The event is run under IAAF rules.
Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund outside our refund window if you cannot participate, and you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else.
Unlike many races and events, entrants to the Irish Life Dublin Marathon are offering a refund opportunity in June. Runners who opt for this will be refunded 70% of their initial entry fee. A 30% charge is incurred to cover the administration of the refund and the process of replacing that entrant. Dublin Marathon is a not-for-profit organisation with entry fees and funding for the event management, administration and promotion of the Dublin Marathon and Race Series. The refund window is opened in June to allow for appropriate event management (waves, merchandise orders etc.).
You may not transfer your entry to an alternative event outside our transfer window. Runners who opt for the transfer can nominate the person they wish to receive their entry. The system will send them an email to accept your transfer.
The sale, swapping or bartering of Marathon Race Entries or Marathon Race Numbers is strictly forbidden.
If you attempt to sell, swap or barter your Marathon Race Entries or Marathon race number, you may be banned from future Dublin Marathon and/or Race Series events.
You must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the Marathon
You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon
You must show a photo ID to receive your Marathon race number and timing chip at the Expo
You must pick up your Marathon race packet and Marathon race number, in person, at the Expo
You are required to wear an official Marathon race number on the front of your singlet/shirt to participate in the Marathon.
Sorry, NO non-competitor (children, partners, etc.) can enter the course or cross the finish line with you. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.
Animals, whether on a lead or not, are not allowed on the course
Personal Trainers, mentors or coaches will not be permitted on the course unless they enter the event and wear an official Marathon Race Number.
Competitors must always follow the instructions of Stewards, Race officials or An Garda Siochana.
Competitors must start at the official start Line and complete the Officially measured course.
Competitors must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.
The competitor is responsible for familiarising themselves with the event rules and any directions as may be published in the ‘Final Instruction Document’ provided with the Marathon Race Pack.
Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE outside our refund window, and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE outside our transfer window. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else outside our transfer window. You may not transfer your application to the following year or another Marathon Series event.
Selling or swapping/attempting to sell or swap race numbers will result in the number being cancelled.
Whether you’re taking part in the Irish Life Dublin Marathon for the first time or are a seasoned entrant, our guide to race etiquette has everything you need to know for the day, from good manners to your personal safety.
Before the race
During the race
After the race