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National Marathon 2020 Good for Age Entries Now Open

Good For Age Entries Open for Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2020

Sunday October 25th 2020


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How to Guide

Time Period for Qualification Standard Achieved

There was some confusion/contradiction with regard to the time period, but the position has been clarified, following a query by Cork Athletics.

The Dublin Marathon website states: "Good For Age Standards from a Marathon (updated post-2019 event) in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020", However other Marathon posts state that Performances must have been achieved in the "Past 3 years". Furthermore, for Dublin Marathon, Performances from the 2017, 2018 or 2019 events may be used.

The position has been clarified, as follows:


  • For Non-Dublin events, your Marathon MUST have been in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020
  • For Dublin Marathon results only, it does go back to October 2017, so includes the 2017, 2018 and 2019 events

"Entering the KBC Dublin Marathon 'Good For Age' does not guarantee you a place in the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon - times will be verified and you will be notified if you have been successful."

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Entry Link

Good For Age Standards MUST be from any Marathon in the period 1st January 2018 to April 26th 2020

Good For Age entries to the National Marathon Championship opened earlier today, April 1st. This is open to Athletics Ireland members ONLY, (you will need to have your Athletics Ireland membership number ready when applying, and ensure that your entry name matches your name on the Athletics Ireland membership system).


"Open to Athletics Ireland members, (please have your AAI membership number ready when applying and ensure your entry name matches the name on your AAI membership) who are part of the Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championships. Please also have your race number from any of the Dublin Marathons in the qualifying period stated above (locate your race number from our results section). If you are using any other Marathon please have a link to your own result ready when entering."

Life reg Number: You MUST enter this, or you will NOT be able to proceed.  If you don't know this, please contact YOUR club Registrar

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Qualifying Times from KBC Dublin Marathon

You will also need your race number from any of the Dublin Marathons in the qualifying period (2017, 2018 or 2019 Dublin Marathon). You can find your race number in the KBC Dublin Marathon Results section.This link defaults to the 2019 results. If your performance is from 2017 or 2018, just select the appropriate year from the dropdown list, on top left


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Qualifying Times from Other Marathons

If you are claiming any other Marathon, please enter the DIRECT link to your own result when entering. It is YOUR responsibility to find/locate any such link. Please do NOT ask Athletics Ireland or the KBC Marathon Office to find this for you.

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Athletics Ireland Information


Good For Age Places

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Dublin Marathon 2020 - Good For Age Standards

Good for Age Standard places will be allocated to Athletics Ireland members. Applications for these places open on 1st April 2020. Athletes wishing to take up these places MUST have met the required standard in a recognised marathon in the period January 1st 2018 to April 26th 2020 AND be a registered member of Athletics Ireland.


Declaring for Your Club

To declare for the National Championships, you must enter all your details on the KBC Dublin Marathon entry system exactly as your membership details in the Athletics Ireland registration system.

Any details, that YOU enter, will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland registration system. Athletes personal details on the KBC Dublin marathon website are NOT editable. Consequently, it may be necessary to amend YOUR Athletics Ireland registration details. Providing your details match, your club name will then appear beside your name on the KBC Dublin marathon entry. If these details don't match, your club name will NOT appear

Membership details will be automatically checked against the Athletics Ireland membership system, to verify an individual athlete's membership, and your details will be automatically filled in from the Athletics Ireland system.

Please ensure that your own personal details are correct. Your name MUST match your Athletics Ireland registration name (e.g. you register for the Marathon as 'Dave', while your Athletics Ireland registration is 'David'). You will need to contact your club if you need any personal information to be  updated.

Please contact Your Club if you require access to your Athletics Ireland membership number.

Your CLUB must have affiliated with Athletics Ireland for 2020, in order for individual athletes to be able to register as an Athletics Ireland member.

Possible Name Problems 

 Looking at the registrations, there are lots of pitfalls. For example, many names appear to have been 'missplet' when entering: ")'C....", then there is " C", with the space before the C. Variations on O', Ó, and O, along with Mc, Mc , Mac, and any permutation you like among those.

Forenames: Is it Abbey, Abbie, Abbie, Abbie, Abby, Abaigeal, Abbie, Abie, Abigail, Abbey, Abbie, Abigail, Abbie, Abigail, Abi, Abiageal, Abby, Abbigail, Abigail?

If the details don't match then you're in trouble.  Best option, for peace of mind, is to ask your Club Registrar, or whoever looks after registrations in the club, to send you a copy of what's there including your "Life Registration Number". Please DON'T look for someone else's details - everyone's personal details are...personal details...and may NOT be disclosed under GDPR regulations.

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