Run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon for Meningitis Research Foundation

Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has a number of guaranteed places available for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on 13th August 2017 and the charity wants you to join them.

Without doubt, one of Ireland’s most fun and entertaining running events, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is back to celebrate 20 years in 2017. With local bands lining the route and a weekend of festivities planned, it promises to put a spring in the step of everyone who enters.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is a point to point course that starts in Dublin’s Docklands area, runs along the north side of the Liffey, and passes all fan favourites! After crossing over Memorial Bridge, the route passes the famous Ha’penny Bridge, Christ Church Cathedral, the James Joyce Museum, and the Guinness Brewery before heading to the Royal Hospital and Kilmainham Gaol into Phoenix Park.

The charity doesn’t charge a registration fee for its places in the Dublin Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon, but asks participants to raise a minimum sponsorship of €400. Once you sign up for a place with MRF, the charity will provide you with a running pack including training tips and sponsorship forms, so on the day you can focus on achieving your personal best. To book your place , please contact us on 01 819 69 31 or email

Meningitis and septicaemia are uniquely fast-acting and devastating diseases, which can result in death or lifelong after effects for those who survive ranging from fatigue and reduced concentration through to deafness and multiple amputations. Despite a reduction in numbers affected in Ireland, sadly 200-250 families are still affected by the disease every year. For new generations of parents to infants, and to teenagers starting university, the most at risk groups, MRF’s commitment to continued awareness raising and funding high impact, need-informed research means the difference between life and death. The charity depends on the generosity of the local community to sustain its vital work and taking part in this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon is one brilliant way that you can get support this worthy cause.

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