The IAAF certified P&O Antrim Coast Half marathon is the fastest half-marathon in Ireland, and one of the fastest courses in Europe. Sir Mo Farah won the 2020 Race in 60:27. Lily Partridge won the Women’s Race at 71:36.

Last year’s Elite Race, watched by over 40,000 people via the live stream saw Sir Mo Farah and Lily Partridge break Irish all-comers records. Tommy Hughes broke the Vets +60 WR in a new record time of 71:09.

Starting at the beginning of the iconic Antrim Coast Road, the Antrim Coast Half marathon course sweeps into Larne harbour and through Larne town before moving onto the world famous Antrim Coast Road.

Race Organisers have already confirmed a record entry for 2021 and are targeting the first men’s sub 60 minute and women’s sub 70 minute Half Marathon ever recorded in Ireland. The 2021 race will take place on Sunday 29th August.

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Welcome to the P&O Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2021

The 2021 race will take place on the summer Bank Holiday weekend, on Sunday 29th August starting 09:00 for the elite women, with the main race immediately after the elite men at 09:30.

Entry opens on Tuesday 1st December 2020.

Race Organisers have already confirmed a record entry for 2021 and are targeting the first men’s sub 60 minute and women’s sub 70 minute Half Marathon ever recorded in Ireland.

Some of UK & Ireland’s and World’s best have already confirmed entry to the 2021 event, promising a truly international field for 2021.

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Fast & Flat Course

The P&O Antrim Coast Half Marathon is the fastest half-marathon in Ireland and one of the fastest courses in Europe.

Starting at the beginning of the iconic Antrim Coast Road, the course sweeps into Larne harbour and through Larne town before moving onto the world famous Antrim Coast Road.

The coast’s stunning landscapes featuring in many movies and television series, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, who used the area extensively as one of the filming locations.

2020 Race Information

Last year’s elite race, watched by over 40,000 people via the live stream saw Sir Mo Farah and Lily Partridge break Irish all-comers records with times of 60 min 27 sec and 71 min 36 seconds respectively.

Tommy Hughes broke the Vets +60 WR in a new record time of 71:09 and Gary O’Hanlon setting a World Best as a 46 year old in a time of 66:26. In total 35 of the 62 runners ran personal bests on the Antrim Coast course.

Turning homeward at Ballygally Castle the course offers one of the fastest finishes to any road race in World Athletics.

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2021 has been approved by the IAAC.

The newly IAAF certified course takes in some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, combined with some famous landmarks along the route.

New for 2021 and ahead of the main event will be a children’s Street Mini-Marathon mile loop through the town.

Starting on the Friday evening for all children of all ages and abilities with exciting news to follow. Entry opens 1st March 2021.

THE RACE

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon course is both flat and fast and offers the best of town and coastal running.

THE ANTRIM COAST

The stunning Antrim Coast in is world renowned for its scenic beauty and character.

VOLUNTEER

We have various roles for volunteers in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon. Get in touch and get involved!

Elite Athletes

SIR MO FARAH

Four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah won the Antrim Coast Half marathon 2020 in 60:27

Before the 2020 Race, Sir Mo commented;

“I’m really looking forward to taking part in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

It’s a fast course, really exciting to see what I can do.”

Additional Olympic finalists have also confirmed entry in the elite race.

The following elite athletes are confirmed to compete in the elite event to date:

KATE REED

KEVIN SEAWARD

GEMMA STEEL

NICK McCORMICK

TOMMY HUGHES

GARY O’HANLON

JO PAVEY

SCOTT OVERALL

Prize Money

Prize Money to be confirmed in the New Year.

AFTER PARTY TICKETS

After Party Tickets for 2021 at Cairndhu Golf Club will be on sale 1st March 2021 (£15).


Curran Court Hotel

Race Hotel and official partner to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

Email Glenn directly for promotional rate.

COMPETITORS TEE SHIRTS

If you enter the race before 31st January you will receive a free Competitors’ Tee Shirt.

You can purchase an authentic Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2020 ‘Express’ Competitors’ Tee if you have missed the deadline date.

The T-Shirts are also ideal as a souvenir of the event, or if you would like additional Tee Shirts to add to your free Entrants Tee.

Your Tee will be shipped the week of the race.

20% discount until 31st August 2020. Use code RUN20 at checkout.

ENTER RACE

Entries are open for the Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2021.

FEEDBACK

We’d love to hear your feedback about the Antrim Coast Half Marathon .

SPONSORS

We are pleased to be sponsored by a number of businesses for the 2020 Half Marathon.

Meet the Elite Athlete taking part in the 2020 Half Marathon.