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Training for the Dublin Marathon? We’ve got your 20-mile Routes!

The Dublin Marathon is just under a month away, and if you’re one of the ones lucky enough to be registered for it, chances are you have that big 20 mile training run scheduled soon! Of course, planning that run is no easy feat, so we’ve gathered some great long routes from all around Dublin, created and vetted by Runkeeper users. The cool part is once you’ve added any of these routes to your Runkeeper account, you can easily select one at the beginning of a run and see just where you’re going on the map display during your run! Read this post to learn how to include a route in a Runkeeper activity. Take a look: 

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Southside 20 Miles

Starting on Baggot St., you’ll loop around St. Stephen’s Green and cross O’Connell Bridge and up O’Connell St. Loop around Bolton St. and cross the Liffey once again. On Crumlin Rd., make your way down to Walkinstown and cut back on to Cromwellsfort Rd. Run to Terenure College and St. Luke’s hospital and make your way across to Donnybrook. Loop around University College Dublin and make your way up to Ballsbridge. From there, head up to the city center, circle Trinity College and return to the starting point. Add this loop to your routes here!

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Starting on O’Connell St., Follow North Wall Quay to Tolka Quay. Make your way over to Clontarf Rd. and head up to Howth. one short loop around Sutton and run back in to Fairview Park. Follow North Strand Rd. back in to O’Connell St. and return to your starting point. Add it to your routes here!

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Pheonix Park – Rathfarnam Loop

From Rathfarnam, make your way up to the Grand Canal and into the city centre via Leeson St. From O’Connell St., head up to Mater Hospital and on to the North Circular Rd. Making your way in to Pheonix Park past the Zoo, follow Chesterfield Ave. to Purze Rd. and to Chapelizod. Follow the South Circular Rd. in to Dolphin’s Barn and back out to Walkinstown. Come back in from Walkinstown to Terenure and return to your start point. Add this scenic loop to your routes here!

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Universities Loop

Starting on Collins Ave., come around Dublin City University and make your way down to O’Connell St. Passing Trinity College, make your way through St. Stephen’s Green and onwards to Donnybrook. From there, loop around University College Dublin and up along Sandymount Strand. Crossing the Grand Canal, head up through the Docks and Fairview to Collins Avenue to your starting point. Add this to your routes here!

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Howth Loop

From Raheny,  head down Clontarf Rd. and on to Dollymount Island. Run back up through Dollymount to the Dublin Rd. and do one loop of Howth. make your way to Donaghmeade via Baldoyle and loop back to your starting point.

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Dylan Kehoe

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Dylan Kehoe

Irish student and Runkeeper Ambassador who can be sometimes seen in lectures when not running marathons!