The Half Marathon begins in the picturesque village of Carlingford and takes in the beautiful surrounds of the Cooley peninsula, Ballagan Point, Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough, finishing back in the village.
Northern Ireland Running Events
The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland and is an AIMS certified race.
Set to make history this year, the race will be held on a Sunday for the first time and with a new start at Stormont at 9am and finish at Ormeau Park.
The Coast 2 Coast Mountain Stage is an individual event, happening on Sunday the 21st May. So if cycling and kayaking over 270km across Ireland isnt for you but you would like to compete or just take part in the final stage of this gruelling event then look no further.
You will start the mountain race at the same location the Coast 2 Coast Multi Sport competitors make the transition from bike to Run in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor and follow the same route as them to the finish line in Newcastle. In fact we are timing it so you will be running with the majority of them. With over 32km of mountain roads, forest tracks, open mountain trails and a summit of Northern Irelands Highest peak, Slieve Donard, to navigate, this isnt a challenge for the faint of heart.
10k is a great step up from our 5k events. Up the challenge and take part in a Race for Life 10k event. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
The Belfast course takes you on a journey through the beautiful Stormont Estate. The route includes stunning views of the Carson Statue and Stormont Building on your way up Prince of Wales Avenue. After this you can enjoy the downhill section before following the treelined paths on your return. The majority of the route is on gravel pathways or road, and there is one steep incline as part of your challenge.
Dont forget to bring your friends and family along to support you, they can take part in our family activities and have a great day out. In front of the Carson Statue offers a fabulous view point of the course and a great place for your supporters to cheer you on, after your climb up Prince of Wales Drive.
This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Having established itself as one of Irelands premier off road running events this event is set to attract participants from across the world that will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this spellbinding route.
We are offering Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k distances. There will be a challenge walk event for a charity, which will be for Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke.
The beauty of the Mourne Way events is that all routes are fully waymarked and do not cross the tops of any mountains. They traverse the foothills of the mountains as opposed to crossing them and in doing so all participants will be able to enjoy the views of the mountains without having to climb them. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique; largely granite landscape shaped by ice and man, with stunning vistas of coast, sea and countryside and all competitors will get a chance to take in these sights along the route. As with all 26 Extreme events, there will be a high level of support and feed stations en route.
Participants in all events will be chipped timed by our timing partner Jaguar Platinum Systems.
There are lots of Half, Full & Ultra Marathons but there is only one QUADRATHON, a festival of running that goes way beyond the run itself, walkers, runners, coastal scenery, lapping waves, camaraderie, hospitality and medals to dream for are only a few of the reasons why youd want to register for this iconic and friendliest of event.
The stunning location is surpassed only by the camaraderie and hospitality that is the hallmark of the Quadrathon, and has participants returning year after year. Chose a half or full marathon a day for 4 days, or theHero Ultra - 105 miles over 26 hours. 16-19 August.
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!
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