Half on the Head

Looking for a stunning half-marathon/10k? The Half on the Head follows a wonderfully scenic course from Ballyheigue Village right around Kerryhead (one of the closest places to the USA).

The 13.1 mile run takes you along the Shannon Estuary with views across the river mouth to the coast of Clare. Glancing back you will see the rugged Kerry coastline stretching to the town of Ballybunion. You might even catch a glimpse of the fabled Cliffs of Dooneen.

Upon rounding the point of Kerryhead you will experience the magnificent panorama of Tralee Bay with Mount Brandon and the Maherees as a backdrop.

Further along you have stunning views of the coastline stretching from Ballyheigue beach to Banna and Fenit with Blennerville Windmill in the distance.

Kerryhead 10k: A 10k Run will also take place on the day. The 10k will start from outside Flahives Pub just after 11am and follows the Half Marathon route for the first 3 miles before levelling out on Kerryhead giving you a chance to drink in the magnificent views of Tralee Bay stretching from Banna Beach to Brandon Mountain.

Ballyheigue has a fascinating history involving Silver Treasure, Shipwrecks, Burnt down Castles and more. A number of excellent books including “The Story of Ballyheigue” were written by local Author and Historian Bryan McMahon.


Brassils Guest House Ph: (066) 713 3707
Glen Farm Self-Catering Cottages Ph: (086) 3874182
O’Neill’s (Mira Vista) Guesthouse Ph: (066) 713 3137
Rock View Guesthouse Ph: (066) 713 3071
Seashell Self Catering Apartments Ph: (066) 713 3148
Villa Nova Ph: (066) 713 3395
White Sands Hotel Ph: (066) 713 3102


Brassils Pharmacy Ph: (066) 7133112
Community Centre Ph: (066) 7133837
Doctors Office Ph: (066) 7133200
Garda Station Ph: (066) 7133122


Castle Arms Ph: (066) 7133119
Flahives Ph: (066) 7133154
Kirbys Bar & Lounge Ph: (066) 7133125
Reagans Bar & Lounge Ph: (066) 7133190
White Sands Ph: (066) 7133102


East Inn (Chinese) Ph: (066) 7116804
Sea Shell Ph: (066) 7133591
Tides Cafe Ph: (066) 7116925
White Sands Hotel Ph: (066) 7133102

To register please click the ENTER ONLINE button below and select the Kerryhead 10k option.

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