While most of us were still unwrapping presents under the tree on Christmas morning a cheery and enthusiastic crowd braved the chilly morning to take part in the annual charity event that is the GOAL Mile run!
There was a great turnout in Carrick on Suir this year, with a festive gang gathering at Ormonde Castle bright and early. And who was there to get them underway but one jolly man in a red suit who stopped off for a few moments on his way back to the North Pole after a very busy night!
Over 150 people gathered in Carrick for the GOAL Mile which was organised by the Carrick road Runners Athletic Club.
Runners, power walkers and strollers left from the Castle at 11am on a route through the town.
The event allows friends, family and neighbours the chance to simply run or walk a mile and make a donation to GOAL. The popular fundraiser has grown over the years and is now an integral part of the Christmas period for thousands of people.
Last year, GOAL Miles took place in 100 locations around Ireland and raised in excess of €158,000 for GOAL’s programmes in the developing world. €5,000 of that total was raised in Carrick on Suir.
This is the sixth year of the GOAL Mile in Carrick on Suir.