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Date: 20-09-2021


Mayo Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive for European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from the 23rd – 30th of September.

The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, the aim is to inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more.

Being Active doesn’t mean having to be part of a sports club, a gym, running marathons or cycling across Europe. Being Active can be running around playing with your children, grabbing a walk with work colleagues on your lunch break, going outside and exploring the great outdoors - whatever gets you moving to lead a healthier and more active lifestyle.

This year approximately 30 events co-ordinated by Mayo Sports Partnership will take place from the 23rd – 30th September and all can be viewed HERE. Many other events in the region are taking place including National Fitness Day in many gyms / leisure centres on Thursday 23rd September with Sport Ireland hosting all events on their website at

A European Commission led initiative; European Week of Sport aims to increase the level of participation in sport and physical activity in the EU. European Week of Sport aims to tackle the inactivity crisis and reduce obesity levels by encouraging Europeans to embrace a healthier and more active lifestyle.

The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background, or fitness level. By bringing awareness to the fact that an active lifestyle is for everyone, European Week of Sport aims to act as a springboard in to being more active. In 2019 an estimated 110,196 people took part in over 800 events in Ireland.

Commenting on European Week of Sport, Head of Mayo Sports Partnership Charlie Lambert  said “During European Week of Sport Mayo Sports Partnership plans to relaunch many of our Autumn Programmes including Men on the Move, Couch 2 2K, walking and fitness classes which thankfully will once again be conducted face to face. Our staff have a wide range of initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for all”

For more information on what events Mayo Sports Partnership are running in your area and how to get involved visit –

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