Antrim Coast Half Marathon Partners with Running 40 Plus

11th June 2024

Antrim Coast Half Marathon Partners with Running 40 Plus to Introduce New

Age Group Category Prizes for the Second Year in a Row

Larne, Antrim Coast, Northern Ireland — Tuesday 11 June — 

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon, renowned for its scenic coastal route and competitive spirit, is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with Running at 40 Plus, the leading organisation celebrating the achievements of mature runners. For the second year in a row, this collaboration will introduce age group category prizes to honour the outstanding performances of runners across different age brackets.

Event Details:

Date: Sun 25 August 2024

Location: Antrim Coast, Larne, Northern Ireland

Start Time: 09:30


Age Group Categories and Prizes:

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon and Running at 40 Plus are committed to recognizing the dedication and athleticism of runners of all ages. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories for both men and women:

  • Over 40
  • Over 45
  • Over 50
  • Over 55
  • Over 60
  • Over 65
  • Over 70

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each age group category. The prizes include:

1st Place: £60, a trophy, and a complimentary entry for next year’s event.

Quote from Event Director:

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Running 40 Plus for the second year in a row to introduce these age group prizes,” said [Ruth McIlroy], Event Director of the Antrim Coast Half Marathon. “Our goal is to celebrate the incredible achievements of runners of all ages and to inspire more people to participate in the sport, regardless of their age. We believe these new categories will add an extra layer of excitement and competition to the event.”

Quote from Running 40 Plus Founder:

“Running 40 Plus is delighted to collaborate with the Antrim Coast Half Marathon again this year,” said Martin Hopkinson, Representative of Running 40 Plus. “This event has always been a highlight in the running calendar, and with the addition of

these age group prizes, we’re looking forward to seeing even more impressive performances from seasoned athletes. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the vitality and resilience of runners over 40.”

About Antrim Coast Half Marathon:

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon is one of UK’s premier running events, attracting participants from around the globe. Known for its picturesque route along the stunning Antrim coastline, the race route is one of the fastest half marathon routes in the world and offers a rewarding experience for runners of all levels.

About Running at 40 Plus:

Running at 40 Plus is dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of runners over the age of 40. Through events, community engagement, and advocacy, Running at 40 Plus aims to support and celebrate mature athletes, encouraging lifelong fitness and participation in running.

Registration and Additional Information:

Registration for the Antrim Coast Half Marathon is now open. For more information about the race, including the full schedule, course details, and how to register, please visit

Join us for a memorable race day and be part of a community that celebrates the spirit of running at every age.


Martin Hopkinson


Running at 40 Plus

+44 (0) 7870 390 451

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