Tralee parkrun

Saturday’s Tralee parkrun

The parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9:30 in Tralee Town Park and is open to participants aged 4 and above. Children under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tralee Town Park in Spring
Tralee Town Park in Spring

To participate, you only need to register once on the website parkrun.ie to receive a unique barcode that is valid for all parkruns, including those abroad. In Kerry, there are four parkruns located in Listowel, Tralee, Killarney, and Inch.

The course in Tralee is a 5 km route comprising of three laps, with participants sticking to the outer path throughout the race. Later on that day you will get an email telling you where you came in the run and what time you did that parkrun in.

Sunday’s Tralee junior parkrun

Additionally, a junior parkrun is held every Sunday at 9:30 specifically for children aged 4 to 14. This 2 km course is fully marshalled and follows a different route from the Saturday parkrun, involving two laps through The Rose Garden.

Rose plants in Tralee Town Park
Rose Garden in the Tralee Town Park

Unlike the Saturday race, children can run unaccompanied during the junior parkrun. Participants who complete 11, 21, 50 or 100 runs receive different coloured wristbands as rewards, signifying their achievements of a half marathon, a full marathon, and more.

As they approach the finish line they are cheered on enthusiastically by the spectators.

Pros/Cons

Pros

  1. Physical Health: Regular participation in parkruns can improve cardiovascular health, stamina, and overall fitness.
  2. Mental Well-being: Running outdoors in a natural setting can help reduce stress and boost mood.
  3. Goal Setting: parkruns allow you to set personal goals and track your progress over time.
  4. Cost-effective: All parkruns are free.

Cons

  1. There aren’t any

Q&A

Can anyone do the Tralee parkrun?

Yes if you are over 4 you can do the parkrun.

How can I register?

Register at  https://www.parkrun.ie/register/ once.

What day is the Tralee parkrun on?

The 5km parkrun is on a Saturday and junior parkrun is on a Sunday.

Can children run on the Saturday’s Tralee parkrun?

Children under the age of 11 can participate in the run on Saturdays, provided they are accompanied by an adult.

How long is the Tralee parkrun?

On Saturday the parkrun is 5 km and the junior parkrun on Sunday is 2 km.

Are there any medals given out during the Tralee parkrun?

No. However, in the Tralee junior parkrun, wristbands are given out to participants who have completed a certain number of runs.

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