Q: What is the date of the race for 2015?

A: Monday 26th October

Q: What is the start time of the race?

A: The race starts in waves as follows:

  • 08:55 : Wheelchair entrants
  • 09:00 : First wave  
  • 09:10 : Second wave
  • 09:20 : Final wave

Q: Where is the start of the race?

A: The start of the race will be on Fitzwilliam Street Upper. See Start / Finish Map on our Course page for details.

Q: What is this years Route? 

A: See our Route Map on our Course Page 

Q: What do you mean by wave starts for the rest of the field?


A: Entrants pick one of three time zones when registering. Runners will start according to their allocated Times Zone. This is to ensure that there is less congestion in the early part of the race and all competitors achieve a smooth and prompt start. The wave system successfully blends participants in mutually competitive groupings.

Under 3 hours 50 minutes (Orange Race number) starting at 9am.

Q: When can I enter?

A: Entries are open now but must be received by 17:00 hrs. C.E.T on Monday 1st  October. There will be no late entries at registration or on race day.

Q: How do I enter?

A:  Enter on-line or request an entry form from the  Dublin Marathon office.

Q:  Is it a guaranteed entry or a lottery?

A: Your race number is guaranteed once you have paid your entry fee on time.

Q: Do I have to run for a charity to get a race number?

A: No, you are not required to run for a charity to gain a race number

Q:  Do I need a qualifying time to run?

A: No, you don't need a qualifying time to run.

Q: What is the entry fee?


  EU Resident Rest of World
To July 31st 70 Euros 90 Euros
August 1st to August 31st 80 Euros
Sept 1st to Oct 1st 90 Euros

Q: What happens when I enter on-line?

A: Your credit card details will be taken and debited for the entry fee amount plus a handling charge of €3. You will receive an e-mail detailing your RACE number (it will be under ENTRY DETAILS) and also the details of the EXPO. Please bring this e-mail along with you to the EXPO to collect your race number and chip.

Q: Who can I contact for help?

A: See our contact page.

Q:  What should I do if I am ill or injured before the race?

A:  You must be fit and well to run a marathon. Severe exertion during or soon after any kind of fever is extremely dangerous. If you find yourself in this situation you must withdraw - even if this is the first time you are running the event.

Q:  Do I get a refund or deferment if I can't run?

A: Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate.

Q:  Can I transfer my number if I can't run?

A: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You may not transfer your application to the following year or another Marathon Series Event.

Q: Where do I pick up my RACE / BIB number (Race Pack)?

A: Race numbers (race pack) will be available for collection at the Dublin Marathon EXPO in the Main Hall of the R.D.S on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October between the hours of 11am and 18:00 hrs.

Q: Where is the EXPO?



A: The Dublin Marathon EXPO takes place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October and you must attend to collect your race (bib) number. You must bring Photo ID with you to collect your number. As last year the EXPO is in the Main Hall of the R.D.S in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.The venue has great facilities and is easily accessible by road, bus, dart (local train service) and car.

Q: What do I collect at the EXPO?

A: At the EXPO you will collect your running number (bib number), pins, a route map and an adhesive numbered sticker. This sticker must be fixed to the front of the kit bag, which you will be given as you leave the Registration Area. You race number will also include your chip on the back.You will require photo ID to collect your running bib at the EXPO You must wear a chip to get an official finishing time. Do not leave without collecting your race number (with the chip) and kit bag. Remember, NO CHIP NO TIME.

Q: Where on the race (bib) number do I include medical information?

A: On the back of your race (bib) please put any important medical information and a contact number in case of emergencies.

Q: What forms of Photo ID are accepted at Registration?

A: Passport ID, Student Photo ID, Driving License or Government Issued Photo ID.

Q: What flavor will the Lucozade Sports drink be on the route?

A: The Lucozade Sports drink will be supplied in 380Ml and the flavor will be Orange.