About Us

Tolka Valley parkrun is a FREE weekly 5km event for runners of all standards, which takes place every Saturday at 9:30am in Tolka Valley park, 36 Barnamore Grove, Finglas South, D11 P9D0, Dublin 11. 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 Appatizer's Bistro on Pelletown ave, in Royal Canal Park - 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.

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    85% of the funds you donate will go towards improving your parkrun and the remaining 15% will be deposited in the parkrun "NEW EVENTS" fund. 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
    2019-05-01Tesco community fundTolka Valley€490.05€490.05€0.00To support the event
    2019-02-17Aaron MullanTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-02-16Caitriona O'DriscollTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-02-16John McDonnellTolka Valley€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2019-02-16Judith EmersonTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-02-13Catherine MagoyeTolka Valley€30.00€30.00€0.00
    2019-02-12Debby DwyerTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-02-09Debbie HenveyTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2019-02-06Linda hoseyTolka Valley€10.00€10.00€0.00Great cause. Hope you raise enough x
    2018-11-10Debbie HenveyTolka Valley€90.00€90.00€0.00Tolka Valley parkrunners
    2018-08-14Brian McArdleTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-07-31Colin MaherTolka Valley€30.00€30.00€0.00
    2018-06-08Niall WatersTolka Valley€10.00€10.00€0.00
    2018-05-30Oonagh GoodTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-05-29Owen RobinsonTolka Valley€20.00€20.00€0.00
    2018-05-21Colin MaherTolka Valley€40.00€40.00€0.00


    Withdrawal DateEventAmountNote
    2019-01-07Tolka Valley€35.67Selfie frame
    2019-02-12Tolka Valley€30.00Anniversary expenses
    2019-05-02Tolka Valley€500.00purchase AED