GOAL Miles are held at Christmas in villages, towns, and cities right across Ireland. Now in its 37th year, the event sees tens of thousands of participants of all ages and abilities run, jog or walk a mile and raise funds and awareness for GOAL's programs in the developing world. One of the country's most popular annual events, the GOAL Mile, has become an integral part of Christmas for thousands of families. Each individual Mile event is run by one or more local organisers. It is largely because of their support and hard work that the GOAL Mile has become such a success.