Dublin Marathon Tour Details

29 October 2012; A general view of the start of the Dublin Marathon 2012. Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

The Dublin Marathon is set to get going at 09:00 on October 30th, 2016. A total of fifteen thousand places are available to runners and people who are planning to secure a spot should make sure that they sign up early as this is one of the most popular marathons in the whole of the United Kingdom and actually attracts running enthusiasts and their supporters from all around the world.

The route of the Dublin Marathon consists of a single loop that is relatively flat. The start and finish lines can be found close to Trinity College, which is one of the most prominent buildings in the whole of the city and is relatively easy to find. The race begins from Flitzwilliam Street and the route covers many of the most enchanting buildings along the way.

Runners who have the concentration to look around them as they pound the pavement will notice that they pass the world famous Trinity College before making their way past the large and lovely Herbert Park. Also included in the route are large green zones like Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green and Merrion Square North is where the finish line can be found.

People who are planning on taking part in the Dublin Marathon must apply before the 1st of October, although it is likely that all of the places will be filled by then. In fact, there is a discount for people who apply for race entry before July 31st, so it makes sense to be among the first to apply. People who reside in the EU need to pay 70 Euros to enter or 80 Euros between August 1st and the 31st, when the fee goes up to 90 Euros. People who are not from the EU are charged five Euros extra to enter and October 1st is the cut off date for entry.