Applications open for Ireland’s Fittest Family

Last year’s winners of Ireland's Fittest Family, the Stratfords, along with their coach Donncha O’Callaghan.

Last year, rugby ace Donncha O’Callaghan coached the Stratfords from Co. Cavan to victory in Ireland’s Fittest Family. Maybe this year it could be your family scaling the ramp for the overall title to claim the €15,000 on offer?

Organisers are currently combing the country to find the fittest, fastest and strongest families. Now in its twelfth year, the competition is more intense than ever before.


Teams must have at least one male and one female member;

A team can be made up of four immediate family members (a minimum of one parent/step-parent, one child), or if this isn’t possible, three immediate family members (as above) and an extended family member (grandparent/first cousin/aunt/uncle);

Minimum age to take part is 14 years old by 1st June 2024;

The series will be filmed between May – mid August 2024 and families will be required for up to eight filming days (mostly on location) over this period.

So, does your family have what it takes to win €15,000 and be crowned Ireland’s Fittest Family? If so, apply now! More information and link to the application form can be found at