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Pit yourself against Olympic legends at new one-mile race in Larne!

Get your running shoes at the ready! The countdown to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon is on and for the first time ever an all new classic street mile race will take place ahead of the main event!

Taking place on Saturday 27 August, renowned Olympic champion Haile Gebrselassie will be taking part in the one mile street race with other inspirational figures such as five time Olympian Jo Pavey. Locals are being offered the opportunity to pit themselves against the very best in the world with adults and children all being encouraged to sign up!

Starting below the Larne Town Hall clock, participants will run a loop of the town - down Main Street towards Larne Harbour, turning right at the crossroads on to Circular Road. The route follows right on to Station Road, right on to High Street and then turning right again to finish once more on Main Street at the Town Hall.

The kid’s street mile race will commence at 7:30pm, with the adult street mile race starting at 8.00pm. With music and fun-filled entertainment – this is the perfect event to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend!

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Noel Williams, said:

“The all new classic street mile race is a fantastic addition to the Antrim Coast Half Marathon weekend! Anyone can sign up and join in, including those taking part in the main race on Sunday.

“With many of the headline half marathon stars already confirmed to take part on the evening, the mile run offers a warm up for the main race on Sunday - or something a little shorter for those not wishing to take part in the half marathon distance. It’s sure to be a great evening and I would encourage both adults and children to sign up.”

The Kids' Mile Run is open to those who are 7-16 years old. The adult race is open to anyone over 17 years of age.

The one-mile loop has been officially measured and verified and all participants will receive a t-shirt & race medal.

Capacity for the one mile street race is capped at 1,000 so please enter early to avoid disappointment.

For more information on the Mid and East Antrim – Antrim Coast Half Marathon, and to sign up for the one mile street race visit:


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