THE Brandon Bay Half Marathon & 10k Run


News Update 29/02/2020


After years of deliberation and on listening to feedback from our participants, sponsors and followers we have decided to add a 5k option for our 2020 event, and we are VERY, VERY excited!!

So, if you would like to join us on Saturday 11th July as we #HitTheBeachThisSummer for a NEW 5k, a 10k run or an amazing half marathon, simply log onto for entry & full event info! This will be our biggest year yet, so don’t miss out!

Entry for the 5k is €20 and as with our 10k & half marathon, includes an event tech tee, bespoke event medal, timing chip & race number. The start time will be the same at the 10k so we will have a huge party atmosphere at the finish line for sure! Spaces are limited and online entry will be cut off well in advance of the event to ensure t-shirts for all so get in quick to avoid disappointment!



So, what exactly is The Brandon Bay Half marathon & 10k event? This is a half marathon and 10k event which is run entirely on the golden sandy beach that stretches around Brandon Bay in the Kingdom of Kerry – all the way from Fahamore in the Maharees, to Fermoyle point under Mt Brandon itself. The event starts and finishes at Fahamore in the Maharees and competitors doing the half marathon effectively run from one point of the 7 mile beach to the other and back on an ‘out and back’ course (Fahamore – Fermoyle – Fahamore). The event is being organised and run by Castlegregory Celtic F.C. and is a non-profit event. It is Ireland’s original running event ENTIRELY run on the beach!! What a challenge! To date we have had over 3000 participants take part from all over Ireland and the world!
Event date & start times:
Date: Saturday 11th July, 2020
Start times: Half marathon: 12:00pm / 10k run: 1:00pm (TBC once tide times are confirmed).
The staggered start times for each event which will generate a great atmosphere around the end line as all participants will be arriving back together. There will be water, fruit and hot soup for all at the end of the race, perfect after such a challenge
Entry info:
Online registration on – keep an eye out for regular discounts & offers!
This event can be run, jogged or walked & starts and finishes at Fahamore in the Maharees for both the half marathon and the 10k. Please note, the start time of this event is based on tide times for obvious reasons.
Entry fee: Half Marathon : €40   /   10k run:   €30 (incl timing chip, tech tee and bespoke event medal!!)