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Update November 28th - National Marathon Entries 2019

Athletics Ireland National Marathon Entries 2019


Sunday October 27th 2019

Update 4pm, Wednesday November 28th


kbc dublin marathon entries november 28th 2018


As of 4pm today, Wednesday November 28th, almost 16,000 of the 20,000 places available for next October's event have been sold.
It's just 31 days since this year's event and, currently, there are just 4,200 places left, and all of these are at the higher entry fee of €90.

Just 20 days ago, on Thursday November 8th, entries had already reached 10,725. Having exceeded the €80 entry fee threshold of 14,000, a further rush of entries has come in, with around 300 to 400 entries coming in each day. Today was described, by the Marathon Office, as being "a bit slower", with 'just' 255 entries.  At the current rate of entries, the remaining 4,200 entries are expected to sell out within two weeks. In other words, all available places will be gone by Friday December 14th - 10 and a half months before the event!

Enter KBC Dublin Marathon 2019


20,000 Limit

There is a cap of 20,000 on entries, and there is NO separate entry facility for Athletics Ireland National Marathon entry

This is critical for anyone thinking of entering the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship.  In short, when the 20,000 limit is reached, That's It!! ...except ONLY for ELITES. There are no reserved places for Athletics Ireland members. If you miss out on the 20,000 limit, there is no 'back-door', unless you're lucky enough to be of Elite Status

NB: To reiterate....There is NO LATE ENTRY Dispensation for Athletics Ireland National Marathon entries

Runners competing in the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship MUST enter in the normal fashion, the same as everyone else.  So, when entries close, that's it..... unless you're an elite athlete.


Elite Athlete Times

  Irish   Overseas  
Men   Sub 2:30   Sub 2:14
Women Sub 2:45 Sub 2:30

If you are an athlete with proven times in the above ranges, you should be ok for Late Entry...BUT, it's you're gamble as to wait or not!


Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship

Entry for the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship is not yet open. All National Marathon Championship entrants MUST have already entered for the Marathon via the normal route, as above.  The Championship entry form will appear on the Athletics Ireland website .....probably months down the road!

2018 National Marathon Problems

Entries, Club List and Wave Starts for Championship Participants

At its November Board Meeting, Cork Athletics County Board resolved to write to Athletics Ireland about 'hiccups' for the 2018 Championship, where some Cork clubs (along with clubs in other counties) were not listed in the drop-down on the entry form, and many Championship participants were assigned to Waves 2, 3 or 4, rather than Wave 1, to ensure that these issues are resolved for 2019

Athletics Ireland Meeting with Dublin Marathon Organisers

Athletics Ireland is scheduled to meet with Dublin Marathon Organisers in the next week or two. While the context and aganda are not known, it is hoped that the 2018 issues of Championship entrants being compelled to start in Waves 2 to 4, as outlined above, should be looked at.

In addition there have been issues, in past few years, with the drop-down club listing in the KBC Dublin Marathon Entry Page.  The problems arose primarily from older club listings supplied to the Marathon Organisers, resulting in some, mainly newer, clubs being omitted, with consequential on-going problems

Hopefully, the National Championship entry issue will also be discussed. It is, to say the least, highly unsatisfactory that National Championship entry is likley to be closed almost a year ahead of the event.  If this issue isn't addressed, it is likely to have a detrimental effect on the Championship

Hopefully we will see these issue addressed soon

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