Celtic Pure Irish Spring Water is to be the official water partner of The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon Series 2018.
The race events run from July to October and will see the family owned Irish brand provide over 900,000 litres of spring water to runners across water stations, dotted throughout the 42 kilometre course.
As part of the new partnership Celtic Pure ambassador Catherina McKiernan will be helping Caitriona McCahey from Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, the home of Celtic Pure Irish Spring Water, to prepare for the race.
“I’m really excited to be working with Caitriona ahead of this year’s Dublin Marathon,” said McKiernan.
“The marathon is a big undertaking and I’m so proud of the progress she is making already.”
“We have done a Chi Running Workshop which will help Catriona become mindful of her position and posture and so improve her running technique. With a little bit of focus and lots of relaxation she will become a much more efficient runner, with a lot less impact on her body.”
Earlier this year, Celtic Pure Irish Spring Water launched their #PureMoments campaign which focuses on the importance of savouring the purest moments experienced by Irish families in everyday life.
With this in mind, becoming the sponsor of one of Europe’s most valued Marathon Series was a natural fit for the family owned water brand. The company, based in Co. Monaghan, has invested over €15 million on expanding the company since 2012.
“We are delighted to be part of such an important and widely attended Irish event, to support runners with their hydration during all Dublin Marathon race events, said Celtic Pure CEO Padraig McEneaney.
“We are also proud to be working with the Dublin Marathon Series organisers, along with Dublin City Council and Thornton’s Recycling to ensure all bottles and compostable cups used during the events are collected and recycled responsibly.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Celtic Pure Irish Spring Water for this year’s Dublin Marathon Race Series,” added Race Director Jim Aughney.
“The marathon has always been a time when family and friends come together to support each other and cheer each other on and as a family brand Celtic Pure is a perfect fit for this year’s race series.”
“Furthermore, as the race series continues its success over the last few years, we continue to commit a duty of care to our runners and the environment, enhanced by our new partnership with Celtic Pure.”
The Dublin Marathon was founded in 1980 when 2,100 runners took part and since then over 306,000 people have participated in the race. The marathon is now the largest marathon in Ireland and the fifth largest in Europe. There has been a record number of entries each year and over 20,000 people are registered to take part in the full marathon race this year on Sunday 28th October, a sold-out event.