Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Races 2022

The Joe Duffy BMW Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 mile on Saturday, 2 July 2022 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.

Back with a bang after the success of November 2021. We have gone with the same formula which attracted 3,000 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, MINI and Motorrad vehicles.

This is an annual SELL OUT race.

Don’t leave it too late to enter!

Race Day Timings – Saturday 2nd July

Half Marathon Walkers are requested to be at the start area at 9am for a 9.20am start.
Half Marathon Runners and Joggers are requested to be at the start area at 9.30am for a 10.00am start.
(the 5 mile starts at 10.20am)
The bag drop off point will be at the Starting Area.
Please note this is limited and not covered. Please use your vehicle (if you have one) to house your stuff.
*Do not leave valuables in Dry Bag as Organisers cannot accept responsibility for lost or mislaid bags.

The Start of the Race – 10.00am Runners and Joggers

Athletes who are expecting to finish the race in under 1 hour 20 mins are invited to come to the front for the Start of the race. We kindly request that all participants will be courteous in allowing this to happen.

Please note: Walkers for the Half Marathon will be starting earlier at 9.20am to allow them to reach Bull Island in advance of the runners/joggers.

  • Aid stations are at Km 6.5 Km 10.1 Km 14.5 Km 17.5
  • Toilets are located at Km 7.5 and Km 12.7 & Start/ Finish



Half Marathon Prizes Male & Female 1 -3:
All prizes will be posted to winners. We do not present them on the day.
More information on the event can be found on the official website : here


Enter Race & Number pick up

Please note that you must register online to be part of the Event. Register now.. Number pick up information will be emailed to entrants once they have registered for the event.