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Dublin Marathon - National Championship - 2016 Entries Extended

2016 Dublin Marathon Entry Limit Extended to 19,500

Dublin Marathon logo 2016

Release from SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon

"Following consultation with the relevant authorities, we're delighted to announce that we will be increasing our SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon race capacity from 17,500 to 19,500 in order to cater for the increase in demand this year.

The 2,000 entries will be allocated to participants registered on our Marathon waiting list & we will be contacting everyone on Wednesday 31st August.

For more information on our event, visit our website on: "

Some Questions that have already been asked and answered

Q    Is it too late to even get on the waiting list?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon -  Waiting list is available on:

Q   How many people are on the waiting list, and if you got on the list early do you get in or is it random selection?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - We won't be making that figure public for now & allocation will not be based on 1st come 1st served - thanks

Q  Is there no chance you can let us know sooner?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - No it'll be 31st Aug as we're also waiting for our groups to return their entries as well so that we can reallocate everything

According to SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, "There will be a draw in two weeks time for any places that are available"

Update - 2pm, Tuesday August 16th

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon have responded to Cork Athletics queries

Q.  What is the position with entries to the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - All those on the waiting list, including any that may be hoping to run in the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships, will be entered in the draw for places.  There will be no preference given to any individual on the waiting list.

Q.  How is the draw being done?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - The draw will be carried out by an outside body, independent of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, and will be fully transparent and impartial.

Q.  How many people are currently on the waiting list (at 2pm on Tues Aug 16th)?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - We had 600 - 700 last night, we now have approx 2,000.

Q. The limit has been extended several times already, what are the prospects of a further extension?

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon - There will be no further extension. We are at the full capacity that the event can take, considering safety and logistics. Last night's meeting, involving all of the authorities concerned, agreed the final limit.




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