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Registration is now open for the 2018 Half on the Head & 10km Run (Sat June 16th 2018)

Thanks to all who took part and supported the 2016 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon & 10k Run) which took place on Saturday June 11th 2016.

View Results of the 2016 Half Marathon and 10K
View Photos of the 2016 Half Marathon and 10K

 

Thanks to all who took part and supported the 2015 Half on the Head which took place on Saturday June 13th 2015.

View Results of the 2015 Half Marathon and 10K
View Photos of the 2015 Half Marathon and 10K

Check the website http://marathon.ballyheigue.ie for full details of next years event and online registration.

http://marathon.ballyheigue.ie

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Looking for a stunning half-marathon? 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 13.2 mile run takes you along the Shannon Estuary with views accross 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. For more details and route maps etc. please visithttp://marathon.ballyheigue.ie

Entry to the Half on the Head is just €40, but keep an eye on your mail for special offers. The fee includes, timing chip, customized technical running shirt, goody bag, finishers medal, and after race party and Bar-B-Q. All proceeds go to charities and local community projects.This is a non profit event.

A 10k Run will also take place on the day. Entry to the 10k will cost €20. The 10k will start from Casey Shop in the main street 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 link above and select the Kerryhead 10k option
View a google map of the 10k Run route https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=204280257639280866003.00049b3…
Check out our Story Map of the Route View Story Map

********************************************* PAST RACES ***************************************************

The 2014 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon) took place on Saturday June 14th.
Well done to all who completed the 10k and Half Marathon Courses. We hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you all again next year.
You can view the 2014 results here http://www.sportsplits.com/Home/QuickResults?clientId=74&raceId=10260&ra…
You can view Photos of the 2014 Race here (thanks Laura)https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112723308638191977955/albums/60251185…
You can view a great video of the 2014 Race here (thanks Pat) https://vimeo.com/98209441

The 2013 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon) took place on Sunday June 16th.
Well done to all who completed the 10k and Half Marathon Courses. We hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you all again next year.
You can view the 2013 results here http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=74&RId=10167
You can view Photos of the 2013 Race here https://plus.google.com/photos/112723308638191977955/albums/589039688909…
You can view a video 2013 Race here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PUEZqNReJw
Gathering TV Footage is now available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2pggVtf-bg&feature=c4-overview&list=UUm-…
2012 Race
Thanks to everyone who took part in last years race. Feedback has been great so I hope ye enjoyed yourselves in spite of the weather.
View Race Results (PDF)

View Photos of the Race
Searchable results are also available on Sportstimings website at http://results.racetectiming.com/Results.aspx?CId=74&RId=20011&EId=1

I also wish to pay special thanks to:

All the local volunteers who helped out as marshalls for the race.
The Festival Queens for brightening up the water stations.
Doctor Gerry Quill.
Garda Mark Cushen
Flahives Bar (for the great B-B-Q and entertainment).
Kerryhead/Ballyheigue Family Resouce Centre (& Laura).
Ballyheigue Events Committee.

The Half on the Head is a Half Marathon race (13.1 Miles) took place on Sunday July 1st 2012 at 11am.