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The East Antrim Marathon Series is pleased to announce its back-to-back Marathon event on the 30th and 31st December. In addition to the back-to-back event you can simply run a single marathon (on either day). The choice is yours! This event celebrates the third anniversary of the East Antrim Marathon Series and bespoke medals have been commissioned for the event.
As we are now in the winter months it is strongly advised that all runners consult the weather forecast before attending the race and ensure they wear the appropriate gear for the conditions. In addition, please try and wear bright (and/or reflective) clothing.
Runners should not wear headphones during an East Antrim Marathon for their own safety and that of others.
Could all participants please ensure that they arrive at least 45 minutes before the race to collect your number and pins. Please note that we are going to start both races on time and we can't wait for late runners. If you are unsure of where the race starts please contact us beforehand.
Please also note, we do not under any circumstances take registrations after registration closes (as notified here) or on the morning of a race and cannot transfer race registrations to other runners. We are largely paperless and do not have disclaimer forms with us on the morning of a race for people to sign (when you register online here you agree to the race disclaimer). If you turn up without having registered we will not allow you to participate in the event (as you will not have signed the race disclaimer). No exceptions to this rule!
30th December Marathon
The East Antrim Marathon Series (EAMS) marathon on the 30th December 2016 begins at the historic Carrickfergus Castle at 8.30 am and follows the coastal route to Loughshore Park (and back again). Runners will repeat this three times to achieve the full marathon distance. Water, energy drinks and gels will be provided on the course and refreshments and a medal for all finishers. Please respect the local residents and park in the Castle car park as per the map attached. Please remember to put rubbish in bins or bags at the water station.
Location for SatNav:
Marine Highway, Carrickfergus BT38 7BG.
31st December Marathon
The marathon on the 31st December will be around the Greenisland, Monkstown Wood, Whiteabbey, Shore Road areas as per the map attached. It will start at the Upper Road (B90) in Greenisland at 8.30 am close to Greenisland Golf Club. Water, energy drinks and gels will be provided on the course and refreshments and a medal for all finishers. Please respect the local residents and park in Greenisland Train Station as per the map attached (no parking will be available in the Golf Club), and remember to put rubbish in bins or bags at the water station.
Location for SatNav:
156 Upper Rd, Greenisland, Carrickfergus BT38 8RW.
Please Note: We have a zero tolerance of bad and/or unsporting behaviour in whatever form that it may take. Persons who indulge in such behaviour will be banned from all future events.
All participants in the East Antrim Marathon Series are hereby given notice that the organisers shall not be held liable for any property loss, accident, personal injury or death that a participant might suffer during the training for and participation in the marathon. In particular all participants acknowledge that they are entering the East Antrim Marathon Series entirely at their own risk and that they have no medical disability. Runners should consult with their own GP, specialist and/or local athletics group for training/medical advice and assessment.