Hardman Half – Gap of Dunloe

November 4, 2018

This is your chance to run Ireland’s most challenging half marathon through the legendary Gap of Dunloe. With breathtaking views around every bend you will hardly notice the hills. Keep in mind that what goes up must also come down.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Gap of Dunloe half take place?

Sunday the 4th of November at 9am.

How many places are available?

300 places.

Are postal entries available?

Yes. Postal entry forms can be collected and returned to the Portwest Outdoor Store, 94 New Street, Killarney.

Will anything be posted out beforehand?

No. Numbers, chip, t-shirts will all be collected at registration.

What about medals?

Only when you finish.

When does registration take place?

On Saturday the 3rd of November from 5 to 7pm at Portwest Outdoor shop New Street Killarney. Then again between 7am and 8.30am on Sunday the 4th at the race finish area at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Is my entry transferable/refundable?

No. Once you enter there is no refund and no transfer.

Are there changing facilities and showers available on the day?


What about parking?

There is ample parking at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Where does the race begin?

The race begins a ten minute walk into the Gap from Kate Kearney’s.

Where does the race begin?

The race begins a ten minute walk into the Gap from Kate Kearney’s.

Where does the race finish?

The race finishes at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.

Will there be pacers on the day?


Are there hydration stations on the course?

Yes, at the turnaround point at approximately 10kms.

What is at this station?


Has the course been measured with a Jones counter?

Yes, it has been professionally measured and certified.

Are there prizes for the top finishers?

There are prizes for the top 3 men and the top 3 women and also for age groupers. Please see the section on the site.

Are there any good viewing points for spectators?

Many. The top of the Gap is probably the best to see runners coming from both sides.

What happens at the finish line?

When you finish there you will be presented with your medal. There is a finisher’s area at the line where competitors can relax and enjoy a hot drink, sandwich, fruit, chocolate bars etc.

When is the prizegiving?

In Kate Kearney’s Cottage at 12pm.


We have a €5000 prize fund for our Autumn Run Series

1st male/female: €300 per race
2nd male/female: €200 per race
3rd male/female: €100 per race
40-44 age group: €1st male/female: €50 per race
45-49 age group: 1st male/female: €50 per race
Over 50 age group: 1st male/female: €50 per race
Wheelchair athlete: 1st: €50 per race

All prizes will be paid half in cash and half in Portwest Outdoors vouchers.


Ocean Lava
McCarthy Cycles
Castlerosse Hotel Killarney


Alan Ryan, 33 Hawthorn Avenue, Killarney,
Co Kerry, Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)87 625 9892
Email: info@hardmanevents.com