3/4 Irish Marathon Course Information

The ¾ Marathon race is a fantastic running experience which is now in it’s 8th year & 2nd at our new base in Longwood, Co Meath.

  • Our aim is to provide a route that is scenic, challenging and can be used for preparation for a full marathon event
  • 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 and timing as an ideal Dublin marathon preparation event is clearly demonstrated by previous Elite participants like :

  • Irish 3/4 Marathon Course Start 2015Our 2011 winner Linda Byrne (Winning DCM in 2h 36′ to qualify for 2012 Olympics)
  • Our 2015 event was won by 2014 DCM winner Eliud Too & Pauline Curley (2015 Irish & DCM Marathon winner) and 5 time race winner Gary O Hanlon is testament to the quality of race we provide

Our race base provides great road access from all parts of the country.

Checkout previous race pics in our gallery section or on the Action Photography website.

We have chip timing, with splits for each quarter-marathon, to verify the achievement of your ¾ marathon personal best.

Where is the 2017 3/4 Marathon Based?

Our 2017 race is based in Longwood, Enfield, Co Meath

This is only ~30 mins from M50 and ~50 Mins from Athlone

Map of Course and Location of Race HQ as per below Map













What is the route for the 2017 3/4 Marathon?

Our Route for the 2017 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 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 elevation gain at the “Hill of Down” is the bridge 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.


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