Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

Virtual C25k Challenge


21 April 2020 » 26 June 2020

As our normal athletics activity has been postponed during the current lockdown, Athletics NI are keen to keep people moving and active.

Online Entry

We have set up this Virtual C25k, which is a 9 week course open to adults of all abilities. During the 9 weeks you will receive weekly training plans and tips for warm up and cool down from us.

The Challenge is to walk/jog/run a 5k to get your 'PB' time as the start of the C25k course. Once you have completed this, simply email us your time.

As the final run of your course, you can walk/run/jog your final 5k and send us the time for this as well. When we receive both your starting 5k time and your finishing 5k time we will send you your Virtual C25k Completion Certificate.

The first official week of the course will be Monday 4th May- you can choose to start any time after that date. Once entrants have registered, they can complete their first 5k- walking or slowly jogging and then email your time to:

Entries will close on Saturday 2nd May at midnight, with the first weekly training plan issued via email on Sunday 3rd May.

We will be donating £1.00 from every entry to the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust to support them during this time. Find out more about their work here

When completing your C25k please keep to the social distancing advice from the Public Health Agency:

If you have any queries, please email us at: