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Athletics Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council will host the SPAR Streets of Dublin 5K on Sunday 20th May 2018 @ 9am. This 5K route will take participants through the Streets of Dublin starting outside the CHQ Building and finishing on City Quay. The SPAR Streets of Dublin 5k is part of the brand new Athletics Ireland Race Series 2018. Website

Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 6-metre high flight deck, in the hope of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or more often, to plunge into the waters below. Flugtag, which means “flying day” in German, pushes the envelope of human-powered flight but competitors need more than airtime to reach the podium. Teams are judged on three criteria: flight distance, creativity of the craft, and showmanship. These criteria have inspired flying tacos, prehistoric pterodactyls, and even Snoopy and the gang to grace the Flugtag flight decks! In 2011, Dublin celebrated the momentous 100th anniversary of the Red Bull Flugtag series and we are bringing back the madness to the capital in May 2018. So mark your calendar and be ready for more flights, fun and foolery!

Back for its third year the Dublin 7s are set to blow you away. Whether you are taking part in the rugby or partaking in a great day out…this is the event for everyone. All tickets and team registrations are on sale now. For an extra special occasion please see our premium offerings and no need for a baby sitter because this is a child friendly event with heaps of activities for all ages. All of our food and drink is of the highest quality local produce. We will be cramming as much rugby as possible into the programme with live music, DJ stages, strong man competitions, dodgeball and much more there to distract you away from the pitch side. Website

Battle for the Bay is back in 2018 and takes place on 26th and 27th May, it promises to deliver the usual fun, entertainment and aerial acrobatics which has helped it become one of the best free family weekends in the summer calendar. Battle of the Bay is an entertaining weekend for all the family, young and old, where audiences are enthralled, entertained and captivated by kite surfers from across the world as they weave across the glittering bay. Bring your friends, bring your family to Dollymount Strand to enjoy a weekend of an amazing extreme water show and have a great day at the beach. The best kite surfers from Ireland and the world will descend on the shore to showcase their spectacular skills and gravity defying moves as they skim the water surface and compete for the coveted King or Queen of the Bay crown. Growing from an audience of just 50 in 2006, Battle for the Bay now boasts an incredible 65,000 visitors over the weekend! There will be all the usual entertainment on dry land with live music all day from DJs and bands: a beach market selling everything from vintage clothes, vinyl records, Arts & […]

The Republic of Ireland round off their international season with a friendly against the United States Men’s National Team.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, an annual 10k charity road race, occurs each June bank holiday weekend in Dublin and is the largest Women’s event of its kind in the world. In 1983, the inaugural event had 9,000 women entering and the event reached a record attendance in 2014 with over 41,000 women taking part. The event has grown in popularity as women have taken more interest in their own health and fitness. A staggering 1 million women have entered the event over its 35 years. Hundreds of charities are also big winners. In 2017, it is estimated that €9.3m was raised on the day for charities, bringing the estimated total raised, since the race started, to more than €210m. The women decide themselves which charity they will support and many local causes gain vital funds from the event. It is now the largest one day charity event in the country. Site

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of all that’s great about bikes and cycling. Held over a week in June of each year with bike themed events organised by local authorities, community groups and cycling groups throughout Ireland. Cycling is fun. Did you know that – Anyone from 6 to 100 year olds can ride a bike; – Its a perfect chance to spend quality time with family; – Biking is a very flexible form of exercise. From free bike checks, fun cycles, lunchtime city rides, heritage cycles, electric bike races, school cycling events, bike festivals, road races and much more. There’s something for every age and ability. Join the fun at this year’s Bike Week. Where will your bike take you?

The Dublin City Council event will provide a jam packed day of exhilarating fun for all the family in North Bull Island, Clontarf on Sunday 10th June 2018. Last year’s Dublin Kite Festival attracted attendees from around the country, brandishing an array of kites ready to take to the skies and beautify the Dublin skyline with a jumble of colour. There was free entertainment all day long ensuring that attendees enjoyed a carefree Sunday afternoon reliving childhood memories of kite flying whilst having fun with friends and family. Whether attendees were brilliant kite fliers, or failing kite triers everyone got off the ground in the end as there were plenty of kiting experts ready to lend a hand. The day also boasted lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops and a kite flying competition! Site

After the success of 2017, the Irish Cancer Society is delighted to announce that this summer we will continue to spread the fun nationwide and hold four Colour Dash 5ks around Ireland – Dublin, Cork, Galway and we are back in Limerick. Thousands of enthusiastic walkers, joggers and runners will inject some colour into their lives this summer. 100% of the funds raised through the Colour Dash will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society. Sign up today, get active and join the fight against cancer! Each kilometre represents a different aspect of cancer – either a cancer that we need help in fighting against, or something to be celebrated.

This June 17th, the Phoenix Park will become that bit more colourful when Colour Dash comes to town. Take the whole family to take part in this colourful, fun-filled 5k run which makes for a wonderful day out. Suitable for people of all abilities, Colour Dash is Ireland’s most colourful 5k race. As you complete each kilometre, a different coloured powder paint will be thrown resulting in a riot of colour so get those old clothes and runners at the ready for Colour Dash Dublin at the Phoenix Park.

The 2018 race will take place on Thursday, June 28th, starting at 7:30pm. The distance is 5k, run over a flat, fast loop in Dublin’s Docklands area. Organised by the runners from Crusaders Athletic Club, the Docklands 5k race is held with the help of the generous sponsorship, provided by many companies located in the Docklands and surrounding areas. The Docklands 5k is a non-profit event. All proceeds will be used to improve the facilities of Crusaders AC and to promote sport, health and wellbeing in the community. We look forward to seeing you there!! The race will be held on Thursday, June 28th, starting at 7:30pm. The race starts on the South Docks at Lime Street which is very near to the Samuel Beckett Bridge – that’s the one almost opposite the Convention Centre. From there you will head towards the City Centre all the way to the Matt Talbot Bridge which you will cross over to the North Quay. From there you will run all the way down to the 3 Arena where you will loop back down the North Quay again towards the Matt Talbot Bridge. There you will cross the Bridge again and back to the […]