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2024

Irish Life Dublin Marathon

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Launched in 1980, the Dublin Marathon is Europe’s 4th largest marathon and a global running event. 20,000 runners from over 60 countries will take to the city centre course on October 27th 2024. Now significantly oversubscribed, runners are drawn to a fast, flat course that starts and finishes in the heart of the city, taking in Dublin’s historic landmarks. Sports Tours International Ireland is the official overseas Tour Operator for the 2024 Dublin Marathon.

*Please note, we are only permitted to sell packages and entries to international customers who reside outside of Ireland.

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Europe's 4th largest marathon

Running and sightseeing!

The 2024 Irish Life Dublin Marathon is a well organised and supported marathon and Sports Tours International Ireland has a long history of offering the event to international runners.

Known for its relatively flat course, it’s currently Europe’s 4th largest marathon and is certainly a marathon to add to your bucket list. The course starts in Fitzwilliam Street Upper and finishes in Merrion Square close to the historic Trinity College. The weather conditions for running here in October are generally ideal.

There is the huge choice of world-class galleries, museums and cultural attractions located in Dublin. The city’s rich history and culture means you’ll never run out of interesting places to visit. There are also lots of warm and welcoming pubs, so why not enjoy a pint of Guinness too!

Included in your package

  • Guaranteed entry
  • Breakfast included
  • Welcome drinks on Friday evening in the hotel bar
  • Post marathon celebrations drinks in the hotel bar
  • Sports Tours bobble hat
  • Passionate Sports Tours International Ireland team on hand throughout the event
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Hyatt Centric The Libertines Dublin
Hyatt Centric The Libertines Dublin

Situated in the very heart of Dublin, just a stones throw from some of the city's best loved attractions such as; Dublin Castle, Temple Bar, and the stunning St. Patrick's Cathedral (which is just 0.1 miles away), is the fabulous Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin. Each room, in this beautiful 4* hotel is finished with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and all rooms are fitted with a wardrobe and a desk, and finished with a private bathroom. There are tea and coffee making facilities in guest rooms and breakfast is available in rooms. The hotel is fully heated, air conditioned and soundproofed, to ensure you get the best night's sleep possible. For your comfort and convenience, the hotel is non smoking throughout.

The hotel has an onsite bar and coffee house and the Liberties Gate Restaurant offers a superb dining experience, where fresh is the theme, and locally inspired food is served with refreshing simplicity and elegance. The hotel boasts a state-of-the-art fitness centre, open 24 hours daily and a 24 hour front desk service.

Amenities:

Shared lounge/TV area
Designated smoking area
Air conditioning
Non-smoking throughout
Heating
Car hire
Packed lunches
Soundproof rooms
Lift
VIP room facilities
Family rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Fitness Centre
Newspapers
Room service

3 nights
€569
4 nights
€739

Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a sole occupancy of a room.

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25 October

Arrival in Dublin and Welcome Drinks

Please make your own arrangements to fly to Dublin and transport from Dublin airport to your hotel. A Sports Tours International Ireland representative will be at the hotel reception ready to welcome you to Dublin! Dependent on your arrival time, you could head to the marathon expo to collect your race bib, located at the Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road and open from 12pm – 7pm. In the evening, join us for welcome drinks in the hotel bar, perfect for solo travellers to meet likeminded runners.

26 October

5K shakeout run and expo day

After breakfast, we are hosting a complimentary 5K shakeout run to get your legs moving pre race day. If you haven’t collected your race bibs, head to the marathon expo, located at the Royal Dublin Society, Merrion Road and open from 12pm – 7pm.

27 October

Race day!

Today is the day! There are 4 wave starts, fifteen minutes apart. Participants should arrive at their starting area by 8.15 am via one of the time zones. Participants should arrive prepared to run – changing facilities are not provided. Bring a black plastic bag to keep warm. Celebrate your incredible achievement with post celebrations drinks in the hotel bar after the marathon.

28 October

Departure day

With so much to see and explore in Dublin, today you can sightsee before travelling home.

Marathon race entry +

€150 per person

Plane +

Dublin City is conveniently located approximately 10km north of Dublin Airport, taking approximately 45 minutes

Bus +

Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland

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Dublin Airport is accessible by over 1,000 buses and coaches daily, reaching many areas in and around Dublin and towns and cities across Ireland

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Main Field Start (including walkers) is at 9.00am at Fitzwilliam Street Upper. Walkers should line up at the back of the field. There are 4 wave starts, fifteen minutes apart. Participants should arrive at their starting area by 8.15 am via one of the time zones and be prepared to run – changing facilities are not provided. Bring a black plastic bag to keep warm.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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