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Part of the Athletics Ireland Championships

Phoenix Park, Dublin | 14 April 2024 | 10am

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About the race

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

All entrants receive a unique medal and have the option to add a T-shirt to their order! Entries are limited – so get your registration in early to avoid disappointment!

Price for entry is €25 and an optional €14.95 to add a T-shirt to the entry. Race number collection is on Saturday from 12.30pm - 4pm. If you opt to purchase a t-shirt, your race number will be posted to you. Postal option ends on midnight 4th April. After this date, you will need to collect your number.

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

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eco awareness

DUBLIN CITY HARRIERS-GREAT IRELAND RUN 2024 SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME

Dublin City Harriers will continue with its sustainability programme commenced during GIR 2023, in the organisation of the Great Ireland Run, 2024, scheduled for April 14th.

With the overall aim of reducing the use of non-renewable materials to the very minimum necessary, and eliminating waste, the programme will continue through 2025 until complete.

For 2024 our direct actions will be:

  • Sourcing medallions made with renewable materials made of Wood. The medallion ribbons will be made from recycled materials.
  • Sourcing T-shirts from recycled materials.
  • Reducing the number of Tshirts imported by offering them on a purchase only basis. The race fee will be reduced accordingly.
  • All water supplied to athletes will be in decomposable tetra packs
  • Where possible plastic wrapping will be eliminated.
  • The timing system will be powered by battery rather than by fossil fuel powered generators.
  • The PA system will be powered by battery rather than by fossil fuel powered generators.
  • The use of paper will be reduced to the minimum possible.
  • Race numbers will be produced using recycled materials.
  • Additional waste and recycling bins will be available on site.
  • Use of public transport will be encouraged.
  • Access to race by bicycle to be encouraged. Cycle parking area to be made available.

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.

participant info

Participant info

Timetable

07.30
Information Desk, Toilets, Baggage Area available.
09.45
Assemble in allocated Assembly Zones.
09.55
Mass Warm-Up.
10.00
First Wave Runners
10.03
Second Wave Start – 36 mins to 55 mins.
10.06  
Third Wave Start – 56 mins +
participant List

T-shirts

If I purchased a t shirt when will it be posted?

If you ordered before March 1st your size will be guaranteed and posted the week of the event. If you purchase late and no stock available you may receive after the event.

BAGGAGE

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.

ASSEMBLY /START

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:

1
30-35 Mins
Very experienced club runners
2
36-45 Mins
Experienced runners
3
46-55 Mins
Regular runners
4
56-65 Mins
Joggers and beginners
5
65+ Mins
Walkers

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ENTER THE START AREA IN THE ASSEMBLY ZONE WHICH CORRESPONDS BEST TO YOUR FITNESS LEVEL.

WARM-UP

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.

RUN NUMBERS/BIBS

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

If you opted to purchase a t-shirt, your race number will be posted to you.

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.

MEDICAL

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.

WATER

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.

AT THE FINISH

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.

BAGGAGE RECOVERY

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.

SPECTATORS

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.

PARKING

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 www.dublinbus.ie or www.luas.ie

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

BUSES/LUAS TO PHOENIX PARK

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.

LITTER

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.

FAQ

What time does the race start?
Where does the race start and finish?
Where do I collect my race number and t-shirt
Can i change my Tshirt?
Will I get a medal?
Is there a cut off time?
How old do I must be to take part?
Can I walk the half marathon?
Where can I park?
Will the roads be closed?
Will the course be marked?
If I purchased a t shirt when will If be posted?
Are there toilets and showers available?
Will there be somewhere safe to leave my belongings?
How many water stations will there be?
Where will the first-aid stations be located?
Will there be pacemakers?
Can I use my MP3 player/iPod?
Will there be refreshments after the race?
What prizes will be awarded?
When will the results be available?
Anything else I need to know?