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Great Ireland Run

Part of the  WORLDS LARGEST MASS PARTICIPATION running series, the 17th annual running of the Great Ireland Run will take place on SUNDAY 9th APRIL in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.


Set in the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park, runners of all ages and abilities can take part in a truely inspiring celebration of running. With runs over 5km, 10km and our traditional mini and junior runs for kids from 3 - 15 years old, it's a real family affair. So why not take advantage of our Early Bird offers and enter today!

The Course

The Great Ireland Run 10k takes place in and around the beautiful surroundings of Phoenix Park in Dublin – a 1,752 acre expanse, twice as big as New York’s Central Park, home to over 600 fallow deer and one of the world’s oldest cricket clubs. 

A popular place for visitors and sporting events, the park is the perfect place for a 10k run. Starting on Chesterfield Avenue runners will make their way around the north corner of the park before looping around and heading south towards the Phoenix Monument and Papal Cross.

Keep your eyes open for hurling matches taking place on the Fifteen Acres, and get a glimpse of the Magazine Fort before you make your way west towards the Furry Glen passing St Mary’s Hospital. You’ll then head back up towards Chesterfield Avenue to make your big finish. 

Course Map

Event location

Dublin is the capital of the Republic of Ireland and is situated on the East coast at the mouth of the River Liffey.  The city is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, but there is a lot more to Dublin than the 10 million pints of Guinness produced every day!

Dublin, the true city of love, is the resting place of the famous Saint Valentine who is buried in Whitefrair Street Church. Dublin also boasts plenty of medieval buildings to visit, including Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral, not to mention the wide selection of brilliant shopping spots, bars and thriving art quarters.

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About Dublin

All Ireland County Challenge

The Great Ireland Run 10k gives each and every runner the chance to represent their County in the All Ireland County Challenge. To qualify, each County must have at least five registered runners, and the winner is determined by the fastest average time of each county’s competitors, using chip finishing time technology. The winning County are competing for the Ronnie Delany Trophy. At the end of the competition we will also identify the time for the fastest male and female finisher.

More information about the All Ireland County Challenge will be coming soon!

All Ireland County Challenge