Welcome to Larne Athletic Club

Larne Athletic Club is Larne’s leading athletics club and reached a milestone 30th anniversary in 2018.

We are a friendly club and welcome all level of abilities of like minded people who may take their running seriously (but not that seriously!) or may just want to keep a bit fitter.

We are proud that runners all over the world come to compete in our Larne Half Marathon event each March and are pleased to be able to donate a proportion of the proceeds to local charities.

Most of all though we enjoy running! Follow us on Twitter or join our Facebook group.

Promoting events

Larne Athletic Club has been active in supporting local athletics and has promoted a number of events including:

  • Duathlon
  • Series of forest races
  • Larne Half Marathon
  • NI & Ulster Road Relay Championships
  • International Mountain Race

The last three events are very popular and are still on the athletic calendar.We also organise a handicap race series, which includes ten races each year.  Runners six best finishing places count towards the overall placings at the end of the season.


Through our promoting of events and general participation in other activities we have supported a range of charities including:

  • Children in Need
  • CACTI – Care and Comfort for the Terminally Ill
  • The Northern Ireland Hospice
  • Cancer Research
  • The Oxygen Therapy Centre
  • CBIT
  • PIPs
  • Womens Aid
  • NI Cancer Fund for Children


The club has been very fortunate to receive sponsorship from many companies and individuals throughout the period since our formation, namely:

  • Ian McKee – Larne Skip Hire
  • Stena Sealink
  • Ian McKay – Calor Gas
  • Larne Borough Council
  • Jim Elliott – Crafty Copy, Larne
  • First Trust Bank
  • David Courtney – Johnston & Courtney Solicitors, Larne
  • P & O Irish Sea
  • Premier Power Limited
  • Wincanton
  • Chekkers Winebar
  • AES
  • Caterpillar NI Ltd