The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon has now completely sold out its maximum capacity of a record 20,000 places. That this should happen over 100 days before the race itself is testament to its popularity and success.
The Marathon moved from Bank Holiday Monday to the previous day last year and this drew a spike in entries from both overseas and at home, now that domestic runners had a day to recover and visitors could do it on a weekend.
The race is now the fifth biggest in Europe and the limit of 20,000 is one works in terms of providing a great race experience but which who knows in future could go higher.
SSE Airtricity renewed its backing for the race in May following on from the 30 per cent rise in runners in 2016.
“This was an easy call for us to make, said SSE Airtricity Sponsorship Manager Anne McAreavey speaking to Sport for Business at the time of that announcement.
“This is our fifth year of support for the race and each year it gets bigger and better.”
“It represents everything that is important to us as a company from the obvious health and wellbeing benefit through to helping the economy of Dublin.”
“The Race Series is an important element for us as well as it extends the appeal to a much wider group. Not everyone can run a marathon but having the smaller races leading up to that brings more people into the mix.”
Entry for the remaining races in the race series is still open for those hoping to build up to getting an early entry in for the 2018 race.
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will take place on Sunday 29th October.
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