Venue: Glenarm Castle, 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena BT44 0BQ
Half Marathon, 10K Race/Walk & 5K Race
Starts: Half Marathon – 11.00am Walk – 11.30am 10K/5K – 12.00noon
As everyone is aware the rapidly developing issue of Covid-19 virus is of major concern right now.
Running events by their nature see large numbers of people in close contact (particularly at the start/finish lines) and we as organisers have a responsibility to protect our runners and those they come into contact with in the community.
With this in mind we have decided to cancel our next 2 races the Glenarm Castle Challenge and Shanes Castle Challenge for 2020. We did consider postponing them ‘til later in the year but with so many other races rescheduling we feel that there will be too many race clashes so the best thing was to cancel them outright.
For those of you who have already entered we will contact you directly in the coming days to make alternative arrangements.
We hope you understand that this is the correct action to take in these unprecedented circumstances and we urge you to stay safe, keep your distance and wash your hands.
We look forward to seeing you at the next BORN2RUN event at some point later in the year when we’ll all celebrate the joy of running. BORN2RUN EVENTS TEAM
BORN2RUN Events are delighted to announce this year’s 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.)
WE HAVE A SPECIAL OFFER FOR RUNNERS WHO REGISTER FOR THE GLENARM CASTLE CHALLENGE & SHANES CASTLE CHALLENGE (16th May 2020) ON THIS REGISTRATION. DETAILS BELOW. Please note you have to choose the same distance for both races.
Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 8th April 2020) and for option of posting out race pack (before 11pm Wednesday 1st April 2020).
5K Race (minimum age 11):
Glenarm Castle Challenge: £20 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 11/03/2020 and £22 thereafter.
Glenarm + Shanes Castle Challenge: £34 Early Bird until 11pm on 11/3/2020 and £36 thereafter.
Glenarm Castle Challenge: £13 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 11/03/2020 and £15 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)
Glenarm + Shanes Castle Challenge: £20 Junior Early Bird until 11pm on 11/3/2020 and £24 thereafter.
10K Race/Walk (minimum age 15):
Glenarm Castle Challenge: £13 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 11/03/2020 and £15 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 15-17 years)
Half Marathon (minimum age 17)
Glenarm Castle Challenge: £26 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 11/03/2020 and £28 thereafter.
Glenarm + Shanes Castle Challenge: £48 Early Bird until 11pm on 11/3/2020 and £50 thereafter.
All distances: (Plus £3 if postal option chosen NI & £4 ROI).
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A PROCESSING FEE ADDED TO ENTRY FEE AT THE POINT OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Primo Events after your payment is made. If you choose the option to have your Race Pack posted out to you before the day then this should arrive with you 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. Any Merchandise ordered at time of entry will be available for collection on Race Day at the Merchandise Desk in the Registration Hall. A Final Race Day Information email will be sent to all registered participants on the Thursday of race week, 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. You are however permitted to transfer your entry to a family member/friend by accessing the 'Manage my Registration' portal through the link at the bottom of your Primo Events receipt email. This link and the transfer option will only be available until 23:59 on 1st April 2020. (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Primo Events Registration website.
Race Start Times
Half Marathon: 11.00am
10K WALK: 11.30am
10K Race: 12.00 noon
5K Race: Approx 12.10am
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 11th April 2020:
Half Marathon 9.15am - 10.45am
10K Walk 9.15am - 11.15am
5K/10K Race 9.15am - 11.45am
Please car share where possible as parking is restricted on the estate and follow the marshals' instructions. Once the Estate car park is full runners can use the public car parks in Glenarm village.
The start/finish will be close to Registration, where the inflatable BORN2RUN arch can be found.
Strictly no pets allowed.
Half Approx 4.6 Miles, 9.4 Miles and 11 Miles
10K: Approx 4.6 Miles
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 1.00pm in the Registration hall.
Prizegiving – 1.15pm
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: