FAQs

All timings are provisional and subject to change

Friday 1pm-10pm:  Race pack collection from our office at the Dingle Marina (for overseas and ‘for collection’ entries only)
Saturday 8.30am:  Race build up, Strand Street
Saturday 9am:  Race start, Strand Street
Saturday 11.30am:  Half marathon prize ceremony, Half Finish area & 1pm Full Marathon prize ceremony at Full Finish area

Dingle Full and Half Marathon starts at 9am sharp. Please arrive at the start line early, we would recommend to be there a minimum of 30 minutes in advance of the start time at the latest.

  • Your participation in the race
  • Medical support
  • Water stations throughout the course
  • Refreshments after the race
  • Customised running top and medal
  • Your Race Pack
  • Your bib and timing chip

IRISH PARTICIPANTS: Race Packs will be posted to all Irish participants approximately 2 weeks prior to the event. This pack will contain your bib number (with integrated timing chip), a baggage sticker and general information. You are then race ready and do not need to register in Dingle. Simply turn up at the start line in good time for a 9am (subject to change) sharp start.

OVERSEAS PARTICIPANTS: You must collect your Race Pack the day before the event between 1pm and 10pm from our office at the Dingle Marina, Strand Street. The office is located in the building opposite the Aquarium and beside the Full Finish line car park. This will be clearly signposted. Early Saturday morning collections will take place from 7am-8am in the same location.

FOR COLLECTION: If you selected “For Collection” when you registered you must collect your Race Pack the day before the event between 1pm and 10pm from our office at the Dingle Marina, Strand Street. The office is located in the building opposite the Aquarium and beside the Full Finish line car park. This will be clearly signposted. Early Saturday morning collections will take place from 7am-8am in the same location.

Each race pack holds the following:

  • Race number with attached timing chip
  • Baggage sticker

If you are unable to attend the event, please let us know in advance via email. Entry fees may be partially refunded prior to the 31st of March under certain circumstances. Entry fees are strictly non-refundable after the 31st of March regardless of circumstance.

Deferrals to another event are not allowed, this is to protect the integrity of the event.

You are welcome to switch distances up until the Half Marathon is sold out. After the Half Marathon sells out, switches will no longer be allowed

No, entries are strictly non-transferable, this is to ensure the integrity of the race is preserved and for medical purposes. Medical personnel rely on race numbers to access medical information associated with each runner’s number.

Dingle Half Marathon on Saturday 7th September 2024 is now Sold OutPlease sign up to the waiting list here if interested. Registration is still open for Dingle Full Marathon on Saturday 7th September 2024 – Register here >>

Yes. Your race pack contains a sticker with your race number on it. Please attach this to your bag in advance.

Half Runners bags – must be handed in at the “Half baggage” van and the start line. Your bag will then be transferred to the HALF FINISH LINE and will be ready for collection at the HALF FINISH LINE. Please note that the Half Baggage van will depart from the start line 20 minutes before the event (at 8:40am).

Full Runners bags – must be handed in at the “Full Baggage” van at the start line and Full Baggage will then be available for collection from the Full Finish area.  PLEASE ENSURE TO PLACE YOUR BAG IN THE CORRECT VAN!

One small bag per person is permitted. Please do not place valuable items, or items that may be easily damaged, in your baggage.

Any discarded clothing will be given to charity.

We provide 3 free car parks on the approach to Dingle Town from 7am Saturday morning. These are approximately a 5/10 minute walk from the start line. Please follow event signage and Gardai (Police) and stewards will direct you into same. All vehicles must be removed by 4pm.

If you are staying in Dingle we would advise you to walk from your accommodation where possible. Please do not attempt to park in the main car park at the start area as this is a limited period fee-paying car park and you are likely to receive a parking fine.

Yes. Prize categories for this year’s Dingle Half Marathon are as follows:

  • Half Marathon 1/2/3 male/female
  • Full Marathon 1/2/3 male/female
  • Wheelchair category

Placings will be awarded on gun time not chip time e.g. whoever crosses the line first wins.

Should any runner win a category using someone else’s race number, both the registered participant and the transferee will be disqualified and the prize awarded to the next qualifying runner.

Yes, all you got to do is keep up! Pacers are available for the following times:

Half Marathon: 1.30, 1.45, 2.00, 2.15

Full Marathon: 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15, 4.30

The course is marked in miles.

