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Cilles AC Fit4Youth Program


What is Fit4Youth?

Fit4Youth is an initiative by Athletics Ireland which is being supported and promoted locally by Cilles Athletic Club. The Fit4Youth programme is aimed at youths aged 12-19 who would like to get fit in a fun, non-competitive environment


Want is the aim of the Fit4Youth Programme?

  • Instilling and helping to foster an  awareness of fitness and enjoyment of running over a set period of weeks,

  • The aim of  building up to 5K in a ‘Learning to Run’ programme

  • Paced and carefully monitored, while increasing in incremental distances throughout the programme

  • Helping to nurture a positive attitude to health and fitness that will become a life skill

  • Encouraging participants who may naturally have developed an interest/ aptitude with a more structured approach, or a particular event that best meets their needs

Who can take Part?

The Fit4Youth programme is aimed at youths aged 12-19 and all within that age group can participate in the programme. regardless of current fitness level



Fit4Youth is every Monday evening starting on January 19th . However you can participate in all juvenile sessions once signed up,  other juvenile sessions run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons



Laytown playground is the meeting point for the Fit4Youth session. Runs will be on the coast road or at the seafield playing fields and may change during the program


What time?

7:00pm sharp. Warm up session followed by jog/run and then a cool down session which includes streching and feedback


How long does it last?

  • Sessions will initally last about 30 minutes and will increase slightly each week as you develop.

  • Dont worry this includes warmup routines and stretching at the end, you wont be running for 30 min at the start of the programme but we will make sure you can by the end

  • The Programme itself will last 11 weeks with the goal to run a 5k parkrun at the end


What do I need ?

  • Bring a pair of runners

  • Bring comfortable warm clothing


How much does it cost?

  • There is no cost for the programme however to participate you must be a member of Cilles Athletic Club

  • The cost of annual membership of Cilles Athletic Club is €55 for youths under 18s. Please download and complete the membership form on this page

  • Membership runs from 1st Janurary to 31st December each year


What do I get for my money?

  • Insurance cover when taking part in any Athletics Ireland event or organised club activity.

  • Organised weekly training sessions with plenty of advice, encouragement and training tips

  • Access to participate in the other running training programmes and athletic events (long jump , Javelin etc)

  • Exercise in a safe, friendly and fun environment

  • You becomea member of this athletic club and can take part in club events

  • When the initial program completes,  you are welcome to participate in the 3 weekly juvenile sessions that are held

  • Expereinced coaches who have received garda clearance and have completed Athletics Ireland child protection and welfare courses


Child Welfare

We take the welfare of children very seriously and we adhere to Athletics Ireland policies in this regard. Further information and a list of our policies is available on the POLICIES page.


Any questions?

Further information from the club secretary Lorraine  at 087-2033803 or e-mail cillesrunning@gmail.com


Please Note: All participants must complete both the membership form and the attached medical assessment form before they start. Please print and bring it with you or deliver to a committee member in advance. Anybody who isn't currently engaged in regular exercise must consult their doctor before starting this programme.

Please print, complete and return both forms with the appropriate fee before beginging the program

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