Kennedy Kane McArthur Festival of Running

Take route B66 off the A26 to Dervock on Saturday 22 July for the 2017 Kennedy Kane McArthur Festival of Running. Runners from across the province and further afield will descend on the village of Dervock for the annual Dark Hedges Half Marathon and Centra 10K.

The Centra 10K gets proceedings under way at 10.45am followed by the Dark Hedges Half Marathon, which is part of the Pure Running Half Marathon Series, at 11.00am.

There will be a carnival atmosphere in Dervock with entertainment in the Recreation Grounds at the Community Centre during the day. So, come out enjoy the entertainment and support the athletes as they tackle their 10K, and 13.1-mile challenge.

The organisers Springwell Running Club and Dervock & District Community Association would like to thank Dervock & District Community Association Ltd, Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council and Centra (Dervock) for supporting the event. Thanks also to all the local business who have sponsored water stops and the mile markers around the course.

Competitors can collect Race Packs from Race Registration in the Community Centre on Friday 21 July between 4.00pm and 8.00pm or Saturday 22 July between 8.00am and 10.30am. Late entries can be made at registration on Friday and Saturday. There will be no entries taken after 10.00am.

There will be No Parking on the Knock Road, Carncullagh Road, within the 30mph village limits on Saturday. Similarly, there will be No Parking on the Bregagh Road between its junctions with the Ballinlea and Ballykenver Roads. Competitors and spectators should use the designated Car Parks which will be well signed posted. For further information visit or find us on facebook

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