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Ireland > Adidas Dublin Half Marathon
Dublin, Ireland



Saturday, September 20, 2008

Event Details

Nearly 3,500 runners crossed the finish line in the early fall 2008 running of the annual Adidas Dublin Half Marathon, which offers runners a warm-up of sorts to the full Dublin Marathon that takes place a month later each year. Featuring a 13.1-mile route that takes runners through Dublin's Phoenix Park, which at more than 1,700 acres is Europe's largest enclosed public park and is home to pastoral green fields, tree-lined roadways and trails, and herds of wild deer, the race follows a mostly flat and fast paved course that never leaves the park grounds, and includes ample views of its grasslands, pastures and wildlife all throughout the course.

From the starting line inside the park at the corner of Chesterfield Avenue and Ordnance Survey Road, runners head southeast along Chesterfield until they reach Odd Lamp Road, where they turn left and head north along this road, which merges with North Road. Runners then follow North all the way as it loops back around along the northern end of the park, meeting up with Ordance Survey Road, which they follow until turning left again onto Furze Road. After a short stretch along this roadway that cuts through the center of the park's northern half, runners then turn right back onto Chesterfield, which they follow all the way down to the park's southeastern end.

The course then shifts runners onto Wellington Road for a run along the southernmost edges of the park, just across the River Liffey from the Irish National War Memorial Park. The course stays along the park's edge as it curves around its southwestern corner, taking the field northward along Upper Glen Road back toward the finish line, for the home stretch into the finish along Ordance Survey Road, not far from the race headquarters at Castleknock College.

Race Weather & Climate

Nestled along Ireland's eastern coast, overlooking the Irish Sea and just a short ferry ride from the U.K., the city of Dublin typically experiences mild to moderately cool weather conditions in the late summer and early fall, with rainfall that can occur at virtually any time throughout the year. In September, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 62°F (17°C) and 50°F (10°C).


€20 for online registrations by September 18, 2008
€25 for late registrations


Online registration for the fall 2009 running of Ireland's Adidas Dublin Half Marathon is not yet available. Please check back later for updated information on how to sign up online for this race.



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