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Causeway Coast Marathon Events


Date of Event

14th September 2024


This is Early Bird Pricing.
Prices will increase on January 31st

£30.00 per entry

Causeway 10K Race • 2024

£50.00 per entry

Causeway 1/2 Marathon • 2024

£70.00 per entry

Causeway Full Marathon • 2024

£90.00 per entry

Causeway Ultra • 2024



The Causeway Coast Marathon Events

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 in aid of Cancer Focus NI.


Portballintrae and North Coast

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. 

What happens once you’re entered?

Once you enter you will receive a confirmation of your entry on screen, by email (some automated emails are blocked by servers, we can't resend these, so please create an account) and you will also be able to view your entries in your online account. There’s nothing else required from you until the day of the event, and we won’t spam you with constant updates. We will use the email address you used to enter to forward you any updates. In the last few days prior to the event you will be sent a final information email to confirm all arrangements are in place as planned and update you on any last minute changes, if any. It’s important you let us know if you update you change your email to allow us to update our records.

On the day parking

With all mass participation events parking can sometimes cause problems and congestion on the day of an event. It’s important that competitors when parking park legally and respectfully. The main car park at Portballintrae is strictly off limits to competitors as its intended for day visitors and spectators. Parking will be available on the road leading to the event centre and the main road leading into Portballintrae. Parking here will result in a long walk so be prepared. It’s extremely important that care is taken not to obstruct any residents access in an out of their property or private parking areas, and to park legally and well to allow for traffic to remain flowing. This can potentially jeopardize the continued use of the town for future events.

Pack Collection

Once parked follow the signage to the Event Registration area. This is also the Finish line, and start location for the 10k, Marathon, Ultra and walking events.


The course traverses the Causeway Coastal Path and takes in some of the best scenery and trail running Ireland has to offer. All event categories will take in a mix of terrain. From rocks, gravel and sand to mud, grass and seaweed. We often get asked “can I get away with road shoes?” and the answer is always NO! be prepared for everything.

Marshals & Way marking

We spend a lot of time in the lead up to the event waymarking with various temporary signage. This signage is reusable in line with our ban on single use plastic and the use of spray paint. We keep it as discreet as possible so as not to take away from the beauty of the landscape but obvious enough that you don’t miss it. Having said that you do need to keep a close eye on the trail ahead as it’s easy to get distracted and miss an arrow. Marshals will be located at key locations on the course to monitor you progress and offer help and advice if required. All lead marshals are employed team members with REC First aid as a minimum and experienced in their role. Our team is there to help you with whatever you need.

Aid and feed/water Stations

We take the support we offer you seriously and our support stations are regular and renowned for providing variety of food and hydration appropriate to endurance sport at stages in the race where its most needed. A detailed summary of each aid location is listed in each category description.

Podiums and prizes.

We are delighted once again to be working with Basalt Six. BASALTsix has developed a range of clothes and accessories to keep you warm and look good before and after your water activity.
Basalt Six will be offering a range of prises as detailed below.

Ultra-Marathon 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female
Marathon 1st, 2nd 3rd Male/Female
½ Marathon 1st 2nd, 3rd Male/Female
10KM 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male Female

Please note that in the event there is only 1 runner in the race there will be no podium.
This is sometimes the case in the women’s ultra-event for example.

Official Charity Partner

Cancer Focus NI.

Once again we have teamed up with Cancer Focus as our Official Charity partner for the 2024 Causeway Coast Marathon.

 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 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.


BASALTsix has developed a range of clothes and accessories to keep you warm and look good before and after your water activity.



BASALTsix Waterbike

BASALT Breaks invites you to STAY in the comfort of our luxury accommodation. Experience nature’s amazing PLAYground and take time to CONNECT with friends and family.


Situated in the Northern Ireland seaside town of Ballycastle on the famous North Antrim coast, BASALT Breaks provides luxury accommodation for groups, families and corporate.

Our two locations across four properties are the perfect base for guided walks, hikes, surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding, snorkelling, water bikes and e-bikes.

Please CONTACT US for more details on our activity partners and options available.

Our Beer Partners

Mourne Mountains Brewery

We are proud to announce our official partners Mourne Mountains Brewery. Great Beers for all our Great Participants. Mourne Mountains Brewery was founded in 2015, situated in the foothills of the beautiful Mourne Mountains. At our 16HL brewery in Warrenpoint we brew a diverse range of beers from fruited sours to imperial pastry stouts and highly-hopped IPAs – all vegan friendly! On our traditional brewhouse we use the finest whole leaf hops from around the world and the highest quality brewing malt but the ingredient we treasure the most is our water supply. Originating in the high Mournes, it is beautifully soft and perfect for brewing a wide variety of beer styles.

Event Rules

Strict Rules of Participation

  •  You must not acquire another person’s entry pack and run under their name.
  • You must not enter a category and decide to run a different category without notifying
    us and changing officially.
  • You can only start events at the designated time. Do not attempt to start early.
  • Registration and pack collection times are made widely available. Please do not ask to
    register early. 
  • We operate a strict leave no trace and plastic free policy. Anyone caught deliberately
    littering will be DNFd and banned from future events.
  •  Stashing supplies or clothing on the course prior to the event is strictly prohibited. Any
    stash found will be treated as litter and disposed of appropriately. Anyone found stashing
    will be disqualified from the event and banned from future events.
  • No outside assistance or support is allowed.
  • Runners are not allowed to be accompanied by unregistered runners
  • Mandatory equipment for Ultra
  • If you leave the course for any reason you must re-enter at the exact same point. If you
    become lost and reenter the course at another location, you must back track to the original
    location you went off course.
  • You must disclose any underlying health conditions or injuries prior to starting the event.
  • Any injuries or incidents during the race must be reported as soon as possible. 


£30.00 per entry

Causeway 10K Race • 2024

£50.00 per entry

Causeway 1/2 Marathon • 2024

£70.00 per entry

Causeway Full Marathon • 2024

£90.00 per entry

Causeway Ultra • 2024

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