AES Larne Half Marathon 2018 entries open TODAY!


AES Larne Half Marathon 2018:

The 26th annual Larne Half Marathon, an event promoted by Larne Athletic Club and sponsored by AES, will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018 (11am).

In 2017, a record breaking field of nearly 2,000 runners took on the stunning Antrim Coast Road course, with Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) and Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) taking top honours in 1:11:32 and 1:16:59 respectively.

The event is expected to reach it’s 2,000 capacity again in 2018, in the year when Larne Athletic Club will be celebrating their 30th anniversary; a commemorative finishers medal will be designed in celebration of this.

Entries for the 2018 event will open later today, FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2017 at 7PM – you can enter via the official race website at

Race Director, Billy Thompson spoke with enthusiasm ahead of entries going live tonight: “It’s been an honour to be part of the Larne Half Marathon since it’s very first days, and now as race director, I am excited to welcome what should be a record breaking crowd to the event, in a year when our club will celebrate its 30th anniversary.  I firmly believe that our event showcases all that is good about local sport and also the town of Larne.”

Billy, a well-known runner himself, encouraged potential participants to enter early.  “In the last few years, the race has reached capacity very quickly – I would therefore encourage those wishing to run the event in 2018 to enter as early as possible!”

There will be official pacers for those competitors hoping to break 1:30hrs, 1:45hrs and 2:00hrs.  The associated 13.1 mile Walk will also return, starting at 10am.  Full details of the event can be found at