Registration and run start

Must I register on the day?

Yes, registration will take place from 9:15am and you should also hand in your sponsorship card and money at registration. We want to announce the grand total raised following the run.

 What time does the run start? It starts at 11am. Please ensure to arrive early to register and receive your timing chip.

Sponsorship Amount For Charities

 Do I really have to raise €100 as a minimum? 

We ask you please to choose your target here. This is a charity run rather than simply a free fun run. To meet our target and help The Hope Foundation and Peter McVerry Trust, we really need you to make the effort. Many people raise far more than €100.

The Route

 What is the route?

It starts in the Law Society’s headquarters at Blackhall Place and enters the park at the North Circular Road gate and around to the Phoenix monument down by St. Mary’s hospital, around the S-bends and leaves the park at the main Conyngham Rd. entrance and back to Blackhall Place via Arbour Hill.

Can I walk?

Of course. Many of the participants walk or jog and there are a few hundred serious runners.

 Will there be water stations on the course?

Yes, there will be 3 water stations at approximately 3km, 6km and 8km marks.

 Will there be km/mile markers on the course?

Yes, there is a marker at each kilometre. Please note that the course is slightly longer than 10k (10.3k) so if time is important to you take your time at the 10k marker (Junction of Arbour Hill and Ardree Rd) but continue running or walking to Blackhall Place.

Transport, Parking, Site information

Is there parking available?

There is no parking available at Blackhall Place. However there is ample parking available in the Smithfield car park, entrance on Queen Street and the adjacent area. The Smithfield Parkrite car park is open from 7am on the morning of the run. The daily rate is €7.

favicon16x16 Directions:

North: drive down Queen Street, entrance 150 meters from where you enter Queen Street on left.

South: Cross the James Joyce Bridge (white bridge), drive past Law Society, take next turn right, then next turn right into Queen Street and entrance is 150 meters on the left.

How can I get there by Public transport?

favicon16x16 Luas: take the Red Line to Smithfield market or Collins Barracks. Blackhall Place is a 5 minute walk from both stops.

favicon16x16 Bus: You can take the 41 or 41A from the Airport and Swords direction. Both will bring you to Dorset St. and you can walk from there or travel to the Quays and take the Luas to Smithfield or Collins Barracks.

– From Blanchardstown and Ongar direction take the 39 or 39A.

– From Maynooth take the 66 and take the 25 and 25A from Lucan.

favicon16x16 Train: Blackhall Place is 10 minutes walk from Heuston Station.


 Is there any place to leave my bag?

Yes, there is a supervised bag drop area but you should note that all bags are left at the owners risk.

 Is there any place to change and shower etc.?

There are no changing rooms but the bag drop rooms are suitable for changing. There are no showers.

 Can I bring a friend to the BBQ?

Certainly, the more the merrier. There will be a small cost for non-runners.

 What if it is raining?

The show must go on! Unfortunately, we have no facility to shelter 1,500 runners so if it looks like if it is going to be a rainy day bring your rain gear. Our experience has been very good over the years…so fingers crossed!