Ireland's Fittest Person Challenge has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is an inclusive fitness charity fundraising challenge that aims to bring together anyone interested in sport, regardless of their sporting background age or level of fitness.
The event founders, St Senans Athletic Club, Kilmacow, Co Kilkenny have linked with MyRunResults to host the event.
WHAT IS ‘IRELAND'S FITTEST PERSON' CHALLENGE’?
The challenge is based on the internationally recognised ‘Beep Test’.
All entrants register online and are assigned a category by county in which they will participate.
Participants can enter into a singles category within their county or as groups or entire clubs.
All categories will consist of separate male and female league tables.
Each participant will record themselves undertaking 'The Beep Test' and send their video back to the Challenge organizers on a weekly basis together with their Beep Test Score.
Beep Tests must not be undertaken in groups in order to comply with all government social distancing guidelines. Beep tests must be completed and recorded individually.
The challenge will run for 4 weeks in the form of a weekly league table of results.
Registration opens on Monday, 27th April. Week 1 of the challenge will commence on Monday, 4th May.
Every participant is challenged to improve their time week-by-week and to try move up the league table within their county.
At the end of the 4 week challenge, the person at the top of each league table within their county will go forward into a knock-out round at provincial level
WHAT IS THE AIM OF ‘IRELAND'S FITTEST PERSON' CHALLENGE?
To help raise vital funds for 5 of Ireland most well known charities - Irish Cancer Society, Alone, Barretstown, Jack & Jill Foundation & Feed the Heroes.
To promote physical fitness and wellbeing during these unprecedented times.
The foster a sense of unity and community across the entire island of Ireland.
To allow all people of Ireland to contribute in a positive and unified way to the challenge of COVID-19.
The unite all sporting organizations across Ireland in a way that has never been undertaken before.
To give all sporting organizations an opportunity to compete against each other during a time when all sporting events are cancelled.
To promote physical fitness for primary and secondary school pupils when all schools are closed.