Half Marathon Map Profile

10k Map Profile

The routes give competitors the chance to run one of the world’s most breath taking and scenic marathon through Killarney National Park and Muckross House.

During the race runners will pass some of Killarney iconic landmarks including Molls Gap, Ladies View, Torc Waterfall and Muckross House, providing true inspiration and motivation for all runners.

The 10km and half marathon routes are a fast downhill course with amazing scenery around every comer.

The Irish climate can be described as being mild, moist and changeable. In the month of July temperature range from 15 Degree to highs of 25 degrees(PLEASE NOTE THE 2020 EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 14TH NOVEMBER AND AS SUCH YOU SHOULD PREPARE FOR COOLER WEATHER AND THE POTENTIAL FOR RAIN).

When: Saturday 17th July 2021

  • All competitors should arrive at The Gleneagle Hotel between TBC
  • Race briefing will take place at TBC at The Gleneagle Hotel.
  • Race start time is TBC.

Half Marathon:

  • All competitors should arrive at The Gleneagle Hotel for departure at TBC to be transported by coach to the start line.
  • The race starts at TBC

Race Packs 

All competitors packs will be posted out at cost of €4.50. Your pack will include the following;

    • Race Number
    • Timing Chip
    • Detailed route information
    • Event top
    • Bag Stickers (Half Marathon only)

Coach transfer to start line – TBC

All half marathon competitors will be transferred by coach to the start line which is approx. 35min drive from the pickup point.

The pickup point will be the Gleneagle Hotel Complex.

No coach transfer is required for 10k.

Car Parking

Dedicated car parking at the Gleneagle Hotel will be signposted.

You will be directed to dedicate car parking on your approach to the Gleneagle Hotel3

All competitors will have their race time accurately recorded by a microchip which is inserted into each bib number. Once a competitor crosses the timing mats placed at the start line there time is activated and stops after crossing the finish line. An overall time for each individual will be posted online within in minutes of crossing the finish line.


10km: The Gleneagle Hotel

Start Area

      • Only competitors are allowed in the start area for Half Marathon.
      • Portaloos will be at available at the starting line for both routes.
      • Have your race number visible and be ready to race at start area.
      • We advise that you wear extra layers to keep warm at the start area.
      • Please place any rubbish you may have in the bins provided.
      • Bag drop for half marathon competitors only.

Finish Area 

      • After you cross the finish line, a volunteer will place a medal around your neck.
      • Each competitor will receive a finishers top and a food voucher.
      • Medical aid will be available throughout the finish area.
      • Hot tubs, food and entertainment available.
      • Competitors will be able to pick up your bags from the bag collection point at the Gleneagle Hotel.

Run Killarney has a team of 8 pacers to help you achieve your target finish time. All pace team leaders are seasoned and reliable runners. These experienced runners will set the speed, give advice, and help runners through difficult moments. The pacers are divided by target finish time and two pacers will run in each marathon and half marathon target time. Pacers will be recognizable by the balloon attached to them. The balloon is marked with the pace target time. Avoid overcrowding the pacers and remember, as long as you keep pacer insight you will remain on correct pace.

Target finish times for Half Marathon are as follows:

Sub 1.40, Sub 1.50, Sub 2.00, Sub 2.10

Please note whilst we would normally encourage spectators, due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 we would ask that spectators do not attend this year.

The road will be closed to all vehicles along the route from 6:30 am and will be reopened at 11.30am.


Half Marathon competitors will be permitted to bring one bag (no plastic bags) with them on the bus. Please ensure you attach your bag drop tag which is attached to your bib. The bags will then be transported from the start line and will be available for collection at the finish line.

There is no bag storage facility for 10km competitors.

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