Friday 27th October – Arrival day
Make your way to Dublin and on arrival check in to your chosen hotel. Usually, hotel rooms are ready after 3pm; if you arrive earlier please be prepared to leave your luggage with the hotel concierge and head off to the Marathon Expo to collect your race documents. The MARATHON EXPO takes place in the main hall of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and has plenty to see. We recommend you allow plenty of time to collect your race documents, shop from the many exhibitors, listen to the experts on stage and enjoy the pre-race day vibe. Details of how to get to the expo from your chosen hotel will be detailed in your itinerary. The rest of the day you can relax and prepare for race. If you have any questions please meet with one of the Marathon Tours & Travel team in the hotel lobby.
Saturday 28th October – Expo and registration
Those on the two night packages will arrive today. Anyone who did not have the chance to visit the expo Friday, will have today to collect race packs and any extras that you have ordered.
Today’s MARATHON EXPO times: 09.00 to 19.00. The latest race kit collection time is 6pm on Saturday.
After attending the expo, put your feet up and relax ahead of the event tomorrow.
Sunday 29th October – RACE DAY
This is the day you have trained so hard for! After an early breakfast please get ready to leave the hotel. The start location at Fitzwilliam Street Upper, approximately 30 minutes’ walk from the hotel or a 15-minute Uber ride.
Family and friends will have lots of opportunities to spectate along the race route. The Marathon Tours & Travel team will be happy to advise. After the race make your way back to the hotel, freshen up, celebrate…you deserve it!
The Merry Ploughboy – Optional Extra
The Merry Ploughboy dinner & show offers a traditional Irish dinner time experience. You will be collected by coach from your hotel late afternoon, and you will take your seat in front of the stage for the evening. Enjoy a drink and the 3-course traditional Irish meal whilst enjoying the Irish dancing, fiddle playing and Irish songs. This full night of entertainment is ideal to be enjoyed after the Marathon as the show finishes at 10.00pm. This activity is not included in the accommodation package. If you wish to join the celebration you will need to add this on to your booking at check out.
Monday 30th October - DEPARTURE DAY
Unless you have booked extra nights with us then today is the day you check out of your room and we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tour soon