, 9am-12pm
  • Clare: The Fairgreen, Ennis, 11am-1pm
  • Cork: Doneraile Park, Doneraile, 10am-12pm
  • Cork: St. Catherine’s GAA, Ballynoe, 10:30am-12pm
  • Cork: Cork IT, Oldtown, Bishopstown, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Donegal: Mountcharles Pier, Shoreline, 12-2pm
  • Down: Burren GAA Grounds, Warrenpoint, 11am-1pm
  • Dublin: Pope’s Cross, Phoenix Park, 10:30am-12pm
  • Dublin: Lucan Harriers AC, 10am-12pm
  • Dublin: Shanganagh Park, Shankill, 9:30am
  • Dublin: Malahide Castle Car Park, 11am
  • Dublin: St. Anne’s Park, Raheny, 11am
  • Dublin: Kilbogget Park, Killiney/Ballybrack, 10am-12pm
  • Dublin: Irishtown Stadium, 10am-12pm
  • Dublin: Tallaght Athletic Club, Greenhills Road, 9.30am-12pm
  • Dublin: St. Raphaela’s School, 10:30am-12pm
  • Galway: The Dangan Running Track, NUIG Campus, 10am-1pm
  • Galway: Spiddal, 12pm
  • Kerry: Castleisland Athletic Track, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Kerry: The Dragon’s Den, Intermediate School, Killorglin, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Kerry: Deenagh Lodge, Killarney, 10am-12:30pm
  • Kerry: South Kerry Sports Centre, Cahersiveen, 10-11am
  • Kerry: Faungorth Activity Centre, Kenmare, 10am-12pm
  • Kildare: Carton House Golf Courtyard, Maynooth, 12pm
  • Kildare: Naas GAA Club, Sallins Road, 11am-12pm
  • Kildare: St. Conleth’s Community College, Station Road, 11am-1pm
  • Kildare: Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip, 10am-12pm
  • Kildare: Bishopland, Ballymore Eustace, 10.30-11.30am
  • Kildare: Tadgh Downey Park, 12-12:30pm
  • Kildare: Johnstown Bridge GAA Grounds, Enfield, 11am-12.30pm
  • Kilkenny: Market Street, Thomastown, 12.15pm
  • Laois: Oakvale Woods, Stradbally, 10am-12pm
  • Laois: Portarlington GAA Grounds, Canal Road, 11-11:30am
  • Limerick: University of Limerick Athletics Track, 11am-1pm
  • Limerick: Crecora GAA Pitch, 12pm
  • Limerick: Ballybrown Community Resource Centre, 12pm
  • Longford: Connolly Barracks, 12pm
  • Louth: Dundalk IT, 10-11am
  • Louth: Dunleer AC Track, 11am-12pm
  • Mayo: Belleek Woods, Ballina, 11am-12.30pm
  • Mayo: Lough Lannagh’s Car Park, Castlebar, 11:30am
  • Meath: Royal Canal at Longwood, 10-11am
  • Meath: Athboy (outside Darnley Lodge Hotel), 10.15am
  • Meath: St. Colmcille’s GAA Grounds, Bettystown, 11am
  • Meath: Gael Colmcille GAA Grounds, Kells, 11am-12pm
  • Meath: Kiltale GAA Club, 11am-12pm
  • Meath: Rathcore, near Boggins’ pub, Enfield, 12-1pm
  • Meath: Claremont Athletic Club Stadium, Navan, 10-11.30am
  • Offaly: Emmet Square, Birr, 1pm
  • Offaly: Tullamore Harriers Running Ground, 10am-12pm
  • Offaly: Banagher, outside BOI, 12pm

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  • Offaly: Derry Rovers AFC, 11am-1pm
  • Roscommon: Padraig Pearse’s GAA Club, Creagh, Ballinasloe, 11:30am-1:30pm
  • Tipperary: Moyglass Sports and Leisure Centre, 11am
  • Tipperary: Borrisokane AC, 10am
  • Tipperary: Townhall, Fethard, 12pm
  • Tipperary: Kilsheelan, 10am
  • Tipperary: Ormonde Castle, Carrick-on-Suir, 11am
  • Westmeath: Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Grounds, 10:30am-12:30pm
  • Westmeath: Multyfarnham, Local Park, 12pm
  • Wicklow: Blessington Community College, 12.15-1pm
  • Wicklow: Ashford GAA Grounds, 10-11am

St. Stephen’s Day:

  • Carlow: Palatine GFC, 11am
  • Cavan: Fay GAA Park, Ballyjamesduff, 13.30-15.30pm
  • Derry: Sainsburys’ Car Park, Derry, 12pm
  • Donegal: Downings’ GAA Grounds, 12pm
  • Dublin: Corkagh Park Car Park, Clondalkin, 12pm
  • Dublin: Wildgeese GAA Club, Oldtown, 12pm
  • Dublin: Blackrock RFC, Stradbrook, 1-2pm
  • Dublin: Porterstown Park, 11am-1pm
  • Dublin: Herbert Park, St. Stephen’s Day, 10:30am-12pm
  • Dublin: Round Tower GAA Club, 10.30am
  • Dublin: Terenure College, 11am-12:30pm
  • Kildare: Manzor’s Car Park, Clane, 10am-1pm
  • Kildare: Clogherinkoe/Broadford GAA, 11am-12pm
  • Kildare: St Catherine’s Park, Leixlip, 11am-12pm
  • Kildare: Kingslane, Kilteel, 10:30am-12pm
  • Kildare: Castletown House, Celbridge, 11am-12pm
  • Longford: Church Hall/Grounds, Strokestown, 2pm
  • Louth: St. Feichin’s GAA Grounds, Beaulieu, Termonfeckin, 11am-12pm
  • Meath: St Patrick’s GAA Grounds, Stamullen, 11am
  • Monaghan: Beech Hill College, Monaghan Town, 12pm
  • Monaghan: Carrick Aces Running Track, 11am
  • Monaghan: Latton GAA Club, 11am
  • Sligo: The Golf Club, Rosses Point, 3-3:30pm
  • Waterford: The Square, Portlaw, 11am
  • Westmeath: Castledaly GAA Grounds, 12-2pm
  • Wexford: The Quay Front, Wexford Town, 11am
  • Wicklow: Askanagap (outside Aughrim), 10am-12pm

December 27th:

  • Sligo: Athletics Track in Sligo IT, 12-1pm

December 30th:

  • Roscommon: Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, 11am

New Year’s Day:

  • Wexford: Duncannon Beach, 12.30pm
  • Wicklow: Murphy’s Hotel, Tinahely, 12pm
  • Dublin: CLG Naomh Jude, 12-2pm

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