Race Day Information

Marino Athletics Club, All Hallows Residents Association and our sponsors are delighted to welcome you to the Griffith Avenue Mile, 2023. Please read this race briefing carefully, paying particular attention to the information relating to registration times, race times and the limited access parking that is available.


The race will take place along the length of Griffith Avenue starting close to Upper Drumcondra Road and finishing just beyond Ard Scoil Ris secondary school which is close to the Malahide Road. Registration, bag drop and prize giving will take place at the race HQ in the DCU All Hallows campus on Grace Park Road. Please follow instructions from the road marshals and race signage and keep moving towards the start line to avoid congestion. Participants in the family fun run/walk should assemble in Dominican College at 14:45 for a warm up with The Edge Gym.

Transport & Parking

Parking near Race HQ or the race start is very limited - please respect local residents that are accommodating the race and do not park illegally. ​Parking is not available at Race HQ but DCU have kindly made parking for buses and a limited amount of car parking available in the DCU St. Patrick’s Campus on Drumcondra Road. Illegally parked cars will be clamped.

Please consider public transport options -​ the area is well served by Dublin Bus routes, including the 16, 11, 13, 33, 41 and 1 to DCU St. Patrick’s campus or the 123 to Ballybough/Philipsburgh Ave.


The race takes place on Sunday 17th September at 3pm.

All participants will need a race number to participate. If you’ve opted to collect yours, you can do so at Race HQ (Purcell House, DCU All Hallows campus, Grace Park Road) at the following times:

  • Saturday 16th between 2pm and 4pm

  • Sunday 17th between 12pm and 1:30pm

Collecting numbers on Saturday is strongly advised ​to avoid queues and to ensure an orderly event.

It is important to ensure that you are present at the race start at least 20 minutes before the start time. Please note that it is a 15 minute (1.2km) walk from the race HQ to the race start.

T-Shirt Collection

If you have already ordered a t-shirt you can collect it at the same location and during the same times as above.

If you have not yet ordered one and you would like your very own Griffith Avenue Mile t-shirt, we will be selling a small number of them onsite during race number collection in a variety of sizes for just €10 each. We will accept payment by card only.

The Weekend Schedule at a glance

Warm Up (for Family Run)

We are very grateful to Dominican College for the use of the school grounds for warm up. Please note that the Dominican Convent and green area is private and we ask competitors not to congregate there. Please listen carefully to the warm up instructions from our coaches at The Edge gym - it’s going to be fun! Find out more about the warm-up on our blog here.

After the warm-up, Family Run entrants will be guided by marshals to the start area and asked to line up with faster runners to the front, other runners in the middle and walkers at the back.

The warm-up is intended for Family Run entrants.. Chip timed runners should proceed to the start line at 14:45 to assemble in their waves.


To ensure that everyone has space to enjoy the run at their own pace, the start will be organised into several waves. There is only a few minutes between each wave start, it is essential that chip timed runners assemble in their waves by 14:45 and all other runners by 14:50. Marshals will be available to direct runners into the appropriate waves - ​please follow their direction


We have a few rules to keep everyone safe and ensure the whole day goes smoothly:

● Buggies and dogs are not allowed - except for those specifically supporting persons with a disability.

● During the race, children remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians


All marshals are volunteers. They are giving up their time to ensure you have a successful and safe race and will be treated with the utmost respect. They will be working long before your race starts and long after it finishes: setting up and dismantling the course, cleaning up, dealing with angry motorists on your behalf etc. Instructions given by a marshal should be carefully followed - especially in relation to any issue of safety.

Leave no trace

Please bring your waste home or place it in one of the bins provided at the finish line, in Dominican College and in the athlete recovery area/DCU All Hallows Campus.

Bag drop

Bag-drop will be available at Race HQ. Bag tags will be available there for you to write your race number on the tag and attach it to your bag. Present your tagged bag at the drop-off at the Race HQ and a steward will store it in sequence to allow for quick collection.

For security reasons, you must show your race number to collect your bag. ​While the organisers will make every effort to ensure the safekeeping of your bag, no responsibility can be taken for the loss of personal effects.

Race numbers

Participants in both the fun run and the chip-timed race must register and collect race numbers. Please attach your race number bib on the front of your shirt/singlet with the safety pins provided. Please write your name, emergency contact details and description of any medical conditions on the back of your race number bib.

For athletes running in the chip-timed race, take care not to interfere with the timing chip contained in the race number bib. The event being chip-timed means your individual time will be calculated from the moment you cross the start line to the moment you cross the finish line.


St John Ambulance will be providing medical cover for this event. If you have an on-going medical condition please make yourself known to a member of the St John Ambulance on site on the morning before the run commences. The medical centre will be located adjacent to the finish line. St John Ambulance will also be on site in DCU All Hallows for the post race event.

If at any stage you require medical assistance, please notify a race marshall or a member of St John Ambulance.

Finish and prize giving

When you cross the finish line, please keep moving so as to keep the area clear for other athletes - follow the instructions of the race marshals. Water will be available at the finish line. Bins will be provided for empty bottles - please use them and avoid littering.

We would like to invite all our race participants, and everyone in the community to join us for our post race celebration in DCU All Hallows campus right after the race where refreshments, live music and kids entertainment will be provided for anyone who would like to join us. You can read all about what we have planned here.

Prize giving will be at 4pm at the Race HQ. Prizes will be awarded in the chip-timed race for male and female in the following categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd athletes, 1st and 2nd wheelchair athletes, 1st juvenile athletes (under 18), first Marino AC Junior athletes and the usual veteran age-group categories (Over 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s). There is also a special prize for anyone who breaks the course record male (4:08) and female (4:35), something to aim for!

All participants will receive a race medal on completing the race.



We want to acknowledge the enormous effort contributed by the members of the All Hallows Area Association and Marino Athletics Club who have spent months preparing for this event. We are deeply indebted to the support of DCU and Dublin City Council as our lead sponsors for their support of this event. We would also like to acknowledge all the other sponsors that have contributed resources and support in many forms - they are listed below.

We appreciate the many small businesses in our community who contributed generously to our requests for prizes for our race winners. They supported us, and we ask you to therefore support them. They are: Andersons, The Brass Onion, Corrigans Pharmacy, Fresh Market, The Goose, Kavanaghs, Kennedy's, Lotts & Co, Martins Off License, Quack & Dirk, The Secret Room, Brookwood, Two Pups, Two Boys Brew, The 1884 Pub.

We are very grateful to Athletics Ireland for partnering with us on this event. We realised early on that we could not do this without their knowledge and guidance and we are extremely grateful to them for bringing their expertise to this race.

Finally, we would like to thank all who have registered, we look forward to seeing you at number pick up on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September in DCU All Hallows Campus, Grace Park Road where you are also invited to join us directly after the event for a post race celebration.

We sincerely hope you enjoy the Griffith Avenue Mile 2023!