The Clonliffe 2: final instructions

Thursday April 25th 2019 @ 8.00pm sees the 128th running of the Clonliffe 2, Ireland`s Oldest Road race. The historic race will take place in Santry starting on the track in the Morton Stadium.

The Course

The 2 Mile starts and finishes in the famous Morton Stadium in Santry, Dublin 9. The race also incorporates a lap of the beautiful Santry Demesne. (See course map) click: Clonliffe 2 Map

Event history

The Clonliffe 2 Mile is the oldest continuous Road Race in Ireland and one of the oldest in the world.

The race commenced in 1891 as a club race, soon to become an Invitational 2 Mile and eventually an Open Road Race. This is the 128th consecutive running. The event now caters for fun runners, club and elite athletes.

Race sponsor

The race will be sponsored this year by the Kavanagh family in Glasnevin. The late Eugene Kavanagh commenced sponsoring this race back in the mid 1980s. Clonliffe Harriers are very grateful to the Kavanagh family for their continuing sponsorship of this event.


Individual Prizes

Junior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd

Senior Men/Women    1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Masters Men/Women 1st in each category

Prize giving and refreshments will be place in the Clonliffe Club House after the race. Full results will be online asap that night.
Race check in and changing facilities

Race check in and changing facilities are located in the Clonliffe clubhouse, in Morton Stadium Santry Dublin 9.

Number collection – Those who have entered online will be able to collect their numbers at the Clonliffe clubhouse from 6.15pm.

Race entry

Registrations will be taken on the night of the race from 6.15 –


Limited parking in the stadium. Do not park on the Avenue in the stadium. Do not obstruct local neighbour’s access to their homes please.

Health & Safety

The race will be held on open roads. The Gardai will be in attendance, however, please be careful and watch for traffic. Please obey the on course marshals. No head sets allowed. 


St. Johns Ambulance will be in attendance to deal with any medical issues.


Report to the club house for safety briefing and allocation of positions at 7.15pm

Thank you for participating in Ireland`s oldest road race. Please enjoy the race.