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Sports Tours International, and its Irish counterpart Sports Travel International, have signed a deal making them the exclusive international travel partner for the Irish Life Dublin Marathon for the next five years.
The Irish Life Dublin Marathon is the fourth largest marathon in Europe welcoming more than 20,000 runners from over 60 countries.
Now significantly oversubscribed, runners are drawn to one of the world’s favourite marathons that starts and finishes in the heart of the city, with a route taking in some of Dublin’s historic landmarks. As the Overseas Tour Operator, Sports Tours International offer accommodation packages and guaranteed entry to this world class Marathon.
The packages also offer on the ground support from the experienced team of reps who provide local advice, and escort runners to the expo and the start line on race day.
Sports Tours International is one of the world’s leading sports travel operator and has been taking runners to the Dublin Marathon since the event began.
Chris Bird, CEO of Sports Tours International said: “The Irish Life Dublin Marathon is an event that is close to our hearts, and we are delighted to be the exclusive international travel partner. Our customers love this Marathon, and we are thrilled to be able to offer guaranteed entry and accommodation at some of the City’s best placed hotels.”
“My late father was from Dublin, and I ran the Marathon myself in 2019, so it really is an event that means a lot to me personally.”
Jim Aughney, Race Director of Life Dublin Marathon said: “We are delighted with the partnership with Chris and his fantastic team at Sports Travel International to help grow our event significantly over the coming years.”
Hundreds of runners travelled with Sports Tours and Sports Travel International to the 2022 Dublin Marathon that took place on Sunday 30th October.
“For my first marathon, what really stood out for me, was the people…the dedication of those working for the marathon and supporters along the course…event so many kids out cheering,” said Ray Allen who had travelled from Boston, USA.
Packages to the 2023 Irish Life Dublin on Sunday 29th October 2023 are available to book now – find out more
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