Marlay parkrun cancelled on Sat. 15th December 2018.

Unfortunately, Marlay parkrun is cancelled tomorrow Sat. 15th December 2018. All Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co. Council Parks will be closed on 15 December due to the yellow wind warning affecting Dublin. The council's protocol is that their parks will close to the public on a yellow wind warning affecting Dublin (or anything higher orange, red).


Marlay parkrun cancelled on 30th June, 7th & 14th July 2018

Due to the concerts taking place in the park Marlay parkrun will be cancelled on Saturday 30th June, 7th July and 14th July.

Why not use the break as an opportunity to try some of the other local parkruns in Bushy, Cabinteely and Tymon parks or perhaps further a field, see for a full list of parkruns.


Weather warning – 9th December 2017

Due to the forecasted freezing temperatures tonight and how the park looked today, we will do a course inspection early tomorrow morning. We will then decide if it is safe enough for parkrun to go ahead. Please check back here in the morning for an update!


Marlay parkrun cancelled 27th June, 3rd July and 18th July

Due to the concerts taking place in the park Marlay parkrun will be cancelled this Saturday 27th June. As previously advertised Marlay parkrun will also be cancelled on 4th July and 18th July.
Why not use the break as an opportunity to try some of the other local parkruns in Cabinteely and Tymon parks or perhaps further a field, see for a full list of parkruns.


Marlay parkrun cancelled Sat. 26th November 2014

Due to the Craft Fair taking place in the park Marlay parkrun will be cancelled this Saturday 29th November. For a list of alternative parkrun venues in the Dublin area see


Marlay parkrun cancelled on Saturday 12th July and 19th July 2014

Due to the Artic Monkeys concert Marlay parkrun will be cancelled on 12th July and on 19th July due to the Longitude concert taking place in the park. There are also a number of other concerts on in the park in late June early July, we hope not to have to cancel any further runs other than those mentioned above. We will meet with the concert organisers later this month to confirm that parkrun can take place on 28th June and 5th July. You can assume that parkrun will take place on these dates but do keep an eye on out Facebook page and this site where we will let you know if we have to make any further cancellations.

Why not use the 12th and 19th of July for a bit of parkrun tourism, Tymon and Waterstown are two new local parkruns that are well worth checking out.



PARKRUN ON TV!! On Friday 21st March, 7pm, the RTE Nationwide tv programme included a feature on Marlay parkrun. Anne Cassin and her team were along to film all the runners and volunteers, and get an insight into the amazing community phenomenon that is parkrun. Once you see this video you'll really see that parkrun is indeed for everyone. Enjoy.

Check out the Marlay parkrun video here, by copying this link into your browser.


Cake and Car Parking

Yum Yum. A huge thank you to Antoinette Healy for producing this amazing cake for Saturday. It would be brilliant if everyone can bring along some cake or buns or flapjacks etc. to share post parkrun. There might even be an extra slice for parking in the college road car park...copy this link into your browser for directions







Happy 1st Birthday – Marlay Parkrun!!

This coming Saturday Marlay parkrun will be one year old and we are having a party to celebrate! Join us after your run for some cake and presentation of prizes to the winners of our annual points competition. We will be joined by 2 time World Cross Country Champion, four time Olympian and Silver Medalist in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic marathon, John Treacy. John will be running and will join us afterwards to present the prizes.

If you can please bring some cake or party goodies and help make our birthday a very special occasion. See you on Saturday for another great run this time with added cake!





It’s raining, it’s pouring…. RUN REPORT Marlay 1/02/2014 –

Once our volunteers have thawed out they will process the results and hopefully we will have then to you later this afternoon. Well done to all of you who ran today in what was easily the worst weather conditions we have experienced at Marlay parkrun. A special thanks this week to our volunteers, you were great and I hope you have managed to dry out and warm up. While you wait for the results take a few minutes to read today's run report from parkrun regular Declan Robinson

RUN REPORT Marlay 1/02/2014

The first day of February

I rose and just as expected it was very windy. But I knew it was going to be like that so there were no surprises.

And then I got there.

Gales were blowing, people were running backwards, I was running (unintentionally) sidewards. Hail,sleet,rain. The warm up was conducted in the bushes for the first time ever. People applauded the volunteers and questioned who/what/how but most importantly.....why.

We took off and whilst trying to avoid the first few puddles,
in typical "hell and back" fashion, it was simply impossible to avoid them all so the direct route was the most efficient.

The run through the woods was welcome shelter, but we all knew what was coming round the bend - more gales.Further surprises in the form of a river greeted you on "the hill" this morning. At 3.5km a group of hardened looking DSPCA volunteers were bringing a pack of dogs out for their walk, you could sense we had one thing in common as we ran by........"why."

Any who had run last week were prepared for final gale at the turn home for the "re-loop".

We crossed the line and the volunteers were all waiting valiantly to scan/congratulate/council. NOBODY was out in the exposed terrain. I protectively held my coffee daring not to drink it for fear it would take away the glorious heat it was providing.

Managed to meet a Brummie who was over for work. He joined us for a coffee and a chat. Parkrun was an obvious choice for him as a fitness enthusiast overseas and Marlay was the destination. I realised this is why I love parkrun and I was happy again, feeling was returning to me fingers, all was restored.

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