Dingle Marathon in the starting blocks...

Dingle Marathon in the starting blocks...

After a extended break due to health concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic - The Dingle Marathon can finally be held again! On Saturday September 3rd both a half and full marathon will begin in earnest, leading runners along the most beautiful parts of the Dingle Peninsula.

The Marathon which was first run in 2009 starts at The Marina in Dingle town where participants will be encouraged along their way. Runners will head towards Ventry, moving along Slea Head, "back west" as locals would say! While the half-marathon concludes in the picturesque village of Dunquin, the full marathon only reaches its turning point here and continues through the natural open countryside on into the town-land of Ballyferriter. The race eventually finds its way back into Town finishing where it started, along The Marina.

This scenes along the run are often described to be some of the most beautiful and breathtaking you will encounter. Many thousands of runners from Ireland and abroad travel to Dingle to enjoy this unique run. More than 17 miles of the run is on or next to the sea making it a run to behold.

In 2019, a capacity of 3,500 participants took the challenge of running either the half or the full marathon. This has handed Dingle the opportunity to open up to the world and present itself as the most unique marathon venue.

This weekend the town really wakes up, so save yourself a place on the finish line to support runners and experience the jovial atmosphere for yourself!

Make sure to visit The Dingle Marathon's official site http://www.dinglemarathon.ie/ for full event details. Also, please do follow us on Instagram @twoturtledovesdingle to keep up to date with all the happenings of the event.
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