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Runners ready as third Kilwaughter Minerals Larne 10-mile race announced

William Thompson, Larne Athletic Club Chairman, and Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director at Kilwaughter Minerals, with Larne Athletic Club members.

William Thompson, Larne Athletic Club Chairman, and Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director at Kilwaughter Minerals, with Larne Athletic Club members.


Runners are being urged to register early as Northern Ireland’s most picturesque race is set to take place yet again later this year.


The Kilwaughter Minerals Larne 10 Mile Race, hosted in partnership with Larne Athletic Club returns this Spring with a route that includes the spectacular coastal road north of the Co Antrim town.



The event will be held on Saturday 13th April and is expected to attract more than 500 competitors, with runners of all abilities, from beginners to elite club athletes taking part.


It is the third year in succession that leading quarry and minerals processor Kilwaughter Minerals has supported the race as title sponsor.


Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director, Kilwaughter Minerals, said:


“Having been involved in the Larne 10 Mile Race since its inception, we are thrilled to back this great community event for a third consecutive year.



“The Larne 10 Mile Race plays a valuable role in promoting health and fitness. However, it also shows off the amazing natural beauty of this part of the world and attracts hundreds of competitors and supporters to the borough each year, providing a boost to the local economy at the same time.


“This year we are also proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds from the race will be going directly to Cancer Focus NI, to help fund the vital care and support services they provide to patients across the country.


“Alongside Larne Athletic Club, we can’t wait to welcome both familiar faces and new enthusiasts to this fabulous event as we take to the beautiful coastal road once again.”



Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director at Kilwaughter Minerals, with Larne Athletic Club members.

Caroline Rowley, Business Development Director at Kilwaughter Minerals, with Larne Athletic Club members.


The race will get under way at 10am from Larne Promenade before covering a course along the stunning coast that includes the iconic Black Arch, Drains Bay and Ballygally Head.


William Thompson, Larne Athletic Club Chairman added:


"There is no doubt that the Kilwaughter Minerals Larne 10 Mile Race has become a real highlight in the local running calendar, attracting casual runners and elite runners alike.


“Many thanks once again to Kilwaughter Minerals for its support of the event which would not be possible without the backing of our sponsors.



“Taking place just weeks before the Belfast City Marathon, we anticipate huge interest with the race providing the perfect warm up for those participating in both events, so early registration is encouraged.”


Carol-Anne McCullough, Community Fundraising Officer at Cancer Focus NI, added:


“Our charity is delighted to be involved with such a popular annual event that has become a staple of the Larne calendar.


“It is thanks to the support of local communities that we can continue to deliver complimentary cancer support services such as bra fitting, counselling and family support to local people and their families during their cancer journey.



“We’re encouraging everyone to sign up, no matter your age or ability, and take part in this fantastic event with the knowledge that all funds raised will stay local and go towards our great cause.”


The 2023 event was won by unattached runner John Paul Williamson with Caitlyn Harvey of Road Runners Athletic Club the first woman to cross the finish line.

Registration is now open.


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