What is the Griffith Avenue Mile?

Marino Athletics Club in association with Athletics Ireland, proudly supported by Dublin City University, Dublin City Council Sport & Wellbeing Partnership and our sponsors have established the Griffith Avenue Mile as Ireland’s premier one mile road race. The 2024 event will be held on Sunday September 22nd (subject to final statutory approval) and you can pre-register for here.

The Griffith Avenue Mile is a one mile road race for runners of all levels young and old, which will see the closing off a stretch of Griffith Avenue in Dublin to traffic for several hours on the day.

More than 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 again in 2023.

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 that depends on volunteers, sponsorships, and ticket sales to cover its considerable costs and ensure it is viable.We appreciate the support of all sponsors., without whom the race could not take place. If, after covering all costs and expenses, the event generates any financial surplus, that will be used to fund the event in the future and, in line with the event objectives, to support local community activity and initiatives.