And they're off! Tralee Marathon is back again this Easter Saturday

Sinead Kelleher

The town of Tralee is being asked to come out and support runners this weekend as they tackle the Tralee 26.2 marathon.

The route will take a step back in time to the original marathon route with runners starting close to the Aquadome and heading up towards Caherslee along by Basin view and the back of Garvey's, to Ardfert, Barrow Hill,and Fenit. Runners will turn in Fenit and back in the main road turning onto the The Kerries, down Spa road, out to the canal and back in again and down James Street and onto the Neil Armstrong Way to the finish line in honour of 50 years since the moon landing. The specially commissioned medals will also remember this historic moment.  Motorists are asked to remember that runners will be out on this route on Saturday as they  take on the ultimate challenge of a marathon.

Volunteers are also needed to help on the course so if anyone wants to be involved in a special day, now is your chance.  The Tralee 26.2 marathon is almost sold out and limited to 150 places.  Support for the runners would be greatly appreciated and it is hoped that the public and road users will cheer on the brave runners. The event will also raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. More details are on their Facebook page The Tralee 26.2 mile marathon.