Irish Olympian and Lidl ambassador, Ciara Mageean, and broadcaster, Kathryn Thomas, joined Lidl Ireland to announce the retailer as the official fresh food partner of parkrun.

Lidl Ireland to be official fresh food partner of parkrun

Lidl Ireland are to be the official fresh food partner for parkrun, the free, family friendly, community event held in parks and open spaces around the world every weekend.

It is a three-year partnership and the retailer will support parkrun as they continue to encourage the public to maintain healthy and active lifestyles by offering customers fresh, nutritious produce at affordable prices.

Lidl will also provide exclusive coupons and free products to parkrunners and volunteers every week via the Lidl Plus App to reward their efforts and make it easier to make healthy decisions while shopping.

The unique coupon codes will be communicated via the parkrun newsletter on a weekly basis.

Parkrun events are hosted in more than 100 locations around Ireland to encourage people to add physical activity to their weekly routine.

Details of the Mullingar event are here and on Facebook here.

Everyone is welcome, so whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer at the events, you can enhance your health and happiness while making new friends and feeling part of your community.

Lidl plan to attend every parkrun location in Ireland over the course of the partnership to distribute fresh fruit, refreshments and their exclusive Lidl x parkrun T-shirts.

Lidl’s investment helps to keep parkrun free for everyone, forever so, allied to the exclusive Lidl Plus coupons, the partnership guarantees everyone’s a winner no matter where, or when, you finish.

Photos: Robbie Reynolds

The partnership is part of the retailer’s ‘Lidl Steps to a better tomorrow’ commitment which encompasses all their CSR initiatives and aims to create a better, more sustainable future for customers, communities and the world.

Broadcaster, Kathryn Thomas encouraged everyone to get involved in their local parkrun: “I am delighted to team up with Lidl to announce their Fresh Food Partnership with parkrun. Regular exercise and maintaining healthy, nutritious meals are an important part of my weekly routine so partnering with them is really rewarding for me.

“Being active and eating well doesn’t have to cost a fortune and Lidl and parkrun are the perfect example of this. I would recommend anyone, regardless of age or ability, to get out and give it a try, and don’t forget to fuel your body with Lidl’s superb range of fresh fruit and veg!“

Matt Shields, country manager for parkrun Ireland, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Lidl to the parkrun family. It’s a natural fit, with the partnership highlighting the opportunity for parkrunners to continue to make healthy choices outside of parkrun events.

“Eating healthily and getting active, whether that’s walking, jogging, running or volunteering, go hand-in-hand with making the world a healthier and happier place.”

And Joe Mooney, senior partnerships manager at Lidl Ireland, said: “At Lidl, it is important to us that we are supporting causes that our colleagues and customers are invested in and care about. As a result of their input and feedback, we are delighted to announce that Lidl is now the official fresh food partner of parkrun in Ireland.

“We want to give you a fresh way to get your healthy lifestyle up and running by combining the freshest fruit and veg with the most inclusive form of community exercise – the classic parkrun. We pride ourselves on offering the freshest and most affordable produce on the market and aim to help the wider public maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle through our partnership with parkrun.”

Register to take part in your local parkrun at and make sure to opt-in to the newsletter to receive exclusive Lidl Plus coupons and free products. For more information, visit