Monday 29th October 9am

Entry details

The 2012 Dublin Marathon will take place on Monday 29th October with wave starts at 9am, 9.10am and 9.20am. Entry is now open.

Register online

Entry Fee


European Union Resident

Rest of World

before 17:00 I.S.TJuly 31st

70 Euros

90 Euros

before 17:00 I.S.T. August 31st

80 Euros

before 17:00 I.S.TOctober 1st

90 Euros

Cards accepted

Cheques and Drafts should be made payable to:

Marathon Events Management Ltd.

and posted to:

Dublin Marathon
Donore Harriers Sports Centre,
Dublin 20,

Traveller’s Cheques, Euro Cheques and international postal orders are not accepted.

Guaranteed entry

Your entry to the race is GUARANTEED as you do not require a QUALIFYING TIME to enter. If you would like to run the Dublin Marathon for a charity please click here

 - they would love to hear from you.

Walkers welcome

Walkers are welcome in the race as the route is open for 7 hours.

More details to follow

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Click for Dublin, Ireland Forecast

This is the 33rd year of the Dublin Marathon, which is run through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin, Ireland's largest and capital city.Dublin is home to a quarter of the country's almost 4 million people. Though founded by the Vikings, it is now a vibrant, dynamic city where half of the population are under 25. Dublin is only an hour by air from most U.K. and European cities, and more than half of the expected entry of 10,000 will be made up of overseas runners, many of whom will be returning to sample Irish Hospitality once more.

The Friendly Marathon

The reaction of many thousands of spectators lining the city streets for the event has been largely responsible for the success of marathon down through the years. It's no wonder that the Dublin Marathon is internationally known as the 'Friendly Marathon'.

So why not come and enjoy the experience of a warm and friendly welcome. The only problem is that once you have experienced it, you'll want to come back again!

Pacers for the Marathon

posted by Jim Aughney at 12:11AM, Wed, Sep 19, 2012

Following the success of the pacers over the past few years we have included them again this year. There will be pacers for the following times: 3.00, 3.15, 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30 and 5.00. They will run the race at a steady pace
throughout, and aim to finish a few seconds under each time band. To be paced by them during the race, just turn up at the start, look for the runners wearing backpacks with large flags, and stand behind the corresponding time. (Note that 3:45 will start at the front of Wave 2, 4:15 will start at the front of Wave 3. All others will start in their appropriate starting zone).