Tuesday, 18 April 2017
About the Race
Looking for a stunning half-marathon/10k? The Half on the Head follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballyheigue Village right around Kerryhead (one of the closest places to the USA). The 13.1 mile run takes you along one of the most unspoilt portions of the Wild Atlantic Way. Run beside the Shannon Estuary with views across the river mouth to the coast of Clare. Glancing back you will see the rugged Kerry coastline stretching to the town of Ballybunion. You might even catch a glimpse of the fabled Cliffs of Dooneen. Upon rounding the point of Kerryhead you will experience the magnificent panorama of Tralee Bay with Mount Brandon and the Maherees as a backdrop. Further along you have stunning views of the coastline stretching from Ballyheigue beach to Banna and Fenit with Blennerville Windmill in the distance.
Kerryhead 10k: A 10k Run will also take place on the day. The 10k will start from outside Flahives Pub just after 11am and follows the Half Marathon route for the first 3 miles before levelling out on Kerryhead giving you a chance to drink in the magnificent views of Tralee Bay stretching from Banna Beach to Brandon Mountain. To register please click the REGISTER ONLINE button below and select the Kerryhead 10k option.
Entry to the Half on the Head is just €40. The fee includes all of the following: your timing chip, a customized technical running shirt, goody bag, a customized finishers medal, and of course our famed after race party and Bar-B-Q
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We look forward to welcoming you on the day.