Run Killarney has 2 great races on the same day to suit all levels of fitness:

View the Half Marathon map and race profile >>

View the 10k map and race profile >>

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

The races are open to everyone, men and women alike, at all levels of running experience, walkers, newcomers and people who just want a challenge and a great day out.

This is a professionally run event and every effort has been made to ensure that all competitors needs are looked after.

When: Saturday 13th November 2021 


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

Half Marathon:

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

Where does the race start?
Half Marathon: Molls Gap
10km: Gleneagle Hotel

How much:

 Date10kmHalf Marathon
Launch Special21st Jul – 30th Nov€22.50€42
Early Bird1st Dec – 31st Jan€24.50€47
Standard Entry1st Feb onwards€27.50€57

*Please note €3.50 online booking registration fee applies to each event. In addition, a €2 National Park fee is charged for the upkeep and maintenance of Killarney National Park.

Registration fees include:

  • Customised finisher medal
  • T-shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Prizes
  • A great atmosphere and a fun day out
  • Officially measured course
  • Fully marshalled route
  • Fully stocked water stops
  • Medical safety cover throughout the course

There will be prizes in the following categories both male and female for the Half Marathon and 10km:

1st, 2nd & 3rd male and female
Over 40’s: 1st male and female
Over 50’s: 1st male and female

Wheelchair and visually impaired:
10K: 1st – Male & Female
Half Marathon: 1st – Male & Female

*Please note there must be a minimum of 5 participants in each category for prizes to be allocated.

We have consulted with the Irish Wheelchair Association in relation to the accessibility of the routes on the event. Together we have produced the following advice;

Please note are parts of the course that are more challenging than a typical road race.  As part of the course goes through the beautiful Muckross House and Gardens, which have some gravelled areas and some pot holes on route.

  • Gravel areas are not ideal for day chairs as the small castors in day chairs will struggle to navigate these areas,  however,  this should not cause any great difficulty in a specific racing wheelchair
  • Potholes need to be navigated, again racing wheelchairs will fare better on these than a typical day chair.

Our ethos is to have an open and inclusive event that all participants, regardless of their level of ability could enjoy, however we want to make potential participants aware of the challenges of the route as outlined above.

Registration for 2021 isn’t available yet.  Stay tuned!

Your pack will contain your;

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Detailed route information
  • Event t-shirt


What is the date of Run Killarney Half Marathon & 10k?
Saturday 13th November 2021

What time does the race start?


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

Half Marathon:

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

How do I get to the start line? TBC
Half Marathon competitors will be transported from The Gleneagle Hotel Car Park to the start line by coach. The journey is approximately 35min long.

What time do the buses leave? TBC
The last bus for the half marathon will leave the Gleneagle Hotel at TBC.  First bus from 6:15am. No buses required for 10km (need to be at start area at  TBC)

Where does the race start? TBC
Half Marathon: Molls Gap
10Km: The Gleneagle Hotel

Where does race finish? TBC
Both races finish at The Gleneagle Hotel.

How do I get my race pack?
All competitors will receive their race pack by post as we can no longer offer on-site registration owing to the impact of Covid-19.

What is included in the race pack?
Race number with timing chip, safety pins, route map, race information and event t-shirt.

What is the timing system?
All participants will receive, along with their numbers, a microchip (in the form of strips glued behind each bib) to be automatically initialized at the starting line and stop once you cross the finish line.

Are there pacers in the race?
Yes. Run Killarney Marathon has a team of 8 pacers to help you achieve your target finish time.

Target finish times for Half Marathon are as follows: Sub 1.40, Sub 1.50, Sub 2.00, Sub 2.10

Is there late registration?
We are encouraging everyone to pre-register for the race. There will be no late registrations.

Is it possible to register on the day of the race?
No. There is no registration on the day of the race.

Can I bring a bag to the start line? – THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Half Marathon competitors will be permitted to bring one bag (no plastic bags) with them on the bus. 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.

In your race pack, you will be given a sticker to attach to your bag. The sticker corresponds to your race number. You leave your bag in the designated bus on the start line and you can pick up your bag at the finish line using your race number.

What facilities are at the start line? THIS INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Toilets, music and water.

What facilities are on the route?
There are water stations approximately every 3 miles. At some water station, there will be toilets, water, bananas & first aid.

Are their changing rooms or shower facilities at the finish line? TBC
Participants can use the Leisure and shower facilities at the Gleneagle Hotel. There is a nominal charge for this service.

Is there parking at the finish line? TBC 
Yes. There is ample parking at the finish line.

Who do I contact for further information?
Contact us on 087-6024621 or info@eliteevents.ie

Will the road be closed?
Yes. The road will be closed from 6:30 am until 11:30 am.

How many competitors are taking part in the race?
We will have approximately 3,000 competitors running and walking in the race.

All government guidelines as regards social distancing and Covid-19 protection measures must be adhered to at all times. This includes practicing proper sneezing/coughing etiquette.

The race will be conducted in accordance with the rules set out by Athletics Ireland.

Competitors must be over 18 years on the day of the race to enter.

No dogs/pets, cycles, roller blades, prams/ buggies, skate-boards or non-registered persons will be allowed to accompany participants in the race.

It is our standard policy once we receive payment and accept your entry; fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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