Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile – November 16th, 2024

Welcome to the Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 Mile, where you’ll experience the beauty of Dublin’s coastline like never before. This year’s race takes place along the stunning Clontarf Promenade and Bull Island, offering runners breathtaking views of Howth Head and Dublin Bay. Whether you’re a runner, jogger, or walker, both races are open to everyone looking to challenge themselves and achieve their goals. The flat terrain of the race course makes it an ideal choice for runners aiming for a personal best, and the half marathon even has pacers to help you stay on track. The 5 mile race takes place entirely on hard-surfaced ground, ensuring a smooth and comfortable run for all participants. And with our unique finish line, you’ll be greeted with medals and goodies to celebrate your accomplishment. The race has a big-race atmosphere, and it’s no wonder that it’s an annual sell-out event. So don’t wait too long to register and secure your spot at the starting line. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now for the Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 Mile on November 18th and experience the beauty and excitement of this unforgettable race.


Race Date: 16th November, 2024

Start Time: Half Marathon – 10.00am

5 Mile – 10.30am

Start Location: Alfie Byrne Park:

This new start location will contain the event village, where you’ll find number collection, baggage and toilets.


Race Start/Waves:

Half Marathon

Walkers will begin at 9.30am.

If you intend walking, please make sure to arrive in advance of this.

Half Marathon Runners will then begin at 10am.

There will be 4 waves.
Wave 1: Sub 1hr 40mins.
Wave 2: Between 1hr 40mins to 1hr 55mins.
Wave 3: Between 1hr 55mins to 2hrs 15 mins.
Wave 4: 2hr 15mins and over.

Pacers will have balloons for the following times 1:30; 1:40; 1:45; 1:50; 2:00. Please identify these and stand near them.

Your individual chip time starts when you cross the mat, so no need to rush. Please make sure your race number is visible as you cross the mat.


5 Mile
The 5 mile will then begin at 10.30am.

Wave 1: Sub 38 mins
Wave 2: 39min to 45min
Wave 3: 46min to 60 min
Wave 4: 61 min and over

There are no pacers for the 5mile event.

Please stand next to the sign which has your predicted time/wave. Please note, your time will only start once you cross the start line. Make sure your race number with timing chip is visible.


Race Route: The start line is located in Alfie Byrne Park, beside the entrance to East Point business park. The race takes place in the scenic setting of Clontarf and is contained within an off-road promenade giving it a unique and relaxing appeal. An elevation gain of 38 metres makes this an ideal race to aim for a PB. There will be signage and marshals on the course to direct you. Please respect the marshals and follow their directions/instructions.

There will be a lead bike ahead of Wave 1 for both Half Marathon & 5 mile.


5 Mile:

5 Mile runners will begin at 10.20am, leaving Alfie Byrne Park and onto the promenade on Clontarf Road. They will reach a turn point just after the Wooden Bridge, where they will turn and make the return run along the promenade.

5 Mile Route

Half Marathon: 

Half marathoners will leave Alfie Byrne Park at 10am and begin their journey up Alfie Byrne Road onto the promenade along Clontarf Road. The route travels past St. Annes Park and on to Sutton before turning around. On the route back, runners will take in an out-and back loop of the Causeway Road before the finishing stretch back along the promenade to Alfie Byrne Park.

Half Marathon Route


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