Organisers Encourage More People To Sign Up For Tralee Marathon Races

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Participants at the start of the Kerry’s Eye Tralee International Marathon from the Aqua Dome last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE annual Tralee Internation Marathon is coming close and organisers are hoping as many people sign up to the races as possible with less than a month to go.

The race will take place on Saturday, March 18, (St Patrick’s weekend) in Tralee with the race  due to start at 9.30 from the Wetlands in Tralee.

The race has four events this year with a 5k and 10k as well as a half and full marathon. The full marathon course is going to be looped for the first time and those who have trained on the course say it’s a fabulous course.

New race director Martin O’Sullivan, said he wanted to make the marathon more inclusive. Martin recently feature on YouTube video (below) about his own first experience of marathon running, which was the inaugural Tralee marathon in 2013.

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Martin says this year’s event welcomes walkers joggers and runners who will receive a medal and T-shirt when they cross the finishing line.

The event has link with local Gardaí this year who remember their late colleague Adrian Hickey, running the race for charity. This year they are raising money for Pieta House.

The marathon will also have the Donal Walsh cup which is presented by the Walsh family.

The event, sponsored by Kerry’s Eye, is not a commercial marathon. It is a Tralee Harriers Event and the majority of the proceeds help with the development of the Harriers grounds in Tralee which this year for the very first time will have a track, the first of its kind in Tralee .

Register for the marathon at Watch Martin O’Sullivan talk about his marathon experience below…

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