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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.
Ultra Marathon, Marathon, 10k, and 1 more
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Sat, 16 Sept 2023
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Portballintrae, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Portballintrae Village Hall, Beach Rd, Portballintrae, Bushmills BT57 8US, UK
Start times
Saturday, 16 Sept 2023
Ultra Marathon: 7:00 amMarathon: 9:00 am10k: 12:00 pmHalf Marathon: 1:00 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Causeway Coast Marathon 2023
Ultra Marathon
Half 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.
Bus to Start
The Ultra, 1/2 marathon and 10km require a bus journey to the start line provided as part of your entry.
Event day logistics
05:00 Registration opens
06:30 Bus departs to ultra start line
07:00 Ultra starts
09:00 Marathon starts
11:15 Bus departs to 10k start line
12:00 10k starts
12:15 Bus departs to half marathon start
13:00 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 10 hours
  • Marathon cut-off is 8 hours
  • Half marathon cut-off is 5 hours
  • 10k cut-off is 4 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.
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.
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.
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