3/4 Irish Marathon Course Information
The ¾ Marathon is a fantastic running experience which is now in it’s 11th year & 5th year in Longwood, Co Meath.
- Our aim is to provide a route that is scenic, challenging and is ideal distance for your preparation for a full marathon
- Our certified distance race route is 31.646km / 19.664 miles long
- It is an ideal Dublin or other autumn Marathon preparation event.
The use of this race distance it’s timing as an ideal DCM preparation event is clearly demonstrated by previous elite participants like :
- Our 2011 winner and current race record holder Linda Byrne subsequently won National Marathon Championship at DCM in 2h 36′ to qualify for 2012 London Olympics
- Our 2015 event was won by 2014 DCM race winner Eliud Too in a record time of 1h 40′ 13″
- Pauline Curley (2008 Beijing Olympian & former Irish & DCM Marathon winner) has won 3 recent events en route to podium finishes at National Championships
- 6 time race winner Gary O Hanlon was National Marathon Champion at DCM after winning our 2017 Irish 3/4 Marathon and in 2019 set a PB (2h 16′ 29″) in DCM – This event has been his major DCM preparation race for the last 10 years
- 2019 winner Mark Kenneally set a new course record of 1h 42′ 32″ in preparation for a 2h 16′ 34″ DCM
- Our race base provides great road access from all parts of the country.
We have chip timing, with splits for each quarter-marathon, to verify the achievement of your ¾ marathon personal best.
Where is the 2021 Irish 3/4 Marathon Based?
Our 2021 race is based in Longwood, Enfield, Co Meath
This is only ~30 mins from M50 and ~50 Mins from Athlone
Map of Original Course and Location of Race HQ – In 2021 we will start event within Race HQ grounds
What is the route for the 2021 Irish 3/4 Marathon?
Our Route for the 2021 Irish 3/4 Marathon is as shown above
Total climb over the 19.6mile/ 31.6km route is only 88m with no significant climbing sections – This is approximately 3/4 of the climb of DCM
The route twice crosses the Boyne & Blackwater rivers and the Royal Canal. It passes historical sites such as Castlerickard Church (Burial crypt of Jonathan Swift’s family) & Donore Castle. Thankfully the only minor elevation gain are the bridges over the canal and train line.
Our Irish 3/4 marathon course is 19.6 miles or 31.6 km long.
Past participants include many first time marathoners & indeed Irish Champions.
Enter now to join us in 2021 for this Sell Out event – 2021 Race Entry HERE