Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

SUNDAY 30th October

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The race starts in waves as follows: 08:40 : Wheelchair entrants 08:45 : 1st wave 09:05 : 2nd wave 09:25 : 3rd wave 09:45 : Final wave

There are 4 wave starts. You will be assigned a wave based on your previous marathon time or an estimated time if you are a first time marathoner when the entries close.

You can drop down a wave from what you have been assigned.

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

See our Route Map on our Course Page

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. There are 4 wave starts. 08:40 : Wheelchair entrants 08:45 : 1st wave 09:05 : 2nd wave 09:25 : 3rd wave 09:45 : Final wave

Entries to the Lottery are open now but must be received by17:00 hrs on 30th November.

Enter online or request an entry form from the Irish Life Dublin Marathon office at 01-6232250.

The Irish Life Dublin Marathon (the Marathon) is organised by Marathon Events DAC (MEM DAC). Official timing and scoring is by net time and ceases at 4:45 p.m. GMT (seven hours after the last participant is expected to cross the start line), at which time the course is opened to vehicular traffic. By submitting this entry form, you are agreeing to comply with the following terms and conditions, and you certify the information you are providing is complete and correct: 1. you acknowledge that MEM Ltd does not assume responsibility for your health, safety, security or support before during or after the Marathon; 2. you are acknowledging that the Marathon is a serious athletic endeavour and that you will have trained adequately to allow you complete it safely and that you will not start the Marathon against medical advice. 3. you are physically able to complete the entire 26.2 mile KBC Dublin Marathon course in under seven hours (net time); 4. you will not begin prior to your assigned start time, cut the course short or attempt to join the course at any point after the start line; 5. you will not compete in a manner which, in the judgment of the race officials, stewards or members of An Gárda Siochána interferes with race operations, other participants, or the integrity of the competition; 6. you will not reproduce or alter your official race number or share images of it on social media prior to the Marathon; 7. you will not sell or transfer your official race number or timing device or your right to obtain it to anyone or any organization for any purpose, including charity auction, lottery, or other fund-raising effort; 8. you will adhere to the rules of the race and of IAAF.

1. In consideration of MEM DAC accepting this entry from me, I acknowledge that I enter the Marathon entirely at my own risk. 2. I hereby release MEM DAC from any and all liability arising from any loss, damage or injury (including fatal injury) suffered by me before during or after the Marathon. I hereby waive any and all rights and claims for damages or compensation from MEM Ltd (including its employees, agents, officers, governors, sponsors and volunteers, and their representatives, successors and assigns) arising from any loss, injury (including fatal injury) suffered by me before during or after the Marathon. This waiver and release is binding on my estate and my heirs. 3. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to understand the risks of running a marathon and determine whether I am fit enough and strong enough to safely run or walk the Marathon. 4. I attest and certify that I am physically fit, injury free and have sufficiently trained to complete the Marathon. I acknowledge that MEM DAC recommends that I undergo a medical check-up with my physician before starting the Marathon to determine if I am at risk from any underlying health issues, which may be aggravated by a marathon. 5. I agree to abide by all rules and guidelines of the Marathon and not to cover, alter, reproduce or transfer my race number or alter or transfer my timing and scoring chip. I acknowledge that to do so will result in my and my transferee’s disqualification from this and future competitions organised by MEM DAC. 6. I accept and acknowledge that the Entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE to another event even if the Marathon is postponed, altered, shortened, lengthened or cancelled. I will not sell my race entry or offer it to another person free of charge if I cannot participate. 7. I accept and acknowledge if the Marathon is postponed, altered, shortened, lengthened or cancelled that MEM DAC has no obligation to me for any costs and expenses that I may incur pertaining to my planned participation, whether for travel, lodging, meals or any otherwise. I accept and acknowledge there are no exceptions to this policy and that I will not ask for an exception to be made for me. 8. I hereby grant full permission to MEM DAC or any of its service providers to use photographs, films or recordings of the Marathon for any legitimate purpose without recourse to me and I hereby release any right I may have to my image while taking part in the Marathon or at the start line or finish area. 9. I understand and acknowledge that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, omission, the action or inaction of MEM DAC or any of its service providers or otherwise. 10. I acknowledge that I have been afforded the opportunity to take legal advice before entering the Marathon and if I chose not to that I will not later seek to rely on the fact that I did not understand this declaration and waiver. 11. I agree that any legal claim or dispute arising out of or in any way relating to my participation in this event will be governed by the laws of Republic Ireland and will be adjudicated exclusively by and in the Courts of Republic of Ireland.

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

Only AAI registered runners who wish to enter on 1st April via the Good For Age standers need a qualifying time.

The entry Fee is €110.

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.

01-6232250 or (See also our contact page)

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.

All refund options are now closed.

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. All refund options are also closed.

Race numbers (race pack) will be available for collection at the Irish Life Dublin Marathon EXPO in the Main Hall of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) on Friday 28th from 12 to 7pm and Saturday 29th October between the hours of 9am and 7pm.

The Irish Life Dublin Marathon EXPO takes place on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th 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 Royal Dublin Society (RDS) in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.The venue has great facilities and is easily accessible by road, bus, dart (local train service) and car.

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.

We encourage everyone to register in person for the Irish Life Dublin Marathon however we know this isn’t always possible. If you cannot register in person you must send someone to register for you. Here’s what you need to do: Nominate someone to attend the Running Show and collect your runner number for you. Your nominee needs to provide a letter written and signed by you, giving permission for them to collect your number. They also need to bring a copy of your identification (for example, your passport or driving licence). Sign the declaration on your registration form. When your nominee gives the form to the Registration Clerk, they check your details. Your nominee also needs to bring some identification (for example, their passport or driving licence). Please note: an individual can only pick up one running number in addition to their own

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

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

The Lucozade Sports drink will be supplied in cups and there will be a varity of flavours.

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, 3.10, 3.20, 3.30, 3.40, 3.50, 4.00, 4.10, 4:20, 4.30 4:40, 4:50 and 5.00. They will run the race at a steady effort 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.

Water will be provided at 10 locations (see route map) in 250Ml Ishka Water bottles.

Sorry NO non-competitor (children, partner etc) allowed to enter the course or cross the finish line with you. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.

Markers will be at each mile on the Route and every 5KM will also be marked.

Sorry no we cant take Hand Bikes in the event this year. We will be in a position to take Wheelchairs in the event.

Selling or swapping / attempting to sell or swap race numbers will result in the number being cancelled.

All hydration packs or equipment will be subject to detailed search and examination at the point of entry to the start zone. Packs for Medical needs will be allowed, subject to inspection.

Only the Clear Plastic bags provided to you at Registration will be allowed into the Baggage Area. All bags will be subject to inspection.

Yes, but be aware that you will be subject to a search at the entry points.

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