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Quest Killarney: All You Need to Know

Over 2,500 adventure racers will descend on Killarney on Saturday 7th October to run, cycle and kayak their way around the mountains for  Quest Killarney.

All the information on start times, finish times, road closures, car parking and spectator viewing are listed below.

Start times

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Finish Times:

The expected 1st finishers over the Quest Killarney finish line in Main Street, Killarney town centre are:

Expert: 12.40pm
Pro:  12.20pm
Sport: 10.00am
Dual: 12.20pm
Challenge: 10.20am

The last participants will finish at approximately 4pm.

Route Changes

We’ve made some slight changes to the Quest Killarney routes this year, the main one being that the start and finish area is now in Main Street in Killarney Town centre.

Full details on all the route changes can be found here.

Road Closures

There will be some road closures to allow the safe running of this event, see link below with all the details on road closures:

The main road closure in place is the N71 Killarney to Molls Gap road which will be closed from the Main Entrance of Muckross House to the top of Molls Gap from 6am to 6pm.


We encourage everyone to come out and support the adventure racing athletes at the start and finish line in Killarney town centre.

We are asking spectators not to go along the route to support the athletes as the narrow roads are not suitable to bikes and cars. There are also a number of road closures in place which will make it difficult to navigate the route by car.


Registration/Pack Pick-up:

Car Parking

The roads will be busy and traffic will be heavy at times in the area over the weekend. Please give your self ample time for arrival.

You will be directed to the event specific car parks by event staff. Car parks are approximately 500m-1000m from the start area.

Prize Giving

The prize giving ceremony will take place at The Tan Yard, Killarney Plaza Hotel at 2pm


We would like to thank the people of Killarney and the surrounding areas for supporting this event. We will have over 250 volunteers along the route from 6 different sporting clubs in the area guiding the participants along the adventure.

We would also like to thank Kerry County Council and Killarney National Parks who facilitate the safe running of this event every year.

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