St Patricks Day! A perfect opportunity to enter a race in Ireland.
The 100k Ultra will start in Glenarm on the eastern shore and will follow the roads and forest paths towards the world famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. From here participants will follow go through Ballintoy and past Dunseverick Castle, along the Causeway Coast Way which skirts the cliff path along the headlands of the Giants Causeway and passes stretches of sandy beach before reaching the turnaround at Dunluce Castle and retracing the route back to the finish at Ballintoy, close to Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. This run covers a route along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole of the UK and past one of the most photographed places in the world The Giants Causeway. The highlight of this section is a run through the Giants Causeway area and the Shepards Steps carved into the cliffside.
- Where – Ireland, Antrim Coast
- When – May 4, 2013. 100k and 100k relays start at 0600 hours. Please inquire about start times of other races.
- Distance Options – Ultras 100k/50k
- Additional race options – 25k
- 100k relay – 4 person team (NEW) (25k + 25k + 25k + 25k)
- 100k relay – 2 person team – (50k + 50k)
- 50k relay – 2 person team – (25k + 25k)
- Team trek – 50k trek (team of 4)
- Terrain – 85% trail, single track, forest, glens, coastal cliff trail, bogs, beach and headlands.
- Pacer Option- (NEW) Pacers will be allowed to insert into the race to pace a competitor at either kilometer 50 or kilometer 75 at Dunluce Castle. They will not be ranked, timed or be given big numbers but must both register to be a pacer, check in with race organizers before race begins and check in with course officials at entry point, have signed waivers and have any mandatory gear required to be on route.
Peter Ferris MBE (Irish Marathon Record Holder) after running the shorter Causeway Coast Marathon: – “For me the Causeway Coast Marathon was a real cracker full of stunning, mind blowing world class scenery. It was the best ever marathon in my life and I have over 350 of them run from North Pole to Antarctica, from Mount Everest to Sahara Desert and the Causeway Coast Marathon is way out in front!”