The success of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon has been unbroken since the expansion to 20,000 runners and move to a Sunday three years ago.
Yesterday it was confirmed that the race has sold out every one of that expanded entry an incredible five months before the race date of Sunday 28th October.
This marks a milestone six weeks earlier than last year which was the fastest previously, and is an indication of the enduring appeal of the Marathon on the running schedule despite the growth of shorter distances like the 5K’s and 10K’s that feed into it.
This years SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will mark and celebrate female participation, linking with the nationwide commemoration of Vótáil 100.
Constance Markievicz, a key campaigner for Irish women’s voting rights, will appear on the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon finishers medal.
The Marathon itself is the culmination of a wider race series which will kick off with the South Dublin 10K on Sunday 22nd of July. This will be followed by the long-running Frank Duffy 10 Mile set for Fingal on Sunday 2nd of September with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon returning to the Phoenix Park on Saturday 22nd of September.
The finale in the series, the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, will take place on Sunday 28th October and will also once again be Athletics Ireland’s National Championships.
It will also host champions representing the police forces from 22 countries across Europe this year.
“We are looking forward to supporting everyone all the way to the finish line,” said Leanne Sheill, Sponsorship Manager at SSE Airtricity.
“Of course, it’s the people that make this marathon so special, from the runners to the supporters to the volunteers. With that in mind, we’re once again encouraging everyone to share their personal journeys using the hashtag #TwentyThousandStories on social media.”
That innovation was a major winner for the event and the brand last year and given the celebration of Women runners in such a historic year is bound to do so again.