Kilkee is set to showcase the area’s stunning natural beauty with a new half marathon and 10km run/walk taking place on Saturday, July 14th. The event will be run by the people who manage the Dingle Marathon which is globally recognised as one of the best running events of an international standard.
Following on from the success of the Dingle event, organisers sought another iconic running route and were blown away by the stunning scenery of the Loop Head Peninsula and the greater Kilkee area.
The experience of establishing the Dingle Marathon as an iconic event, which sold out 7 months in advance with a capacity of nearly 4,000 runners, will be invaluable in organising Run Kilkee.
Organisers say they want to establish Run Kilkee as a family friendly iconic half marathon and 10k with a real party atmosphere at the start and finish area in Kilkee.
Run Kilkee is expected to sell out well in advance of the event so capacity has been restricted capacity for the first year and places are limited.
Kilkee Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the organisers of the Dingle Marathon to host one of the most spectacular running events to take place on the West of Ireland.
Kilkee has a reputation as a quality stage for sporting events, with stunning routes, lots of high-quality accommodation, great restaurants and cafés and a vibrant music scene, ensuring the after race party standards will match those of the race.