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Ireland > Dingle Marathon & Half Marathon
Dingle, County Kerry, Ireland

   

Date

Saturday, September 3, 2011


 
Event Details

The waves crashing along the green, hilly coastline of southwest Ireland are your guide for nearly the entire 13.1 miles of the half marathon at the annual Dingle Marathon & Half Marathon, which takes runners on an out-and-back loop course for the full, 26.2-mile marathon and a point-to-point course for the half, from the town from which the Dingle peninsula gets its name to the village of Dunquin, nestled just inland from the waves and the shoreline at the western edge of the peninsula.

With a course that features "several interesting ups and downs," race organizers say, the Dingle race's half marathon event begins with the full and follows the same course for the first half of that race, taking runners through villages like Ballyameenboght, Ventry and Ballincota on its way southward and westward toward Slea head along the coastline. The course is described as "challenging," with terrain that follows the natural dips and rises of the land along the ocean, but also features breathtaking views of the water and the nearby Blasket islands off in the distance.

Participants running in the half marathon finish their race in the village of Dunquin at the half-way point of the full marathon, whose runners continue on for another 13 miles for the loop back to the starting line for the finish. Refreshments and bus transportation back to the start will provided for all half marathon finishers, and the event is open to walkers, runners, joggers and "fun runners" alike.


Race Weather & Climate

Located along Ireland's southwestern coast, along what is known as the Dingle peninsula, the town of Dingle and its surrounding areas typically enjoy warmer, sunnier weather conditions for a greater part of the year than areas further north in Ireland, and milder winter seasons. Rain showers are always a possibility year-round, and the peninsula experiences temperatures averaging around 5°C in January and as high as 23°C in July and August.


Fees

€55 for the half marathon
€65 for the full marathon


Registration

To reserve your spot in the late summer 2011 running of Ireland's Dingle Marathon or Half Marathon, register online at the event website.


Website

www.dinglemarathon.ie



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