2016 – 2017 Ireland Marathon Calendar

The Emerald Isle, as the island of Ireland is often called is logically enough home to a number of scenic runs through the verdant countryside and along craggy coastlines. Indeed, the Dingle Marathon proudly calls itself the scenic marathon and boasts that it takes runners along Slea Head, home to some of the world’s finest views. The Marathon also takes runners through some very spectacular views.

Now the storybook image of the island may sometimes go no further than those lush green landscapes, a few leprechauns and a pint of stout, but Ireland has ever so much more to offer and is also ideal for city runners.

In fact, most of Ireland’s largest towns host a marathon. Thanks to the annual Dublin Marathon, some 10,000 runners hit the streets and get an extended visit of Ireland’s most populous city. Who would not want to take part in what is known as “the friendly marathon”?

And where do you go when you want a Viking marathon? To Waterford, of course. The city of Chrystal is also home to the Waterford Viking Marathon. And no, you don’t need to wear a horned helmet, but would you be surprised to learn that category winners take home a beautiful crystal trophy?

Other city marathons: Cork City Marathon,Marathon

And if you still haven’t found what you are looking for (the lads who sing that are Irish, aren’t they?), you will doubtlessly be pleased to learn that Ireland’s latest marathon is a back to back: the Clonakilty Back2Back Marathons!

21 races

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge

Clare Burren Marathon Challenge
2016-05-28
Ireland / Munster / Clare / Ballyvaughan
Marathon
Walk

Tullaroan Marathon, Half Marathon,10K and 5K

Tullaroan Marathon
2016-06-04
Ireland / Leinster / Kilkenny / Kilkenny
Marathon
Walk Road Running

Cork City Marathon

Cork City Marathon
2016-06-06
Ireland / Munster / Cork / Cork
Marathon
Hilly Road Running Relay

Forest Marathon

Forest Marathon
2016-06-11
Ireland / Connacht / Portumna, Galway
Marathon

Stonemad Multi Stage Marathon

Stonemad Multi Stage Marathon - Day 1 Marathon
2016-06-18
Ireland / Leinster / Kildare / Kildare
Marathon
Walk Trail

Rocks and Rolling Ultra

Rocks and Rolling Marathon
2016-06-19
Ireland / Ulster / Donegal / Moville
Marathon
Hilly

Stonemad Multi Stage Marathon

Stonemad Multi Stage Marathon - Day 2 Marathon
2016-06-19
Ireland / Leinster / Kildare / Kildare
Marathon
Walk Trail

Waterford Viking Marathon

Waterford Viking Marathon
2016-06-25
Ireland / Munster / Waterford / Waterford
Marathon
Charity Flat Road Running Relay

Donegal Marathon

Donegal Marathon
2016-08-21
Ireland / Ulster / Donegal
Marathon
Road Running

Achill Half, Full and Ultra Marathon

Achill Marathon
2016-08-27
Ireland / Connacht / Achill Island
Marathon
Hilly Fun Road Running

Longford Marathon

Longford Marathon
2016-08-28
Ireland / Leinster / Longford / Longford
Marathon
Walk Relay Wheelchair

Dingle Marathon

Dingle Marathon
2016-09-03
Ireland / Munster / Kerry / Dingle
Marathon
Charity Road Running

Glen of Aherlow Loop De Loop Ultra Trail Run Marathon

Glen of Aherlow Loop De Loop Marathon
2016-09-17
Ireland / Munster / Tipperary / Tipperary
Marathon
Trail

Mooathon

Mooathon Full Marathon
2016-09-24
Ireland / Ulster / Kilmacrenan
Marathon
Walk Fun Road Running

Dublin Marathon

2016-10-30
Ireland / Leinster / Dublin / Dublin
Marathon
Walk Flat Wheelchair