Marathon website runs out of steam

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KBC Dublin Marathon bosses have confirmed that October’s race is now officially sold out with a record breaking 22,500 entries.

An additional 2,500 tickets went on sale for the marathon on July 1 and over 8,000 runners were vying for a place.

KBC Dublin Marathon bosses apologised to members of the public who were experiencing difficulties while trying to book a place in the popular race due to a technical malfunction with their website. The team said that an issue with the EventMaster database was causing problems for those trying to login to the site during peak demand.

Organisers confirmed the additional entries back in February, bringing the event to a field of 22,500 for the first time. Dublin Marathon tweeted:

“The #KBCDublinMarathon is now sold out with a record 22,500 entries.

“We know that many of you are disappointed not to have secured an entry. We had over 8,000 vying for 2,500 entries which led to some technical difficulties with Eventmaster often encountered during peak demand.”

The KBC Dublin Marathon will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The popular race completely sold out of the first 20,000 entries back in December – a whopping ten months before the big event.

The 42km race will take place on Sunday, October 27 at 8.45am across Dublin city centre.
This year’s marathon medal will be honouring the original finishers plaque from 1980 which featured Dublin’s oldest pedestrian crossing, the Ha’penny bridge.

Other races taking place in the coming months as part of the KBC Dublin Race Series include the South Dublin 10K run on July 21, the Frank Duffy 10 Mile on August 24 and the Dublin Half Marathon on September 21.

For more information and updates on the KBC Dublin Marathon and the Race Series checkout their official website.

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