The Inaugural Tralee International Marathon is set to be staged on St. Patrick's Weekend March 16th 2013. The event will include both a full 26.2 mile marathon and a 13.1 mile half marathon.
The Tralee International Marathon is more than a Marathon it is a festival that celebrates running and Irish Heritage. The Tralee International Marathon has been designated a "Gathering Marathon". The theme of Gathering Ireland 2013 is about the people of Ireland throwing open their arms and inviting anyone with a connection to our country to come and visit. The Tralee International Marathon calls on all Marathon runners of Irish Heritage to come to Tralee in 2013 and celebrate their Irish Heritage by running the Tralee International Marathon – "A Global Gathering of Irish Marathon Runners".
The Tralee International Marathon has been sanctioned by the Kerry Athletics County Board and the Athletics Association of Ireland. The Tralee International Marathon will be hosting the inaugural Kerry Marathon and Half Marathon championship.
The route of the marathon and half marathon will showcase the culture, heritage and beautiful landscape that Tralee and the surrounding area has to offer. The route for the full marathon will bring the participants from Tralee to Ardfert, Barrow, Churchill, Fenit, Spa and Blennervillle finishing back in Tralee. The half marathon will follow much the same route as the full marathon, bypassing the Barrow, Churchill and Fenit section.
Entry fee for the event is €60 for the full Marathon and €50 for the half marathon