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Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Races JULY 2023

Ireland's flattest 1/2 marathon is back!

The July 2023 BMW Clontarf Races were a resounding success with over 3,800 participants made up of runners, joggers, walkers and dogs. Participants, young, old, and in between took on either the 5-mile or the half marathon on the the 8th of July from Alfie Byrne Park along the beautiful Clontarf Promenade. The sun was shining and so were the faces of the runners pushing themselves to limit to complete the challenge. 

Check it out:

Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Races - Summer 2023

The Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile on Saturday, July 8 2023 is Ireland's flattest half marathon and flattest 5 mile.

The event takes place in the scenic setting of Clontarf Promenade and Bull Island, with views of Howth Head and Dublin Bay. The race is contained within an off road promenade and Bull Island giving it unique and relaxing appeal.

Both races are open to runners/joggers and walkers. The flat terrain makes it an ideal race to aim for a Personal Best. The half marathon has pacers to help you achieve your goal. The 5 mile is all on hard surfaced ground.

Ireland's flattest half marathon and flattest 5 mile, the Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile is held twice annually in July and November.



This July there is a slight change to the layout of the course, with the start and finish point at EASTPOINT FOOTBALL FIELD instead of across from the Yacht Bar. 




We are thrilled to unveil the new and improved route for the Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Half Marathon & 5 Mile! Lace up your running shoes and join thousands of others on this journey in Clontarf which starts from the Alfie Byrne Park and up and along the beautiful Clontarf Promenade! 

We’ve ensured that the course boasts a low elevation gain (38 meters) and remains on tarmac, making it the perfect terrain for runners to obtain an improved time. The route guarantees our runners the best opportunity to achieve a personal best (PB) while immersing themselves in Clontarf’s beauty. This adjustment allows for a more suitable and faster course, enabling you to enjoy the route more whilst achieving new milestones. 

Half Marathoners will leave Alfie Byrne Park at 10am and begin their journey up along the Dublin’s Coast. Runners will travel along Clontarf Road on the promenade and then on the inbound lane of the Howth Road. The route travels past St. Annes Park and on to Sutton, before turning around and working their way back over to Bull Island & down the coast. 

5 Mile Runners will begin their journey from Alfie Byrne Road at 10:20am and travel along the Promenade on the Clontarf Road also. They will hit a point at Davis Court where they will turn and head back to the finishing village. 


Tickets for this event are selling fast and we have a number of tickets up for grabs on our Facebook Page. Head over there to get your entry in!

Back with a bang after the success of November 2022. We have gone with the same formula which attracted over 3,500 walkers, joggers and runners to this flat course each year.


It certainly has the big race atmosphere! Medals and goodies await you at our unique finish line with a selection of stunning BMW vehicles on site.


Find out more about our Quality Assured Approved Used Programme and how we have the largest selection of Approved Used BMW's in the Country. 

This is an annual SELL OUT race.

Don’t leave it too late to enter!



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