Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Closing date for cheap entries to the Dublin City Marathon...

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Closing date for cheap entries to the Dublin City Marathon...

The cheaper entry fees for Dublin end (in theory anyway) at 17:00 on Sunday next, Aug 1st.  Until then the entry fee is €70, going up to €80 on Mon next and €90 from Sep 1st.

You can enter on-line by following the links from HERE.  HOWEVER there is an 8% charge for that, so your entry fee will be €75.60 until 17:00 on Sun and €86.40 afterwards.


Anonymous said...

Scandalous , am I surprised - no .
Only in Ireland.........
I have registered for the Amsterdam marathon - 17 th ~October.
A " major " marathon
PRICE 55 EURO !!!!!

John Quigley said...

Hi John,
I am inclined to agree with the previous poster regarding Irish Marathon prices. Most of which take their price lead from Dublin, yet, apart from Cork, don't have the same conditions and costs.

Believe it or not, road closure orders and Garda coverage will cost Dublin €300,000 this year. That's over 4286 entries, based on €70 each before you even consider all the other costs. While not quite as high as in Dublin, Cork also has very significant costs for road closures and Gardai.

Most of the other marathon events, many run by private companies, don't have road closures, don't offer the normal full spread of prizes and are very sparing on everything else - and yet there are loads of people queueing up for these events. I see one of the newer ones is now offering "free water" and "free bands" "every three miles"

Free water! I've heard it all!