Fun fitness events around Ireland this spring!

With the weather hopefully beginning to get milder over the next few weeks, now's the time to get out and about and make the most of all that Ireland has to offer.

Whether it's running, walking or cycling, there are hundreds of events on all over the country during the next few months that are sure to get you motivated.

So pick an event… sign up… and get going! Here are just three that caught our eye, and remember, advance booking is essential for all events. 

Mayo Mud Run – 8k
March 28th, 1pm
Begins: Moygownah Community Centre outside Ballina​
Entry Fee: €30

With the Runamuck for Spring event already sold out, Mayo's annual Mud Run is sure to fill up soon. Jump, crawl, walk, climb or run your way through 8km of natural forest terrain with a few obstacles along the way… and a lot of mud, too! This would be a great day out for a group of friends or workmates.

Irish Independent My1000Hours – 5k or 10k
7th March, 10am
Begins: Phoenix Park, Dublin
Entry Fee: €25

Exercise not only helps your physical fitness but your emotional wellbeing too. The Irish Independent in association with Berocca are launching this year's My1000Hours run which encourages people of all ages to start 2015 with the aim of getting more active. A charitable donation for every entry will be made to mental health chairty Aware.

Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle – 60k, 85k, 125k
March 29th, 10am
Begins: Trabolgan Holiday Centre, Cork
Entry Fee: €45

Choose from one of three different route lengths for a gorgeous spring cycle around Cork Harbour which ends in Crosshaven. All cyclists will cross the River Lee on the Cross RIver Ferry, giving participants the chance to relax, take stock and join in the buzz. Entry fee proceeds will go to Cork's Mercy Hospital, Lions Clubs Cork and the Camden Fort Meagher Restoration Fund.