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KBC Dublin Marathon

Quick facts

Location Dublin, Ireland

Distance Marathon

About KBC Dublin Marathon

Dublin may be a small capital, but its cosmopolitan bone fides have been firmly established. Beyond its impressive collection of museums and galleries, and its choice of food from all four corners of the globe – in both restaurant and market form – this is a city that conspicuously embraces diversity and has been transformed by two decades of multiculturalism. It used to be said that ‘real’ Dubs had to be born within the canals like their parents and grandparents before them: these days, you’re as likely to meet a Dub whose parents were born in Warsaw, Lagos or Beijing.

With that being said, the Dublin Marathon is the place to be!!

The Dublin Marathon is an annual marathon in Dublin, Ireland, normally held on the last Monday in October, which is a public holiday in Ireland. Held each year since 1980, in 2007 there were about 11,000 race participants, half of whom were from overseas.The course is generally reasonably flat. It starts at Fitzwilliam Square in the city center and concludes at Merrion Square. Exact routing varies, although in recent years the race has proceeded in an anti-clockwise direction around the city, including passing through the Phoenix Park.

The Irish climate is influenced by the prevailing light South Westerly winds of the Gulf Stream. The average temperatures for October are around 12 – 14°C (53 – 57°F). Dublin has only about 30 inches of rain annually–ideal for running.

Distances

Marathon

  • 42.195km

Practicalities

Aid Stations

Water will be provided at 10 locations (see route map) in 250Ml Tipperary Water Sports cap bottles.

Start:

Fitzwilliam Square

Dublin,ie

Finish:

Merrion Square

Dublin,ie

Difficulty

flat

Highlights

  • Phoenix Park
  • Dublin Zoo
  • Bricksfields Park
  • University College Dublin
  • Elm Park Golf Course

Overview

The course is largely flat and is a single lap, starting and finishing close to the City Centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.