o Saturday 8am-11am: Race pack collection
o Saturday 8.30am: Half race build up, Kilkee
o Saturday 9am: Half race start, Kilkee
o Saturday 12pm: Half marathon prize ceremony, Finish area
o Saturday 12.30pm: 10k race start, Kilkee
o Saturday 2.00pm: 10k prize ceremony, Finish area
When do I collect my race pack?
RACE PACK COLLECTION: You must collect your Race Pack on Saturday morning from 8.00am for our tent at the start area. This pack will contain your bib number with an integrated timing chip.
Can my race pack be posted to me?
POSTING RACE PACK: Race Packs can be posted to all Irish participants towards the start of July if you select this option at the time of registration. There is an additional charge of €3.00 to have your race pack posted. This pack will contain your bib number with an integrated timing chip. You are then race ready and do not need to register in Kilkee. Simply turn up at the start line in good time.
What time does the race start?
HALF MARATHON: The Half Marathon starts at 9am sharp on Saturday 14th July 2018. Please arrive at the start line early, we would recommend to be there by 8.15am at the latest.
10K: The 10K starts at 12.30pm sharp on Saturday 14th July 2018. Please arrive at the start line early, we would recommend to be there by 11.30am at the latest.
Is there somewhere I can drop my bag?
Yes a bag drop will be available if required at the start area. One small bag per person is permitted. Please do not place valuable items, or items that may be easily damaged, in your baggage. Any discarded clothing will be given to charity.
Where can I park my Car?
Car parking will be available on the approach to Kilkee Town from 7am Saturday morning. These are approximately a 5/10 minute walk from the start line. Please follow event signage and Gardai (Police) and stewards will direct you into same. If you are staying in Kilkee we would advise you to walk from your accommodation where possible.
Are there prizes for the winners?
Yes. Prize categories for this year’s Run Kilkee are as follows:
• Half marathon 1/2/3 male/female
• 10k 1/2/3 male/female
• Wheelchair category
Placings will be awarded on gun time not chip time e.g. whoever crosses the line first wins.
Is the course marked in miles or kilometres?
The Half Marathon course is marked in miles and the 10K course marked in kilometres.
What refreshments and toilets are available on the course?
Water stations - There are water stations at approximately 3 mile intervals, however the physical layout of the roads does not allow them to be exactly every 3 miles. Toilets are also positioned at all these stations. Do not throw bottles or rubbish over fences or walls, dispose of litter responsibly after each water stop at bins provided 200 metres beyond each water station or else drop your rubbish at the next mile marker. Be particularly careful disposing of gel wrappers. Please respect the environment you are in. A snack pack and water are provided at the finish line.
Will I receive a medal and finishers top?
You will receive your Run Kilkee Finishers top and medal at the finish line. Race tops and medals are supplied by Titan Sports.
Are spectators permitted on the course?
Spectators are welcome along the route but must obey traffic management restrictions. Do not, under any circumstances park on or block any routes along the way as this may cause a safety hazard. Public health and safety are of paramount importance for the event. All necessary measures are being put in place to facilitate the smooth running of the entire weekend. If you have any further queries regarding public safety, traffic restrictions, etc please contact us.
Will the roads be closed to vehicles?
Traffic management and calming measures will be in place with rolling road closures being in place on a rolling basis throughout the course. However, please note there will be some traffic on the route and you should always expect vehicles and take responsibility for running responsibly (particularly in more densely populated areas around the start/finish area). Traffic Management details will be published in local newspapers and please feel free to contact us if you require any specific assistance.
What side of the road should I run on?
Runners are advised to run on the right hand side of the road in the direction in which you are travelling.
Can I walk the Half Marathon and 10k?
Yes absolutely. Walkers are extremely welcome. If fact, we think it is a fabulous way to enjoy the scenery in all its glory. Please be advised that there is a 3 hours and 15 minute cut off (gun time) for the half marathon and 2 hour cut off (gun time) for the 10K. At this point you must either leave the course which we will facilitate or continue the remainder of the route as a normal pedestrian and no event resources will be available to you after this time. Please do not attempt the course if you do not think you can complete it within the above times.
Will there be official timing?
Yes. Your race bib number contains a built in timing chip. In order for same to work you must wear your race number TO THE FRONT. Your race number is your timing chip, keep this exposed as much as possible. No number, no race! Your official results will be posted on www.runkilkee.ie shortly after the event.
Can I withdraw from the event, switch distances or transfer my entry to a friend?
Run Kilkee withdrawal policy is as follows: Entry Fees are strictly non-refundable and you cannot defer to any subsequent events. However if you wish to cancel your registration you may do so for a 50% refund up to May 30th 2018. No refunds or cancellations are possible after May 30th 2018. Entries are strictly non-transferable, so you cannot give your entry to someone else. You may switch distances if required by contacting us before 30th May 2018.
Do you accept volunteers to help out on the day?
Absolutely, volunteers are an essential part of making the event run smoothly. Please contact us if you are interesting in lending a hand on the day and we will assign you to be part of the support team in areas including baggage reclaim, helping out at water stations, supporting the participants, handing out medals, etc. We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch. If your part of a community, sports or social group who would be interested in getting involved we would love to hear from you too, so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I need medical assistance on the day what should I do?
Please write your details and medical information on the reverse of the number in order that our first aid teams and medical staff can quickly learn of any medical issues that you may have. First Aid personnel are strategically positioned in and around the route to assist any runners and also to ensure no disruption to normal day to day services. First aid staff are available at all water stations, the start line, the finish lines and in mobile response vehicles. Please inform any steward or race official if you need medical assistance and they will arrange same for you immediately. It is strongly recommended that you consult your doctor if you have any doubt about your health or fitness level. If you are not currently involved in a physical sporting activity, you should seek medical advice before entering the event.
What is the minimum age for participating?
All participants must have reached their eighteenth birthday by the day of the event.