Race Terms

When registering each participant must sign the waiver and terms and conditions before participating in the event.

By registering for the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, as part of our service agreement with you, we will email you confirmation of your booking and keep you updated with any crucial event information.

The event is run under IAAF rules.

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else.

You may defer your entry to the following year only and cut off time for this will co-inside with the online entry finish date of the race.

The sale, swapping or bartering of Antrim Coast Half Marathon Race Entries or Antrim Coast Half Marathon Race Numbers is strictly forbidden.

If you attempt to sell, swap or barter your Antrim Coast Half Marathon Race Entries or Antrim Coast Half Marathon race number, you may be banned from future Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

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

You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a half marathon. The competitor, who will be of the stipulated age on 12th September 2020, acknowledges that he/she will be participating entirely at his/her own risk and to the extent permitted by the Unfair Contract terms Act 1977.

The organiser, Larne Athletic Club, will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from the negligence, wrongful act or default of the Club, its members, employees or agents or from any other cause including an act of God or the physical condition of the competitor.

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 X 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 the 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.

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.

When you register for the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, this includes official Event Photography and Videography of the day of the race. Official Event Photography and Videography will be used to promote forthcoming Antrim Coast Half Marathon events through advertising, PR to local and national media outlets, our social media platforms and our website.

No unofficial vehicles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers, prams (of any description) will be allowed on the course.

No non-competitor (children, partner etc.) is allowed to enter the course or cross the finish line with you. Failure to comply may lead to disqualification.

Animals, whether on a lead or not, are not allowed on the course.

Personal Trainers, mentors or coaches will not be allowed on the course unless they are entered in the event and wearing an official Antrim Coast Half Marathon Race
Number.

Competitors are obliged to follow the instructions of Stewards, Race officials or PSNI at all times.

Competitors must start at the official start line and complete the full officially measured course.

Competitors must start the event at an officially sanctioned start time only.

It is the responsibility of the competitor to familiarise themselves with the event rules and any directions as may be published in the ‘Final Instruction Document’ provided with the Antrim Coast Half Marathon Race information.

Failure to comply with any of the rules may lead to disqualification.

CANCELLATIONS

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE, due to the administration costs there will be no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else.

Selling or swapping/attempting to sell or swap race numbers will result in the number being cancelled.

If the event is cancelled because of circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the event organiser including but not restricted to an act of God, explosion, acts of a public enemy, war, insurrection, terrorist act, or threat of terrorist act, sabotage, epidemic, embargoes, strikes, or death of a leading member of the British Royal Family, then the participant will not be entitled to a refund of the entry fee and compensation of other losses such as travel or accommodation expenses.

The organiser reserves the right, in our absolute discretion, to cancel, delay or postpone the event due to unforeseen circumstances out of our reasonable control
(for example due to adverse weather conditions or as a result of instructions from emergency services). In such cases, we will endeavour to warn participants as quickly as possible.

The organiser reserves the right to alter aspects of the race at any time

The organiser reserves the right to amend the event format at their discretion. If the event format is changed the participant will not be entitled to any refund and no liability can be taken.

DISQUALIFICATION

The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any participant in breach of the terms and conditions.

Disqualification can be enforced upon the partaking of any of the following:

Urination in any area other than that of designated toilets en route

Swapping numbers

Possession of a banned item

Deviation from run route

Tampering with timing chip

Refusing to obey the instruction of race official, or who conducts himself/ herself in an unsportsmanlike manner, or who uses offensive actions or language to race officials, volunteers, participants or spectators

RACE ETIQUETTE

Whether you’re taking part in the Antrim Coast Half Marathon for the first time or are a seasoned entrant, our guide to race etiquette has everything you need to know for the day,
from good manners to your personal safety.

Before the race:

Make sure you fill in the details on the back of your race number. On race day pin your race number on. You will be provided with pins, but it’s a good idea to bring some of your own too. Try to avoid folding or covering your race number – it needs to be seen by the race marshals.

Sandy Bay is where the baggage area is located, so leave your bag with the stewards. Make sure you follow their instructions carefully. Don’t give your bag to anyone other than friends, family or the baggage staff. Only Marathon baggage bag will be accepted in the baggage area.

Try not to bring any valuables with you to the event. If anything goes missing or you see anything suspicious, make sure you report it to the nearest race marshal.

Listen out for announcements in case any race details change, for example, if the start time is delayed. In a large crowd, it’s the only way the race organisers will be able to communicate with you and you don’t want to miss anything important, note the wearing of headphones is prohibited as you will not be able to hear any announcements.

Plan your visits to the toilet carefully as there are likely to be queues near the start of the race. Toilets are available inside and outside of Larne Leisure Centre

Be aware of other people around you as you warm-up for the race. If possible, pick an area away from the crowd to stretch.

Ensure you are at your starting wave at least 20 minutes before the confirmed start time. Make sure you’re in the correct starting wave. This is important because it means faster runners aren’t forced to change course to overtake and slower runners don’t feel they’re constantly being overtaken. If you’re not sure of your expected finish time, keep towards the back of the crowd.

During the race

Don’t let friends who aren’t taking part in the race run or cycle alongside you. It can cause problems for the other runners and you may be accused of having a ‘pacer’ which is banned and you will be disqualified.

If you’re overtaking someone else, make sure you leave plenty of room before you move across in front of them.

Try to avoid stopping suddenly during the race. For example, if you need to tie your laces, move towards the side of the road and find a safe place to stop first.

Be aware of other people at drinks stations, and take your turn if there’s a crowd. Avoid running out in front of others to take your drink, and only take as much as you need.

Do not throw your water bottle on the race course; use the bins provided for empty water bottles or throw the bottle to a safe location at the side of the road.

if you have to queue for the toilet during a race, avoid queuing in the path of other runners.

Listen carefully to any instructions you’re given by the race marshals and remember to thank them for their help – most marshals are volunteers who have been kind enough to give up their time.

After the race

When you cross the finish line, you’ll be directed to an area where the marshals will present you with your well-deserved medal and t-shirt.

Remember to collect your baggage bag from the designated baggage collection point.