The Dingle Marathon 2018 took place on Saturday 1st September 2018 which saw over 3000 runners pass through the breathtaking scenery of Slea Head in Dingle, Co Kerry. Approved Productions once again provided a range of services including route selection and measurement, course layout and design, event safety management and emergency services coordination, along with managing all onsite logistics and personnel.
The Dingle Half Marathon has won Half Marathon of the Year in the Running in Ireland Race Awards in 2015 and again in 2016, 2017 and 2018!! This is an accolade which we are extremely proud of as we have been Event Managers on this event since its inception in 2009. The Dingle Marathon programme included a 26.2 mile Full Marathon and a 13.1 mile Half Marathon. The 2019 event has sold out 9 months in advance with 23% of runners coming from overseas.
"The Dingle Marathon is a fantastic event and is probably one of the most scenic marathons in the world" says Approved Productions Tadhg Moriarty who has acted as Event Manager and Event Controller for the event since its inception in 2009. "After just four short years the Dingle Marathon has firmly positioned itself on the European Marathon circuit. We take every effort to ensure that these leading marathon events are executed to the highest standard”. Approved Productions managed a team of over 300 people to ensure the smooth delivery of the event.
Here's some of what The Kerryman Newspaper reported of the Dingle Marathon:
"MARATHON A GALLOPING SUCCESS" ~ The success of any event is best judged by public reaction and the reaction to Saturday's Dingle marathon has been overwhelming. West Kerry has never seen such an influx of people for a sporting event. The immediate financial benefit to the local economy has been estimated at more than €1million but the long term benefits in terms of return visits by both runners and supporters is inestimable. Dingle Gardai told The Kerryman that the event had "gone like clockwork".