It will then follow the original coast road, passing pretty Ballycastle Beach to Downpatrick Head, where the route will take you off-road, right up and around the historic headland overlooking Dún Briste and “The Crossing” at Poll na Seantine Blowhole – an absolutely unique, breath-taking and awe-inspiring route you won’t find just anywhere!
From the incredible Wild Atlantic Signature Discovery Point at Downpatrick Head, the route then proceeds back to idyllic Ballycastle village, where a warm welcome and some refreshments will await you at the finish line.
Even after just one year, the event has established a reputation for one of the friendliest and most well-organised half marathon races in Ireland, and this is before we even mention the incredible scenery!
The route is fully timed.
Maura Fox and Michael Kelly of Ballycastle Athletic Club, Dara Calleary TD and Senator Michelle Mulherin launch the Céide Coast Half Marathon and 10k 2017 at Downpatrick Head
Members of the Ballycastle Athletic Club launch the 2017 Céide Coast Half Marathon and 10k at the Céide Fields Visitor Centre
How’s that for a view from the Céide Fields Visitor Centre?