Griffith Avenue Mile is back

by Rose Barrett
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The Griffith Avenue Mile makes a return after a two year absence on Sunday, September 18th. Ireland’s premier one mile road race featuring both elite and fun races will take place on Griffith Avenue in Marino.

With the event expected to sell out quickly everyone interested in participating, from elite athletes to fun runners and families, are recommended to pre-register now at

The Griffith Avenue Mile was first run in 1983 with leading Irish athletes such as Eamonn Coughlan, Ray Flynn and others competing. The event was brought back to life by the local community in 2019 when 1,000 runners of all abilities took to Griffith Avenue with great excitement to complete the 1,760 yard course for the first time in 36 years. 

Welcoming the return of the race Mark Rasdale said: “The Griffith Avenue Mile in 2019 was a fantastic day of fun and celebration on this unique street on Dublin’s northside. We are delighted to be doing it all again, except bigger and better than ever with many surprises being planned. We look forward to welcoming the local community and runners of all abilities to enjoy a fantastic afternoon.

The Griffith Avenue Mile is a community led, not for profit event organised by a team of volunteers from Marino Athletics Club and the All Hallows Area Association in partnership with Athletics Ireland, and supported by DCU and our sponsors.

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