In 2010 the Causeway Coast Marathon arrived onto the running calendar as the second ever mass participation off road marathon in Ireland and second only to the Mourne Way Marathon that was staged for the first time the year before.
Brainchild of newly formed events company 26 Extreme Ltd the event quickly grew momentum attracting competitors from all over Ireland the UK and beyond.
The event HQ and finish line is located in the quiet sea side village of Portballintrae providing the perfect location to head out onto the headlands and beyond.
The event comprises of 5 categories, the 10km, ½ Marathon, Marathon, Ultra and Challenge Walk, the 10km, Marathon and Walk are looped events and start and finish in Portballintrae.
The Ultra and ½ marathon require a bus journey to the start line provided as part of your entry.
The North Coast of Northern Ireland needs little introduction. Its rugged coastline of cliffs beaches and bays looking out across the North Channel towards Scotland are world famous and for good reason. The coastal path provides one of the most epic and stunningly beautiful courses in the world. Runners even get to run through the world-famous Giants Causeway and climb the infamous Shepherd’s steps on the outward routes. It’s difficult to put into words how spectacular the views are. Portballintrae is located just a few miles from town of Bushmills and has been the home of the event since it started in 2010. Portballintrae has an excellent hotel called the Bayview with excellent accommodation, bar and restaurant. The seaside resort towns of Portrush and Portstewart are also a short drive away with plenty of options to stay, eat and drink.
Once again, we have teamed up with Cancer Focus as our Official Charity partner for 2022. Cancer Focus provide care and support services for cancer patients and their families; offer a range of cancer prevention programmes to help people lessen their risk of getting cancer; fund scientific research into the causes and treatment of the disease and campaign for better health policy to protect our community and its future.
If you are looking for a charity to support we recommend Cancer Focus.
Just get in touch and their team will be with you every step of the way.
Contact https://cancerfocusni.org to find out how to get involved and raise funds.
Other Charities Many competitors choose to run for charity without us even knowing. It’s fantastic to hear that so many people have used the event to raise much needed funds for local charities and good causes. Right now, more than ever, charities need all the help they can get. If you’re raising funds for your chosen charity feel free to get in touch and we will share your story on our website and social media platforms and help boot your campaign.