Live

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Repeat: OTB AM
Advertisement
Other Sports

2021 Dublin Marathon is cancelled, no race for the second year running

The 2021 Dublin Marathon, which was scheduled for October, has been cancelled by race organisers ...



2021 Dublin Marathon is cancel...
Other Sports

2021 Dublin Marathon is cancelled, no race for the second year running

The 2021 Dublin Marathon, which was scheduled for October, has been cancelled by race organisers due to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

It's the second year in a row that the race has been shelved.

It had been pencilled in for Sunday October 24th.

All entries will be valid for the 2022 race.

Full refunds will also be available for those who wish to avail of them. Those refunds are available to be claimed until Saturday July 31st.

Race director Jim Aughney said uncertainty was a key factor in making the decision.

“It is with great regret that we are cancelling the KBC Dublin Marathon for the second year in a row. Despite vigorous evaluations, there are still too many unknowns to be confident that we could provide a safe event given the pure scale of the marathon.

"We have a duty of care to the runners, volunteers, suppliers and supporters. This will be extremely disappointing news for all participants entered. We want to thank them for their continued support.”

He added that they had to make a call on the staging of the event now.

“We have come to a critical point in our event planning when a final decision needed to be made.

"We took into consideration the recent updates on modelling around Covid-19 and the immense challenges of creating a controlled, safe environment for the KBC Dublin Marathon which has a footprint of 26.2 miles with 25,000 runners and 200,000 supporters who line the streets to cheer them on.”

There will be a virtual Dublin Marathon on October 23rd, 24th and 25th.

Download the brand new OTB Sports App in the Play Store & App Store right now! We've got you covered!

Subscribe to OTB Sports's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

Up next

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

07:00 AM-07:30 AM

Share

LIVE: OTB AM

LIVE: OTB AM

07:30 AM-10:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

LIVE: The Snap - American Football

02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Share

Highlights on Off The Ball

Highlights on Off The Ball

03:00 PM-05:30 PM

Share

LIVE: Republic of Ireland V Sweden Build-Up

LIVE: Republic of Ireland V Sweden Build-Up

05:30 PM-06:30 PM

Share

OTB Gold

OTB Gold

06:30 PM-07:00 PM

Share

LIVE Commentary: Republic of Ireland V Sweden

LIVE Commentary: Republic of Ireland V Sweden

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

LIVE: The Football Show

LIVE: The Football Show

09:00 PM-10:00 PM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

10:00 PM-12:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

12:00 AM-02:00 AM

Share

Repeat: Off The Ball

Repeat: Off The Ball

02:00 AM-05:00 AM

Share

Repeat: OTB AM

Repeat: OTB AM

05:00 AM-07:00 AM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on