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Mighty Hikes

Giants Causeway Half 2021

A half marathon Mighty Hike following the iconic Giant’s Causeway, taking in the dramatic views of Northern Ireland’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

13 Mile Hike details

Date: 26 Jun 2021
Location: Larrybane Quarry, BT54 6LS
Distance: 13 mile
Terrain: Hilly
Registration Fee: £20
Min. fundraising pledge: £250
Date: 26 Jun 2021
Location: Larrybane Quarry, BT54 6LS
Distance: 13 mile
Registration Fee: £20
Min. fundraising pledge: £250
Terrain: Hilly

The Mighty Hike experience

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As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

As a Mighty Hiker you'll receive:

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Free Macmillan walking top

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A clearly marked route

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Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks

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Medical assistance

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Free buffet lunch and hot food at the finish

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Finisher's medal and bubbly

Need help with fundraising and training? We’ve got you covered.

Mighty Hikers' stories

What an amazing day, fantastic organisation and support. Tough but rewarding and after surgery for PMP (a rare abdominal cancer) last year not something I ever thought I’d do. Feeling proud and thankful.

Vicky Piggot, Wye Valley 2019 hiker

Vicky Piggott, Wye Valley Mighty Hiker, 2019

Logistics

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Registration

How much is the registration fee?

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The registration fee for the half marathon is £20. You pay your registration fee online upon completing the registration form. The registration fee is non-refundable.

How much do I have to raise?

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We ask everyone to pledge to raise £250 to support people living with cancer. Click on Your Hike in the navigation bar where we have lots of useful information and resources to help you get started.

When do I have to sign up by?

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The deadline to register for the Giants Causeway Mighty Hike 11th June 2021 or when the event sells out.

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Team

Is there a discount for teams?

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There is a 10% discount on the registration fee for teams of 5+. The discount code is generated when you complete the registration form which you need to enter in the promotional code box before proceeding to payment.

How do I register a team?

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  1. Appoint a Team Captain who will complete the first online registration. N.B. the Team Captain will receive essential information about your team registration so must be someone who can easily access their emails and is happy to coordinate the team.
  2. Make sure the Team Captain has a list of all the names and email addresses of the people in the team before registering. Once the Team Captain has completed the first online registration, each team member will receive an invitation email to complete their own online registration.
  3. The Team Captain can pay the registration fee for as many members of the team as they like or just themselves. If the Team Captain doesn’t pay your registration fee you will be asked to pay this when you complete your own registration form.
  4. On the booking form, the Team Captain will choose the start time which will be reserved for the whole team.
  5. The Team Captain will also choose their parking and shuttle arrangements; however, this does not apply to the whole team. Each team member will be asked to choose their personal parking and shuttle arrangements upon registration.
  6. Once the Team Captain has completed the team registration, all members of the team will receive an invitation email with a link to their own registration form.
  7. Please complete your registration and booking form as soon as possible. We will hold your team start time but parking is allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
  8. The Team Captain will receive a confirmation email each time a member of the team completes their registration, which will allow you to monitor who has and has not joined the team.

How do I add more members to my team?

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The Team Captain will receive a unique registration link in their confirmation email which can be forwarded on to any new individual who wants to join the team. Please note that the team start time may not be available if all places have been filled.

If I sign up as a team, does each team member have to raise the minimum fundraising pledge?

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Yes, you will need to raise the minimum fundraising amount of £250 for each member of your team. You can, however, choose to split the total in any way you like between the team if some people are comfortable raising more than others.

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Location

Where does the hike start?

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The half marathon starts at Larrybane Quarry & Field, Ballycastle BT54 6LS. See it on this Google map.

Where does the hike finish?

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The half marathon finishes at Bushmills Football pitch, Dundarave Road, Antrim, Bushmills, BT57 8SD. See it on this Google map.

What is the route?

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You can see the half marathon route on this Google map.

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Transport

What parking is available at the half marathon?

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Parking is available at the satellite car park at Ulster Univeristy, and you can book this through the registration form. Complimentary shuttles will be running from the car park to the start in the morning, and then from the finish back to the car park until 5pm.

Can I get there by public transport?

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Public buses will take you to the start venue from Ballycastle or Coleraine. Or it's a 30-minute taxi ride from Coleraine train station to the start at Larrybane Quarry, and then a 15-minute taxi ride from the finish back to Coleraine station.

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Timetable

What time does the half marathon start?

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The hike will start in waves 20 minutes apart, between 8.30am and 8.50am.

What time does registration open?

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Registration will be open between 5pm and 8pm on the Friday before the event, and will re-open between 5.30am and 7.50am on event day.

What time should I arrive in the morning?

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We ask everyone to arrive one hour before their start time and no earlier.

How long does it take to complete the hike?

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We estimate that the fastest half marathon walkers will finish in 4 hours while the slowest walkers could take around 6 hours. Due to venue restrictions we have to start closing our finish area at 6pm.

Therefore, when you choose your start time, please select an earlier wave if you consider yourself a slower walker and a later wave if you consider yourself a faster walker.

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Registration

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Team

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Location

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Transport

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Timetable

Got Questions?

If you need more info, check out the FAQs on the About page,

email hiking@macmillan.org.uk

or call us on

0300 1000 200

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