About the race

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin is the most fun you’ll ever have running. Experience live music along the course and journey along the River Liffey past Christ Church Cathedral and the famous Guinness Brewery. Afterwards enjoy our headliner at the finish festival concert.


2018 Course

Our 2018 course has been conquered! We’re busy working on our 2019 routes through the heart of Dublin and look forward to unveiling them as soon as we can. In the meantime, you can look back at our 2018 route maps, here.

Headline Act

Headline Act

Each year you can look forward to live and energetic bands on course and a headliner concert at the finish line festival. In 2018 we were lucky enough to have The Blizzards ROCK centre stage. Stay tuned to find out who our 2019 lineup.

From the Tempo

    Why I ll Be Raising a Pint This Summer at Rock n Roll Dublin

    • Kevin Wilson
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    • March 16, 2018

    My wife and I decided 2018 was going to be the year we took a race-cation, as we have been talking about it for some time. Dublin, Ireland has always been at the top of our travel wish list–really, a bucket list item for me. We’ve never been to Ireland–or to Europe, for that matter–and when we saw that the Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin was happening this August, we knew this was it. The event would be a magnificent chance to visit, explore, and run where our family’s roots run deep.

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    How Well Does Running Fitness Translate to Other Sports?

    • Amanda Loudin
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    • March 13, 2018

    If you’re familiar with CrossFit Endurance, you know that one of its claims is that runners can improve their long-distance race times while reducing their weekly mileage.

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    How to Pack for Your Next Rock ‘n’ Roll Race

    • runrocknroll
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    • July 19, 2017

    When race time rolls around, the last thing you want to worry about is packing. Or, more specifically, overpacking. Although you may have tourist adventures on the horizon, the number one goal of this trip is to run your race. Once you have your marathon packing checklist created, you can refer to the same one for every Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series race you get a bib for.

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