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Antrim Coast Half marathon

Embrace the thrill of the team spirit and enter the 2024 relay race

Relay Race entry is now open for the 2024 Antrim Coast Half Marathon. Whether you're a seasoned runner or a first-time participant, the Antrim Coast Half Marathon relay race welcomes all skill levels.

Registration Closes

Friday, 24 August 2024


21.097 km / 13.1 miles

Max Elevation


Relay legs


Race Start time

9.30 AM

Start Location

Larne Town Centre

Finish Line

Chaine Memorial Road

Age restriction

17+ years

Sprint, jog, or power-walk through the Antrim Coasts scenic routes as each participant contributes to bringing their team over the finish line!

The Relay Race is the perfect confidence builder for those interested in experiencing a half-marathon and there’s no better place to begin than the Antrim Coast with its fast and flat route.


Teams must be made up of 2 or 3 persons and can be same sexed or mixed.

If you are 2-person relay team, the participant doing 2 relay legs has to do consecutive legs, i.e. legs 1 and 2 or legs 2 and 3.

Leg Distances

Leg 1 is 6.7km
Leg 2 is 6.5km
Leg 3 is 7.9km

Getting to and from handover points

The end of the second leg and start of the third leg is at Ballygally. Participants will be bused to and from this handover point.

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

Entry per participant

Early bird entry


+ processing fee

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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

If you are running the first leg, go into the pen with your team’s predicted finish time.

If you are running the second leg, there will be a pen labelled Relay. You will then be taken to the handover point.

If you are running the third leg, there will be a bus marked Rely on the Tower Road to take you out to the handover point.


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.