Age 18 & over
A hugely popular marathon, with a predominantly flat course through the historic city of Dublin. Attracting over 20,000 runners year on year, participants enjoy an electrifying and hugely supportive Irish atmosphere with interesting sights throughout the single-lap course.
Europe's fifth largest marathon with over 20,000 runners.
Featuring Fitzwilliam Square, Phoenix Park, the Grand Canal, Bushy Park and University College Dublin.
To maximise motivation on route.
Perfect spot for a cultural weekend away.
2024 details to be confirmed.
Fitzwilliam Street Upper
The illustrious city of Dublin has been drawing visitors in their droves for years. The incredibly picturesque medieval city also has a more modern and cosmopolitan side to it, whilst the more compact nature, compared with other European capitals, means it's easy and inviting to the visitor. The cultural and arts sector is burgeoning, meaning there's so much happening, you'll never fail to find a wonderful way to experience this city.
The race goody bag is a great way for each runner to try and sample new products, existing favourites, as well as learn of exciting new launches/services in the athletics and foods sector.
Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.
Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:
Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.
Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champs.
When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.
When you're partway through your run and your energy is flagging, what you need is a boost from cheering spectators to keep you moving. Many charities set up a cheer station along the route, keeping an eye out for you to send up a huge cheer as you run past!
Refreshments and an indulgent post-race sports massage are often provided by charities for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.
You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.
Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if ballot entries are closed.
Marathon running and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?
These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.
Care and support for children with a long-term or complex health condition.
The Irish Life Dublin Marathon 2024 ballot opened in November for a couple of weeks and has now closed. Successful ballot applicants will be notified soon.
The event is always over-subscribed however you can secure a place by running for charity.