About this group
We are a recently formed athletics group for men and women of Arklow town. We aim to provide an environment where people can come together to run, improve their fitness and meet others. In an era where mental health issues are at an all time high, the benefits of running and meeting others, socialising through running have been proved as beneficial.
Reasons to support this group
1. With a population of nearly 15,000 we believe the people of Arklow should be able to avail of the facilities of an Athletic club in the town. We want runners to be proud to represent their local community at events locally and nationally.
2. Our group caters for men and women, we are living in a mental health and obesity epidemic - our group aims to offer fun, fitness and friendship for the people of the local community to benefit from.
3. We want to offer the youth population a place to go as they enter into adulthood. The statistics on the drop off of participation in sports in shocking. Our group offers young women somewhere to continue on their fitness and sports journeys.