Hardman Half – Valentia Island

October 13, 2018

This is your chance to run in what is undoubtedly Ireland’s most scenic half marathon. Surrounded by the Atlantic on all sides the views of Dingle bay and the Blaskets to your right and the Skelligs to your left make this a challenging course not to be missed.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Valentia half take place?

Saturday the 13th of October at 11am.

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 13th of October between 8am and 10.30am at the Royal Hotel, Knightstown.

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 the official parking area beside the Church, 200metres from the finish line.

Where does the race begin?

The race begins a ten minute walk from the Royal Hotel.

Where does the race begin?

The race begins a ten minute walk from the Royal Hotel.

Where does the race finish?

The race finishes outside the Royal Hotel.

Will there be pacers on the day?


Are there hydration stations on the course?

Yes, at the halfway 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?

There are many good viewing areas along the route.

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 prize giving?

In the Royal Hotel at 2pm.


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