Kerry Way Ultra


Sep 06, 2024 at 6:00 AM

Kerry Way Ultra

Ross Road

Killarney N/a


Entry Fee $155
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $155
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 100M
  • 101k
  • 58k

Series: Kerry Way Ultra Events

Type: Ultra

Participant Limit: 250

Starting Elevation: 100m

High Point: 440m

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 75%

First Year of the Event: 2013

Men's Record: 21:18:31

Women's Record: 25:26:49


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). 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 2020, one 50-mile event or one 100k event. It is a single stage, self-sufficient ultramarathon, with limited access for race support crews.

An entry fee of €155 is required and, as this is a not-for-profit event, any surplus will be donated to The Kerry Way.


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Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 01, 2023

Held on Sep 02, 2022

Held on Sep 03, 2021

Event Results

View 2023 Results