Course

The course maps for the 10 mile and the 5k are shown below…

10 Mile Course…

Please note that a new faster 10 mile course was introduced in 2018.

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The course profile is shown below and there are no big hills or drags to speak of.

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The 10 mile race starts just a few hundred metres from the Ríocht AC clubhouse and track…

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The course is nice and fast as you run through the town on a slight downhill section…

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Just after the 800m mark, you come to a junction and you stay left here as you take the road for Farranfore & Killarney. You’ll return to this junction towards the end of the race but coming in from the Tralee road to the right.

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At about the 1.3 mile mark, you come to a roundabout where you turn right…

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Just after the 2 mile mark, you come to the next roundabout where you turn left for Tralee…

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Along this section, you’ll be running in the hard shoulder…

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There is a water station on the way out and on the way back. Keep going straight…

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At about 3.6 miles, you turn off left onto a quieter country road…

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Straight through the first junction…

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At 5.5 miles, you head back towards Castleisland…

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At about the 8.5 mile mark, you reach the roundabout on the edge of the town.

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After going through the roundabout, it’s back into the town…

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After turning right at the junction at the top of the town, it down the straight to the Riocht AC grounds and the finish on the track.

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5km Course…

This is the loop used for the 5km race and it’s a mixture of town and country running. It’s mostly flat except for a small pull just after the 4km mark.

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This is a closer view of the start area. This is the only section where the course overlaps by about 200m.

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Preview……A preview of the 5km course with photos can be seen HERE

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