3/4 Irish Marathon Course Information

The ¾ Marathon is a fantastic running experience which is now in it’s 10th year & 4th year 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 :

  • 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.
  • Pauline Curley (2008 Bejing 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 went on to be National Marathon Champion at DCM after winning our 2017 Irish 3/4 Marathon and in 2018 set a PB in DCM and was 2nd Irishman home
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  • Our race base provides great road access from all parts of the country.

Checkout previous race pics in our Irish 3/4 Marathon FB Page 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 2018 Irish 3/4 Marathon Based?

Our 2018 race is based in Longwood, Enfield, Co Meath

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

Map of 2017 Course and Location of Race HQ as per below Map

3/4 Marathon Route and Location

3/4 Marathon Route and Location
















What is the route for the 2018 Irish 3/4 Marathon?

Our Route for the 2017 Irish 3/4 Marathon is as shown above

We may have some minor changes to the route for 2018 but general route will be the same

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 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.

Current entries are well ahead of last year’s Sell Out levels

Enter now to join us in 2018 for this sell Out event – 2018 Race Entry HERE


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