Causeway Coast Marathon 2020
GET READY FOR THE EVENT
On the Saturday, 26th September 2020 runners from across the world will once again step up to the start line in one of the Causeway Coast events. The event has been a sell out since 2014 so we urge all our customers to enter online with haste to avoid disappointment.
There will be four distance options on the day with the cost to enter each event being as follows: –
Causeway Coast Ultra Marathon – 40 miles £62.00
Causeway Coast Marathon – 26 miles £52.00
Causeway Coast Half Marathon – 13 miles £40.00
Causeway Coast – 10K £27.50
Causeway Coast Challenge Walk – 26 miles £52.00
Event Start Times
These are PROVISIONAL TIMES, you will receive your final information 72 hours before the event start which details times. Times are dictated by the tide, and may be 1 hour earlier, or 1 hour later.
Ultra Marathon – 7.15am
Challenge Walk – 7.30am
Marathon – 9.30am
Half Marathon – 12.30pm
10k Run / Walk – 10:30am
1) How difficult is each event?
Without us knowing your level of fitness the answer to this question is difficult but we would say that unless you have put in the training and have the miles in your legs please do not enter a distance option that you know will be out of your league. We have five distance options – choose carefully!
2) Do you have any recommended kit for the event?
Running shoes (trail runners recommended or ordinary runners if preferred) / Walking Boots, Hydration pack or water bottle, Energy snacks, Windproof top, Hat or Buff. Participants must be aware that weather conditions along the coastline can change and deteriorate rapidly and should bring appropiate clothing to keep them warm in any adverse weather. It is also essential that all competitors undertake a training programme in the months leading up to this event to ensure the day is as memorable as possible. Your feet might get wet, so prepare for all eventualities.
3) Where is the parking area for the event?
All competitors MUST report to Portballintrae Village Hall for registration, kit check, and race briefing. Parking is very sparse in this area – there are no large car parks, and the use of a field at this time of year can be impossible due to ground conditions. For this reason, we ask competitors to please give themselves plenty of time, and park in the town, legally, not blocking driveways and abiding by the directions of the traffic management signage.
With the exception of the Marathon Runners and Walkers all competitors will be transported to the appropiate start location for their event by bus. For those who are being guided by GPS the postcode for Portballintrae is BT57 8RT
4) Where is the event registration area?
Registration for all events will take place in Portballintrae Village Hall. There will be important welcome and safety briefings for all competitors that will cover safety, the latest weather forecast, logistical considerations and other important information.
5) What’s included in my entry fee?
Professionally organised event by 26 Extreme, Public Liability insurance, Bus Transfer for participants from Portballintrae to the start of their event (if applicable), electronic timing system, Race number, Course marking, manned check points, hydration and feed stations, Event Specific Buff & Finishers Medal, Prizes for each category (age categories will be introduced if entries deem there are enough in each class), Donation to National Trust, VAT.
6) Is there anything sent to me in the post before the event?
No, all information and items to include race numbers, timing chip and other information associated with the event will be given to you upon registration on the day of the event.
7) Are there any feed / hydration stations?
There will be hydration / feed stations at various locations along the route. Ultra Marathon Checkpoints (mile 6, 13, 20, 26, 32)Marathon and Challenge Walk Checkpoints (mile 6, 13, 19), Half Marathon Checkpoints (mile 6) 10km (@5km). There is usually cake, water (in cups), sweets, and a nut based savoury item on each feed station.
8) Where is the best place for my family to see me taking part?
Family and friends are more than welcome to come along to this event to show support. Supporters also add an atmosphere and additional energy to the experience for all the other participants and the crew. The best place for your supporters is at the run into the finish in Portballintrae as there will be a festival type atmosphere in the village that day.
Please note:It is asked that spectators follow the recommendations of the organisers in order to prevent bottle necks and congestion.
9) Can I raise money for Charity?
Yes, we have no problem with participants raising money for charities and other worthwhile causes.
10) Do you have any Rules that I have to adhere to?
The event is open to runners, and walkers of 18 years of age and over. Participants must ensure they have appropriate footwear, clothing and have access to water and energy food whilst competing. All participants must refer to the recommended kit list. All participants must follow the prescribed course & adhere to the spirit of the event by showing courtesy to other trail users, dropping no litter – we operate a Leave No Trace Policy. If you drop your rubbish you WILL be disqualified. Leaving gates as found and offering fellow runners who are injured, exhausted or confused, help and support.
11) Will I have to sign a Disclaimer?
Yes, by entering the event you will be bound by the event disclaimer, which is available on the entry page, and also HERE.
12) Can I get a refund if I have to pull out?
Once entered, NO REFUNDS or credits of any kind can be offered for withdrawals from the event, however there will be a deferral window that you can avail of, please email email@example.com for more information.