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The Kerry Way Ultra - September 2-3 2022

Running is an increasingly popular sport in Ireland, it's relatively inexpensive, convenient and almost anybody can give it a go! However, extreme running is emerging as a challenge for those who want to push themselves further. There are many extreme events around the world, from sub-zero running in Alaska to the intense heat of the multi-day Sahara Marathon and now, Kerry (and Ireland!) has its own ultra event.

The Kerry Way Ultra events are becoming very popular so, to minimize any environmental damage to The Kerry Way, participant numbers will be limited to 500 maximum over the four events. This will be 200 max. for The Kerry Way Ultra, 170 max. for The Kerry Way UltraLite, 100 max for The Kerry Way UltraNite and 10 teams of three for The Kerry Way UltraRelay. There will be a Waiting List if necessary.

 
   
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Over two days and one night in early September, athletes will attempt to run the entire length of The Kerry Way without stopping. The Kerry Way traverses one of Ireland's most spectacular mountain ranges with magnificent coastal views, lakes, moorlands and lonely glens with a mixture of tarred roads, lanes, bogs and mountain passes underfoot. It is approximately 200km of roads, lanes, trails, paths and hills, running parallel to The famous Ring of Kerry road on the Iveragh Peninsula and is a route through the Old Red Sandstone mountains of Kerry. The Way touches Irish history (old butter roads, famine graves, abandoned villages), archaeology (hilltop burial chambers, standing stones, ogham writing) and folklore (tales of the Fianna warriors and their escapades).

 
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Starting and ending in Killarney town, with a maximum race time of 40 hours, this event is open to runners who have completed at least two marathons since Sept 2021, one 50-mile event or one 100k event. It is a single stage, self-sufficient ultramarathon, with limited access for race support crews.

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