Farranfore Maine Valley A.C.
5KM  Run

Wednesday 26th December 2018 
@ 12 noon

One of the oldest road races in Ireland takes place every St. Stephen's day. It has been run since 1961 along the same route.
Now in its 57th year, is run from Farranfore to Firies and back to the finish in Farranfore.

In 2013 the distance was changed from the traditional 4.16miles (6.7KM) to 3.1miles (5KM). This was to make the route safer for all runners and spectators by closing the road to traffic. It proved to be a great success so we have decided to keep with this for all future races.

We will keep the traditional route of starting at the Kerry Mill in Farranfore, running close to the cross-roads in Firies and returning via the same route. So it will be in keeping with the traditional OUT AND BACK course. You can enjoy the day without having to worry about any traffic concerns.

Race Results 2013                           

On the day will take place in the Sports Hall, Farranfore from 10:45am.

GPS: 52.172649,-9.546777
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Their is ample parking with changing facilities.
AAI Permit Granted

Entry Fee.... €10

First Six Men & Women (regardless of age category)
First Two Master Men: Over: 40, 45, 50, 55,60, 65,..
First Two Master Women: Over: 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65,..
First Junior Man & Woman (Under 20)
First Local Club Novice Male & Female

Fr. Gearoid O'Donnachadha perpetual Cup for 1st Lady
Fr. Dan Browne perpetual Cup for 1st Male

Bonus Prize if course record broken
     Mark Hanrahan - Leevale AC 14:38 (2015)
     Laura Crowe - An Riocht AC 16:26 (2015)

Spot Prizes
Post race banter over tea and sandwiches with prize presentations at the Sports Hall
Commemorative Medal for all Finishers

Entrance to Sports Hall off the N22
The Course.... 5KM DISTANCE
It starts just at the entrance to the Kerry Group Mill on the Farranfore to Firies road. This is just 400 meters from the registration point and parking area at the Community Hall. The first 400 meters is up hill, once at the top it is down hill and then levels off for at least 1.6KM. Up hill as you approach Firies Village, you will then turn on the road where it will be clearly marked. From here on you are returning on the same road you started from.
The road will be closed off to all traffic for the duration of the race.
Their will be plenty of stewards along the route with water stations also available.

Start / Finish  (Kerry Group Mill)

400m Climb out of Farranfore

Return Loop from Firies
Sponsors: All Sponsors

Kevin Barry General Grocer,
Rock St., Tralee

The Brehon & Angsana Spa, Killarney 

Moriarty's Centra Foodstore,