The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Fairview Park, Clontarf, Dublin. The course is run entirely on permanent paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.

Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.

Course Safety

Fairview parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the event as safe as possible, so participants, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces – whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See for further details.
  • You are welcome to take part with one dog by your side, within reach at all times, on a short, handheld, non-extendable lead. Please also see this Support Site entry for further details about parkrunning with dogs.
  • Runners pushing buggies are welcome, but please take care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Fairview parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners compare results.

Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.

For more information, please see our Support page.

Course Map

Course Description

The run starts up the hill at the playing pitches, running down towards Westwood. You take the 2nd turn left onto a small path and run to the end of this path, when you reach the end you turn left onto the grass heading towards the bandstand. You turn left up past the skate park, through the trees and turn right back onto the main Avenue heading towards the river.

You then Run past the river, left up the hill and then along the train tracks. Instead of going onto the football pitches you turn left back past where we started. You run this 3 times.

When you have completed it 3 times you simply run onto the grass and the finishing funnel will be located right beside the 8 white beech trees just across from the starting area. Three laps on a mixture of grass and trail around the perimeter of the park. Lap two and three follow the same route with the third lap finishing near the bandstand.


There are children’s play areas available on site. Currently there are no public toilets available on site.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts up the hill at the playing pitches.

Getting there by public transport

Dublin bus from the city centre (14, 14c, 15, 27,27a,27b,29a,31,31a,31b,32,42,43,130) and dart links from all areas to Connelly Station. There is also a Dart and train station Clontarf Rd adjacent to the park.

Getting there on foot

From Connolly Station,
Head northeast on Amiens St/R105 toward Sheriff Street Lower, continue to follow R105 for 1.2 km
Continue onto Annesley Bridge Rd
Park is 0.2 km on right

About 15-20 mins walk

Getting there by road

From Connolly Station,
Head northeast on Amiens St/R105 toward Sheriff Street Lower, continue to follow R105 for 1.2 km
Continue onto Annesley Bridge Rd
Park is 0.2 km on right

Limited street parking available its recommended you come by public transport, bike or foot

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Kennedys Food Store, 5 Fairview Strand, Clontarf - please come and join us!