Venue: Glenarm Castle, 2 Castle Lane, Glenarm, Ballymena BT44 0BQ
Half Marathon: 11.15am, WALK: 11.30am, 10K: 11.45, 5K: 10.30 

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Thank you for registering. On-the day registration £30 – 10K & 5K & £35 for Half Marathon


BORN2RUN Events are delighted to announce this year’s Glenarm Castle Challenge  will offer runners a range of distances with a Half Marathon, a 10K and a 5K to choose from. For those who prefer to take things at a more leisurely pace, there will also be a 10K walk.

BORN2RUN’s motto is Great Races in Great Places and Glenarm Castle certainly meets the criteria. Complete with a castle dating back to 1636, the working estate offers runners a scenic mix of forest trails, farmland and views along the Glenarm river.  (The race routes will be measured as accurately as possible given the off road nature of the courses however not certified distances.)



If you register before 11pm on 13th March 2024

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Entry Information

Online Registration (before 11pm on Wednesday 8th May 2024).  ALL RACE PACKS WILL BE POSTEDPLEASE NOTE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION YOU WILL NEED TO CHOOSE EITHER NI (£3) OR Rep of Ireland (£4) POSTAL OPTION.

5K Race (minimum age 11):
£23 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 13/03/2024 and £25 thereafter.
£16 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 13/03/2024 and £18 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 11-17 years)

10K Race/Walk (minimum age 15):
£23 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 13/03/2024 and £25 thereafter.
£16 Junior Early Bird offer until 11pm on 13/03/2024 and £18 thereafter (junior rate applies to runners aged 15-17 years)

Half Marathon (minimum age 17)
£28 Early Bird offer until 11pm on 13/03/2024 and £30 thereafter.


What are the start times for each race?
Half Marathon:
11.15 AM
10K Walk:
11.30 AM
10K Race: 11.45
5K Race: 10.30

Can I register for the event on the day?

If we do not sell out online you will be able to enter on race day. There is an additional £5 charged to cover admin costs. It is advisable to have cash as sometimes our card reader doesn’t work. Registration will be located outside in a gazebo in The Courtyard and will be clearly signposted on race day.

We will have Race Safety Instructions available in print at Registration for anyone that wishes to read them.  They will also be announced at the start line before the race commences.

What time is the event registration?

If the race isn’t sold out online we will take on-the-day entries. Registration will open at 9am and there will be an additional £5 charge to cover admin costs.

When will I receive my registration confirmation?

Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Enthuse Events after your payment is made. All race packs will be posted out to participants on Friday 10th May 2024 and should reach you no later than May 15th. Any Merchandise ordered at time of entry will be available for collection on Race Day at the Merchandise Desk on race day. A Final Race Day Information email, which will include up to date social distances measures to ensure the safe running of the event, will be sent to all registered participants on Thursday 16th May 2024, please check your junk mail in case it lands there.

If I can’t run can I get a refund or defer my race entry?
By entering the race you will be bound by the event disclaimer which you agreed to at time of registration. Refunds are not available once entry has been completed. You are however permitted to transfer your entry to a family member/friend by contacting us at info@born2runevents.com (Transfer of entry to another event is not available). Full Terms & Conditions are available to view at time of entry on the Enthuse Events Registration website.

What are the parking facitities at this event?
Please car share where possible as parking is restricted on the estate and follow the marshals’ instructions.  Once the Estate car park is full runners can use the public car parks in Glenarm village.

What time is the prizegiving?
Prize giving will be at approximately 1.00pm and prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Finishers in the Half Marathon/10K and 5K races only.

What does my entry fee include?
• A beautiful medal for all finishers
• Individual chip timing (excl walkers)
• Race Number
• Complimentary post race hydration refreshments

Are pets allowed?
Sorry, no pets allowed.

Will there be water stations?
Half Marathon: Approx 4.6 Miles, 9.4 Miles and 11 Miles
10K: Approx 4.6 Miles

Where are the toilets/shower facilities located?
Toilets are available in the main courtyard close to Registration.

What footwear should I bring?
The course is a mixture of tarmac and forest paths. Running shoes are suitable for all the terrain, however if the weather has been particularly wet prior to the race trail shoes for the Half Marathon may be advisable.

Can I run with a buggy?
Due to the nature of this course, for health and safety purposes, it is not suitable for buggies.

Where can I find race photos?
Following the event photos can be found at: www.mysportsphoto.co.uk

Where will I find race results?
Following the event all results will be published on our website.