The Irish Life Dublin Marathon has signed a new partnership deal with sports travel operator, Sports Travel International.
The annual event is the fourth largest marathon in Europe and each year sees 200,000 people converge on Dublin to take part.
Both organisations hope the new partnership will help boost the marathon’s international reputation and bring even more visitors into the city.
“The Irish Life Dublin Marathon is an event that is close to our hearts, and we are delighted to be the exclusive international travel partner,” Chris Bird, CEO of Sports Travel International, said.
“Our customers love this marathon and we are thrilled to be able to offer guaranteed entry and accommodation at some of the City’s best placed hotels.
“My late father was from Dublin; he grew up in Crumlin so the city really has a piece of my heart.
“I ran the marathon myself for my Dad in 2019 so it really is an event that means a lot to me personally.”
The contract is for five years and Dublin Marathon said they hoped it would “help grow our event significantly over the coming years.”
Main image: Participants run the Dublin Marathon. Picture by Alamy.com