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Ireland’s largest marathon with over 20,000 runners! Now significantly oversubscribed, runners are drawn to a fast, flat course that starts and finishes in the heart of the city, taking in Dublin’s historic landmarks. We are pleased to be offering an entry only option to the 2024 event.
Our entry only option will allow you to guarantee an entry into the 2024 Irish Life Dublin Marathon. Secure your place today and enjoy this well organised and supported marathon.
Known for its relatively flat course, it’s currently Europe’s 4th largest marathon and is certainly a marathon to add to your bucket list. The course starts in Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes in Merrion Square close to the historic Trinity College. The weather conditions for running here in October are generally ideal.
There is the huge choice of world-class galleries, museums and cultural attractions located in Dublin. The city’s rich history and culture means you’ll never run out of interesting places to visit. There are also lots of warm and welcoming pubs, so why not enjoy a pint of Guinness too!
Please make your own arrangements to fly to Dublin and transport from Dublin airport to your hotel. Dependent on your arrival time, you could head to the marathon expo to collect your race bib, located at the Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road and open from 12pm – 7pm. In the evening, join us for welcome drinks in the hotel bar, a perfect opportunity for solo travellers to meet likeminded runners.
In the morning, we are hosting a 5k shakeout run to get your legs moving pre race day. If you haven’t collected your race bibs, head to the marathon expo, located at the Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road and open from 12pm – 7pm.
Today is the day! There are 4 wave starts, fifteen minutes apart. Participants should arrive at their starting area by 8.15 am via one of the time zones. Participants should arrive prepared to run – changing facilities are not provided. Bring a black plastic bag to keep warm. Celebrate your incredible achievements with post marathon drinks in the hotel!
With so much to see and explore in Dublin, today you can sightsee before travelling home.
£TBC per person
Dublin City is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin Airport, taking approximately 45 minutes
Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland
Main Field Start (including walkers) is at 9.00am at Fitzwilliam Street Upper. Walkers should line up at the back of the field. There are 4 wave starts, fifteen minutes apart. Participants should arrive at their starting area by 8.15 am via one of the time zones and be prepared to run – changing facilities are not provided. Bring a black plastic bag to keep warm.
If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.
Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.
Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.
Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.
Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.
Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.
Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.
Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.
Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.
Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms
On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.
All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.
A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.
Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.
Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure
What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.
What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.
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