Famous for its football skills, beautiful scenery and the Rose of Tralee, Co. Kerry now also boasts the addition of the Dingle Marathon to its list of accolades. In 2009 the inaugural Dingle Marathon saw approximately 5,000 people descend on the picturesque town, on what has claimed to be Ireland’s hottest day of that year. 2,500 runners lined-up race morning in Dingle town and began the 26.2 mile loop through the twists and turns of the striking Dingle peninsula.
The course is Athletics Association of Ireland certified and will see athletes partake in a unique run passing beautiful scenery, idyllic villages and historical sites providing a natural lift of spirit.  This year the Dingle Marathon is offering its participants the choice of the full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles) or new to this year, the Ultra marathon (50 miles).

The Ultra marathon will be held as the National 50 mile title and is an International Association of Ultra Runners labelled event.

Next event date:
Saturday 4 September 2010

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All 50 miles of the race are on road except for a short trail run at the very start and the Ultra will join up with the main marathon in Dingle town.  Once this merge takes place normal marathon conditions will be in place. While it is an extremely challenging run that is not to be underestimated, the course will provide you with an overwhelming sense of achievement.

The 2010 Dingle Marathon is again taking place on a Saturday allowing all participants and spectators the chance to really enjoy their experience. A mixture of music, entertainment, and interesting side events will take place throughout the weekend encouraging everyone to join in on the festivities.  

Dingle, voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor, has plenty to help you relax for the weekend.
Steeped in heritage with its vibrant Irish language and traditional Irish music, Dingle has amazing archaeological sites, beautiful churches and numerous award winning restaurants serving the freshest of seafood
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