The KBC Dublin Marathon has sold out 10 months before the 20,000 runners are set to hit the streets of Dublin on Sunday 27th October 2019.

It is a remarkable achievement for a race of its size in such a competitive environment not only in Ireland but across Europe as well.

The capacity of the race was raised to 20,000 three years ago and has filled each year though never quite as quickly. The move to a Sunday from the traditional Monday which was a bank holiday here but not in Northern Ireland or anywhere else was also a big plus in terms of attracting overseas visitors.

Dublin is now the fifth largest marathon in Europe, with London, Paris, Berlin and Moscow the only ones bigger. New York is the largest in the world with over 50,000 completing the course last year.

“In our first year with our new title sponsor KBC, we are delighted to be sold out so quickly,” said Dublin Marathon Race Director, Jim Aughney.

“The success and demand for the Dublin Marathon grows each year. We look forward to celebrating our 40th year with KBC and all the 20,000 runners that line up on the 27th of October.”

The KBC Dublin Marathon Race Series will go on sale on 15 January, consisting of two 10K races and a half marathon.