The traditional GOAL mile takes place on Christmas Day, the 25th of December at various locations throughout the country. Most of them are during the morning time. You just turn up, make a donation to GOAL and run your mile. At the one in Cork City, there are several 1 mile runs and you can go as fast or as slow as you want to. In the county of Cork, it takes place at 6 different locations.
Cork City....The GOAL mile takes place at the CIT track in Bishopstown. Start times between 10am and 12:30pm. They will have lanes 1&2 open especially for the event and the mile is extremely accurate.
Doneraile Forest Park, North Cork...This is a really nice location. It's an old country estate with lots of paths and mature trees. A great place for running or just go for a ramble around afterwards. The guy's in Mallow AC are behind this one and they have a link up on the MapMyRun website showing the mile course, see HERE. Start times from 10am to 11:30am.
Ballydesmond, NW Cork...Meet in Church Grounds. 11am - 12 noon Bantry, West Cork...The Square.
Ballynoe, Fermoy...Ballynoe, St Catherine's GAA, 11am to 12.30pm.
Youghal, East Cork...Tower Park, 11am to 12 noon.
Bantry, West Cork....The Square, 1:45pm.
For other locations outside Cork or to get more information, see the GOAL website.