I had decided at the beginning of the year that I wanted to run Dublin because I had never been to Ireland and thought it would be a great way to start my journey to the Seven Continents Club. While trying to register, I discovered that I had to book through Marathon Tours and recognized the name from my work with Back on My Feet Boston (Marathon Tours is a sponsor). I also figured that if I wanted to get more adventurous with my running, it would be beneficial to work with a company who could make that experience as amazing as possible, and I was not wrong.
I am one of the running Ambassador's for the Fleet Feet Marathon Running group. I sent out an email tonight to my group in regards to the Indy Monumental marathon this weekend that many in my group are running. In this email I told them about the wonderful experience I had with Marathon Tours and was very pleased at how well they organized all meals, day trips, travel, and group receptions. I would highly recommend using this group if you are considering running a foreign marathon.
Definitely enjoyed the extensions! So glad I splurged with both the pre-race and post-race extensions. It will be on my list to return to Belfast next time visiting Ireland.
This was my first time using Marathon Tours, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to friends and I’m sure I’ll be a return customer at some point. Thank you!
Ann and Jacqui were not only knowledgeable about Dublin and the specifics of race day, they even came out to cheer us on! I worked with Ann to book my trip and she was great. Even when she was in Australia, she responded to my emails and answered my questions thoroughly and in a very timely manner.
The Optional Merry Ploughboy Dinner was a great way to end our time in Dublin. Very fun show and the food was delicious.
Love, love, love the people. You should really promote how encouraging and wonderful the crowd is. WOW
As always, EXCELLENT staff onsite from Marathon Tours. Always available to answer questions or just to chat. Kept everything on schedule. Communications were informative.
Marathon Tours made racing the Dublin Marathon easy - we were centrally located and never had to worry about any of the details leading up to the race.
One of the best international race experiences with no worries about language barriers, plenty of friendly people to meet, and a race equivalent to many big city races in the US.