Irish energy provider Airtricity have become the title sponsor of the Dublin Marathon. The agreement which will see the event name being changed to the Airtricity Dublin Marathon, also includes the ‘Race Series’, a number of shorter races taking place throughout June, July, August and September, before the main marathon on the 28th October.
Dublin Marathon attracted over 14,000 runners in 2012 and is expected to generate over 10 million euro for the City and County of Dublin over the October bank holiday weekend.
Airtricity Dublin Marathon race director Jim Aughney said, “We are delighted to have Airtricity on board as our new title sponsor this year. Airtricity shares our vision and aims for the growth of the Dublin Marathon. It is a huge endorsement of what we have achieved to date, and strong support for our development plans, to have such a sponsor involved. Airtricity has a great history of supporting events in Ireland and we look forward to developing a long-term relationship with them.
Airtricity’s Managing Director Stephen Wheeler added, “As someone who ran my first Dublin Marathon in 2011, I’m delighted that Airtricity is the new energy behind this well-loved Dublin and national sporting event. Airtricity is a proud supporter of all Irish Sport at all the various different levels. Through our investment as title sponsor of the Airtricity league, as official energy partner to the FAI, and its international teams, and as a supporter of local sports clubs nationwide through our wind farm community funds, we’re doing more to give back to local and national Sporting clubs and events. Now through our sponsorship of the Airtricity Dublin Marathon, we’re helping to support the marathon and race series at this important stage in its development and growth.”
Karl Henry, well known fitness Expert and TV Broadcaster said, “It is great to see Airtricity come on board and give the Dublin Marathon a huge boost ahead of this years event. With over 14,000 participants last year, the marathon and race series is a fantastic way to get out and get fit. With today’s boost, hopefully more and more people will sign up and ensure that the 2013 Airtricity Dublin Marathon will surpass last years level and create new records.”