Thursday 29 September 2016

Runners warned that entry levels for 2016 Dublin Marathon are close to capacity

Published 09/08/2016 | 13:35

Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in 2015
Runners at the start of the 36th Dublin City marathon in 2015

Anyone looking to enter themselves into the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon are being urged to do so as soon as possible.

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Under 2,000 places remain available for the event on October 30, with entry levels already exceeding the 15,600 that competed in 2015.

Entries will close when the race reaches 17,500 entrant on health and safety grounds.

Organisers are delighted with the uptake and are looking to increase the capacity for the race in 2017.

Race director, Jim Aughney commented on the uncharted enthusiasm for the event this year: “It’s great to see so much interest this year. It shows how important running and staying fit has become in Ireland, as well as, how popular Ireland is as a travel destination for the international participants.

"We would love if we could cheer more runners across the line, but unfortunately we need to prioritise the health and safety of those involved. We have already started looking into ways we can increase capacity for next year, and hope any of those who miss it this year, will keep training and take part next year.”

For more information or to register, visit the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon website at www.sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie.

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