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KBC Dublin Marathon 2020 Cancelled

Dublin Marathon 2020 has been Cancelled

Tuesday May 19th 2020

kbc dublin marathon cancelled

 

Following last Thursday's a review of current conditions, particularly COVID-19, the organisers of the KBC Dublin Marathon have taken the expected, and prudent, decision to cancel this year's event. The Marathon, scheduled for Sunday October 25th, had sold out in days, with a 25,000 strong entry, including an estimated 15,000-plus entry from abroad.  


Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship 2020

The event also included the 2020 Athletics Ireland National Marathon Championship.

 

As of 10:45am, Tuesday May 19th, No statement has been issued by Athletics Ireland, however this is part of the KBC Marathon information posted at 10am today:

"As a result of the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon cancellation, Athletics Ireland can confirm that the 2020 National Marathon Championship scheduled within the event has been cancelled. All athletes entered in the 2020 National Marathon Championship will automatically have their entry deferred to the new 2021 event as detailed by KBC Dublin Marathon."

 

Race Update & FAQ

 

 

 "The organisers considered many alternative approaches in event planning to make running the KBC Dublin Marathon and Race Series with appropriate social distancing possible. However, after careful consideration, the difficult decision was made by the organisers to cancel both the KBC Dublin Marathon and Race Series. It was a decision made in the best interest of the health and wellbeing of runners, supporters, volunteers, sponsors, suppliers and all those involved in making the running of these events possible.

Will my place for the KBC Dublin Marathon still hold for 2021?

Yes, your entry for the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon will be valid for the 2021 race.

 

Is there a refund option available for the KBC Dublin Marathon?

For those who do not wish to keep their entry place in the 2021 KBC Dublin Marathon, a refund option will be made available up to 18th June 2020. The refund will be available on “Manage My Bookings” from your entry confirmation link.

 

I missed a lottery entry place in 2020 will there be any chance of getting an entry into 2021 race?

Details regarding the potential reallocation of lottery places as a result of refunds will be made in early 2021.

 

What will happen to the national championships?

As a result of the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon cancellation, Athletics Ireland can confirm that the 2020 National Marathon Championship scheduled within the event has been cancelled. All athletes entered in the 2020 National Marathon Championship will automatically have their entry deferred to the new 2021 event as detailed by KBC Dublin Marathon.

 

Will my entry for the KBC Race Series still hold for 2021?

Yes, your entry for the 2020 KBC Race Series will be valid for the 2021 KBC Race Series.

 

Is there a refund option available for the KBC Race Series?

For those who do not wish to keep their entry place in the KBC Race Series, a refund option will be made available up to 18th June 2020. The refund will be available on “Manage My Bookings” from your entry confirmation link.

 

Will there be a virtual run instead?

The organisers are currently exploring options and will make an announcement regarding this in the coming weeks."

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