Larne 10k

Saturday 8th September 2018

The Course

The fast two lap course is ran within Larne Town Centre, starting and finishing at Centre Point, Pound Street, Larne.  


At 11am runners will make their way down the Main Street towards the picturesque promenade area where there will be stunning views along the sea front.  After exiting the promenade, the route veers inland back towards the Town Centre.  The route will be well marshalled and sign posted.


A course map is available HERE.

What's Included

Included with your race entry is:


  • Race number and timing chip (Championchip Ireland)
  • Finishers Medal
  • Professional First Aid Cover
  • Goodie Bags for first 200 entrants!
  • Water Stations
  • Post race refreshments
  • Race results and photos uploaded promptly
  • Traffic Management plan
  • Council and Policing charges

Entry

Entries are made online via www.larne10k.com (HERE).  Entry is £15 for Athletics NI affiliated athletes and £17 for unaffiliated athletes.  Entries will close on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 9pm or when the race reaches capacity.  There will be NO entries taken on the day.


Race packs can be collected between 8am and 10:45am on Saturday 8th September (race day) at Centre Point.  


The minimum age for entries to the 10k is 15 years of age.  The organisers cannot be held responsible for anyone below 15 years of age.


Note:  Final race day instructions will be emailed to all competitors on Thursday 6th September 2018.

Toilets / Changing

There will be toilet facilities within the Centre Point building at the start and finish area - athletes may also change in these if required.


Car parking is available within close proximity to Centre Point, with the expansive Riverdale Car Park within 2 minutes walk of Race HQ and Fair Hill car park a similar distance away.  Parking within the Centre Point complex will be reserve for Race Team and Emergency Service personnel.

Car Parking

Car parking is available within close proximity to Centre Point, with the expansive Riverdale Car Park within 2 minutes walk of Race HQ and Fair Hill car park a similar distance away.  

Parking within the Centre Point complex will be reserve for Race Team and Emergency Service personnel.

A map of the nearby car parks is available HERE.

Prizes

The prize giving will take place at Centre Point at 12:45pm.  The cash prizes available are for (male and female prizes in all categories):


  • 1st place overall (£150)
  • 2nd place overall (£100)
  • 3rd place overall (£50)
  • 1st Junior (£20)
  • 1st Vet 35 (£20)
  • 1st Vet 40 (£20)
  • 1st Vet 45 (£20)
  • 1st Vet 50+ (£20)

Local Prizes:  There will also be a trophy for the 1st Male and 1st Female athlete from the BT40 postcode.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can you register on the day?
No - online entries are accepted only.  Online entry closes on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 9pm or when the race reaches it's 600 capacity.

  • Is there a minimum age to race the 10k?
Yes - all athletes must be aged 15 or over on the race day (08/09/2018)

  • Can I take part in a wheelchair?
Yes - wheelchair athletes will start at the front of the field, just before the start of the main race.  Please drop us an email at larne10k@gmail.com if you are a wheelchair athlete.

  • Is there a cut off time?

No - there is no cut off time, however we would ask that all runners on the course after 1 hour 30 minutes please move to the pavements as the roads may be reopened.

  • Where can I leave my belongings while I run?

There will be a specified bag drop area in the registration zone.  Bags will be labeled with your race number and in order to collect your bag at the end of the race, you must present your race bib again.

  • Do I need to register or sign in on the day?

Yes - although you have entered online, you must register on the day between 8am and 10:45am in order to collect your race number.  

  • Are there water stations on the course?

Yes - there will be water stations at 2.5k, 5.5k and 7.5k and at the finish line.  Water Stations 1 (2.5k) and 3 (7.5k) will be on the Coastal Promenade, while Water Station 2 (5.5k) will be in the Town Centre.  There will also be water at the finish line.

  • How do you record my time?

The race will be officially timed by ChampionChip Ireland.  Timing chips will be provided along with your race number prior to the race.  These chips must be worn at all times - instructions for use will be included in your race pack.  It is recommended to put this on as soon as you register to reduce the risk of misplacing the chip.

  • Are there kilometre markers on the course?

Yes - the course will be marked at each kilometre.

  • Can I run in fancy dress?

Yes - as long as this complies with health and safety.  Nothing should impair your vision of the road or of traffic on the course, nor should it cause a trip hazard for you or any other competitor.

  • Can I run with music?

No - we understand that some runners like to train with headphones, but we will STRICTLY enforce UKA rules on wearing headphones during the race; this is for YOUR own and others safety.  The ONLY headphones allowed are the bone conducting (out of ear) headphones ratified by UKA.  Anyone wearing headphones other than these on the course will be disqualified.

  • Can I transfer my place to someone else?

This can only be allowed if it is transferred prior to Wednesday 5th September 2018 via the official system.  Please email larne10k@gmail.com.  


Anyone knowingly competing under someone else's name on the race day will be immediately disqualified.  Please check your race pack at registration to ensure your details are correct.  


Note:  If you have registered as an affiliated athlete and transfer your place to someone else before the race, that individual must also be an affiliated athlete; their ANI number will be requested.

  • I have entered the race but can no longer run, can I get a refund?

No - unfortunately we cannot offer refunds.

  • I have entered the race but have not received a confirmation email?

Please email larne10k@gmail.com to ensure your entry has been recorded on our system.

  • I have won a prize at the event but cannot stay until the prize giving?

Please speak to the Race Director who will ensure you receive your prize.  However, we would encourage everyone to make time to attend the prize-giving.

  • Can I run with a dog?

No - as much as we love animals, they are not permitted on the course.  Anyone running with a dog will be disqualified.