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Antrim Coast Half marathon

Join UK & Ireland’s record breaking half marathon

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon made history as the 2023 Men’s and Women’s UK and Irish all-comers record breaker. Make your half-marathon experience a memorable one and join us for 2024

Registration Closes

Friday, 24 August 2024


21.097km / 13.1 miles

Max Elevation


Race Start time

9.30 AM

Start Location

Larne Town Centre

Finish Line

Chaine Memorial Road

The 2024 race will take place on the summer Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday 25th August 2024. The race is one of the most anticipated half marathon events of the year.

Flat & Scenic

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon is one of the fastest and flattest routes throughout the entire UK and Ireland making it perfect for PB’s or first timers, while offering the best of town and coastal running.

all abilities
& levels

Half-marathons are for everybody, and at the Antrim Coast we go the extra mile to ensure everyone can enjoy the experience. In August 2023 we had our first wheelchair competitor join us for the Mass Race – we look forward to continuing to foster a community where people of all abilities can take part.

Fun, Food & Music

Enjoy the Antrim Coast Half Marathon experience with friends or family, we kick off the mass race with a variety of local entertainers, guaranteed to get runners ready for the start line.

Fees include race entry, finishers t-shirt & medal.

UK & IRELAND Runners

Standard Entry


+ processing fee


Standard Entry


+ processing fee

the highlights in a minute

Check out our 2023 Race Weekend highlights for a recap of an unforgettable weekend. 

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Experience the best of the Antrim Coast and run alongside some of Northern Ireland’s prominent landmarks and the world-famous Antrim Coast Road.

The Antrim Coast Half Marathon course is one of the fastest road courses in the world.

The half marathon route is essentially flat with a downhill at 1300 metres to go, sweeping off the Coast Road onto Larne Promenade. This takes runners to the Chaine Memorial Road finish.

+4m above sea level

+23m above sea level

28 m

Each participant must only enter if they recognise that they make their best efforts in training for and completing the 13.1-mile race in less than 3 hours calculated from the time the last runner crosses the start line.  This is because roads closed for the event need to be reopened to schedule.  There will be a sweep van to collect runners who are failing to keep with required pace.  If you refuse to board the sweep van when asked the organiser will no longer accept liability for your welfare.  At this point you are no longer part of the race.

These will be on at the Sandy Bay Playing Fields.

Yes, there will be an area to warm up by the starting pens in the Sandy Bay Playing Fields

Yes bag drop will be at the Centenary Pavilion located in the Sandy Bay Playing Fields

There are parking options around Larne. These will be confirmed in your final Instructions email which is sent a few days before the race day.

Yes, they will be in place at 8am on race day.

You must be in your start pen in Sandy Bay Playing Fields by 8.25am at the latest.

Pens will be labelled with your bib colour and predicted race times.

Yes, you can meet friends and family in the Sandy Bay Playing Fields

We have four race options:

  • Mass Race
  • Mass Race rely
  • Charity entry
  • Elite Race

You must be 17 years of age or older to participate in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

The 2024 Antrim Coast Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 25th August at 9:30am.

You can view our runner terms and conditions here.

Yes, all the races will be on the same route.

Yes, you can take part if racing in approved wheelchairs and racing chairs.

If you registered before the 31st July your race pack should arrived 2 weeks before the race. If you registered after the 31st, you can pick up your pack on race day.

If your race pack has not arrived by the event weekend you can pick up your pack on race day at the Centenary Pavilion located in the Sandy Bay Playing Fields.

You can find your results on the results page here.

You have the option of transferring your entry details to another runner up until 8pm on 31st July 2024. Following this date transfers will no longer be accepted, and you won’t be refunded.

Yes, you are required to wear an official Antrim Coast Half Marathon race number on the front of your singlet / shirt to participate in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

Yes, the race will be televised on BBC sport website, BBC iPlayer and via the BBC Red Button.

Yes, you can register your interest to volunteer here. All volunteers will receive, full training free race t-shirt and Hi-Viz race vest.

Yes, we have accommodation options here. There will also be a complimentary shuttle service to and from the race included in the price.