ARCHIVED RACE: National Lottery Dublin Marathon 31st October 2011

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: National Lottery Dublin Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 42
  • Distance (Miles): 26.2
  • Date: 31 October 2011
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Venue: Duiblin City
  • Best Time (Men): 02:08.58
  • Best Time (Women): 02:26.13
  • Organised By: Dublin Marathon
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities? No
  • Has Water Stations? 10
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Cash

Race Description

This is the 32nd year of the National Lottery Dublin Marathon, which
is run through the historic georgian streets of dublin, Ireland’s capital and largest city, and home to a quarter of the country’s almost four million people. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, the city has a long rich history and is now a vibrant, dynamicmetropolis where half of its population are under 25.
dublin is only an hour by air from most U.K. and european cities, and
a large number of the expected entry of 14,000 will be made up of
overseas runners, many of whom will be returning to sample Irish
hospitality once more. the event will be broadcast live on national
television (rtÉ) in a four hour programme.
the course is largely flat and is a single lap, starting at Fitzwilliam square and finishing in Merrion square close to the city centre. conditions for marathon running are ideal. the Irish climate is influenced by the prevailing light south westerly winds of the gulf stream. The average temperatures for october are around 12 °- 14° c (53° – 57° F).
race number and chip collection is at the Main Hall, R.D.S.
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, and runs from12:00 to 18:00 hrs on Saturday
29th and Sunday 30th of October. there will be no race number
collection facility on race day.
entrants pick one of three time zoneswhen registering. runnerswill 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 systemhas been tried and tested over the last three years in our race series and successfully blends participants in mutually competitive groupings.
• Under 3 hours 30 minutes (orange race number) start at 10am
• 3 hrs 30mins to 4 hrs 15mins (green race number) start at 10:10am
• over 4 hours 15 minutes (blue race number) start at 10:20am
timing is by chip giving an accurate half distance, finish time and race position. You will be able to track participant’s progress via our web site on race day.
every finisher will receive a beautifully engraved marathon medal and a
special commemorative t-shirt. race certificates detailing chip and finish times will be available from our website. at the National Lottery Dublin Marathon we pride ourselves on the quality of our Finisher’s Medal. An itaB, which can be booked when entering online, completes your race momento by capturing your name and race finish time. on completion of the race, you will receive your itaB by post at a cost of €5 including postage and packaging. You can then fit the itaB into the specially designed recess on your medal.
a link to photographs will be available on our home page soon after the
race finishes. photographs will also be available from
The International Breakfast Run takes place on sunday morning 30th
october at 9.30am starting and finishing at the Convention Centre,
Spencer Dock, Dublin 1. the event has a capacity for 2,000 entrants
and is free of charge to those participating in themarathon. this provides runners with an opportunity to meet other athletes, exchange t-shirts and enjoy a complementary breakfast to a background of Irish traditional music. participants also receive a special commemorative t-shirt.
the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, is the venue for the post race
party on the Monday evening of the Marathon. It starts at 7.30 pm with
the prize presentations at 9 pm. tickets available at the expo.

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