Water stations – Water stations are at approximately 3 mile intervals, however the physical layout of the roads does not allow them to be exactly every 3 miles. Toilets are also positioned at all these stations.

In addition to water, jellies and bananas are on mile 9 and jellies, bananas and Lucozade Sport are on mile 21.

Do not throw bottles or rubbish over fences or walls, dispose of litter responsibly after each water stop at bins provided 200 metres beyond each water station or else drop your rubbish at the next mile marker. Be particularly careful disposing of gel wrappers. Please respect the environment you are in.

A snack pack and water are provided at the finish line.

You will receive your Dingle Marathon Finishers top and medal at the finish line. Race tops and medals are supplied by Titan Sports.

Spectators are not permitted access to the half-line finish area as there is not sufficient room or parking to facilitate same. We would ask that this is respected for the comfort of all runners. Any traffic attempting to reach the area will be turned back by Gardai on point duty. We are sorry but there is no flexibility available to us in this regard. This is a rural location with a very limited road network which we must keep clear for the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all participants.

No. There is not sufficient room or parking to facilitate same. We are sorry but there is no flexibility available to us in this regard. This is a rural location with a very limited road network which we must keep clear for the comfort, safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Free buses are provided and will drop you back to Milltown Bridge, approx 1km from the start line at Dingle Town.

Spectators are welcome along the route but must obey the road closure restrictions. Do not, under any circumstances park on or block any routes along the way as this may cause a safety hazard. Public health and safety are of paramount importance for the event. All necessary measures are being put in place to facilitate the smooth running of the entire weekend. If you have any further queries regarding public safety, road closures, etc please contact us.

Bicycles and motorised vehicles are forbidden on the marathon course with the exception of official event vehicles.

Yes full road closures will be in place on a rolling basis throughout the course. Road Closure times will be published in local newspapers and please feel free to contact us if you require any specific assistance.

For the first 13 miles runners are free to run wherever they wish on the road however please be aware the emergency and official vehicles may need to overtake you so please be mindful of any traffic approaching, particularly from behind you.

Full runners should run on the right hand side of the road for the second half of the course in order to facilitate official half marathon buses driving on the left hand side eg buses to the left hand side, runners to the right hand side of the road.

Please be advised that there is a 3 hours and 30 minute (gun time) cut off for the half marathon and 6 hour (gun time) cut off for the full marathon. At this point you must either leave the course which we will facilitate or continue the remainder of the route as a normal pedestrian and no marathon resources will be available to you after this time. Please do not attempt the course if you do not think you can complete it within the above times.

No medals, finisher tops, refreshments, toilets or resources of any type will be available after the cut off times.

Yes, we will have official photographers on the course and we will publish all photographs free of charge on our Social Media pages.

Official Dingle Marathon merchandise is not currently available for purchase.

The course records are:

Full Marathon
Male: Gary O’Hanlon (2014)
Time: 2:29:58

Female: Celine Bradley (2019)
Time: 2:53:35

Half Marathon
Male: Paul Moloney (May 2022)
Time: 1:09:18

Female: Leanne Butler (2019)
Time: 1:22:13

Yes. Your race bib number contains a built in timing chip. In order for same to work you must wear your race number TO THE FRONT. Your race number is your timing chip, keep this exposed as much as possible. No number, no race!

Your official results will be posted on dinglemarathon.ie shortly after the event.

Absolutely, volunteers are an essential part of making the event run smoothly. Please contact us if you are interesting in lending a hand on the day and we will assign you to be part of the support team in areas including baggage reclaim, helping out at water stations, supporting the participants, handing out medals, etc. We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch.

If your part of a community, sports or social group who would be interested in getting involved we would love to hear from you too, so please email us at run@dinglemarathon.ie.

Please write your details and medical information on the reverse of your bib number in order that our first aid teams and medical staff can quickly learn of any medical issues that you may have.

First Aid personnel are strategically positioned in and around the route to assist any runners and also to ensure no disruption to normal day to day services. First aid staff are available at all water stations, the start line, the finish lines and in mobile response vehicles.

Please inform any steward or race official if you need medical assistance and they will arrange same for you immediately. It is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor if you have any doubt about your health or fitness level.

If you are not currently involved in a physical sporting activity, you should seek medical advice before entering the event.

All participants must have reached their eighteenth birthday by the day of the event.

Check out the Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points along the Marathon Route here.