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What is Marathonkids Ireland?

8-Week Programme for 5th and 6th Class Students

South Dublin County Council along with Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council have organised this 8 week programme targeting 5th & 6th Class students in schools in Fingal and Dublin City.


Students Will

Take part in 4 running sessions per week for 8 weeks
Run 26.2 miles
Learn about the benefits of sports
Run the last mile at the National Sports Campus event
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Overview of Our 8-Week Programme

Students will perform four running sessions each week inching them closer to completing their first marathon as well as learning about the benefits of physical activity.

The finale will see the students running their last mile and completing the marathon at the National Cross Country Course located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin 15.

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Week 3 and You Are a Superstar!

Week 3 and You Are a Superstar!

Aisling Moloney from RTE News2Day, along with our ambassador David Gillick, visited St Ronan’s NS on Sep 13th and spoke about Marathonkids Ireland. The students were filmed while running and doing warm up exercises. CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO...

It’s Already Week Two!

It’s Already Week Two!

The 2019 programme has kicked off in Fingal, Dublin City and South Dublin schools on September 9th. To get you in the mood, you can watch some archive videos from last year’s launch in Fingal and South Dublin. You can watch both videos...

Welcome to Marathonkids Ireland 2019!

Welcome to Marathonkids Ireland 2019!

Welcome to Marathonkids Ireland 2019 programme! It’s great to have you and your school on board. As you know, Marathonkids is an 8-week programme promoting exercise to 5th and 6th class students in Fingal, Dublin City and South Dublin...

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