The 38th running of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon has sold out before the closing date with 20,000 entries who will line up on Sunday 29th October 2017
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will mark the Dublin wide celebration of the 350th anniversary of writer Jonathon Swift’s birth, will all finishers receiving a commemorative medal to mark the occasion. All those taking part will run past St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin where Swift was Dean.
The first of the race series will kick off with the Fingal 10k on Sunday 23rd July with a 10% increase in entries from 2016. Olympian Marathon Runner Mick Clohisey said: “The Race Series is also a great idea – I ran two of them last year and they’re ideal preparation. They’re a great stepping stone to the full distance, there’s a nice period between each race. Each one leads onto the other, you gradually move up in the distance and you get a feel for running in a crowd and the buzz you get from that. The race series gives you great confidence to tackle the full distance, especially for your first marathon. It gives you monthly targets as well as some great fun and enjoyment.”
The long running Frank Duffy 10 Mile set for the Phoenix Park 26th of August. The Dublin Half Marathon will take place in a new venue in 2017, the Newbridge Demesne in Donabate, Co. Dublin on Saturday September 23rd With the finale in the series of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon taking place on Sunday 29th October which will also be Athletics Ireland’s National Championships (no entry details on-line).