Venue: Glenarm Castle, 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena BT44 0BQ
Half Marathon, 10K Race/Walk & 5K Race
Starts: Half Marathon & Walk – 10.00am 10K/5K – 11.00am
BORN2RUN Events are delighted to announce a brand new event to the Northern Ireland running calendar. The Glenarm Castle Challenge will offer runners a range of distances with a Half Marathon, a 10K and a 5K to choose from. For those who prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, there will also be a 10K walk.
BORN2RUN’s motto is Great Races in Great Places and Glenarm Castle certainly meets the criteria. Complete with a castle dating back to 1636, the working estate offers runners a scenic mix of forest trails, farmland and views along the Glenarm river. (The race routes will be measured as accurately as possible given the off road nature of the courses however not certified distances.)
Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 11th April 2018) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 4th April 2018).
5K Race (minimum age 12):
£18 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 14/03/18 and £20 thereafter.
£12 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 14/03/18 and £14 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 12-17 years)
10K Race/Walk (minimum age 15):
£12 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 14/03/18 and £14 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 15-17 years)
Half Marathon (minimum age 17):
£25 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 14/03/18 and £27 thereafter.
All distances: (Plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).
Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Eventbrite after your payment is made. If you choose the option to have your Race Pack posted out to you then this should arrive no later than the Wednesday prior to race day. Otherwise your race number and chip timing will be given to you at Registration on the morning of the race. Please note that you will also receive A FINAL RACE DAY INFORMATION email on the Thursday of race week so please check your junk mail in case it lands there.
Terms & Conditions
By entering the race you will be bound by the event disclaimer which you agreed to at time of registration. Refunds are not available once entry has been completed. Runners are permitted to transfer entry to a family member/friend if they email Born 2 Run Events with the details prior to the on-line entry closing date. (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Eventbrite Registration website.
Race Start Times
10K Walk & Half Marathon: 10.00am
10K Race: 11.00am
5K Race: Approx 11.10am
Registration packs can be collected on race day at the hall in the Courtyard where refreshments will also be served after the race, and will be clearly signposted on the day. We will have Race Safety Instructions available in print at Registration for anyone that wishes to read them. They will also be announced at the start line before the race commences.
Saturday 14th April 2018:
10K Walk & Half Marathon 8.15am - 9.30am
5K/10K Race 8.15am - 10.30am
Please car share where possible as parking is restricted on the estate. Alternatively the public car parks can be used in Glenarm village.
The start/finish will be close to Registration, where the inflatable BORN2RUN arch can be found.
Strictly no pets allowed.
For the Half Marathon there will be two water stations:
For the 10K there will be one water station at the 3K marker.
Toilets are available in the main courtyard close to Registration.
Post Race Refreshments
Hydration station at finish line. Complimentary Post Race Refreshments will be served from 12.00pm in the Registration hall.
Prizegiving – 12.15pm
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers in the Half Marathon/10K and 5K races only.
The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain, however if the weather has been particularly wet prior to the race trail shoes for the Half Marathon may be advisable.
Your entry fee includes the following: