No Madman (Half Iron Man) Race this Year..Sorry.
However, The Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon & 10k) will take place on Saturday June 17th 2017 and promises to be a great event.
Half on the Head (21.1k) & 10k run
The Half on the Head Marathon is an established race over an officially measured course.
The Run Route 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. Click here for run route map and elevation.
The 10k follows a similar route at the start before cutting back along the coast of Kerryhead.
Click here for more details and registration for the Half Marathon and 10k.
For those Swimmers out there, there is also a Slip to Shore (1.9km) Open Water Swim taking place. Details can be found on the www.Ballyheigue.ie website.