Half Marathons in Northern Ireland

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AUG18
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Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

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Hillsborough Castle Running Festival

All Active Pilates & Physio, 1 The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to announce the BRAND NEW Hillsborough Castle Running Festival, including family races, a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon! Come and run the inaugural event at Hillsborough Castle on Sunday 18th August 2019 and take the opportunity to race around this unique location!

£10 - £24
Hillsborough Castle Running Festival
JUN28
Ards Half Marathon

Starting and finishing at Ards Leisure Centre in Newtownards, Co Down, the route takes runners through the towns and countryside of Ards. With a reputation for being one of the toughest half marathons in the province it's a challenge well worth taking on and conquering.

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Ards Half Marathon

Ards Blair Mayne Wellbeing and Leisure Complex, 1 Dairy Hall Lane, Newtownards BT23 4DB, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Starting and finishing at Ards Leisure Centre in Newtownards, Co Down, the route takes runners through the towns and countryside of Ards. With a reputation for being one of the toughest half marathons in the province it's a challenge well worth taking on and conquering.

£25 - £27
Ards Half Marathon
AUG25
Armagh City Marathon

We have 5 events on offer ... on Sunday, 25th August we have the FULL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K and the TEAM RELAY MARATHON ... and for the hardcore runners a BACK2BACK MARATHON hosted on Saturday, 25th August.

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Armagh City Marathon

The Mall W, Armagh, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We have 5 events on offer ... on Sunday, 25th August we have the FULL MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K and the TEAM RELAY MARATHON ... and for the hardcore runners a BACK2BACK MARATHON hosted on Saturday, 25th August.

£18 - £26
Armagh City Marathon
SEP1
Waterside Half Marathon

The 37th Waterside Half Marathon returns to the city on Sunday 1st September. Starting in Ebrington Square, the route will once again take runners across the river to the cityside, showcasing our parks, greenways and bridges before finishing at St Columbs Park.

The 2018 race will also host the NI & Ulster Half Marathon Championship

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Waterside Half Marathon

2 Ebrington St, Londonderry BT47 6EJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 37th Waterside Half Marathon returns to the city on Sunday 1st September. Starting in Ebrington Square, the route will once again take runners across the river to the cityside, showcasing our parks, greenways and bridges before finishing at St Columbs Park.

The 2018 race will also host the NI & Ulster Half Marathon Championship

£4 - £60
Waterside Half Marathon
SEP22
Belfast City Half Marathon

Around 5,000 participants are expected to set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park in a bid to complete the largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland, the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

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Belfast City Half Marathon

Unnamed Road, Belfast BT7 1LQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Around 5,000 participants are expected to set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park in a bid to complete the largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland, the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

£30 - £32
Belfast City Half Marathon
SEP28
Causeway Coast Marathon

The Causeway Coast Marathon and "Ultra Marathon" will be "out and back" routes and will follow the paths, tracks, beaches and coastline of the Causeway Coast Way. The Ultra will start in Portstewart and will follow the Causeway Coast Way to Portballintrae. From here it will pick up the Marathon Route and will follow the tracks and trails between Portballintrae and Ballintoy Harbour. This Marathon will be an "out and back" route almost entirely off road, passing The Giants Causeway, Dunseverick Harbour, White Park Bay, Ballintoy Harbour before turning at the quaint Harbour and returning along the same route. The scenery on the outward and homeward legs of the event is truly spectacular.

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Causeway Coast Marathon

1 Queenora Ave, Portstewart BT55 7TW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Causeway Coast Marathon and "Ultra Marathon" will be "out and back" routes and will follow the paths, tracks, beaches and coastline of the Causeway Coast Way. The Ultra will start in Portstewart and will follow the Causeway Coast Way to Portballintrae. From here it will pick up the Marathon Route and will follow the tracks and trails between Portballintrae and Ballintoy Harbour. This Marathon will be an "out and back" route almost entirely off road, passing The Giants Causeway, Dunseverick Harbour, White Park Bay, Ballintoy Harbour before turning at the quaint Harbour and returning along the same route. The scenery on the outward and homeward legs of the event is truly spectacular.

£27.50 - £62
Causeway Coast Marathon
NOV16
Tollymore Trail Marathon Events

The Tollymore Trail Marathon is the perfect end of year trail ultra marathon, marathon and half marathon event. The event will be a looped event with participants completing one loop for a half marathon, two loops for a full marathon and three loops for the ultra marathon (40 miles). There will also be a 10k event that will encompass part of the course.

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Tollymore Trail Marathon Events

1 Burren Park, Newcastle BT33 0DA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Tollymore Trail Marathon is the perfect end of year trail ultra marathon, marathon and half marathon event. The event will be a looped event with participants completing one loop for a half marathon, two loops for a full marathon and three loops for the ultra marathon (40 miles). There will also be a 10k event that will encompass part of the course.

£27.50 - £62
Tollymore Trail Marathon Events

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What you need to know about Half Marathons

At 13.1 miles, a half marathon is long enough to test even the strongest runners, but short enough for almost anyone determined to conquer their next challenge. We have a jam-packed calendar of half marathons taking place up and down the country — from big ballot events to local community races and spectacular trail runs. Get involved and conquer your next challenge.

Find local Half Marathon running races

A half marathon is a fantastic event for those new to running to really push themselves, or as a great warm up event for those ready to tackle a full marathon or even an ultramarathon

What is the distance covered in half marathon?
The half marathon is one of running`s most popular distance - a half marathon is 13.1 miles (or 21.1km).
What is an average time for a half marathon?
Breaking 2:00 (9:09 per mile pace) is a common goal, and that time is considered a respectable half marathon time among runners. The average times for half marathons in the U.S. in 2015 were 2:04:00 for males and 2:22:21 for females.
What is the half marathon world record?
The world record for men is 58:23 for men and 1:04:52 for women.
How long does it take to train for a half marathon?
If you are working with a training plan you can achieve a half marathon in 8 weeks.
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