What is Griffith Avenue Mile?
As a joint initiative, the All Hallows Area Association and Marino Athletics Club, in association with Athletics Ireland, proudly supported by Dublin City University, Dublin City Council and sponsors will be staging the Griffith Avenue Mile Road Race on Sunday 18th September 2022.
It is a one mile road race for runners of all levels young and old, which will involve closing off a stretch of Griffith Avenue in Dublin to traffic for several hours on the day.
Some 30 years ago, a similar successful event was staged on Griffith Avenue, with leading Irish athletes such as Eamonn Coughlan, supporting and competing. It had much support and profile at the time. Click here to read more about the history of this event. We ran the event again in 2019 with the intention of potentially putting it on annual thereafter, but the Covid-10 pandemic got in the way. Now that things are getting back to some sort of normal we are bringing it back in 2022.
As in 2019, the plan is to be even more inclusive by opening the race up to runners of all abilities and all ages. We have the support of Athletics Ireland, An Garda Siochana, and Dublin City Council as well as official sponsors here.
Our objective is two-fold:
1. To promote community spirit and encourage social interaction between young and old who live, work and play in and around Griffith Avenue; and
2. To promote the beauty and amenity of the special tree lined avenue that is Griffith Avenue through a novel and interesting public event.
Griffith Avenue Mile is a not-for-profit event, and relies heavily on volunteers and sponsorship to make it a success. We are very grateful for the support of a small number of sponsors.