Run Killarney will take place on the 28th of July 2018 and is now open for registration. Follow us on Run Killarney Facebook page for all the latest news.



Run Killarney weekly preparation blog #1

Chris Grayson, experienced -marathon runner and pacemaker, joins us with a weekly blog to help you prepare in the lead up to Run Killarney 2018.

It’s just under 6 weeks to go until this year’s Gleneagle Run Killarney on 28th July. We have a great weekend lined up. With a 10K and half marathon route, there is a distance for everyone and a great opportunity to make Run Killarney your summer goal.

My name’s Chris Grayson and I’ve taken part in this great event for a number of years which is one of the best road races in the Country, if not the world. Registration is filling up fast, so I would advise everyone to register soon to guarantee your place. You can register online, by post or in person by calling into O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Shop, New St. Killarney.

Follow my blog over the next few weeks for all the latest news, advice and tips to help you prepare for Run Killarney.

Training can definitely be fun if you plan and focus on your goals. Remember we are here to help you make every step count. Here’s some tips on how to go about getting fit for your event.
1. Register for an event
By registering for an event, it gives you a target date to train towards and allows you to become focused on training
2. Pick a training plan that suits you (check out runkillarney.com for some samples)
3. Pace yourself
Gradually increase mileage to avoid injuries. The general rule of thumb is don’t increase mileage by more than 10% each week.
4. Join a running group
Running groups are a great way to stay motivated, meet new like-minded people, improve your running performance and get useful training tips.
5. Introduce cross training
Complement your training with swimming, cycling, yoga or Pilates to optimise your strength, flexibility and level of fitness.
6. Rest and listen to your body
Rest plays an important to any training regime as your body needs time to recover and repair after the vigorous training. Usually incorporate a few rest days in your week especially after a long or hard run.
7. Keep it interesting
We are spoilt here in Kerry with trails, mountains, Wonderful beaches, stunning scenery and beautiful quiet boreens to run on. It’s good to mix up running with varied terrains, hills and softer surfaces to lessen the impact of constantly running on the roads.
8. Get the right gear
Best bit of advice I was given was to invest in a good pair of runners as these will be taking all the impact of this wonderful sport. It’s also great to look and feel good!
9. Stay healthy
Start as you mean to go on by building a solid base for training. Make sure you are well hydrated and eat a nicely balanced diet and get lots of fabulous sleep!!!!!

Register here before it’s too late!


On July 28th runners from all over the country and around the world will descend on Killarney for the Gleneagle Run Killarney 10k and half-marathon. This event caters for all running abilities and is open to everyone including walkers, newcomers and people who just want a challenge and a great day out. The routes give competitors the chance to run one of the world’s most breathtaking and scenic road races through Muckross House and the Killarney National Park.

The 10k and half-marathon routes are fast downhill courses. The half marathon starts at Molls Gap and continues through the National Park to the finish line at the Gleneagle Hotel.
All those crossing the line will receive a customised t-shirt and finisher’s medal and can embrace the party atmosphere at the Gleneagle hotel.

Patrick O’Donoghue of the Gleneagle hotel, Oliver Kirwan of Elite Events and some of the runners taking part in the event were at the Gleneagle this week to launch this year’s run. Oliver, Race Director said, “Run Killarney is a wonderful mid-summer event that draws people from all over the country to Killarney for a great day out. We’ve been lucky with really good weather conditions the last few years and it always turns into a party once the running is done. We’re looking forward to welcoming more than 2500 runners this year and the event will be bigger and better than ever.”

Special group rates are available by emailing info@eliteevents.ie . The event is filling up fast and has sold out for the last three years so register now to avoid disappointment.
Follow the event on Facebook and twitter @RunKillarney for the latest news, training tips race preparation and much more.

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