Causeway Coast Marathon

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The Beaches, Bays And Cliffs Marathon! Just one of the most scenic marathons out there. Head down to the coast and enjoy the really fresh breeze whilst taking on an epic route. There is a really friendly atmosphere and 26 extreme put on a really well run event, offering distances for everyone.

Distances in this event

  1. Ultra Marathon

    Run 40mi
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  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  3. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  4. 10K Run/Walk

    Run 10km
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  5. Challenge Walk

    Run 26.2mi
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Causeway Coast Marathon routes


All Causeway Coast events will be fully way-marked and will follow the paths, tracks, beaches and coastline of the Causeway Coast Way – probably one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole world. The entire route passes through magnificent coastline scenery with fine views of wide bays, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and offshore rocks, all of which characterise the Causeway Coast, making its beauty and uniqueness renowned. All events will run through the world famous Giant's Causeway, with the ultra and marathon events passing close to the actual Giant's Causeway stones.

Hydration/Feed Stations:

There will be hydration/feed stations at various locations along the route:

Ultra marathon checkpoints (mile 6, 13, 20, 26, 32)

Marathon/Challenge Walk checkpoints (mile 6, 13, 19)

Half Marathon Checkpoints (mile 6) 10km (@5km)

There is usually cake, water (in cups), sweets, and a nut-based savoury item at each feed station.

Event details

  • Sold out last year
  • Mixed
  • Trails
  • Undulating
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Race packs collected on the day
  • 1000 participants

From the organizer

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Having established itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the world, this year's Causeway Coast Marathon is set to attract participants from across the globe, who will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this fantastic route.

With the addition of the ultra marathon distance, there's now an event for everyone from the serious ultra runner to the 10K specialists, along with marathon and half marathon options. There's also a Challenge Walk along the 26-mile route for those avid walkers out there, which is being hosted by the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Association.

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What’s Included
  • Professionally organised event by 26 Extreme
  • Public Liability insurance
  • Bus transfer for participants from Portballintrae to the start of their event (if applicable)
  • Electronic chip timing system
  • Race number
  • Course marking
  • Manned check points
  • Hydration & feed stations
  • Event-specific buff & finishers medal
  • Prizes for each category (age categories will be introduced if entries deem there are enough in each class)
  • Donation to National Trust
Raceday Logistics


The event start times are PROVISIONAL TIMES; you will receive your final information 72 hours before the event start, which details times. Times are dictated by the tide, and may be 1 hour earlier, or 1 hour later.

All competitors must report to Portballintrae Village Hall for registration, kit check, and race briefing. The safety briefings for all competitors will cover safety, the latest weather forecast, logistical considerations and other important information.

Kit List

Kit list

Running shoes (trail runners recommended or ordinary runners if preferred); or walking boots
Hydration pack or water bottle
Energy snacks
Windproof top

Participants must be aware that weather conditions along the coastline can change and deteriorate rapidly, and should bring appropriate clothing to keep them warm in any adverse weather. Your feet might get wet, so prepare for all eventualities.


Family and friends are more than welcome to come along to this event to show support. Supporters also add an atmosphere and additional energy to the experience for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters is at the run into the finish in Portballintrae, as there will be a festival-type atmosphere in the village that day.
Please note: it's asked that spectators follow the recommendations of the organisers in order to prevent bottle necks and congestion.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Causeway Coast Marathon start?
The marathon starts at 9:30am on Sat 28th Sep 2019. The time is preliminary and dependent on the tide.
What do I need to bring to the Causeway Coast Marathon?
To run the Causeway Coast Marathon you need to bring running shoes (trail runners recommended or ordinary runners if preferred), hydration pack or water bottle, energy snacks, windproof top and a hat/buff.
Can I run the Causeway Coast Marathon for charity?
Yes, we have no problem with participants raising money for charities and other worthwhile causes.
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Causeway Coast Marathon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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