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We are a group of recreational runners that get together for social runs around Dublin. We are not a professional running group. Any run that you participate in you do so at your own risk. It is up to the individual to assess their ability to participate in the run. We advise that participants dress suitably; wear proper running shoes and gear, and in poor light we recommend the use of High Viz Clothing. We take no responsibility for personal injuries or new or existing medical conditions that may be aggravated by running. If you are new to running or exercise in general we recommend consulting your physician before joining us. We are not responsible for property lost during runs.

By applying for membership to this group you are accepting responsibility that all group activities that you participate in are at your own risk. This includes all runs and any other activities. If you are not in agreement, please do not proceed with membership.

Benefits of joining Dublin Runners:

Keep fit

Improve your pace

Attempt longer distances

See parts of Dublin you wouldn't normally visit

Share running tips

Make new friends

Stay motivated


Some of us have minimal running experience, others have lots or train with professional running clubs. Some of us have taken up running for the social benefits!

We are NOT a competitive group. We encourage everyone to start off at their own pace. We always meet up afterwards to make sure the last runner/s arrive safely.

There is a €5 once-off joining fee which we use to pay the meetup.com fees and to provide yearly prizes. Payment is usually by paypal but we can make provisions if you do not have a paypal account by contacting one of the organisers.


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Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday Longish Run - Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

If you want to run a longish type run on a weekly basis, join me at 9am in the carpark of the Visitor Centre each Saturday. Distance wise it'll be anything from 16km to 33km to coincide with the Belfast marathon on the 5th May. We will run at an AVERAGE PACE of 5:20 mins/km where we will always run 'off-road' so bring suitable footwear. We begin the run at 9am SHARP and arrive back for coffee & cakes joining the 10km Dublin Runner group. Distance will increase as the weeks go on i.e. on 30th March will be 18 miles, on the 6th & 13th April will be 20 miles both days. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you Maeve

Saturday Phoenix Park (Choice of 2 speeds)

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Phoenix park Saturday Morning Group Runs Choice of two runs 8 to 10K at about 6.00 to 6:20 min per km. Relaxed run to start your weekend off right. Designed for those who do a 5K in about 30 minutes and pace will adjust for those attending. Hosted by Donna/Gavin 10K at about 5:00 to 5:30 min per Km More testing and off road when conditions are dry enough. Hosted by Shane/Maeve Both start at 9:45 and finish with coffee (and cake) in the Phoenix Park Café. Meet at the Car Park of the Visitors centre ( https://goo.gl/maps/qKbZw ) RSVP early, try and arrive 10 min before the run. Please cancel if you can’t make it.

Dun Laoghaire Pier Runners

Car park opposite Teddy's Ice cream shop/cafe, Dun Laoghaire

Saturday 23 March - "Run the Piers" the DLPR Classic!! This route caters for many distances and speeds. The Classic route should suit all levels. See you at 10am on Saturday. 10km - run to the end of the West Pier (incl the spit on both outward & return) and finish with the East Pier for 10km. Plenty of shorter versions available. http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/627590932 "We run 8-10K each week. There are always several running speeds so come along even if you're a beginner. The main highlight of the morning is to relax in the cafe (Poppies beside the Peoples Park) where we reward ourselves with coffee, tea and treats! One thing we can guarantee - you will not find a more supportive group and if you come along once, you'll be hooked!

Marlay Park 11k or 18K trail hill run

Marlay park back carpark

Hello, This is a quick hill run starting form Marlay park and heading towards the biggest and best hill I could find around Dublin. There is no particular pace and the idea is to strengthen those legs. No one will be left behind. Coffee after. We will follow the wicklow way out from Marlay and run for 5.5 km (450m of elevation gain) up to the top of Fairycastle, we will have a little rest and then run down back to the carpark. Map here - https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/m/?r=7306112&rf=1 There is an option for a longer run, whoever is interested. Lots of different paces in the group and the faster will run longer etc. The terrain is about 20% road and the rest is trail, so i'd suggest trail runners. Depending on the weather I'd bring a jacket as the top can get quite windy and you'd want to stop and enjoy the views of the city. Filip

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