12 Months of Running – March


Be part of your own parade this March

March is looking to be a great month of running this year with races almost every weekend. Not to mention the options of parkrun every Saturday.  Why not join us at St Anne’s Parkrun on March 12th when some of our newly graduated Running Chicks will complete their first 5k.

Adamstown 5/10k

Adamstown Community College is holding a 5k/10k Charity Fun Run on 6th March 2016. The race will starts at 11am from the grounds of the Community College and the course run’s through Adamstown and Lucan. There is also a reception in the school after. (our favourite part)

St Patricks Festival 5k

Join the parade of running through Dublin’s Georgian district. The St Patrick‘s festival 5k starts this year at St Stephen’s Green with registration at the Lord Mayors Mansion House and it’s usually a chance to have a sneak peak inside the great hall..

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The route is a different view of Dublin to the usual road races. It heads down through the Georgian streets of towards the canal and looping back around into the city. it’s a great way to celebrate the St Patrick‘s festival as the race takes place on the Sunday of the St Patrick‘s weekend festivities.

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2015 runners

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Part of the Lord Mayors five alive challenge it’s another great day out.

Easter weekend

A great way to balance out all the chocolate is to get out for a run and the best way to get out for a run is to sign up to one. With most of us having extra time off work, there is no excuse to not get out and do something.

The Good Run

Good Friday kicks us off with The Good run in one of our favorite spots – St Anne’s Park. With proceeds going to fund Motor Neuron Disease research its another great cause. They have a 2.5k and a 5k route on the day, kicking off at 10.30.

East of Ireland Half and Full Marathon


The East of Ireland Marathons are popping up all over the place these days and Easter weekend is no exception with a half and full marathon route available in Clontarf / Howth on Saturday 26th March. Starting at the wind monument on the Clontarf road, out to Howth via the wooden bridge and Dollymount beach, continue on to Sutton Cross, turn right and 2 laps of Howth. Then return straight along the coast road to the finish in Clontarf not using the beach on the way back.

Battle of Clontarf 10 Mile


Easter Monday 28th March sees us staying in Clontarf. What a busy weekend for Clontarf! The Battle of Clontarf 10 mile road race leaves St Anne’s Park at 10am. Each finisher gets a special commemorative plaque. There is also a children’s race on the day.

“A not too congested start which brings you through the park twice and out onto the seafront. There are a few small hills but a mostly flat course. At the finish line there is a massive goody bag waiting for you, a wall plaque instead of a medal and loads of water. A really nice atmosphere on this run too” Thanks to one of our Running Chicks Evelyn for her report on last years event.

Need to find a race?

These are a few of our favourite runs. If there is one you think that we should include, please let us know, send us your race report and we will do our best to add it in.
Check out the very user friendly GoRun.ie which has a great listing of all upcoming races.

We also have lots of our own events this month :  ForgetTheGym Events.