Marathon Enterprise


Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland, part of Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, has been named as the Official Car Partner of the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon for the fifth consecutive year. Now in its 38th year, the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon is considered to be one of the leading marathons on a global scale and showcases Dublin at its very best to an international audience. A team of Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees will assist event organisers by providing a total of 38 vehicles for use during the marathon on Sunday, 28th October. These include 12 lead pace cars to guide the athletes around the 26-mile course, as well as six safety vehicles to ferry any casualties to the Medical Team facility, six stationary timing vehicles and 14 logistics vans. The Enterprise team is also participating in a voluntary capacity with staff member, David Hudson, entering his 21st year as a member of the Dublin Marathon Committee and set to join the 1,135 stewards that will oversee the event.

“We are extremely proud to be involved with the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon again for 2018. We have enjoyed a very happy partnership with the Marathon organising team for the past five years. This year, once again, our involvement goes beyond the provision of vehicles and personnel, as a number of our staff and business partners are running in the marathon itself, giving us an even deeper level of involvement in Ireland’s key marathon event,” said George O’Connor, Managing Director, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Ireland.

JP Denker, Head of Insurance and Replacement Division at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is among those participating from the company. “I am delighted to once again be able to run the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. It’s a brilliant event that is hugely beneficial to Dublin and we are proud to fly the flag for Enterprise and support SSE Airtricity,” Denker said.

At the announcement, Eugene Coppinger, Assistant Race Director, SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon said: “It’s great to have Enterprise Rent-A-Car on board for the fifth year in a row for this event. We really appreciate Enterprise’s partnership and help in the run up to the event and on the day of the race itself. The Enterprise vehicles and personnel are crucial to ensuring the delivery of a world class event and we greatly appreciate their support.”

Established in 1980, with a field of just 2,100 runners, the Dublin Marathon is now in its 39th year and has become one of the key international city marathon events as it plays host to some of the biggest names in marathon running. More than 20,000 runners will participate in the 2018 event on October 28th providing a huge business boost to the city of Dublin.


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