What is the 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 Sport & Wellbeing Partnership and our sponsors have staged the Griffith Avenue Mile Road Race in recent years - most recently on Sunday 18th September 2022. We are now actively planning the 2023 race and you can now purchase your tickets for the event on September 17th 2023 here

The Griffith Avenue Mile 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.

40 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. After a hiatus for those few years, we brought the event back in 2022 and we're currently in the planning phase for our 2023 event.

As in previous years, 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, Dublin City University, Dublin City Council, An Garda Siochana and some really supportive sponsors listed 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, sponsorship and ticket sales to make it a success. We are very grateful for the support of a small number of very supportive sponsors.