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Part of the Athletics Ireland Championships

Phoenix Park, Dublin | 16 April 2023 | 10am

entry for 2023 is now sold out!
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About the race

This year, take on the 10k distance and #BeYourGreatest!

All entrants receive a T-Shirt and there is a medal for all finishers on the day. Entries are limited – so get your registration in early to avoid disappointment!

Price for entry is €30. Postal option ends on midnight 4th April. After this date, you will need to collect your number.

Race number collection on Saturday is from 12.30pm - 4pm.

Athletics Ireland members can avail of €2 discount by adding your AI number. You must enter these details in order to be part of the National Championships.

Note: Entry for 2023 is now sold out!

Start time is 10am, so get there in plenty of time to warm up!

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the route

Set in the iconic surroundings of Europe's largest urban park, runners can take part in a truly inspiring celebration of running, as you make your way through the spectacular natural surroundings of a park filled with rich history and natural beauty.

This will be part of the Athletics Ireland National 10k Road Race Championships. Those who wish to the enter the Championship can enter through the discounted AI Member entry ticket option UP TO APRIL 12TH. You must be a validated aai member to compete in the National Championship.

participant info

Participant info


Information Desk, Toilets, Baggage Area available.
Assemble in allocated Assembly Zones.
Mass Warm-Up.
First Wave Runners and National Championship Runners.
Second Wave Start – 36 mins to 55 mins.
Third Wave Start – 56 mins +
participant List


Because of the number of participants in the run, it is not possible to provide changing rooms. There will be limited baggage storage area.  Please place your bag in the area allocated to your number where it will be in safekeeping until you recover it after the run. For security purposes you will be required to show your run number in order to recover your bag.

Under no circumstances should you leave valuables in your bag. While the organisers will make every effort to ensure a safe event, no responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to personal items.


The assembly area is adjacent to the start line which will be clearly marked by the start gantry. The assembly area will be divided into sections as follows:

30-35 Mins
Very experienced club and championship runners
36-45 Mins
Experienced runners
46-55 Mins
Regular runners
56-65 Mins
Joggers and beginners
65+ Mins



It is recommended that you commence your individual warm up approx. 45 mins before the start time. This is to allow time for access to the toilets, access to the baggage area and to get to your assembly zone in a timely manner. Your warm up should include some light jogging and stretching. It is vitally important to warm up the working muscles especially if the weather is cool.  A mass warm up will be organised at 09.55 am by an experienced trainer.


Race number collection on Saturday is from 12.30pm - 4pm.

Please print the following information clearly on the reverse of your run number/bib:

  • Name and contact number In Case of Emergency.
  • Any medical conditions.


St John Ambulance will be providing medical cover for this run and there will be a medical doctor on site. If you have an on-going medical condition please make yourself known to a member of the St John Ambulance on site on the morning before the run commences. The medical centre will be located adjacent to the finish line.


There WILL be a water station on the course. This water station will be located approximately 5KM into the course and again at the finish line. Please use bins provided on the course to dispose of empty water bottles.


After you cross the finish line please keep moving and follow the instructions of the marshals who will direct you to where you will receive your medallion and water.


As soon as you have exited the finish system please recover your left baggage from the designated area. Remember you will need to produce your run number in order to recover your baggage.


The entire Phoenix Park will be open for everyone to enjoy. As you move around the course please be aware that only those roads used for the run will be closed, and traffic will be moving throughout the rest of the park. The Phoenix Park is a wonderful amenity in our capital city and is there to be enjoyed by all. Please be mindful of other users as you access the park on run day.


There is limited car parking available in the Phoenix Park. We recommend that you park in some of the multi-story car parks in the city centre as listed and use the public transport system servicing the Phoenix Park. Please check the following websites or

Car parks

  • Parkgate Street
  • Thomas Street
  • Ushers Quay
  • Wood Quay
  • Christchurch Place
  • College Green
  • Clarendon Street
  • Drury Street
  • St Stephens Green Shopping Centre
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • ILAC Centre
  • Jervis Street
  • Parnell Street
  • Arnotts, Princes Street
  • Dawson Street
  • Temple Bar
  • Fleet Street


For those wishing to access The Phoenix Park by Public Transport on April 16thth there are several BUS options. The numbers 37/38/39 and 70 serve the Phoenix Park. If you travel on any of these routes disembark at the BAGOTT ROAD stop and there is a five minute walk to the start area. Alternatively the numbers 25/26/66 and 67 serve Heuston Station. From there, it is a 15 min walk to the start area. The RED LUAS line also serves Heuston Station.


The Phoenix Park is being made available to the Great Ireland Run with permission of the Office of Public Works. We encourage all participants and spectators to exercise the highest respect for this public amenity and to dispose of any litter by using the facilities provided on the day or by bringing your litter home with you. Please adopt a “leave no trace” policy when exiting the park.


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