New Parkrun sprints off in Dodder Valley Park
A new Parkrun will kick off in Dodder Valley Park this Saturday, November 5

New Parkrun sprints off in Dodder Valley Park

Date: 5 November 2022 Time: 9.30am Location: Dodder Valley Park, Old Bawn Road

SOUTH Dublin County Sports Partnership, in partnership with the HSE, is launching its new weekly Parkrun event in Dodder Valley Park.

The announcement follows the upgrade of the park walkways by South Dublin County Council.

Launching with its first run this Saturday, November 5, the free weekly Parkrun event will work to serve local neighbourhoods including Firhouse, Knocklyon and Tallaght.

It will also help to create a better community for all in the wider South Dublin County community, the South Dublin County Sports Partnership (SDCSP) said.

Parkruns are free weekly 5k runs held Saturday mornings in local parks around South Dublin and Ireland.

These events aim to develop runner confidence in a safe and friendly community-based way while also being great social outlets.

Established in the Republic of Ireland in 2012, Parkrun has continued to grow in popularity, now boasting 104 locations and 218,820 race finishers.

According to SDCSP, Dodder Valley Park has seen lots of investment and upgrades to its 100 hectares in recent years.

In addition to a new a changing pavilion, new tennis/basketball courts and playing pitches, the park is connected by a new modern greenway, which when completed, will link the Dublin Mountains to Dublin City.

“The addition of this new event is a wonderful extra to the park”, the SDCSP said.

To register for the new Dodder Valley Park Parkrun, or for more information on a Parkrun near you, visit the Parkrun website HERE.

For further information, contact Thomas McDermot SDCSP Sports Coordinator /

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