Dublin Marathon 2020

Dublin Marathon

October 2020 |
Location: Dublin

Distance: Marathon (26.2 miles)

Grading: 4

Registration opening: Register your Interest for 2020!

Registration fee: Deposit £280  > Find out more!

Minimum sponsorship: £500

Walk the Walk in the Emerald Isle October 2019!

We’re heading to the home of the leprechauns and chasing the 4 leaf clover for the 40th Dublin Marathon! Help us turn the Irish heartland pink this breast cancer awareness month, as we bring out the bras and Power Walk in the Irish capital. It’s an irresistible challenge, and we are back for the fourth time in 2019! 

This is a great weekend in a city famous for its beautiful surroundings, its rich cultural history, its Irish dancing, the folk music, its shopping and perhaps most of all, for the wonderful Irish spirit and hospitality... oh the charm of the Irish! So many sights and highlights to experience in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city! 


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The hotel, the city, the shopping! The Marathon! The people, such a friendly bunch and the support is brilliant!- Gill

A weekend of fun with delicious Irish hospitality

We will be staying at the 4* Hilton Charlemont Place overlooking the Grand Canal and only a few steps from all the action... surrounded by cobbled streets and Georgian architecture! 

The package includes a welcome Afternoon Tea with all the Walk the Walk Team, and a 3 course Pasta Party the night before the big Marathon day! Throughout the weekend you will have time to wander and explore the city; shop till you drop in the capital's luxury flagship and boutique stores, perhaps choose a city tour or visit it's popular tourist spots, Kilmainham Gaol and the famous Guinness Storehouse, or just relax... this trip is what you make it!

Is this the Marathon for you?

This is a great city Marathon for any Walker looking for the next step up following the MoonWalks. You will need to aim for a Walking speed of 14 - 15 minute miles to complete the Marathon within 6 - 6.5 hours, for the very best Marathon experience! With the training, commitment and lots of tips from the Team at Walk the Walk, this is certainly achievable. Walking in a fantastic city such as this would also be a great first taste of the international Marathon scene, that isn’t too far from home! 

The Route

This year there will be 21,000 participants - the biggest yet and YOU will be a part of it all! It is a largely flat course and a classic city loop. Passing through many of Dublin’s famous Georgian streets, starting near the famous Trinity College, crossing the city, north and south of the river Liffey. It goes through the beautiful Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest urban park… you can even try and spot the tigers as you Walk past the famous zoo!

Come and join us on what is probably one of the best weekends away, all whilst raising money and awareness for breast cancer, getting fit and having loads of Walk the Walk fun!

An amazing weekend! The people, the folk music, the Irish dancing. Even spotting the odd leprechaun. This is a fabulous weekend in a wonderful city.- Kate

Any questions?

If you have any questions about The Dublin Marathon, please get in contact with the Unique Challenges Team.

Part of the 2019 Team?

Congratulations... you did it! You and the Team have raised an amazing £4,953 so far! Thank you for uniting with us against breast cancer and helping to make a difference!

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