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About Us

Dundalk parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for participants of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed event and it can really be whatever you want it to be, whether that's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community, regardless of age or gender, to come together on a regular basis to enjoy this beautiful park and get physically active into the bargain. We want to encourage people to run, jog or walk together irrespective of their ability – this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is FREE!

Taking part is easy – just register before your first ever parkrun. The great thing is that you only ever need to do this once! Then just set your alarm for Saturday morning and get yourself there!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Maxol, Dublin Road - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other parkrunners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new community.

So whether you are a complete novice looking to get yourself started on your own "running journey" or a seasoned athlete wanting to use this as a part of your training schedule, you’re welcome to come along and join us.

  • Healthy Ireland: Healthy Ireland is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Ireland. Its main focus is on prevention and keeping people healthier for longer. Healthy Ireland’s goals are to: Increase the proportion of people who are healthy at all stages of life; Reduce health inequalities; Protect the public from threats to health and wellbeing; Create an environment where every individual and sector of society can play their part in achieving a healthy Ireland.

  • HSE: The evidence base for promoting an active lifestyle for well-being is well documented. Mass participation & community events are being heralded for their potential to get people started and help those who have committed to the change to stay moving. Through the HSE’s Get Ireland Active initiative we are a proud supporter of parkrun and firmly believe that such an event will serve as a fantastic enhancement to the community of Dundalk

  • DKiT: Dundalk Institute of Technology is pleased to host this event for the benefit of the community

  • Louth Sports Partnership: In association with Louth Local Sports Partnership

  • Tesco: Many thanks to Tesco Extra, Dundalk for facilitating a Tesco Bag pack Day to help raise funds to establish a weekly 5KM community running event in Dundalk.

    Your donation could be used for the anniversary event, the annual prize giving, replacing worn equipment or for improving your parkrun. parkrun is completely open about all donations. All donations to this event (and withdrawals that the event teams makes) will be published below. You can also view all donations in this country here

    parkrun Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation.


    Donation DateNameRecipientDonationContribution to EventContribution to New Event FundNote
    2019-12-05DCMDundalk€75.00€75.00€0.00Donation to event
    2019-05-28R O'MurchuDundalk€250.00€250.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-11-29Dublin Marathon volunteersDundalk€100.00€100.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-11-05Cllr Ruairi O'MurchuDundalk€250.00€250.00€0.00To support parkrun
    2018-10-09BeActiveDundalk€30.00€30.00€0.00European Week of Sport donation
    2017-12-05Louth CoCoDundalk€150.00€150.00€0.00Donation is from Councillor Ruairí Ó Murchú.
    2017-12-03Dublin Marathon 2017Dundalk€105.00€105.00€0.00Bag Drop
    2017-05-13Louth CouncilDundalk€300.00€300.00€0.00Gazebo contribution
    2017-04-10Maeve YoreDundalk€100.00€100.00€0.00From Maeve Yore, councillor for Louth County council
    2017-04-09Michael ParksDundalk€300.00€300.00€0.00
    2017-01-12TescosDundalk€336.10€285.68€50.42Tescos community fund
    2016-12-20Michael ParksDundalk€55.00€46.75€8.25
    2016-11-28Dublin marathon volunteersDundalk€120.00€102.00€18.00Dublin marathon bag drop volunteers


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2017-06-20Dundalk€819.00New Gazebo
    2017-06-20Dundalk€43.90Paper Cups
    2018-12-26Dundalk€60.00Anniversary cakes
    2019-03-19Dundalk€48.00Selfie frame
    2019-08-01Dundalk€28.73Milestone cake