Streets of Killarney 5Mile

Entry Link : Race Now Fully Booked.

About the Race.

Killarney Valley AC is a vibrant and innovative athletics club with over 300 members. The club was voted the Athletics Ireland Development Club of the Year in 2022 for our exploits in Track & Field nationally & internationally.
We decided to bring this progressive vibe to the road racing scene. The inaugural 2024 addition of the Streets of Killarney 5Miler Good Friday Run will be the first road race in Killarney organised and facilitated by an athletics club for a decades in the area. The event will be an annual Good Friday fixture and is suitable for all level of runner from beginner to elite.

FAQ for Killarney 5 Mile Road Race

  • When is the race taking place? March 29th 2024 @ 6:30PM SHARP
  • Who are the organisers? Killarney Valley Athletics Club, all proceeds go back into our club in supporting Athletics in our local community.
  • Where is the start line? Killarney House and Gardens (near the house)
  • Where is the finish Line? New St / Beech Road Car Park Near the Tourist Office
  • How can I enter the race? The Race is now Sold out (as of 21/3/24)
  • How can I collect my number? Numbers & timing chips are posted in advance
  • Can I register on the day? No unfortunately we are sold out and not doing on the day registration
  • Is there a bag drop? Yes, designated areas at the finish Line which is 200m from the start line from 5:00Pm. Our Preference is that you should leave valuables with family.
  • Is there a Tshirt or finishers medal? T-shirts with all entries, no finishers medal
  • When will I get my t-shirt? You will get your t-shirt when you finish the race.
  • Are there toilet facilities? Yes public toilets are available near the start and finish line
  • Are there shower facilities? No, unfortunately we have no shower facilities available for participants.
  • Is a running light required as it is an evening race? The lighting around Killarney House and Gardens, the National Park and Killarney town will be sufficient, however if participants can wear a headlight or wear high visibility clothing if they wish.
  • Are there water stations? Yes the first one is Mile 2.
  • Are there Pacers ? No
  • Can I wear headphones/earphones? No. These are not allowed for health and safety reasons. All headphone/earphone wearers will be noted by stewards and will be recorded as such on MyRunResults.
  • Where can I park? There are extensive public carparks in Killarney. Please note there will be reduced parking on Beech Road / new Street Car Park due to the race.
  • Can spectators & families cheer me on? Yes! There is plenty of spectator space on the route around the park and town. Spectators should be mindful of other runners/walkers when crossing the roads and adhere to the race stewards advice.
  • Where will the results be published? Results will be published on
  • Is the route officially measured? Yes by a qualified Athletics Ireland Measurer.
  • Does the race have a permit? Yes the race has an AAI approved permit.
  • Will there be road closures? Some roads will be fully closed, some will be partially closed, all participants need to adhere to the guidance from stewards and race organisers
  • What is the Route?
    • 2 Miles in Killarney House and Gardens & Killarney National Park – running along the beautiful Deenagh River and exiting at Deenagh Lodge
    • 3 miles running around the streets of Killarney taking in Killarney Catherdal and the centre of the town where lots of locals and visitors will encourage participants during the race
  • What are the prizes?

Cash Prizes for Top 3 Men and Women Home.

A range of other prizes for the following categories:

  • Over 40
  • Over 50
  • Over 60
  • Under 20
  • Team Prize
  • Visually Impaired

With sincere thanks to our main sponsors:

  • Activate
  • Dalys’Supervalu
  • Luna
  • Polly’s
  • Portwest, Killarney
  • Tadhg Gallivan Property Partners

Other local business who are kindly supporting our 5 mile road race:

  • Keane’s Jeweller’s
  • Aldi Killarney
  • Bricin
  • Quest
  • B Well Fitness
  • Mad Monk
  • MD O Sheas
  • Trants Pharmacy
  • Reens Pharmacy
  • Marks and Spencer
  • The Black Sheep
  • Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre
  • Club Vitae
  • Grenade Protein Bars sponsored by Mondelez
  • Lee Strand Milk
  • Centra Farranfore, Keanes
  • Annie Gammell Art
  • Sáile Yoga
  • Three Store, Killarney
  • The Handy Stores, Killarney