Want to get started in Athletics or Running?

Athletics is a multi faceted sport incorporating sprinting, hurdling, jumping, throwing and wheeling, as well as running and walking for endurance. Whether you dream of making the Olympics or simply want to stay fit and meet new people there is something for everyone.

How do I get involved?

Your first stop should be to look at our Pathway section to figure out where you are and what options are available to you. 

Club Athletics

With over 70 clubs across Northern Ireland, you are never far away from like minded people.

Grassroots (8-12 years old)

Rising Stars (12-15 years old)

The foundations of running, jumping and throwing. Learn the skills of athleticism for all sports or advanced performance training in Athletics.


Most athletes get their first experience of Athletics at school. CLICK HERE to find out more.

High Performance Pathway (15+)

If you want to see how far you can go, there is an entire High Performance Pathway incorporating a programme of activity to help developing athletes progress from playground to podium. The options available include:

Running for Fitness

Running is a great way to keep fit and make new friends. With over 70 clubs across Northern Ireland, there are groups of runners and joggers nearby, no matter where you live.