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Run-derful Partnership for Kilwaughter Minerals and Larne Athletic Club

Posted on 07 December 2021

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited has put its best foot forward and teamed up with Larne Athletic Club to launch two new race events for the town this coming spring.

The inaugural Kilwaughter Minerals Larne 10 Miler and Kilwaughter Minerals 5K race will take place on Saturday 19th March 2022 attracting runners of all abilities, from elite club athletes to racing beginners, park run enthusiasts, and fun runners.

These new race events come hot on the heels of the successful Antrim Coast Half Marathon which took place in Larne earlier this year, registering close to 4,000 participants and a global audience of 100,000.

Both Kilwaughter Minerals sponsored events offer runners one of the flattest and fastest courses in the UK and Ireland and some of the most scenic views along Northern Ireland’s iconic coast road.

Speaking at the launch of the two races, Larne Athletic Club Chairman, William Thompson, said:

“It’s fantastic to be able to officially launch the inaugural Larne 10 Miler and Larne 5K races and have Kilwaughter Minerals on board as principal sponsor.

“We are confident that by combining our long-standing reputation for hosting world-class athletics events with Kilwaughter’s commitment and dedication to giving back to the local community, we can establish these chip-timed races as the most highly-anticipated events in the local running calendar.”

Caroline Rowley, Head of Business Development at leading quarry and mineral processor Kilwaughter Minerals, explained her delight at the partnership:

“At Kilwaughter, we continually invest in our local community and strive to do all we can to create new opportunities for Larne residents.

“We’re thrilled to team up with Larne Athletic Club as lead sponsor for the inaugural Larne 10 Miler and Larne 5K races. Each race is a great opportunity for local residents and those further afield to engage in physical exercise and enjoy some social interaction, and will help further cement Larne’s status as a leading location for road racing.

“We’re very excited to be involved with an event that will add real colour to our local community and cannot wait to see the runners line up at the start line in March.”

Starting at 10.00am on Saturday 19th March, runners in the Kilwaughter Minerals Larne 10 Miler will take off from the much-loved promenade, travel out to Ballygally head, before finishing at Larne leisure centre.

Participants in the Kilwaughter Minerals 5K will kick off from the town park at 10.05am, journey out to the famous black arch on the coast road, and also finish up at Larne leisure centre.

Registrations are now open for both races HERE.

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About Kilwaughter Minerals Ltd

· Established in 1939, Kilwaughter Minerals Limited is a quarry and mineral processor headquartered on a 75-acre site in Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

· Kilwaughter produces calcium carbonate based products including, limestone sands, aggregates, derivative products for construction and broader industry and a range of products for the agriculture and landscaping sectors.

· Kilwaughter’s brands include Kilwaughter Lime, K Systems and K Rend, with K Rend being the UK and Ireland’s largest independent silicone render manufacturer.

For further information please contact:

Carly Rodgers, Lighthouse Communications [email protected] or Tel: 07772798027