Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half-Marathon Discontinued

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half-Marathon Discontinued

It was announced this week that the Rock 'n' Roll Dublin Half-Marathon has been discontinued.

See statement... "Today, we must notify you that the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin scheduled for August 7 and 8, 2021 has been discontinued and will not take place in 2021 and beyond. This includes the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and Family Fun Run races.

Athletes that are registered for the event are receiving an email with further details of their refunds. If you have further questions, please contact us at

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that this decision will come as a disappointment and we share in those feelings. We appreciate your patience and support and are looking forward to returning to Dublin at a future point in time."
This was a popular event in Dublin attracting thousands of runners and it also doubled up as the Athletics Ireland National Half-Marathon for a number of years. 
Prior to this, the national half-marathon used to be moved around the country and was usually a low key affair with a few hundred runners. The old format was primarily non-commercial where as the Rock 'n' Roll event allowed Athletics Ireland to benefit financially from the event.

With the discontinuation of the Rock 'n' Roll event, it will now leave a shortfall in the Athletic Ireland finances going forward. 

Athletics Ireland have said that they will make an announcement about the 2021 National Half-Marathon Championships in due course but it remains to be seen if they can make up for this financial reversal.

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