Causeway Coast Marathon

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Head down to the Causeway Coast for one of the most scenic marathons in the world. Enjoy this stunning route filled with beaches, bays and cliffs and event visit one of the greatest natural wonders of the UK. An awesome event for runners of all abilities and nature lovers alike.
Marathon, Half Marathon, and Ultra Marathon
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Sat 24th Sep 2022
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Portballintrae, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Portballintrae Village Hall, Beach Rd, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8US, UK
Start times
Sat 24th Sep 2022
Ultra Marathon:
7:00am |
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Causeway Coast Marathon
Half Marathon
Ultra Marathon
Route information
All routes 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 routes 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 12.7k, 22.6k, 34.8k, 36.5k, 38k, 43k, 49k, 50.5k, 52.3k, 59k.
  • Half marathon checkpoints 6k, 7.21k, 9k, 15.7k
There is usually cake, water (in cups), sweets, and a nut-based savoury item at each feed station.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bespoke event buff
  • Goody bag
  • Race prizes
  • Chip-timed results
  • Feed stations
  • Fully marked and marshalled
  • Race safety cover
  • Access to fantastic terrain
How to get there
Portballintrae Village Hall, Beach Rd, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8US, UK
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Address Beach Rd, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8RT, UK
The main car park at Portballintrae is strictly off limits to competitors as it is intended for day visitors and spectators. Parking will be available in designated areas on the road leading to the event centre and the main road leading into Portballintrae. Parking here will result in a long walk so be prepared.
Please do not obstruct any residents access in an out of their property or private parking areas, and to park legally and well to allow for traffic to remain flowing.
Portrush AtlanticExternalLink is the official accommodation partner of this event.
Event day logistics
05:00 Registration opens
06:30 Bus departs to ultra start line
07:00 Ultra starts
09:30 Marathon starts
11:45 Bus departs to half marathon start line
12:30 Half marathon starts
All competitors must report to Portballintrae Village HallExternalLink the morning of the race 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.
From registration, all competitors (except for marathon) will be transported by bus to their relative start lines.
Cut-off Times
There will be cut-off times for runners to complete each distance.
  • Ultra cut-off is 14 hours
  • Marathon cut-off is 10 hours
  • Half marathon cut-off is 5 hours
Aid Stations
There will be aid stations evenly spread across all the courses. The locations of the aid stations are marked on the course routes:
Safety and Medical Support
There will be a dedicated Check Point Crew located along the course at strategic point who will monitor and record both your progress and your physical and mental state. If you require medical attention one of the private paramedics to your location if appropriate. The team will be there if you need them.
Age Requirements
All participants for all distances must be aged 18 or over to take part.
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Spectator Info
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.
Kit List
  • Trail Running shoes or walking boots
  • Hydration pack or water bottle
  • Energy snacks
  • Windproof top
  • Hat/buff
  • 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.
What do I need to bring to the Causeway Coast Marathon?
To run the Causeway Coast Marathon you need to bring trail running shoes, hydration pack or water bottle, energy snacks, windproof top and a hat/buff. Runners will also want to plan for inclement weather and bring warm clothing and spare shoes for after the race in case of adverse weather.
Is there a minimum age to participate in the Causeway Coast Marathon?
Yes, participants must be 18 years of age to compete.
Will there be aid stations along the Causeway Coast Marathon races?
Yes, there will be plenty of aid stations evenly placed along each of the routes.
7 reviews
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Rom G
Did the Marathon in 2019
It was a incredibly beautiful course—one of the most beautiful Ive been to so far! We’re happy to have an airbnb nearby the village hall and the tourist spots are just close (we even jogged before the race day to see them) so it’s very nice touristy race event! My name wasnt on the list because unfortunately Let’s Do This hasnt submitted the runners name to the organisers (as Ive been told) but the organisers handled it well and I had been accommodated in no time. Im just not sure if Im still going to use this 3rd party next time to register.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Tough race but spectacular setting. Can’t wait to aim for the marathon next year. Well organised and great vibe.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was our second year and so we knew what to expect - slithery mud and queues to get over stiles and up and down steps - but also gorgeous scenery, a challenging and beautiful course, friendly competitors, air fresh from the ocean and a really positive vibe. Not a place to get a PB but the most beautiful event we have ever experienced. thank you and see you next year.
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Amazing event and scenery, met lots of lovely people on the way, and credit to 26 extreme, thankyou
Did the 10K Run/Walk in 2019
Not enough marshals/volunteers. No one directing traffic as was suggested in the pre event email. Walked into registration and no one spoke to me or advised me where to go. Not enough signage. Buffs weren’t there on time. No proper start siren. Overpriced for what it was. Have taken part in many other events at a much cheaper price and received more value for money. Nonetheless enjoyable day.
Did the Marathon in 2019
Brilliant race, was my sixth time completing this marathon, but it always feel like a new challenge, a world away from the relentless pounding of tarmac in city marathons.
Dermot Mc
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2019
I had such a great day running 40 miles in such as stunning setting. Weather was great, people were great, organisers were on the ball and there was no littering no nonsense just a fantastic day to put the legs to work.
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Recent Questions
Oran Aviv
HI - what is the total elevation gain on the half marathon race? Thanks.
Steph Ede
Hi there, the total elevation is around 650m for the half marathon :) enjoy the event!
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