About Dune 2019

Date: Sunday 6th October 2019

Start Time: 10:00 a.m.

Place: Outside The Quays Shopping Centre Newry

Finish: Market Square Dundalk

Transport: There will be transport provided at the finish line back to Newry.


Pure Running Half Marathon Series


The Dune Half is part of the Pure Running 2019 Half Marathon Series.


Online registration closes Thursday the 3rd of October. Registration will also be available during pack collections, see Pack Collections below for more details. Medals are not guaranteed when registering at pack collections.

The Route

After meeting with An Garda Siochana and the engineer from Dundalk Council we have had to alter this years DUNE route. We hope you like it.


Pack Collection

Pack collection will be available in the Quays Shopping Centre Newry on Friday 4th from 1900hrs to 2100hrs and Tommy the Bikes on Saturday 5th from 10am to Noon.
Packs can also be collected on race day in the Quays from 8.00am to 10am but we advise runners to come early, anyone coming after 10am will not get a race pack and will not be able to run.
Multiple pack collection is welcome but if possible please have a list with names and age.


Buses will be running from outside Eoins bar Dundalk to Newry from 7.30 am.
Buses are first come first served and will leave when full.
Please also note it is every runners OWN RESPONSIBILITY to be on the start line for 10am.
Buses will then be stationed at the finish line to bring runners back to Newry after the race, again they will leave on demand with estimated last bus around 2pm.


A free baggage drop will be inside the door of the Quays, bags will then be taken to Dundalk for when you finish.

Water Stops

There will be a water stop at 4 mile, 9 mile and the finish line.


Pacers will be 1.30 1.35 1.40 1.45 1.50 1.55 2.00 2.05 2.10 2.15. 

Additional info

Eoins bar are providing soup/tea/coffee for runners so call in and see the guys there for post race refreshments.

Sean Smith


Dune Halfmarathon completed today 1.35 tough wee route enjoyable. Well done all runners supporters organisers and helpers :-))

Paula Mccracken


Well done to all who all involved in Dune Halfmarathon today!!A credit to the organisers and I tip my hat to you brave souls who ran it!!

Patrick Treanor


Just back from the DUNE half marathon. It was a great day and hopefully everyone following me got the time they wanted.

Margaret McCann Trainor


some great snaps from yesterday from Dune Halfmarathon. Great to see everyone come together for such a great cause !!