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Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge 2015 Race Information

Race Date: Friday 22nd May 2015

5K Coastal Challenge Start Time: 6:30pm

5K Coastal Challenge Location: Rockport School,  Rockport Road, Craigavad, Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT18 0DD.

10K Coastal Challenge Start Time: 7:00pm

10K Coastal Challenge Location: Seapark, Holywood, County Down.


5K and 10K Route Information 

We can’t wait for the first ever Belfast Telegrah Runher 5K Coastal Challenge! The 5K ladies will be the first to cross the brand new bridge and make their way along the coast to Crawfordsburn Country Park.

The addition of the bridge means there are no steps to climb on the course, so to ensure an accurate race distance there is a slight course change at the start - with a snake-like meander through Seapark.

The 5K route does NOT include Heartbreak Hill just before the finish, this will be the last challenge of the 10K course only.

There will be toilets available at both 10K and 5K start locations as well as the finish at Crawfordsburn Country Park.

A water station will be situation just before half way point of the 10K event as well as the race finish courtesy of Water Within.


5K/10K Pack Collection Information

Pack Collection for both races will be held at Pure Running, Belfast on the lead up to race day and at Seapark on the day of the race. 

Come and collect your pack from the team at Pure Running Store, Belfast on Wednesday 20th May from 10:00am - 8:00pm, Thursday from 9:30am - 8:00pm or at Seapark, Holywood (10K start location) on Friday 22nd May (race day) from 2:00pm - 6:00pm. 

Please note you must bring order confirmation to pack collection location.


Pack Collection from Pure Running, Belfast, 60 Wellington Place, Belfast, BT1 6GF

Wednesday 20th May 10am - 8pm 

Thursday 21st May 9:30am - 8pm 


Pack Collection from Seapark, Holywood on Race Day Friday 22nd May

Friday 22nd May 2pm - 6pm 


Parking and Transport Options on Race Day 

With limited parking available Seapark for 10K and strictly NO parking on the grounds of Rockport School, we strongly recommend travelling by public transport. There are two train stations within walking distance of the 5K and 10K start; Seahill Train Station for the 5K challenge starting at 6:30pm and Marino Train Station for the 10K challenge starting at 7:00pm.

Whether you’re coming from Belfast, Bangor or further afield, catching the train will minimise congestion and allow you to get warmed up ready to set off along the coast! 

If you’re coming from Belfast City Centre, the following train times are available to Marino Train Station and Seahill: 


Belfast Central Train Station - Seahill Train Station for 5K Coastal Challenge start @ 6:30pm 

Walking time from Seahill Train Station to Race start is approx. 5minutes.

4:55pm - 5:12pm 

5:15pm - 5:32pm

5:35pm - 5:52pm

5:55pm - 6:12pm 


Belfast Central Train Station  - Marino Train Station for 10K Coastal Challenge start @ 7:00pm 

Walking time from Marino Train Station to race start is approx. 5 minutes.

5:35pm - 5:47pm 

5:55pm - 6:07pm 

6:42pm - 6:54pm 

For more train times, plan your journey at


Strictly NO Parking at Rockport School 

We would like to stress that there is strictly NO parking available on the grounds of Rockport School. For those travelling to the event by car, there is limited space on the Old Seahill Road, adjacent Rockport Road where Rockport School is located. Walking time from the train station to the event start is approx 5minutes.


Post Race BBQ and Live Entertainment 

Once you have successfully completed the Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal Challenge, we would like to invite you and your family relax and refuel at the post-race BBQ with live entertainment and lots kids activities at Crawfordsburn Country Park.  


Post Race Transportation and Parking at Crawfordsburn

Once the race has finished and you have refuelled at the BBQ, a shuttle bus will be provided to take you from Crawfordsburn Country Park to the start of the 5k event at Rockport School, or the start of the 10K event at Seapark, Holywood. 

For those travelling to Crawfordsburn Country Park, please make sure that the thoroughfares are kept clear to allow buses to come and go at the Crawfordsburn finish. There will be constant patrols for cars illegally parked on bends or double yellow lines.


Bag Drop and Collection 

There is an opportunity at both start locations to leave your belongings. 

For those doing the 10K, you can leave you belongings at Seapark and collect them at Crawfordsburn Country park at the race finish. For 5K ladies, bags will stay in the hall at Rockport School for you to collect after the race.


10K Bag Drop Location: Seapark, Holywood (10K start) 

10K Bag Collection: Crawfordsburn Country Park (race finish) 

5K Bag Drop Location: Rockport School (5K start)

5K Bag Collection: Rockport School (5K start) 


Refunds and Transfers Policy   

We do not offer refunds. We will however allow a transfer to a future event as a gesture of goodwill’. For queries,please contact shop@purerunningshop

For Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal event, we are unable to swap entries between 5K and 10K events after midnight on Sunday 17th May.

 Belfast Telegraph Runher Coastal 2013 - Friday 24th May evening - please put the date in your diaries now- lots more info COMING VERY SOON!


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