MANCHESTER, UK, April 8, 2019– Think Dublin’s fair city, 600 roebuck grazing on an autumn green and a herd of runners, 21,000 strong, pounding through Europe’s fourth largest marathon.
This is the setting for the 40th annual KBC Dublin Marathon scheduled for Oct. 27, 2019.
Even though race entries were sold out months ago, Sports Tours International is coming the rescue of runners panting for a chance to break a sweat in an Irish mist. This company has an allocation of guaranteed entries that will get sprinters – and walkers -- to the start line; and in addition, the company can secure two- or three-night hotel and sightseeing packages as well. See: https://www.sportstoursinternational.co.uk/events/dublin-marathon/
Through Sports Tours International the Marathon entry is £80 per person (with goody bag, t shirt and medal included). A per person accommodation rate from £329 includes:
Guests may purchase tickets at £60 per person to a Post-Marathon Gala Dinner and Traditional Show. The rate includes:
Dublin is an ancient city founded over 1000 years ago by Vikings. Today the city is famous for its sightseeing, nightlife, pubs, restaurants, literary history and the very friendly 1 million inhabitants.The relatively flat marathon route is one big loop around Dublin, north and south of the river Liffey. Runners dash through many of the old villages that now make up the city. Communities compete to give the warmest reception to runners as they pass through. Competitors run through Phoenix Park (twice the size of New York’s Central Park) that will be resplendent in autumn colors, including the russet flanks of the herd of 600 wild deer that have been park inhabitants for over 300 years. The closing miles are a gentle downhill to a grandstand finish line. The course will be open for seven hours. Start times are in four waves beginning at 9 a.m., allowing both runners and walkers to be sipping Guinness in a pub by mid-afternoon.
Martin Joyce is a Dubliner who founded Sports Travel International that joined the Sports Tours International family of companies in 2018. He recommends the following sightseeing tours while in Dublin:
Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Our Experience Will Make Yours, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling events, triathlon competitions, sports training camps and VIP hospitality.
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