SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2015 by the numbers

This is a record year for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon, with 15,216 runners due to take part on Monday 26 October.

3,853 registered club athletes, another record, are taking part. Among the clubs are Clonliffe Harriers with 42 runners, Clonmel with 52, Crusaders with 61 and the Marathon Club Ireland with 94 entries.

Alongside the runners, joggers and walkers will be elite runners challenging for the overall or national titles, wheelchair athletes, people aiming to improve on personal bests and first time participants just hoping to make it around the course. All share a common goal: to join the Dublin Marathon 26.2 club.

This year the marathon route will be similar to 2014 with one or two changes. The route will start on Fitzwilliam Square as normal, but it will run along Patrick Street and down to the quays where it will take in Blackhall place and Aughrim Street before entering the Phoenix Park. After leaving the park, the runners will enter Fingal, the first time the race will pass through all the councils in Dublin. The remainder of the course is similar to other years but will finish from the other direction, coming straight in from Merrion Road onto Northumberland Road and up Mount Street to the finish line.

Friends and families of runners will also be able to monitor their progress this year via the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon live tracker – which can be accessed via the website or Facebook page.

The 2015 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon gets underway from Fitzwilliam Street Upper at 8.55am (wheelchair) and 9am (main field) on Monday 26 October. 26.2 miles later the runners will see the welcome sight of the finish line in Merrion Square North.

For full course details and information on road closures check out sseairtricitydublinmarathon.ie or facebook.com/dublinmarathon.

SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2015 by the numbers:

  • A record of over 15,216 Entries
  • Highest ever Irish field: over 10,800 runners
  • Over 9,000 runners - plus their friends and families will visit Dublin for the Marathon
  • Over 4,000 people will travel to Ireland by plane and boat to take part, bringing at least one supporter with them and staying at least three days in the capital.
  • Over 1,000 volunteers will be on duty on Race Day
  • We will use over 2,890 barriers along the route
  • 1,842 traffic cones will be in use
  • 10 water stations will distribute over 140,000 bottles of Tipperary Water
  • 4 Lucozade stations will distribute over 43,000 bottles of 380Ml Lucozade Sport
  • 2 High5 stations will give out 21,000 gels
  • At least 372 toilets will be in place along the route
  • 39 pacers will run in 13 different time bands (every 10 minutes from 3.00 to 5.00)