The European Week of Sport is being celebrated in 31 countries across Europe, Ireland has the largest number of activities.
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1.7 million Irish adults currently practice sport regularly and to increase this number Ireland hosts until Sunday the European Week of Sport which aims to promote physical activity across Europe. With a focus on base initiatives, it goals to encourage Europeans to get active. It is the first year of the annual event which is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level.
During the week 250 sport and physical activity events will be promoted. One of the main events for the European Week of Sport will be the Great Dublin Bike Ride which takes place this Sunday. Based on the successful sportif model used internationally,the ride will promote cycling and mass participation.Two scenic routes (60km and 100km) have been designed for the event with both routes starting and finishing of Dublin’s Smithfield. If you want to be part of the ride just register yourself on The Great Dublin Bike Ride.
Other flagship events taking place across Ireland include, Free Outdoor Adventure Days, All-Ireland Camogie Championships Final, All-Ireland Ladies Football Final, An Post Rebel Tour of Cork, Parkrun events and the Tipperary Mini Marathon.
For a full list of events visit the official website
- Flávia Lovisi