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.

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 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 may have some course modifications

3/4 Marathon Route and Location

Traditional 3/4 Marathon Route and Location
















What is the route for the 2021 Irish 3/4 Marathon?

Our Route for the 2019 Irish 3/4 Marathon is as shown above – Some mods are possible for 2021 but climb will remain similar

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 current 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 preparing for Dublin & indeed Irish Champions.

Enter now to join us in 2021 for this Sell Out event – 2021 Race Entry HERE


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