Vhi A Lust For Life 5k/10k Phoenix Park Run

One of the fastest growing running events in Ireland is back for another year. The Vhi A Lust For Life 5k/10k Phoenix Park Run brought to you the Irish Independent takes place this year on Saturday 5th March in the Phoenix Park.

Over 4,000 runners helped to spread the message to “Run Your Life” and pledged their support to A Lust For Life and Bressie. That includes over 2,000 first time runners. This year, the event will be bigger and better.

Nowadays we live busy lives and push ourselves physically and mentally more than ever. A Lust For Life is a movement for wellbeing. We believe in the power of creating and sharing information that can help us all navigate this sometimes difficult but often wonderful world.

So over the course of the the next 3 months, both the Irish Independent and A Lust For Life are going to prepare you both physically and mentally to join us on Saturday March 5th for a 5k run or a 10k run (or even just walk the course). There will be training plans out every week in Health & Living every Monday and online in our event hub. By March you will indeed be ready to “Run Your Life” and help spread the positive message that A Lust For Life lives by.

Let this be your goal for 2016 and we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Charity Partner

Our chosen charity partner is Aware. Aware do phenomenal work in the area of mental wellbeing by providing a range of services including group meetings offering support and information, a telephone and email support service, and a number of programmes based on principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

If you would like to raise sponsorship for the run/walk you can set up a page on www.Justgiving.com or email fundraising@aware.ie for a sponsorship card. Equally you can select a donation on the following page and contribute to their exceptional work.


To everyone who took part in the “The Vhi A Lust For Life 5k/10k Phoenix Park Run” brought to you the Irish Independent down in Dublin. We hope you enjoyed the experience.


Phoenix Park, Dublin
5th March 2016 at 10am

Vhi A Lust For Life 5k/10k Race Results

Click here to to view the 5K results or Click here to to view the 10K results. The Irish Independant will have it’s own supplement within Health & Living & Fit Magazine with the Race Results & photos from the day, plus 2 great articles from Niall Breslin & John O’Regan. Pick up your copy on Monday 7th March.

Social Media Tag #Runyourlife

5K/10K Training Programmes

5K/10K Articles

5K/10K Strength Training

What running means to me
Why you need strength training
Workout 1 - Weeks 1 to 4
Workout 1 - Weeks 5 to 8
Workout 2 - Weeks 1 to 4
Workout 2 - Weeks 5 to 8

Taking part the in 5k/10k Phoenix Park Run?

Download our poster – Stretching with Rob & Marian Heffernan.

Rob Heffernan is an Irish race walker, whose career has already seen him to four Olympics and he is now aiming for the Olympics in Rio 2016. Rob claimed a gold medal in the 50k walk at the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow.

Marian Heffernan is an Irish athlete, who competed in the Women’s 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics and is fifth in the all-time Irish record books for the women’s 400 metres.