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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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Our 2017 Final Event at Morton Stadium

Our 2017 Final Event at Morton Stadium

The Final Event of Marathonkids Ireland 2017 Programme took place on Thursday, Nov 30th at Morton Stadium in Swords. For the occasion, over 40 schools and 2,400 children from both Fingal and South Dublin County Council ran the final mile of...

What I Learned by Visiting Three Schools

What I Learned by Visiting Three Schools

As an ambassador for Marathon Kids I had the pleasure of visiting three school in South County Dublin last week, East Lucan Educate Together, Talbot N.S in Clondalkin and St. Kevin’s NS Kilnamanagh. I always enjoy visiting schools because it...

Marathonkids Ireland South Dublin Launch

Marathonkids Ireland South Dublin Launch

Another terrific day of sport and most importantly fun for kids, teachers and supporters of Marathonkids Ireland with the official launch of the 2017 programme for South Dublin County Council. The day started around 10 am with the kids from St...

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