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Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon
08.30 - 15.00 Phoenix Park

If you have ever run any sort of distance then you will appreciate that often music is a great motivator. The combination of music and running has now culminated in the amazing Rock n Roll Dublin Half Marathon.

Every mile there will be a different stage with live music and DJs blasting out top tunes for the entertainment of both those competing and also the spectators.

Much of the course follows the Liffey through the town from North Wall Quay to the Chapelizod Bridge where it crosses and heads into Phoenix Park for the last half. The finish line is at the north end of Chesterfield Avenue.

At the end of the race every one is treated to a free concert in the park featuring the likes of alternative rockers The Frank and Walters and local legends Fight Like Apes.

Phoenix Park is a good place to set up camp, bring a picnic, watch the runners and make a day of it. Or you could stay in the centre of Dublin and have a few drinks afterwards as the course runs right through Temple Bar and past some tick list landmarks like the Christ Church Cathedral and the Ha’penny Bridge.

If you want to catch the start you will have to be up with the early bird as the runners will be off at 8.30am. The whole race is likely to take a few hours so if you head over to Phoenix Park to catch the concert you won’t have to be up too early.

The start of the race is on the North Wall Quay and is less than half an hour away on the tram from the Smithfield Luas stop near Generator Dublin. Phoenix Park is really close to Generator Dublin and you can get there on foot in about 30 minutes.

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