RUn for the hills !
22ND AND 23RD MAY 2021
BACK TO BACK MARATHONS
BACK TO BACK MARATHONS
This is our first Back to Back Marathon event, taking place 22nd May and 23rd May. On day 2 only we will also be offering a Half Marathon.
Day 1 Marathon: Registration and number collection from 7.30am. Buses will leave Ballycastle at approx 8.00am and the race will start at 9.00am. This is a totally new, spectacular course. You will run from Waterfoot to Ballycastle along some fantastic trails that will take you up through Glenariff Forest, over Trostan, with amazing views across the North coast. This course is approximately 90% trail. Cut off - 8hours
You must make your own way to Ballycastle for registration and collection of your race number, road book etc. We will then take you by bus to the start line at Waterfoot, where you will begin your Marathon journey, running back to Ballycastle. As with all our events you will follow our tried and tested road book - there will be no marshals or signage along the route (no map reading or additional navigational skills required). As our ethos is to take running back to nature and the sheer freedom of simply running, you will be self sufficient throughout the event - you will be required to carry a mandatory kit which will have everything you need to complete the route, including food and water bottle (we will have 1 water refill stop along the way for you to fill your own bottles). We do not supply bottled water or cups - you must carry your own refillable water bottles.
Given the course and the terrain you will be running on, the mandatory kit also includes a Mobile phone )(charged/topped up), waterproof jacket, emergency foil blanket, road book (road book will be provided at registration) and bag/pack to carry these items.
Day 2 Marathon: Registration and number collection from 8.00am and the race will start at 9.00am. This will be our Carrickfergus trail Marathon route starting and finishing in a new location in Carrickfergus. Again you will follow our Road Book - there will not be any marshals/signage on the course.
You must carry the mandatory kit - water/food, mobile phone, waterproof jacket, emergency foil blanket and road book. Cut off - 7 hours if single marathon or 8hours if back to back.
Day 2 Half Marathon: Registration and number collection from 8.00am and the race will start at 9.00am - This will be our Carrickfergus Trail Half Marathon, starting and finishing in a new location in Carrickfergus.