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Lurig Challenge Run


As part of the Heart of the Glens Festival, the Lurig Challenge Run takes place in Cushendall in the Glens of Antrim. The race starts and finishes in the middle of Cushendall village and follows a mainly off road/trail route to the bottom of Lurigeadan Mountain. From there it is a climb up the steep grassy slopes to the top where there are spectacular views of the Glens, the sea and the Scottish coast. The run then doubles back to the start finish area in the centre of Cushendall. The run is approx 3.5 miles in distance with around 1100 feet of climbing. The race attracts a large crowd of spectators along the route and especially at the start and finish. Prize giving and free refreshments (tea/coffee/sandwiches etc) take place afterwards in St Mary’s Parish Centre. The local pubs are usually full of runners and supporters afterwards too! Registration is on the day in The Old School House in Shore Street (it will be signposted). Parking is easily available either on-street or at the Parish Centre at Chapel Road. Entry fees havent been confirmed yet but should be around £8 or so.