Good luck to the record 15,216 participants who will take to the streets of Dublin on Monday to test themselves in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.
4,500 of those taking part are coming in from outside of Ireland, delivering a major boost to the local hospitality and tourism sector.
This is the last time the race will be held on the Bank Holiday for the foreseeable future with the announcement yesterday that from 2016 it will take place 24 hours earlier on the Sunday. This is to facilitate that growing number of overseas runners, including over 2,000 from Britain and Northern Ireland for whom Monday would be a normal working day.
“We’re really proud to play our part in making a difference for running in Ireland through our continued sponsorship of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon and Race Series,” said Ronan Brady, Head of Marketing and Digital at SSE Airtricity.
“With a record number of over 15,000 participating in this year’s Marathon, and almost 40,000 taking part across the Marathon and Race Series this year, it’s clear there is a real passion for running nationwide.”
“We’re particularly pleased this year to have been able to support the members of our SSE Airtricity Team Dublin Marathon. These eight inspirational men and women have helped lead and encourage runners across the nation to conquer 26.2 miles this October with their own personal stories of training achievement which they have shared with followers across a range of media platforms every week.”
“We are looking forward to cheering on each team member and all of this year’s 15,216 runners as they take on the 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.”
43,000 bottles of Lucozade Sport will be handed out to runners along with 140,000 bottles of Tipperary Water. All the runners will also receive a nutritious energy bar provided by our friends at Gourmet Fuel.
The race gets under way at 0855 on Monday for the Wheelchair competitors and five minutes later for the main field. Road closures will be in place along the route and if you are looking for a barrier for an event this weekend, good luck as 2,890 of them will be used along the way.
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