Every summer since 1983, Dublin's streets thunder with the noise of thousands of women running the Vhi Women's Mini-Marathon. An inspiring day of lung-bursting personal bests (PBs), followed by thousands more who are raising funds for very worthy causes.

The Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon is amongst the largest women-only races in the world, with over one million women having taken part since 1983. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 and 2021 Mini-Marathons took place virtually.  2022 saw us back on the streets!

After a long day in the trenches together, there's nothing better than teaming up with your colleagues to take part in the Spirit Sandyford 5K! At least, we think so!

DSD approached the Sandyford Business District, with the key support of the Spirit Motor Group, amongst others, the Spirit Sandyford 5K was born in September 2015.

Since then, the race has grown in popularity with local businesses routinely sending out their finest out to do them proud. 


New Multisport Campus

Since acquiring 25 acres on Tibradden Road between 2013 and 2015, DSD has been working feverishly on its new home.

In partnership with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, we have planning permission for a full Multisport campus - including all the athletics facilities you could dream of!

Work on our World Athletics standard 8-lane, 400-metre outdoor track has started and we plan to open Phase 1 in autumn 2022, with Phase 2 (indoor facilities) then commencing. Time to see big dreams coming true!

  • Established in 1985 with a Dundrum AC & South Dublin AC merger

  • Our Club is built upon a strong volunteering ethos

  • Volunteering in coaching and our many committees

  • Want to excel in athletics? Join us!

  • Want to make great friends? Join us!

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  • Among Ireland's largest & most decorated athletics clubs

  • Awarded Performance Club of the Year in February 2022 by Athletics Ireland

  • Certified coaches for all levels - recreational to elite

  • 13 Olympians among its members

  • Owner & operator of the Women's Mini Marathon & Sandyford 5K

  • Opening phase 1 its new Athletics Campus in autumn 2022

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