Fri 5 Jul 2024 Carrickfergus, County Antrim, UK

Midnight Marathon & Half Marathon | Half Marathon

The next Midnight event starts at Midnight on Friday night and runs through into Saturday morning. A great way to experience night running.

  • Fri 5 Jul 2024
Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus

Half Marathon



Age 17 & over

  • 13.1 miles trail running


Starting and finishing in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, the event includes Half and Full Marathon distance. Both courses are run on a mix of trails, lanes, paths and rural roads and will give runners spectacular Night views of Belfast Lough. Our ethos is to take runners back to nature, to ‘Run Wild, Run Free’ and as such both events are self-sufficient, We will supply a GPX route of the course that you can download to your watch, this can also be downloaded and used on a mobile phone, on apps such as google earth, google maps etc. If you use OS Maps, or any hiking apps it can be downloaded to them also. The Marathon will consist of 2 full separate (different) loops where you will run a full loop from the start and back before heading out on the second loop. The Half will run 1 full loop. (Check out thewebsite page on how to download a GPX to a mobile app that you can use on a mobile phone) As there is no access to naturally occurring water on the course and as this totally is a self-sufficient event runners must carry their own food and water for the entire loop, you will be able to refill your water before heading out and you can also leave a bag that you can access. This is a rural course so runners should exercise their own common sense and carry adequate water and food supplies for the distance of the loop 13.5 miles. Time limits of 4 hours for the Half Marathon Run, 6 hours for the Half Marathon Walk and 8 hours for the Full Marathon will be imposed. All runners will receive a bespoke event specific Medal and Tea Coffee and Biscuits. Medical cover will be provided.

This event is part of Midnight Marathon & Half Marathon.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Newcomers


  • Rural


  • First aid

What's included

  • Medal


  • Age 17 & over
  • Enter online

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Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles trail running