As a joint initiative, the All Hallows Area Association and Marino Athletics Club, in association with Athletics Ireland, proudly supported by Dublin City University, Dublin City Council and all our sponsors will be staging the Griffith Avenue Mile Road Race on Sunday 22nd September 2019.
It is a one mile road race for amateurs and professionals alike, which will involve closing off a stretch of Griffith Avenue in Dublin to traffic for several hours on the day.
Some 30 years ago, a similar successful event was staged on Griffith Avenue, with leading Irish athletes such as Eamonn Coughlan, supporting and competing. It had much support and profile at the time. Click here to read more about the history of this event.
This time, the plan is to have a competitive race for elite athletes and a recreational run or walk for all. We have the support of Athletics Ireland, An Garda Siochana, and Dublin City Council as well as official sponsors here.
Our objective is two-fold:
1. To promote community spirit and encourage social interaction between young and old who live, work and play in and around Griffith Avenue; and
2. To promote the beauty and amenity of the special tree lined avenue that is Griffith Avenue through a novel and interesting public event.
Griffith Avenue Mile is a not-for-profit event, and relies heavily on volunteers and sponsorship to make it a success. We are very grateful for the support of a small number of sponsors.