December 4, 2023
News Sport

Hey Kilkenny, get your runners on – Ireland’s Fittest Family wants you!

Get your runners on Waterford, Ireland’s Fittest Family is back and they are looking for contestants to win the €15,000 prize money.

Now in its eighth series, this year will see the competition be more challenging than ever before, the producers say.

“We are scouring the country to find the fittest, fastest and strongest families to be coached to victory by our four returning coaches, Davy Fitzgerald, Anna Geary, Derval O’Rourke and Donncha O’Callaghan, while Mairéad Ronan is back to host the highly competitive tournament too,” a statement from the show says.

Given the current covid-19 pandemic, the production will follow HSE guidelines to ensure that strict social distancing and health and safety is adhered to throughout the competition by all crew and families taking part.

To take part, the following requirements are necessary:

  • Minimum age is 14 years old by 01 August 2020
  • Each family must be comprised of four immediate members
  • Series will be filmed between August – September, 2020

The online application form can be found at or if you have any questions you can email – or call the production team on 085 837 5387.


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