Hardman Gap of Dunloe Full & Half Marathon

November 21, 2021

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to the current uncertainty as to how events are to be run we will be holding off on updating the FAQ page until one month before each event. If you are entered into an event already you will have received an e-mail in February outlining the basics until we can update you fully.

When does the Gap of Dunloe half take place?

Sunday the 23rd of February at 9am.

How many places are available?

200 places.

Are postal entries available?

No.

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 22nd at the Portwest store, 93 New Street, Killarney, from 4pm to 6pm.

On Sunday 23rd of February from 7am  to 8.30am  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?

No.

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 finish?
The race finishes at Kate Kearney’s Cottage.
Will there be pacers on the day?
No.
Are there hydration stations on the course?
Yes, at the turnaround point at approximately 10kms.
What is at this station?

Water. Bananas, biscuits, and chocolate will also be supplied at the turnaround point.

Is there a cut-off time?

Yes, 3 hours.

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 prizes below.

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.

Half Marathon Prizes

1st male/female: €150

2nd male/female: €100

3rd male/female: €70

40-44 age group*: €1st male/female: €25

45-49 age group*: 1st male/female: €25

50-54 age group*: 1st male/female: €25

55-59 age group*: 1st male/female: €25

Over 60 age group*: 1st male/female: €25

Wheelchair athlete*: 1st: €25

*only applicable if more than 5 competitors per category

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

All eligible age group prizes will be posted out after the race when results are finalised

 

10k prizes

1st male/female: €100

2nd male/female: €70

3rd male/female: €50

40-44 age group*: 1st male/female: €20

45-49 age group*: 1st male/female: €20

50-54 age group*: 1st male/female: €20

55-59 age group*: 1st male/female: €20

Over 60 age group*: 1st male/female: €20

Wheelchair athlete*: 1st: €20 per race

*only applicable if more than 5 competitors per category

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

All eligible age group prizes will be posted out after the race when results are finalized.

OUR SPONSORS

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CONTACT HARDMAN.ie

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

Tel: +353 (0)87 625 9892
Email: info@hardman.ie

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