On Monday October 28, 2013, Dublin will play host to one of the great European city marathons. This will be the 34th year of this fantastic event which is run through the capital’s historic Georgian streets and its magnificent Phoenix Park.


Thousands of boisterous spectators will line the route and in fact, such is the buzz from the crowd, that overseas participants in the Dublin Marathon have dubbed it the ‘friendly marathon’.


The course is largely flat, a single lap, and starts and finishes in the city centre. Conditions for marathon running are ideal as the average temperatures for October are around 12°–14° C (53°–57° F).

On the Sunday morning (Oct 27th) before Marathon Monday, we host the International Breakfast Run. It’s a chance to stretch your legs, meet other athletes, exchange t-shirts and enjoy a complimentary breakfast to a background of Irish traditional music.  Participants also receive a special commemorative t-shirt.


Dublin is only an hour by air from most U.K. and European cities, and a large number of the expected entry of 14,500 will be made up of overseas runners,

many of whom will be returning to sample Irish hospitality once more.


So why not come and experience the occasion for yourself? A warm and

friendly welcome is guaranteed




You do not simply ‘run’ the Australian Outback Marathon.  You must experience it.  And after you have experienced the Australian Outback Marathon, you will never forget it.


Run mostly on unsealed roads and bush trails, the course features plenty of famous Australian ‘Red Earth’ and stunning views of magnificent Ayers Rock (Uluru), located just a few kilometres from the marathon course.  There may not be a more impressive backdrop for a running event in the world.  Marathon, half marathon, 11km and 6km run categories are offered to cater for participants of all abilities. However, the run is just a part of the event.


Everyone entered in the event is signed on to an itinerary package, which includes race entry, transport, accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, social events and much more. With many itineraries to choose from, there is a package to suit every trip and every budget. 


The fantastically unique location and friendly, personal way the event is run has many people returning to the Australian Outback Marathon year after year.


For a travel experience that is so much more than a running race, there is truly nothing like the Australian Outback Marathon.  For great scenery, a great run, great people and the time of your life, get to the Outback in 2013!





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