New Parkrun in Dodder Valley Launch


South Dublin County Sports Partnership, in partnership with the HSE, announce the launch of their new weekly Parkrun event in Dodder Valley Park following the upgrade of the park walkways by South Dublin County Council. Launching with its first run on 5 November 2022, this FREE weekly Parkrun event will work to serve the local neighbourhoods like Firhouse, Knocklyon, and Tallaght as well helping to create a better community for all in the wider South Dublin County community. 

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.  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.

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

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