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About Us

Marlay parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Marlay Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, Co. Dublin. It is not a race against other runners, but a 5k timed run 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, male or female, young or old, 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 jog or run 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 Marlay Park Café - please come and join us! Maybe swap stories about your run that day, chat to other runners over a cup of tea or coffee and just be an important part of this new running 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.

  • Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council: Marlay parkrun is part funded by Dun Laoighaire-Rathdown County Council.

    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
    2019-12-05DCMMarlay€230.00€230.00€0.00Donation to event
    2019-08-02Mini Marathon VolunteersMarlay€540.00€540.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-11-29Dublin Marathon volunteersMarlay€330.00€330.00€0.00Donation to event
    2018-10-31Volunteers from IronmanMarlay€245.00€245.00€0.00Donation from volunteers
    2018-07-27Mini Marathon VolunteersMarlay€600.00€600.00€0.00Volunteers
    2017-12-23Aidan CoughlanMarlay€20.00€20.00€0.00Thanks so much for returning my card - a Christmas miracle!
    2017-12-03Dublin Marathon 2017Marlay€45.00€45.00€0.00Bag Drop
    2017-07-10Vhi mini marathon Marlay€480.00€480.00€0.00Marshals from Marlay
    2016-11-28Dublin marathon volunteersMarlay€360.00€306.00€54.00Dublin marathon bag drop volunteers
    2016-07-06Mini marathon marshalsMarlay€600.00€510.00€90.00Donation from mini marathon marshals
    2016-01-17Liam McCambridgeMarlay€175.00€148.75€26.25Grant from DLRCC to Marlay parkrun


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2016-04-18Marlay€594.47Anniversary Expenses and Defibrilatot
    2016-06-10Marlay€110.00Anniversary expenses
    2017-02-27Marlay€230.00New scanner and tokens
    2017-04-24Marlay€162.62megaphone and CPR donation
    2019-08-21Marlay€100.00printing costs
    2019-09-03Marlay€86.66storage equipment plus tape
    2019-09-03Marlay€97.56First aid restock plus equipment
    2019-11-22Marlay€167.50pacer bibs