Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

Storming The Castle

Amphitheatre, Carrickfergus

27 August 2017 » 27 August 2017

Storming The Castle

Race start time: 2pm

Online Entry

2017 Storming the Castle

Race Information

The Route:

This is a fantastic, fast, flat course with potential for securing ‘personal bests’  Starting at the Amphitheatre, it encompasses the picturesque promenade along the Marine Highway and waterfront areas, overlooking the world class marina and views of Belfast Lough before finishing at the impressive 12 Century Norman Castle near Carrickfergus Town centre.


  • A popular race for all running abilities from serious competitors, club athletes and joggers, to those simply wanting to keep fit or run for their chosen charity.
  • Entries must be 15 years of age or over on the event day.
  • Earlybird rates apply until 30th June 2017 only.  Thereafter the fees will be £15 for affiliated and non – affiliated £17. Online bookings close on 21st August.
  • To ensure you get a place, participants are urged to book early.
  • The race is part of the Novosco 10k Grand Prix

What’s included:

  • Chip timing by ChampionChip Ireland.
  • Exclusive Medal
  • Finishers’ goody bag and post race treats
  • Family fun activities for children and spectators in Shaftesbury Park from 1pm  to 5pm
  • Great memories!


  • Race Pack Collection from the Amphitheatre Wellness Centre, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus. 
  • Friday 25 Aug between 4pm to 8pm
  • Saturday 26 Aug between 9am to 1pm.
  • Sunday 27 Aug from 10am 
  • Registration on the day of the event Sun 27th Aug from 10am to 1.15pm
  • Mass warm up in the Amphitheatre at 1.40pm
  • Race Starts at 2pm at the front of the Amphitheatre.

Getting Here:

Car Parking: There will be limited car parking at the Amphitheatre but there are a number of other car parks nearby at St Brides car park, North Road, Joymount off the Marine Highway and the Castle car park at the harbour.

Public Transport:  The train station is a 5 minute walk from the Amphitheatre visit


There will be a lead cyclist leading runners around the course and there will be pacers for the following 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 70 minutes and a tail runner.

Water, First Aid:

A water station will be located at the halfway point (Belfast Road, opposite Magowan Tyres) and at the finish line.  First aid will be available from Ambutran.  If any entrant needs medical assistance, please seek the help from one of the race marshals immediately.

Toilets / Changing Facilites:

Toilets, changing and shower facilities are available in the Amphitheatre before and after the race. There are also toilets at the Castle Car park near the finishing area.

Post Race Refreshments:

Refreshments will be available at Shaftersbury Park which is in the grounds of the Amphitheatre a short walk across the road from the finish line at the castle.  Marshals will direct race finishers after they receive their medal and water to Shaftesbury Park.


Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female (open category) and 1st male and female by age category.  Prizes will be presented by the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council  at Shaftesbury Park following the finish of the race at approximately 3.30pm.


Carrickfergus Camera Club will be taking photographs throughout the race and these will be posted to the Storming the Castle Facebook page.  Please note these will be used for future publicity materials.


Route not suitable for wheelchairs due to high kerbs and narrow footpath throughout the course.

For further information please contact Andrew Smyth  on 07969031570 or via email