The 38th Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday 29-Oct-17. Last year the event sold out before the closing date with 19,500 entries due largely to the move to a Sunday from the historical Bank Holiday Monday. The 2017 Marathon will be capped at 20,000 in anticipation of another sell out. Entries so far are reported to be strong, so people are encouraged to enter early to avoid disappointment.
The Dublin Marathon also incorporates the AAI National Marathon Championships 2017. Entrants to the Dublin Marathon qualify for entry to the National Marathon at no extra cost. This is done through the club, not online. However, you must first enter yourself for the Dublin Marathon online.
Moving swiftly along, the 2017 Marathon coincides with the 350th anniversary of writer Jonathon Swift’s birth and all finishers will receive a commemorative medal to mark the occasion. The race itself will run past St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin where the Dean was once Swift!