3. Dublin Marathon Tour Details

  1. The Itinerary
  2. Dublin Marathon Hotel
  1. The Itinerary

    The details listed below are based on the 2020 Challenge - 2021 Tour costs will be confirmed shortly. 

    Day 1 - Friday 23 October 2020:

    We have a fabulous long weekend ahead of us, with lots to see and do!

    Book your flights from your local airport, convenient for you to arrive at Dublin City Airport. All Walkers should arrive at our Hotel the 4* Hilton Charlemont, by 14:00 our Walk the Walk Team will be on hand to welcome you! At 15.00 we will have our Welcome Briefing and yummy traditional Irish Afternoon Tea!  

    Late afternoon and evening will be yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of Dublin. There is much to do in the evenings, with the famous Grafton Street just a 19 minute walk away, where there is a wide and wonderful range of shops from high end boutique shops to some of the best high street brands in their luxury capital flagship stores. There are also plenty of lovely restaurants and bars close by too. 

    Included: Afternoon Tea 

    Day 2 - Saturday 24 October 2020:

    Today is free for you to explore the city and see what it has to offer. You will need to make your way to the Marathon Exhibition to pick up your all-important Race Numbers at some point today. There are many stalls and exhibitors at the event, and it’s good to spend a bit of time milling around the stalls. 

    Walk the Walk will recommend some wonderful activities for you to book such as Dublin City Tours, The Irish Whiskey Museum or Kilmainham Gaol! We recommend you save the Guinness Storehouse and St James Brewery for the Monday, after the Marathon. 

    At approx 18.00 we will come together for our Tactics Talk where we will go through the plan for the Big Marathon Day and share lots of tips and advice. From here we will head out to our Pasta Party, which is our opportunity to carb load on a delicious three-course meal. The restaurant is one of the finest in Dublin and is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The rest of the evening will be free for you to relax, get ready and rest up in preparation for the BIG DAY!

    Included: Breakfast and 3 course Pasta Party.  

    Day 3 - Sunday 25 October 2020:

    The BIG DAY has arrived, and words cannot describe how exciting it is!

    After breakfast, we will leave the hotel as a group and walk the short distance to the Marathon start line - it is a fantastic atmosphere as we walk in all our bra glory down to our starting area.

    The marathon is a classic loop, which starts and finishes in the city centre near the famous Trinity College. It is mostly flat, except for a couple of longer climbs of 50m plus in the 2nd half… not too many! 

    After crossing the Finish Line and getting your much deserved medal, you will head back to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the evening RELAXING. As you never know how you will feel after the marathon, this evening, the choice is yours; either celebrate in style or in comfort. For those after style, we have some local recommendations that may just tickle your fancy, one of which will be just around the corner; O'Donoghue's Pub is where The Dubliners, the famous Irish folk band, were founded in the 1960s, and live bands still play amazing local folk music... it’s a real treat!

    Included: Breakfast and Marathon race entry

    Day 4 - Monday 26 October 2020:

    Today is free for you to do as you wish after the Marathon! We suggest a visit to the famous Guinness Storehouse & St James’s Brewery; you can’t come to Dublin without trying the real Guinness! You may fancy something slightly different, such as relaxing in The Dawson Spa to relax those tired muscles, The Little Museum of Dublin or Dublin Bay Cruises.

    There is so much to see and do; this really is a fabulous city! 

    Included: Breakfast.

  2. Dublin Marathon Hotel

    4* Hilton Charlemont hotel

    Once again our hotel will be the stylish and modern 4* Hilton Charlemont hotel, located in the heart of Dublin. A great location overlooking the famous Grand Canal, with a Green Line tram stop just across the canal. Beautiful St Stephen’s Green, Grafton St shopping and Temple Bar for culture and nightlife are all within short walking distance (15 minutes). The hotel is also a pleasant 18 minute stroll to the Marathon Start and Finish at Merrion Square.

    Along with the Charlemont Bar & Bistro, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include self parking, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour front desk.

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