Sponsored post: This will be the 39th year of the event which is run through the capital’s historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park
On Sunday, October 28, 2018, Dublin will once again play host to one of the great European city marathons.
This will be the 39th year of this superb event which is run through the capital’s historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park.
Thousands of boisterous spectators will line the route and such is the buzz from the crowd that overseas participants in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon have dubbed it the ‘friendly marathon’.
The course is largely flat, a single lap and starts and finishes in the city centre.
Conditions for marathon running are ideal, too, as the average temperatures for the city in October are around 12°-14° C (53°-57° F).
Dublin is only an hour by air from most UK and European cities and a large number of the expected entry of 20,000 will be made up of overseas runners, many of whom will be returning to sample Irish hospitality once more.
So why not go and experience the occasion for yourself? A warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed.
However, be warned, once you have tried it, you’ll want to go back again!
All finishers receive a technical long sleeve t-shirt and medal.
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» This article was first published in our 2018 marathon guide supplement, included with the November 9 edition of AW