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With a unique course route that winds through the north Kerry vistas along the Wild Atlantic Way, competing in Ballybunion Half Marathon and 10km road race is an experience you will never forget. While challenging hills are interspersed along the route, the scenic views atop each and every one of them are enough to motivate each climb.


Ballybunion Half Marathon and 10km road race simultaneously caters to the most competitive of racers and the most casual of walkers, motivating every competitor to achieve their personal best.

With water stations situated every 3 miles along the route, half marathon pacers in the race and complimentary hot food available in Kilcooly’s Country House afterwards, the comfort, revitalization and contentment of every racer is our utmost priority. Each competitor also receives a medal and tech-tshirt emblazoned with the logo of our race, ensuring that your experience on Easter Saturday in Ballybunion is one you will never forget.




For those who compete to win, the Eamon Fitzmaurice Perpetual Trophy is awarded to the first half marathon competitor to cross the finish-line. Prizes will also be awarded separately to men and women overall and in the over 40s category. However, each competitor will be able to access their personal race time online within hours of completing the race so whether you place or not, you can always check if you’ve out-paced yourself.


In our efforts to make this a fun-filled day for the whole family, we also host a 1 kilometre kids race that includes a lap around the town of Ballybunion.  Every child will receive a t-shirt upon crossing the finish line.


Register on EventMaster here.

Pricing :-  Half Marathon €50  -  10km  €30  

Kids Fun Run tickets are available now at event master for €5 and are excluded from the early-bird discount.

All entrants , who register prior to May 17th 2020 will get a special commemorative Tec T-Shirt and Medal. Because of the fantastic support from both runners & walkers over the last 10 years we have no option to limit the number of entries for the 11th anniversary.  There are limited T-Shirts & Medals available. Make sure you register before May 17th.

We would, of course, like to reassure you that priority will be given to those who have participated in the past.



Due to concerns over the Coronovirus [Covid19] outbreak, we have decided to re-schedule the RunBallybunion Half Marathon & 10km Road Race.  For those of you already registered – your booking will be automatically transferred to the new date, June 27th 


However if you booked before March 11th and wish to cancel your booking and receive a refund, please email us with your eventmaster booking details at or message us through facebook and we will process your cancellation & refund. 


You can also opt to defer your booking to next year's race. Email us with your booking details / reference to request this.

We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment this may cause our fantastic runners – we choose this action after consulting with a broad range of experts. The health and safety of all our participants, their supporters and our volunteers is paramount.  We will be informing all registered entrants via email. 



Our 2020 T-Shirt : For 10K & Half Marathon Entrants. 

Entrants who register before May 17th 2020 will get the

Tec T-Shirt and Medal.  T-Shirt & Medal availability WILL be limited for the

Kids Fun Run, If you want the T-Shirt & Medal, register before March 17th. 

Start Time


Kiddies Race : Start time 12 noon

Half Marathon & 10k Race : Start time 1:00 pm

Helping to support

We would like to thank Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue for all their help over the years along with you, who have either run or walked, what we believe is one of the most spectacular courses in the country.

Ballybunion  Sea & Cliff Rescue is entirely made up of volunteers who will again provide their expertise and equipment to ensure the health and safety of all participants. In return, all profit generated by RunBallybunion will be given to Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue.