Race Information 2021

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

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

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 Killarney Racecourse between 7.30am and 8am.
  •  Race briefing will take place at Killarney Racecourse 10 minutes before start of the race.
  • Race start time is 8.50am.

Half Marathon:

  • All competitors should arrive at Killarney Racecourse between 7am and 7.30am.
  • The race starts at 8.30am.

Where does the race start?
Both races start and Killarney Racecourse and end at The Gleneagle Hotel.

How much:

 Date10kmHalf Marathon
Standard Entry€30€55

*Please note €3 online booking registration fee applies to each event, plus an optional postage of €5.

Registration fees include:

  • Customised finisher medal
  • Finisher’s 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 there may be parts of the course that are more challenging than a typical road race.  

  • 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.

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Your pack will contain your;

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Detailed route information

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 Killarney Racecourse between 7.30am and 8am.
  • Race briefing will take place at Killarney Racecourse 10 minutes before start of the race.
  • Race start time is 8.50am.

Half Marathon:

  • All competitors should arrive at Killarney Racecourse between 7am and 7.30am.
  • The race starts at 8.30am

Where does the race start? 
Half Marathon: Killarney Racecourse
10Km:  Killarney Racecourse

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

How do I get my race pack?

All competitors will receive their race pack by post, or given the option on registration to pick up at the Nave Cafe at Killarney Race Course on Friday 12th November between 6pm to 9pm.

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

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 Half 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? 
Yes you can! There will be a bag drop at the race start at Killarney Racecourse, and you can collect your bag from the Gleneagle Hotel.

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 stations, there will be toilets, water, bananas & first aid.

Are their changing rooms or shower facilities at the finish line?
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? 
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.and Gleneagle hote

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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