Monday, June 24, 2013

Race notice...Run Killarney Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k - Sat 20th July 2013

Since it's inception, this event has evolved from year on year. At first, it was just the 15 mile 'Maxi-Marathon'. Over time, a Half-Marathon event was added and this year, a full Marathon option has been included.

The Marathon and the 13.1 mile Half-Marathon will start at 8:00am near Moll's Gap on the Kenmare road. The shorter 10k race will start near Muckross House in the park at 11am.

Entry for each race includes...Closed roads, Customised finisher medal, Technical T-shirt, Chip timing, Prizes, Massage at finish line, Hot and cold tubs & showers, Free post race party and BBQ, Officially measured course, Fully Marshalled route with water stops and medical safety cover throughout.

Full/Half Course description.......The race starts at about 800 feet above sea level near Moll's Gap. Initially it's flat but as you approach the Gap itself, the road starts to drop and you have a stunning view across to the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the highest mountains in Ireland.

From here the road continues to drop as you run with lakes and mountains as a backdrop for the race..... Past Lady's View......Looking down on the Upper Lakes......and eventually you turn off into Killarney National Park near the entrance to Torc Waterfall.

The Half-Marathon then proceeds past Muckross House to the finish while the full Marathon continues on to take in another 13.1 miles in the northern part of the park before returning to the finish line.

As you can see from the maps above, there is a lot of downhill running in the first few miles. The 10k course takes in a shorter loop starting and finishing near the park.

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...

More info on the Run Killarney Website


Anonymous said...

Hi John,
On the run killarney website the start time for the 1k is given as 11am.
Is it being changed to 8.30am?


Anonymous said...

Hi John,

The start time for the 10k is 11am according to the run killarney website.

Anonymous said...

10k start time is 11am according to run killarney website

John Desmond said...

My mistake, it's 11am.