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29-10-2019, 11:10   #1
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Dublin Marathon moves to lottery entries!

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Entry to the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon lottery will be open from the 1st November to 30th November 2019 ONLY.

There will be a registration fee of €15 per lottery entry which will be fully refundable if the applicant is not successful and fully redeemable against entry fee if the applicant is successful. Registrants will learn their entry status via SMS and email between 3rd January to 10th January. Successful entrants will have until 31st January 2020 to redeem the offer.
Wonder will it affect popularity - having to wait until January to know if you can get in or not...

http://kbcdublinmarathon.ie/2020-entry-process/
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29-10-2019, 11:12   #2
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Was going to sign up - I have no luck with lotteries
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29-10-2019, 11:14   #3
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There will be 22,500 places available for the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon, with a number of these places allocated to Athletics Ireland membership. Athletics Ireland members will qualify under the Good For Age standards and can apply on April 1st and must have a valid Athletics Ireland membership.
More info needed!
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Not familiar with the "good for age standards". Anyone know what they are and what count as qualifying races?
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29-10-2019, 11:18   #5
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A better place for this question, what is the benefit to a lottery system as opposed to just "first come first served"?
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29-10-2019, 11:21   #6
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17685 runners out of 22,500 entries this year. That seems above the normal percentage of no-shows on average. I know personally of quite a few entries that were going unused last week, was thinking to myself that demand was starting to level off.
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I cant see one. Creates a hype? Very disappointing. Everyone is still on their marathon buzz today - would be an ideal day to open up a general sale.
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29-10-2019, 11:22   #8
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You dont have bucket loads of people trying to apply on the same day and crashing the servers - as what happened last summer when they released more entries..

Also totally fair on everyone; regardless on level or ability
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So since 2016 I've run or volunteered DCM but the fairest way I can enter 2020 is via a lottery, thanks a lot.
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A better place for this question, what is the benefit to a lottery system as opposed to just "first come first served"?
In a strange way it will attract more entrants. A lot of people like to brag that they got an entry for something that is completely sold out. Same thing use to happen with Kerry Way charity cycle. I remember people who never cycled in their lives signing up so that they could talk sh**e about getting in etc.

Same thing with the Ballycotton 10
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A better place for this question, what is the benefit to a lottery system as opposed to just "first come first served"?
You can charge everyone €100 rather than having it €70 for the first group of tickets, €80 for the second group and €90 for the remainder.


Minor point but you can't purchase a ticket as a Christmas Present now (even as a present to yourself) as they notify you in January.
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I wrote this on the Dublin marathon fb page but will put it here also.

Disappointing to hear this. Curious as to why a lottery is necessary for all given it’s the national championship so AAI clubs entrants should have a different entry system. If it’s not the national championship anymore then fair enough with the lottery for all. Hopefully the entries won’t be taken up by people who have no real interest in the training for the event but get sucked into the hype. Please ensure a transfer system is put in place to give those who really want an entry every chance to get one.
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There will be 22,500 places available for the 2020 KBC Dublin Marathon, with a number of these places allocated to Athletics Ireland membership. Athletics Ireland members will qualify under the Good For Age standards and can apply on April 1st and must have a valid Athletics Ireland membership.

Lottery event open to the public from November 1st to Saturday 30th November at midnight via a public webpage which will be hosted by Eventmaster. This will be the only time period of which an application for entry to the KBC Dublin Marathon can be made.

Applicants will be obligated to enter all registrant information required to satisfy the 2020 event and will be charged €15 to enter. This fee will be refunded if not successful by the end of August 2020 or will be offset against entry fee if successful.

KBC Dublin Marathon to select successful lottery applications randomly but in a manner to ensure that the current balance of Irish and overseas runners and runners of all abilities is maintained.

Eventmaster will issue SMS to be sent to the successful applicants with a direct link to register for the event. Access link will direct the user to their registration page on the 2020 marathon event with the data from the lottery pre-populated – Name, email, gender, DOB, mobile will not be editable, ensuring that only the selected applicant can use that lottery link. Fee of €75 to enter (€90 less €15 already paid) + additional purchases and booking fee (€3) as normal. Successful applicants will have until MIDNIGHT 31st January to use the link. Email reminders will be issued.

Applicants who have been unsuccessful with will receive an email to inform them.
Any places not redeemed will be offered via lottery system to those originally unsuccessful from 4th February to 7th February 2020 with offers needing to be redeemed by 14th February.

Refund option opens from June 2nd to June 15th, 2020. A refund of 70% of the entry fee will be returned once your application has been accepted. The refund will be available on “Manage My Bookings” from your entry confirmation link. This will be the only opportunity to avail of a refund for 2020.

Any unallocated numbers to be offered to any unsuccessful lottery applicants on July 1st -July 7th, 2020 with offers needing to be redeemed by14th July.

Refund issued of €15 to those that were unsuccessful.

Source - https://www.independent.ie/sport/oth...-38641404.html
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Wonder will it affect popularity - having to wait until January to know if you can get in or not...

http://kbcdublinmarathon.ie/2020-entry-process/
In fairness I wouldn't decide on till April/May if i was running Dublin.
Won't be doing it next year.

Volunteers and club members should have first call on the entries

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I wonder the ratio of Irish to non Irish runners....
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