Race Info

Race Information 2023

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 May 2023


The 10K is the same much-loved route which immerses you in the beauty of Killarney. This is a circular route starting close to The Gleneagle Hotel, out Muckross Road and then entering the spectacular KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK and finishing back at The Gleneagle Hotel. Check out the route online here >> and download the route here >>

  • Race start time is 9.30am 
  •  Race briefing will take place 10 minutes before start of the race.

Half Marathon:

The Half Marathon starting close to The Gleneagle Hotel, takes you out the Muckross Road and includes a relatively short out and back, before turning back and entering the spectacular KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK and finishing back at The Gleneagle Hotel.  This is a stunning scenic route which is designed to be encapsulate the beauty and tranquility of Killarney.  Check out the route online here >> and download the route here >>

  • Race start time is 8.00am sharp
  • Race briefing will take place 10 minutes before the start of the race.

Note: Routes are subject to change

Where does the race start?
Both the Half Marathon and 10K start near The Gleneagle Hotel.

How much:

10kmHalf Marathon
Early Bird Entry (first 500 spaces)SOLD OUTSOLD OUT
Standard Entry€39€59

*2023 entry fee includes free posting of race pack to all Ireland addresses
*Plus 7% registration fee

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.

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.

Your pack will contain your;

  • Race Number
  • Timing Chip
  • Detailed route information

What is the date of Run Killarney Half Marathon & 10k?

Saturday 13th May 2023

What time does the race start?


  • All competitors should arrive at least 20 minutes before their start time.
  • 10K starts at 9.30am

Half Marathon:

  • All competitors should arrive at least 20 minutes before their start time.
  • Half Marathon starts at 8am

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

How do I get my race pack?
All Ireland based competitors will receive their race pack by post  (NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE).  All overseas participants will need to collect their race pack the day before the event – details tbc.

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.

What facilities are on the route?
Water stations are at approximately 3 mile intervals, however the physical layout of the course does not allow them to be exactly every 3 miles. Toilets are also positioned at all these stations.

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? 
There is very limited parking at the start/finish area so we would advise walking/cycling/getting dropped to the area where possible.

Who do I contact for further information?
Contact us at info@runkillarney.com

Will the road be closed?
Yes – details tbc

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.

Book your accommodation with the Gleneagle Hotel & Apartments. For more details click here >>