Top 25 Races of 2014 for Belfast Runners

With so many people out training, we thought we'd provide you with a list of the Top 25 or so races that you need to know about. Most can be entered on the day (cost £10 - £20), although some give discounts for booking online in advance. Sat Mornings Parkrun are always free. Other than that there's everything from 5km to 250km on road, track, trail and mountain:

Sun 9th Mar:   Addiction NI 10km (1pm, Ormeau Park)

Sun 16th Mar:   Jimmy's 10km (11am, ASDA Car-park, Downpatrick, 20 miles from Belfast)

Sat 22nd Mar:   Larne Half Marathon (11am, Larne, 23 miles from Belfast)

Sat 29th Mar:   Omagh Half Marathon (Noon, Gibson P.S., Omagh, 68 miles from Belfast)

Wed 2nd Apr:   Queen's 5km (TBC, ~7pm, Ormeau Embankment)

Sun 6th Apr:   Titanic Quarter 10km (2pm)

Sun 20th Apr:   Decathlon 10km & Half Marathon (TBC)

Mon 5th May:   Belfast Marathon & Relay 

Fri 16th May:   Les Jones Memorial 10k (TBC, but usually from Mary Peter's Track)

Fri 23rd May:   Runher Coastal 10k (TBC, sponsored by Belfast Telegraph)

Sun 25th May:   Newry City Marathon (TBC, 37 miles from Belfast)

Sat 7th Jun:   Mourne Way Marathon (TBC, 5km - 83k (Ultra), 33 miles from Belfast)

Wed 18th Jun:   Lisburn Half Marathon & 10k (6:30pm, LeisurePlex, Lisburn, 10 miles from Belfast)

Sun 22nd Jun:   Between the Bridges 10k (Time TBC, but run on Westlink Motorway)

Fri 27th Jun:   Ards Half-Marathon (6:30pm Ards Leisure Centre, 11 miles from Belfast)

Tue 15th Jul:   Portaferry 10 mile (TBC, 29 mile from Belfast)

Fri 18/19th Jul:   Energia 24hr Race (6:45pm start, 24 & 12hr/Relay race, Mary Peters Track)

Sun 27th Jul:   Divis 10k (11am, Divis Mountain Car-park)

Sat 23rd Aug:   Frank Duffy 10mile (10am, Phoenix Park, Dublin; 100 miles from Belfast)

Sun 7th Sep:   Titanic Quarter Ultra Marathon (TBC)

Sun 7th Sep:   Laganside 10km (TBC)

Sun 14th Sep:   Belfast City Half-Marathon (9am, Kings Hall)

Sun 14th Sep:   Waterside Half-Marathon (10:30am, Gransha Park, Derry, 75 miles from Belfast)

Sat 21st Sep:   Dublin Half-Marathon (10am, Phoenix Park, Dublin, 100 miles from Belfast)

Sat 27th Sep:   Causeway Coast Marathon (TBC, 10km - 64km (Ultra), 59 miles from Belfast)

Sat 27th Sep:    Bangor 10km (TBC)

Mon 27th Oct:   Dublin Marathon (9am, Merrion Square, Dublin; 100 miles from Belfast)


We have provided a full list of races within Northern Ireland and can offer help with race planning, pacing and preparation. Races are for everyone, and if there is anything we can do to help or any races we've forgotten please let us know via