Following representations from Vision Sports Ireland we are delighted to announce that the 2018 SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon will include two prizes for runners who are blind or vision impaired. The first male and female finishers who are blind or vision impaired will each receive a prize of €750.
Entry is now open for the Dublin Marathon will take place on Sunday 28th October and will attract 20,000 participants.
This is the first time in its 38-year history that this famous Marathon has kindly provided prizes for our top blind/vision impaired athletes.
One-time Marathon runner Joe Geraghty from Vision Sports says “This is a fantastic development. We know we have hundreds of blind/vi runners out there and this is the ideal incentive to go the extra mile, eh! 26.2 miles, and complete a marathon. Vision Sports very much appreciate the support of Race Director Jim Aughney and his team.”
The SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is also an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) approved event. Therefore, the marathon provides a pathway to qualification for major IPC events.
Check out all details on how to register as a blind/vi runner or guide runner for the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon at www.visionsports.ie