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RATHLIN RUN Saturday 23rd August 2014 - registration now closed

Wednesday 26 March 2014


As of Wednesday 13th August 2014, no further entries can be taken for the Rathlin Run 2014. All ferries running from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island on Saturday 23rd August 2014 are FULL!
The only exception to this ruling is if you have already booked your ferry place, but still need to enter the race through Belfast Activity Centre (028 90 600132); if this is the case, you MUST enter before 5pm on Friday 15th August 2014!
Note: If you are willing to travel to Rathlin Island on Friday 22nd August 2014, returning on Sunday 24th August 2014, we may be able to accommodate your entry, but please book your ferry first and then contact Belfast Activity Centre before 5pm on Friday 15th August 2014.

Rathlin Run, the most unique and challenging fixture in the Northern Ireland running calendar, is on track for 2014. BAC and www.NiRunning.co.uk will be working in partnership this year to bring you 2 race distances.

Join up to 300 entrants guaranteeing a memorable experience for runners at every level.

RATHLIN 10 Mile Challenge (Start time 1.00pm)

RATHLIN 5Km Run (Start time 1.15pm.)



Prize categories to be announced

Please select your category when registering.

The ENTRY FEES for 2014 are:

RATHLIN 10 Mile Challenge

  • £25 per individual entry


Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female, Top under 20, Vet35, Vet40, Vet45, Vet50, Vet55 and Vet60



  • £15 per individual entry


Top 3 Male, Top 3 Female


Enter a team of 10 runners or more to fundraise for your good cause and qualify for a special charity group entry rate.

Until 30th June 2014

10 entrants (mixed race distance) is £100

After 30th June 2014 - 20% of the total price

10 entrants to the 5KM is £120 10 entrants to the 10Mile is £200


Register and pay direct (credit/debit cards, cheque or cash) to BAC by contacting our office at Tel. 028 90 600132

Transport - Important Information

All runners and supporters must make their own ferry arrangements. To book your outbound and return ferry with the Rathlin Island Ferry visit their on line booking website at www.rathlinballycastleferry.com or contact the booking office on 028 2076 9299. 

We would recommend that you reserve book your return ferry crossings first before confirming your race registration and payment.      

Rathlin, which lies 6 miles off the coast of Ballycastle in Northern Ireland, represents a variety of topography and the route of the race will take participants through a series of steep climbing hills. The majority of the runs will be on tarmac roads but in parts this will alternate with dirt and gravel tracks.

Regular water stops are provided and mobile first-aiders will be on hand to offer assistance if required. Each run should only be attempted by those with a reasonable fitness level and who have already completed a similar distance elsewhere.

Fundraising for BAC - Rathlin Run is organised as a annual fundraising event to help Belfast Activity Centre (BAC) continue their valuable Charitable work with disadvantaged and vulnerable young people across Northern Ireland.


We are asking each Rathlin Run participant to go an extra mile by fundraising or donating an additional £10 over and above their entry fee to help off-set the organising costs and to help sustain the event for future years.

Your support will help to ensure that BAC can continue to be "Northern Ireland's leading charity" for personal and social development through outdoor learning.  

Organise your own pre-race fundraising event, engage your family, friends and work colleagues to support your fundraising. We can assist you by providing sponsor forms and information about our Charitable work and programmes upon request, or alternatively you may simply wish to make a donation alongside your race registration. 

If you are a UK taxpayer, please don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box to allow us to claim an additional 25p for every £1 generously donated.


Help us to keep costs down and to sustain this unique running event by encouraging a friend or family member to come along as a race volunteer. We need 6 volunteers to assist with pre race registrations, course marshalling and water distribution. All volunteers can have their ferry crossing costs reimbursed after the run and will be provided with a complementary packed lunch on the day.

To volunteer please contact Andrea Kilpatrick at

Tel 028 90600132 or

e.mail andrea.kilpatrick@belfastactivitycentre.com

Further information about the work of BAC is available on this web site www.belfastactivitycentre.com

Health and Safety

The Rathlin Run has been organised annually for over 12 years and we are confident that it is event managed at the highest level with all safety considerations in place.

The event is covered by Basic Medical Provision which includes a roving first aid vehicle, first-aid qualified bike marshals cycling the route and strategically positioned first aid points along the route.

Belfast Activity Centre have public liability insurance up to the value of £5 million. Personal injury insurance can be taken out but you would need to organise this yourself.

...So, does it sound good to you? If so get registered before the limited places are snapped up! We look forward to seeing you on the island and HAPPY TRAINING

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