Killarney 12th May 2018

Welcome to the Lakes of Killarney Marathon. This is the fourth running of the only full marathon to be run within the spectacular Killarney National Park. The Lakes Of Killarney Marathon is your chance to take part in either a full or half marathon run in this unique setting for a very competitive entry fee. The race will be run with the full co-operation of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Killarney Chamber of Commerce and Tourism, Kerry County Council, and Killarney Gardai. Our event partner for accommodation is the Castlerosse Hotel, which is the location for the race start, lap end and race finish.

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You have two participation options with the Lakes of Killarney Marathon: You can either embrace the full marathon, which involves three laps of a circuit within the grounds of the Knockreer Demesne and Ross Island with three ascents of the legendary Knockreer Hill, or opt for the half marathon, which incorporates one and a half laps of the same circuit, with only one ascent of Knockreer Hill.

This is your chance to take part in the sixth running of what has become a legendary marathon in the beautiful surroundings of Killarney. Entries are open and places for 2018 are limited.

The entry fee is unbeatable value, at €45 for the full marathon and €35 for the half marathon. For this you will receive a bespoke finisher’s medal, a custom technical t-shirt, professional timing, a certified course under Athletics Ireland rules, water/ hydration/ food stops every 3km, race pacers, a well marked out course with lots of stewards and post race refreshments at the finish line. Check out our FAQ page for any queries you may have.

We look forward to seeing you in Killarney in May.

The full & half events both start at 9AM