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The course

The course is in St Anne’s Park, Clontarf, Dublin 5. The course is 2000m (2K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is run entirely on tarmac paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Marshals will be located along the course.

The course will be marshalled so that juniors will be in sight of a marshal at all times.

Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. Please give way to other park users. This won't slow you down and will help ensure the overall success of 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.

junior parkrun rules and guidelines

St Anne’s junior parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. To make the event as safe as possible, participants, spectators and volunteers are asked to take note of the following rules and guidelines:

  • Whilst parkrun fully accepts its duty of care and will do everything it can to minimise risk of injury and harm to all participants whilst at parkrun events, it is parent/guardians who ultimately have responsibility for the welfare of their children.
  • It is not mandatory for a parent/guardian to participate in junior parkruns, but children under the age of 11 must be accompanied to/from the event by a responsible adult, and the responsible adult must remain in attendance for the duration of the event.
  • Junior events are open and inclusive. Disabled people may participate wherever it is safe for them to do so. The event team can provide disabled participants with course information in order that the participant (or their parent/guardian) can make an informed decision about their safe participation.
  • Whilst more competitive children can use junior parkruns to test themselves against their own time, and against others, participation should ultimately be for fun, and we urge all parents/guardians/volunteers not to put children under undue pressure to perform.
  • Participants should be able to complete (run, jog, walk) 2km. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • junior parkruns are running, jogging and walking events, and the use of children’s scooters, balance bikes, trikes or cycles is prohibited.
  • Slower runners are encouraged to seed themselves, by starting towards the back of the group especially if an adult is accompanying them.
  • junior parkruns are timed events. Only those aged between 4 to 14 years old completing the course themselves will be given a result. ​
  • Exceptions to this rule are subject to the discretion of the Event and/or Run Director. Examples include those over 14 with special educational needs (SEN) or those with a registered disability, for whom social interaction and physical activity may be difficult but important.
  • A strict ‘no barcode no result’ policy will be enforced.
  • Buggies are allowed, subject to course conditions, but only if the adult pushing the buggy is accompanying a junior runner. Adults with buggies are urged to position themselves appropriately for the safety and enjoyment of all.
  • Dogs or other pets are not allowed to take part in junior parkruns.
  • When running, take care should be taken on uneven surfaces and participants should watch out for other park users, animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, trees, posts and other obstacles around the course. All parkrunners should be considerate to the park and all other park users at all times.
  • Spectators should keep clear of participants on the course and keep control of any children and dogs.
  • Participants should take care near roads and car parks, congregate away from the cars and be careful if driving to/from the event.
  • Photography or filming is likely to take place at junior parkrun events. Please see our photos page for more details.
  • 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 lymediseaseuk.com for further details.

Please consider helping the event by volunteering - this event survives only because of your generosity. Please visit the volunteer page for more information.

Course map

Course description

  • The course starts at east end of the main avenue (near the playground area). The course will start with an anti-clockwise loop of the two green areas.
  • From the start point, run west on the main avenue to the cross roads on the main avenue, where you will turn left
  • Follow this path, and take the second left (which is at the intersection of a number of paths)
  • After turning left, continue on this path towards the playground (the playground will be on your right).
  • Follow this path anti-clockwise, then take the next left turn (at the trees) then you will be by-passing the start line area, follow the path and turn left before the bridge to complete a full loop of the green area.
  • Follow this path to the end and take the next left turn.
  • Continue straight to the cross roads on the main avenue and turn right.
  • Run approx. 300m up the main avenue (when running up the avenue keep to your right hand side as we will have participants running in both directions on this out-and-back section).
  • At the turn around point loop around behind the marshal and continue back down the Avenue for approx. 300m, taking the right turn before the cross roads on the main avenue. Follow this path for one anti-clockwise lap (similar to first lap).
  • Finish area is just before you reach the central path crossing on the main avenue.

Facilities

Olive's Room café and Red Stables market are located adjacent to the main car park and is close to the run start/ finish. Olive's Room provides hot/cold beverages, cakes, salads, sandwiches and soup.

Toilets are available both in the Red Stables and Olive’s Room Café. There is a playground close to the start and finish area.

For further information on St. Anne's Park see the Dublin City Council website

Location of start

The run starts at east end of the main avenue (near the playground area).

Getting there by public transport

Getting there by Dublin bus:
Take the 130 bus from Lower Abbey St. towards Castle Avenue: Stop #1750 on Mt. Prospect Ave. opposite Red Stables is a 5 minute walk through the park to the start line; or take the 29a bus from Lower Abbey St. towards Baldoyle: Stop #651 on All Saints Road is on the north side of the park beside the tennis courts and is less than a 10 minute walk to the start line; or 31/a/b, 32 buses serve Raheny village (c. 15 minute walk from course start in St. Anne's Park).

Getting there by train:
Take the DART to Raheny Station. Exit DART station and turn right, walk straight on along Station Road continuing through the main cross roads, down the hill and on through the village. Turn left at Watermill Road, pass roundabout and park entrance is on right. Follow path through to centre of park (allow 15-20 mins total)

Getting there on foot

Via Red Stables entrance (Mount Prospect Avenue, South side of Park): Enter park and follow path, keeping the carpark and Red Stables (red-brick building) on your right. Follow path towards the main avenue through the park - meeting area is at the east end of the main avenue (near the playground).

Via Sybil Hill Road entrance (West side of Park): Follow main avenue through the park, travelling east to end of avenue. Via All Saints Park entrance (North side of Park): Enter park, follow path straight ahead, keeping golf course to the left. Turn left at intersection with central avenue through the park ? the meeting area is at the east end of the main avenue (near the playground)

Via Watermill Road entrance (Northeast side of Park): Enter park near roundabout intersection with All Saints Road. Follow tree-lined path through park, following path to the right, then continuing straight, turning left over footbridge and into centre of park and main avenue.

Getting there by road

From Dublin City Centre via Howth Road (R105): Follow Howth Road through Killester, turn right at All Saints Road. Follow All Saints Road through a series of roundabouts, keeping the park on your right. Car park is on the right at the 5th roundabout, which is adjacent to the All Saints Park entrance.

From Dublin City Centre via Clontarf Road (R807): Follow Clontarf Road out along coast from Fairview, passing wooden bridge to Bull Island. Turn left at traffic lights at Mount Prospect Avenue, follow road for approx 4-500m, Red Stables car park is located on right hand side.

From West: Follow Collins Avenue/ Brookwood Avenue to junction with Howth Road, proceed as per Howth Road instructions above.

From North: Follow Howth Road through Raheny village, turn left at Watermill Road, turn right at roundabout intersection with All Saints Road. Car park is on the left at the 4th roundabout.

Please park responsibly and please respect the local resident’s car parking in and around All Saints Road.

Post run coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Olive’s Room Café at the Red Stables - please come and join us!