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Expect road closures in south Dublin - the Mini Marathon is about to kick off

35,000 women are expected to take part – making it the largest female event of its kind in the world.
Jun 5th 2017, 12:53 PM 25,103 11

THERE WILL BE a number of road closures in the south Dublin area this afternoon, as the Women’s Mini Marathon takes place.

The 10km event begins at Fitzwilliam Square at 2pm – and follows a route out the Donnybrook Road past UCD, before returning to the south city centre via Nutley Lane and Pembroke Road.

If you’re driving this afternoon, the best advice is avoid the area entirely.

35,000 women are expected to walk, jog or run along the route – making it the largest female event of its kind in the world.

Over 80% of the participants are raising money for causes, and organisers say more than 900 charities will benefit.

The latest weather forecast for Dublin this afternoon is decidedly mixed. According to Met Éireann “while many areas will have a mainly dry day, scattered heavy showers will occur”. Temperatures will range from 13 to 16 degrees.

Route map 

map3 Source: VHI Mini Marathon

Merrion Square South will be closed until 7pm tonight. A list of Dublin Bus diversions can be found here. Merrion Square East and Fitzwilliam Square East Dublin Bike Stations will be closed for the duration of the event.

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