2023 Irish Life Dublin Marathon

  • Four-Night Package
  • Guaranteed Race Bib with Package*
  • Check In: Thursday, October 26, 2023
  • Race Day: Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Check Out: Monday, October 30, 2023


As an experienced, 24-time marathoner, I decided to go to the 2023 Napa Valley Marathon with Destination Marathons (DM). I highly recommend this tour group. Before even arriving in Napa Valley, DM communicated and established the private FB group for us to ask questions and built up race excitement. The pre-race Zoom meeting with the race director and past female and male winners explored the course, weather, tangents, elevation and volunteer spots. Great advice. DM hosted a great Saturday shakeout run, pre-race pasta dinner and post-race celebration. Never have I ever walked to the start line, so close to the DM host hotel, Calistoga Motor Lodge! Plus, DM saved a trip to the expo by picking up the race bibs, backpacks and shirts. The attention-to-details for runners by these experienced runners included rain ponchos, Dude Wipes, lip balm and to-go breakfast bags. Post race was the treat of included massages, gear pick up and shuttle back to the hotel. This review has a lot of details because DM handled those details. DM does not run for you though. But you can focus on and enjoy your race with DM working behind the scenes. Looking forward to another DM race-cation!

I traveled solo out to Grandma’s Marathon using Destination Marathons. It was great to be able to have a group to meet up with and have all the details taken care of. They had organized groups dinners, pre-race goodie bags for us, and had an organized shake out run with Dakotah Lindwurm (2021 and 2022 winner!) who was so nice!!! I really appreciated getting to meet other runners and have a group to hang with. Everyone from the company itself was also so nice and friendly. At Grandma’s starting area we had access to a club area with other clubs with private ports potties which was critical as the lines for the others were massive!! The company had reps cheering on the course and even took some race photos of me running which they sent to me after the race! Post race they had other planned meets up and a bar crawl which I didn’t attend as I had other plans- but looked like a lot of fun from the pics. Highly Recommend using this company and will use them again in the future for sure if they match up with a race I’m planning.

Destination Marathons is amazing! Mark and his crew not only took care of the runners but they also made sure our family members had a great time. The hotel we stayed at was convenient and I really appreciate the private coach to the start line in Hopkinton. Thank you for making this Boston experience so positive for my family and me!

I loved my time with Destination Marathons!!

Amazing time!! Highly recommend! Mark and his team take the race logistics stress away! Had an incredible weekend in Boston! The dinner before race night took the stress of finding dinner in a town where all the restaurants were full. The shuttle gave us an extra hour of sleep and no stress fighting the crowds. Access to our own bathrooms was worth the price alone, when I got to athlete's village the bathroom lines were insane, so glad we had our own! You can tell they are committed to giving you the most stress free weekend allowing you to focus on what you came there to do, race!

Destination Marathons should be your go to provider for every marathon that they partner with. I know I will check with them before booking anything! Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable, they really thought of everything! They took the stress out of the weekend. The hotel was nice and close to public transportation and restaurants. I enjoyed the shakeout run to the finish line. The meal the night before was delicious. The best part was the coach bus to Hopkinton! We stayed warm and had a bathroom before walking to the shuttle to Athlete’s Village. I met some amazing people that I will keep in touch with long after my soreness departs. I know I said I was done marathoning, but Berlin might be in my future, and I will only do it with Destination Marathons! Thank you so much Mark, Nicole, and the whole rest of the crew!

Destination Marathons did an excellent job!!! It was my first time booking a trip through them and I am 100% pleased!! I’m already planning another!! The whole process was easy, the communication was clear, the accommodations were perfect, the gatherings (parties) were really fun!!! Everything was on point. Thank you DM!!!!

Have you ever wondered how the Elite Runners are treated? Run with Destination Marathons and you'll find out! I ran the Wilmington Marathon in 2022 with DM and from Hotel Check-In to Check-Out they were there for me. The night before the race we had a great pasta dinner as a group, runners and family, and it was nice to catch up with people from all over. Race morning we boarded a private shuttle to the start where we also had a warm private area to get ready. Of course the crew along with family and friends were on the route for a nice friendly cheer zone. Post race they were ready for us, tons of snacks, drinks (adult and other) and a masseuse! It is great to get a solid massage right after the race. That afternoon they led us on a pub crawl to several different locations around Downtown Wilmington. When traveling for a race I would highly recommend Destination Marathons so you can worry less and focus on your race!

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