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Distance 10K
Price €30
Location The Phoenix Park, Dublin
Date 09 April 2017
Age 15 years old and over

Great Ireland Run

Part of the  WORLD'S LARGEST MASS PARTICIPATION running series, the 17th annual running of the Great Ireland Run will take place on SUNDAY 9 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 and a great way to spend a day in the nations capital!

The Course

The 2017 Great Ireland Run takes place amidst the beautiful surroundings of the Phoenix Park, Dublin, Europe’s largest urban park.

Alongside thousands of other runners of all ages and abilities, you can enjoy being part of the world's favourite run, as you make your way through the spectacular natural surroundings of a park filled with rich history and natural beauty.

Run past the Phoenix Monument, the Papal Cross and get a glimpse of the Magazine Fort as you make your way across to the Furry Glen and then back towards Chesterfield Avenue for your big finish!

The 2017 Great Ireland Run is truly a spectacular way to spring into Spring so secure your place on the start line and ENTER TODAY!

Please note: the course may be subject to change.


Please see below for Great Ireland Run 2017 timetable:

Time Great Ireland Run Timetable
09:30 Great Ireland Run 5k Start
11:00 Great Ireland Run 10k Elite Women & AAI Women’s National 10k Championships Start
11:20 Great Ireland Run 10k Elite Men & AAI Men's National 10k Championships and ORANGE wave Start
11:25 Great Ireland Run 10k WHITE, GREEN & PINK waves Start
14:00 Junior Great Ireland Run start
14:45 Mini Great Ireland Run Start

*NB. Timetable is provisional and times are subject to change.


Any athlete wishing to compete via an elite entry for the Great Ireland Run must meet the following criteria:

Distance Men Women
10km 31.00 38.00
10 mile 51.00 63.00
Half M 69.00 83.00
Marathon 2.24.00 2.48.00

Both Elite fields are restricted to numbers so apply early to avoid disappointment. Email with details of qualifying performances, name, DOB and club.

The Elite Management reserve the right to refuse any entry whether an athlete meets criteria or not. This is a guide and does not guarantee elite entry into any Great Run Event. Elite entries for all events will close 2 weeks before the event date. No entries will be accepted after this date.

Entry Criteria

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.

So why not combine a great city break with the Great Ireland Run and plan your visit to join the Irish leg of the Worlds Favourite Run!

Find out more at

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