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Entries for KBC Dublin Marathon 2020 Open on Friday

KBC Dublin Marathon 2020 Entries Open Friday November 1st 2019

Athletics Ireland entries Open April 1st 2020


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ENTER KBC Dublin Marathon 2020

 


KBC Dublin Marathon race organisers have announced that registration for the 2020 Dublin Marathon will be by a lottery, instead of the first-come, first-served online process, which, in recent years, gave rise to a frantic 'feeding frenzy', with places being 'gobbled up' in just a few days.

The decision to move to a lottery entry was made following a huge increase in demand for race entries.

Race Director, Jim Aughney, said: “Many races that have more interested runners than they can accommodate have moved to a lottery registration system in recent years. Demand for the Dublin Marathon has never been greater, and we believe the lottery is the fairest system to offer all runners the same opportunity to participate.”

This change comes after registration demand for the 2019 edition of the marathon could not be met, despite the addition of 2,500 places.

Entry to the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon lottery will be open from the 1st November to 30th November 2019 ONLY.

Athletics Ireland members will qualify under the Good For Age standards, and can apply on April 1st, but MUST have a valid Athletics Ireland membership number.

 

There will be a registration fee of €15 per lottery entry, which will be fully refundable, if the applicant is not successful, and fully redeemable against entry fee if the applicant is successful.

Registrants will learn their entry status via SMS and email between 3rd January to 10th January. Successful entrants will have until 31st January 2020 to redeem the offer.

Any initial places not redeemed by 31st January 2020 will be re-allocated by lottery to entrants who were not successful. The applicants will learn their entry status, via SMS and email, between 4th February and 7th February 2020.

These 'second-round' offers must be redeemed by 14th February 2020.

 

Some Questions

    Do runners that have run the Marathon get priority in the lottery system?

The lottery system offers all runners the same opportunity to participate and will not give precedence to those who have already run a Dublin Marathon. The race has moved to a lottery system in the interest of fairness instead of the first-come, first-served online process due to increased demand.

 

    I have run in the Dublin Marathon for the last 'X years', is there any lottery allocation for loyal marathon runners?

The lottery system offers all runners the same opportunity to participate and will not give precedence to those who have already run a Dublin Marathon. The race has moved to a lottery system in the interest of fairness instead of the first-come, first-served online process due to increased demand.

 

    I am training for the marathon with a friend, what if only one of us gets an entry and the other does not?

The race has moved to a lottery system, in the interest of fairness, instead of the first-come, first-served online process, due to increased demand.

 

    Can I give my lottery allocation to another runner?

Refund option opens between June 2nd and June 15th, 2020. A refund of 70% of the entry fee will be returned, once your application has been accepted. The refund will be available on “Manage My Bookings” from your entry confirmation link. This will be the only opportunity to avail of a refund for 2020.

 

    How many Irish runners will be allocated places in the event?

The lottery system employed will ensure the current balance of Irish and overseas runners and runners of all abilities is maintained.

 

    What happens to the 30% of my fee that I do not get back if I seek a refund?

30% of your fee is to cover the administration cost of processing.

 

Additional NOTES

    There will be 22,500 places available for the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon, with a number of these places allocated to Athletics Ireland membership.

Athletics Ireland members will qualify under the Good For Age standards, and can apply on April 1st but MUST have a valid Athletics Ireland membership number.

Cork Athletics Webmaster's Note: It is not clear from this statement if ALL Athletics Ireland members will qualify as 'Good For Age', or if there will be additional qualification criteria set


    Lottery entry to the event will be open to the public, from November 1st to Saturday 30th November, at midnight, via a public webpage, which will be hosted by Eventmaster. This will be the only time period of which an application for entry to the KBC Dublin Marathon can be made.


    Applicants will be obligated to enter all registrant information required to satisfy the 2020 event, and will be charged €15 to enter. This fee will be refunded, if the application is unsuccessful, by the end of August 2020, or will be offset against entry fee, if successful.


    KBC Dublin Marathon will select successful lottery applications on a random basis, but in a manner that ensures that the current balance of Irish to overseas runners, and runners of all abilities is maintained.


    Eventmaster will send an SMS to the successful applicants, along with a direct link to register for the event. The Access link will direct the user to their registration page on the 2020 marathon event website, and the data from the lottery will be pre-populated; Name, email, gender, DOB, mobile will not be editable, ensuring that only the selected applicant can use that lottery link. Fee of €75 to enter (€90, the less €15 already paid) + additional purchases and booking fee (€3), as normal. Successful applicants will have until MIDNIGHT 31st January to use the link. Email reminders will be issued.


    Applicants whose applications have been unsuccessful will receive an email confirming this.


    Any places not redeemed will be offered, via lottery system, to those originally unsuccessful, from 4th February to 7th February 2020, with offers which must be redeemed by 14th February.


    The Refund option will be open from June 2nd to June 15th, 2020. A refund of 70% of the entry fee will be returned, once your application has been accepted. The refund will be available on “Manage My Bookings” from your entry confirmation link. This will be the only opportunity to avail of a refund for 2020.


    Any unallocated numbers to be offered to unsuccessful lottery applicants, between July 1st -July 7th, 2020, and offers must be redeemed by 14th July.


    A Refund of €15 will be issued to those who have been unsuccessful

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