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Northern Ireland > Larne Half Marathon
Larne, Northern Ireland, UK



Saturday, March 28, 2009

Event Details

Featuring a coastal route that takes runners along the shoreline of the Irish Sea's North Channel, from the center of town out along the water and back, the Premier Power Larne Half Marathon brought an estimated 500 runners and walkers out for its spring 2008 running, and in 2009 will feature a relay race in addition to its individual participant half marathon. While those walking and running the course will cover all 13.1 miles, relay participants will see their race divided into three legs, of about 5 miles, 3 miles and 5 miles, in that order.

All entrants will follow the same course, which begins at the Larne Leisure Centre on Tower Road near Larne's city center and follows a route that runs northwest out along the A2 Highway (Coast Road), through Blackcave Tunnel and past Drains Bay and Ballygalley Head to the turnaround point near Ballygalley and Cairncastle, and then follows a southeasterly route back along the coastal road to the finish line near the race starting area.

Those walking the race will begin the route an hour before the runners, at 12 noon local time (followed by the runners, who begin at 1 PM). All race participants will finish back at the Larne Leisure Centre, on the promenade side of the centre.

Race Weather & Climate

Perched along the northeastern coast of Northern Ireland, about a 35-minute north from Belfast and just across the North Channel of the Irish Sea from Wales, the city of Larne typically experiences weather conditions much like those of the rest of the northern coast of the country -- with plenty of wind, cloudy and misty conditions and rain year-round, and generally cool temperatures even in the summer months. In March, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 9°C (48°F) and 5°C (41°F).


£13 if registered by March 12, 2009
£18 after March 12 through the day of the race
£20 for relay teams
£5 for walkers


To reserve your spot in the spring 2009 running of Northern Ireland's Larne Half Marathon, register online at ActiveEurope.com.


Premier Power Larne Half Marathon Official Site

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