Great Ireland Run To Go Virtual


After assessing all scenarios in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been confirmed that the Great Ireland Run will be going virtual for 2021.

The 20th annual running of the Great Ireland Run 10k, which was set to take place in the iconic surroundings of the Phoenix Park last year, will once again be going virtual for the 2021 edition.

Thousands of walkers and runners are expected to once again turn out in their respective localities and take on the 10km distance this April.

Athletics Ireland took over staging of the event in 2019, and they are committed to seeing Great Ireland Run retain the prestige of years gone by when we hopefully see a return to traditional road races in 2022.

A decision on the National 10k Championships held in conjunction with the Great Ireland Run will be finalised in the coming weeks.

All deferred entries from the 2020 Great Ireland Run have been contacted via email.

While we are prevented from holding the Great Ireland Run this year, we are looking forward to providing you with an even bigger and better event in 2022.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you take on the challenge of completing your Virtual Great Ireland Run.

- Great Ireland Run Team

Virtual Great Ireland Run

The Virtual Great Ireland Run is a FREE to enter, with the option to purchase a t-shirt, medal, and series snood should you choose to. Please note the medal is a 2020 Great Ireland Run medal.

You will be required to submit your time via our new online portal upon completing your run.

  • Dates for Time Submission: Between 24th - 25th April
  • Where: Virtual - Please adhere to government guidelines.
  • Single Entry: €0 (Option to purchase t-shirt & medal and series snood available)

Click HERE for registration to the Virtual Great Ireland Run and/or Virtual Irish Runner Race Series.

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