Running Club in Dublin’s Phoenix Park

Civil Service Harriers A.C.

About Us

Civil Service Harriers Athletic Club is a running club based in the Phoenix Park in Dublin and was officially founded in 1867, making it Ireland’s oldest athletic club. 

However, these days you don’t have to be a Civil Servant to join the club. The club is comprised of runners of all levels and abilities who meet and run in the Phoenix Park. If you live in or near Dublin and are interested in joining a running club then take a look at our new members information section for details.


"Great club, friendly and welcoming. Never ran further than 10k when I joined a few years ago and ran my first marathon in 2019."
"Great club which offers something for all types of runner, whether your goal is to keep fit or compete in races. My running has improved significantly since joining the club, thanks to the group training sessions."
"Fantastic club in the best possible location! Super friendly group to run with and improvement in running was noticeable straight away after joining. Highly recommended for all."

Train with us

What do you want to get out of training? Are you struggling training on your own and would like to meet up with like minded runners? 

Why not contact us and try out a few of our sessions for free before committing to joining the club. We meet at our clubhouse in the Phoenix Park for training on Tuesday and Thursday’s at 7pm and Saturday morning’s at 10am.


“A good laugh and a long run are the two best cures for anything”

The author of Dracula, Bram Stoker, competed with the club in the 1870s while working as a civil servant in Dublin.

Membership fees renewal

For Existing Members, renewal is via Athletics Ireland website – please click on payment link above and make sure to select the “Membership Renewal” option and not “New Membership Application”.  For any questions, please contact Club Registrar Paul McEvoy or use club email

For new members wishing to join, please click the below link

120 Per year
200 Per Year

Fed up running on your own?

Why not drop us an e-mail and join us for a couple of training sessions.

Join our club

Meet the Committee

We do love a good race, whether its a Park Run, BHAA Cross Country, 5k or even a Marathon. For those missing the out on that race day buzz have a read of some of our race reports and hopefully you will be back at the start line soon.

Civil Service Harriers

Race Report

Sport Ireland Campus Parkrun Our Saturday morning training session yesterday, 4th November, was the Sport Ireland Campus parkrun which takes place at the national cross

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Race Reports
Civil Service Harriers

National 5K Road Race

We had a sizeable contingent racing in the National 5k on Sunday which took place in the familiar surrounds of the Phoenix Park. It wasn’t the easiest of courses with a tough climb out of the Furry Glen before the finishing stretch on Furze road.

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Race Reports
Civil Service Harriers

National Road Relays

We had a different kind of race this weekend with three teams toeing the line for the National Road Relays which took place on a 1 mile loop along the roads of Raheny. We had three teams in the mix – Masters O50 Men (Sean Ryan, Padraig Creed, Nick Devery), Senior Women (Deirdre McCarthy, Laura Cullen, Claire Shanahan) and Senior Men (Patrick O’Reilly, Declan Cassells, Brian Walls, Aaron Mullen).

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