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Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018

About This Activity

Following on from the success of the last four years, the Fifth running of the Monaghan Phoenix Marathon Festival in 2018 will be even bigger and better.

  • Open to all – But numbers limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Considered the best value Marathon in Ireland.
  • Athletics Association of Ireland Permit and Measured Course
  • Refreshments before, during and after the race.
  • Changing facilities and showers.
  • Entertainment and surprises along the route.
  • Part of Monaghan County Athletics Board Distance League (Half Marathon)
  • Course will be around Monaghan Town, Ulster Greenway Canal Path and Rossmore Forest Trails.
  • Miles of Smiles in the land of little hills

The event is organised by Monaghan Phoenix Athletic Club.  Monaghan Phoenix is one of the oldest clubs in Monaghan, and caters for runners of all abilities and all ages.  All proceeds from the events goes back into the Juvenile section of the club to assist in building and support athletics for juveniles and juniors.


  • There is a time limit fo 6:30 for all our marathon runs.
  • No race number swaps available
  • No registration on the day of the event, and online entries only


For the first time this year, we will be holding a Charity Marathon on Friday 28th September.  This will be only for those doing the Back to Back and entry can be made as an add-on during registration for the Back to back.  The friday event will start at 9:45am.  The Charity Marathon is entirely funded by local businesses, and ALL proceeds of the event will go directly to local charities.


Event details and schedule

Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September

Back to Back marathon (with option to enter Charity Marathon on Friday 28th September)

Sunday 30th September

Full Marathon

Sunday 30th September

Half Marathon

All events will start and finish at Monaghan United Grounds in Gortakeegan, Monaghan.  

Start times:

Friday: 9:15 (to be confirmed) - (Restricted entry to those doing B2B only)

Saturday:  9:15 am (to be confirmed)

Sunday:  9:15 am (to be confirmed)

Times are subject to change, however any changes will be communicated to all entrants.

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