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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 - probably one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole of the UK.
The entire route passes through magnificent coastline scenery with fine views of wide bays, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs and off - shore rocks, all of which characterise the Causeway Coast, making its beauty and uniqueness world famous.
This coastline has inspired tales of giants, fairies, battles and shipwrecks – hopefully each and every competitor in this event can return home with memories and tales of this fantastic event.
In addition to the Ultra Marathon and Marathon there will also be a Half Marathon and a 10k run/walk incorporated into the route – these races, like the Marathon, will also finish in Portballintrae. There will also be a “Challenge Walk” on the day along the same route of the Causeway Coast Marathon.
The main event will see competitors race the Causeway Coast Way from Portballintrae to Ballintoy Harbour. This route is 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.
Please see below for a list of recommended kit for the Causeway Coast events.
Running shoes (trail runners or ordinary runners) / Walking Boots
Hydration pack or water bottle
Hat or Buff ®
All information, including contact information can be found on www.causewaycoastmarathon.com