RACE DATE: Sunday, October 28, 2018
START TIME: 9:00 AM
COURSE: The course, which is largely flat, is AIMS certified and is one lap around the city. The race starts at Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes at Merrion Square nearby, close to historic Trinity College in the city center. The course passes through many of Dublin’s famous 18th century Georgian streets and the beautiful Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest urban park. The race crosses the city, north and south of the river Liffey.
ENTRY FEE: Runners receive a discounted Dublin Marathon entry if booked directly through Marathon Tours & Travel. Entry is $90 USD for Marathon Tours & Travel Dublin Marathon package participants.
ELIGIBILITY: Marathon entrants must be over 18 years of age on race day.
TIME LIMIT: The course is open for seven (7) hours
NUMBER PICKUP: The Sports Expo will be open Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. The venue is the Main Hall at the Royal Dublin Society (called RDS) located on Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Marathon Tours & Travel will organize a time for the group to go to the Expo to get their number and goody bag. All runners are responsible for getting their own bib.
AID STATIONS: Tipperary Spring Water is provided in 250ml bottles at the following points: 3, 5, 7, 9.5, 11.5, 13, 16, 19, 21 and 24 miles and in the goody bag at the finish. Lucozade Sports Drink will be provided at 9.5, 12, 19 & 22 miles and also in the goody bag at the finish. High 5 Gels will be available at 16 and 21 miles.
TOILETS: These will be available at the start in each wave zone, in the finish area, and on the course at miles 3, 5, 7, 9.5, 11.5, 13, 16, 19, 21 and 24.
FIRST AID: St John Ambulance provide First Aid facilities at the finish area and at 3, 5, 9.5, 11, 13, 16, 18.5, 20.5, 22.5 and 24 miles.
PACERS: There will be Pacers for the following times: 3.00, 3.10, 3.20, 3.30, 3.40, 3.50, 4.00, 4.10, 4.20, 4.30, 4.40, 4.50 and 5.00.
AWARDS: Everyone who finishes the Dublin Marathon course will receive a beautiful engraved marathon medal, plus a special commemorative marathon t-shirt and goody bag.
TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures are between 12 and 14 degrees Celsius (35 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit), with usually a light, south-westerly breeze of the Gulf Stream. Ideal conditions for marathon running!
DIFFICULTY: Fairly flat with a few rolling hills.