Volunteers Still Needed To Be Stewards At The Marathon This Weekend

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Participants at the start of the Half Marathon last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

TRALEE Marathon organisers are looking for stewards and volunteers to help run the event on Saturday March 18.

The organisers require people to volunteer a few hours to help cover some key spots along the route, with time slots of 9.30 am-12.30 pm and 12.00 pm- 3.00 pm.

The marathon is taking place on the Saturday of a jam-packed weekend, with St Patrick’s Day on Friday and the sold out Kerry v Dublin game on Saturday night.

Tralee will be buzzing with activity and the marathon will be no exception. It is a major event in the Tralee calendar and one that is well supported by the local community.

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This fun and inclusive event is hosted by Tralee Harriers Athletic club which is sponsored by Kerryseye Newspaper, Byrnes Spar Tralee, Radar Retail, The Rose Hotel, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Tralee Town Council, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre and several other businesses in Tralee.

This year, the marathon has four races, all starting and finishing at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Both the Full and Half Marathon will set off at 9.30am and the 5K & 10K start at 10am.

The 5k & 10k are starting and finishing at the Tralee Bay Wetlands, and doing a circuit taking in Ballyard Hill . Kearneys Road, Blennerville, the canal Road and Aquadome, finishing at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre.

The Half and Full Marathon takes in the canal, Ballyvelly, Kerries, Spa Rd, Balloonagh, Caherslee, Mounthawk, out the Fenit Road and back in by the Kerries, Lohercannon, The Canal Road, Aquadome, round by the Rose hotel and finishing back at the Tralee Bay Wetlands.

If you want to volunteer to help out with some of the stewarding and directing the athletes as they cross over roads on-route, please contact Martin via email at traleeharriersannualruns@gmail.com or Paul via email at paulgriffin@traleeharriers.com

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