The Course

THE HALF MARATHON COURSE

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.

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COURSE ELEVATION

Official Antrim Coast Half Marathon course elevation statistics.

START: +23m above sea level

FINISH: +4m above sea level


THE COURSE ROUTE

PLACES OF INTEREST

COURSE ELEVATION

THE COURSE ROUTE

Starting at the Chaine Memorial tower built in 1888, the half marathon course sweeps through Larne town before moving onto the iconic Antrim Coast Road.

Voted on Lonely Planet as ‘One of the top 5 greatest drives on earth’, Antrim Coast has been a scenic attraction for both locals and tourists.

The stunning landscape of the Antrim Coast was recognised by the makers of HBO’s Game of Thrones, who used the area extensively as one of their filming locations.

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

PLACES OF INTEREST

Places of interest on the race route

THE ANTRIM COAST ROAD

The Antrim Coast Road is considered one of the greatest tourist routes of the world and is proudly home to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon.

CHAINE MEMORIAL TOWER

The Chaine Memorial is the starting and finish point for the Antrim Coast Half Marathon, built in 1887 by the people of Larne in memory of James Chaine.

BALLYGALLY

The turnaround point of the Antrim Coast Half Marathon is Ballygally, a coastal village 3 miles north of Larne. It is one of the oldest inhabited areas of Ireland.

LARNE HARBOUR

For over 2000 years seafarers have found Larne a safe and accessible harbour. Romans, Vikings and Edward Bruce all benefited from its sheltered waters and good anchorage.

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