The Dublin Marathon has now sold out
All 20,000 race entries filled over three months ahead of the event on October 29th
The start of last year’s Dublin marathon. Photograph: Inpho
All 20,000 race entries for next October’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon have now sold out, reflecting once again the enduring boom in running.
The limit of 20,000 race entries was announced at the event launch back in May, and all those spaces have now been filled over three months ahead of the event, which takes place on the Sunday, October 29th.
Last year was the first time the event was moved from its traditional Bank Holiday Monday to the Sunday, which race director Jim Aughney says directly contributed to the sell-out of 19,500 runners, a 30 per cent increase on 2015.
That limit had been raised slightly this year but was capped at 20,000, which now makes it the fifth largest in Europe.
A statement from the marathon organisers this morning said they were “delighted” to confirm the event has now sold out.
The 2017 edition of the race, which started in 1980 with 2,100 runners, will also coincide with the Dublin wide celebration of the 350th anniversary of writer Jonathan Swift’s birth: the race course will pass St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin where Swift was Dean.
There are still entries available for SSE Airtricity marathon countdown race series, which begins with the Fingal 10k on Sunday 24th July, with the long running Frank Duffy 10 Mile set for the Phoenix Park 26th of August, while the Dublin Half Marathon will take place in a new venue in 2017, the Newbridge Demesne in Donabate, Co. Dublin.