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Sports Tours International – Ireland

Sports Travel International has now become Sports Tours International, Ireland. Based in Swords, Dublin we have earned a reputation for always putting our customers first, with our dedicated Irish team and friendly and professional reps, we can help you take on your next international challenge.

The story of Sports Tours International is a tale of visionaries. Our founder and  Irishman, Vince Regan started organising his first trips to international marathons back in the 1970s. He was an ex-international marathon runner himself and could see the value in people travelling to far off places to participate in marathons.

When Vince started his travel business, back in 1973, one of his first trips was to the iconic New York Marathon. Vince really pioneered the concept of the International Travel Partner for events such as this. Being a well known figure within the running community; Vince also became involved in the creation of the London Marathon and took responsibility for managing the London Marathon international runner programme.

Why Book With Us?


We are the Ireland’s leading booking agency for all running events. Booking with Sports Tours International is the only sure way to guarantee your entry for participation for these world events.


Every year we take thousands of participants and spectators to sporting events around the world. Our packages include a race briefing and dedicated Cheer Zones at all Marathon Majors.


We have updated our booking system to make it as easy as possible for our customers. You will find all the information on each event laid out clearly for you to build a package to meet your needs.


The Abbott World Marathon Majors are the six greatest marathons around the world. We have built our reputation over the years and are guaranteed ticket allocations to all of these desired events.


We are a member of the Irish Aviation Authority and have TOPP policy cover, which means if you book a package with us, you will never be left stranded without accommodation or out of pocket if anything should happen to your booking.


We have been taking participants and spectators to all the major sporting events around the world for 50 years. Our experienced staff are with you every step of the way and help make your trip an experience of a lifetime.


Every year, we take thousands of customers to international events, with a 97% customer satisfaction rate, we know you will have the experience of a lifetime.

Read our reviews

Meet Team Ireland

Nicola Walker

Territory Manager

Aisling Murtagh

Customer Service Assistant

Amy Mongey

Customer Service Executive


5.0 out of 5

Just a quick note to say we had a great weekend in Berlin. Weather was fantastic and Eoin did a great job looking after the guests from Ireland. Well organised and hotel was first class. The run went well and enjoyed a great rugby victory on the Saturday evening. Perfect weekend.

Patrick Moore, Dublin
Patrick Moore, Dublin

I just wanted to say thanks for a really well organised tour to Chicago for the marathon. I got back this morning. The hotel was great and couldn’t have been better located for the race start and finish. Also all of your instructions were spot on and helped a lot. That was my fifth major with only Tokyo to do now! Once again thanks for a great trip.

Ciara and Padraic
Ciara and Padraic

We can’t wait to go on more trips with Sports Travel and having Eoin as our rep again. In relation to New York Marathon, Padraic and I can’t express how professional and helpful Eoin Daly was. From the moment we landed in JFK he has been outstanding. There was something very special having an Irish Rep for the last 5 days

See the World Through Running

See the World Through Running

Europe’s Number One Tour Operator For the Active Lifestyle Community

Every year we take thousands of participants and spectators to some of best and most popular events around the world. Whether it’s achieving a new goal, or a challenge on your best times, we create great experiences and memories that will last a life time.



Sports Tours International Ireland offers opportunities where you can combine your love of a sport with a career. Primarily we recruit people who have the technical skills to undertake the role, but with the added benefit of understanding sport and the people who take part in the events and events we offer.


We are always on the look out for talented, enthusiastic people to join our team. If you believe you can make a difference to Sports Tours International and our customers, then please send a CV and a covering letter to 


Official tour partner for the biggest races on the planet