Just one week to the annual AES Larne Half Marathon (Saturday 24th March 2018 – 11am).

We are expecting 2000 runners to descend on the town centre and our scenic coast road. Please take some time to read the traffic information below, to assist in making the event a success for everyone- locals and tourists!

Traffic Diversions:

All Coastal traffic (regardless of where they’re coming from) will be encouraged to use alternative routes, via Millbrook, Drumahoe Road, Ballymullock Road, Drumnegreagh Road.

From 9.00am onwards Traffic will be restricted around Tower Road, Chaine Memorial Road and Bay Road. Participants are asked to use the event Car Parks.  In the Town Centre, including the Victoria Road/Glenarm Road Junction, delays are expected from 11.00am to approximately 11.30pm.  With so many runners due to be on the route, local drivers are asked to allow extra time for coastal journeys (residents, Cairndhu Golf Club, Carnfunnock traffic) and exercise extreme caution for runners when travelling on the route.

Ballygally residents will also be impacted from around 11.30am to 12.50pm and residents are asked once again to allow extra time for planned journeys within this time.

Throughout the route, Officers from the PSNI and Event Marshals will help to manage traffic flow and runners.

A large team of volunteer marshals will be positioned on the 13.1 Mile course to ensure that any questions from the public are answered, and that consideration is given to the safety of both runners and motorists.  They will be assisted by St John’s Ambulance, who will provide medical cover for the event.  Members of the public are asked to work along with the marshals in order to create an atmosphere that everyone can enjoy safely.