Due to a localised spike in Covid -19 in the Larne area ECAC along with the Campbell family have made the difficult decision to cancel the SUNRISE RUN in 2021

We are sorry for the late notice and any inconvenience this will cause but feel that the health and well being of the local community is paramount at this time.


The Sunrise Run is a 5k race/run (including walk) organised in memory of East Coast Athletic Club's late friend and highly respected club member - Patrick 'Paddy' Campbell.  

This annual event, will raise much needed funds for the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke charity.

The 5k is open to everyone, so come along and run, walk or jog 5k!

There will be prizes for the top three male and female finishers.

So, why so early?

In organising a run in memory of Paddy Campbell, we wanted to ask 'what was Paddy's favourite run?'  The unanimous answer was early morning, therefore it was decided... this race has to be early!  The route was also one which Paddy himself completed on numerous Saturday mornings as part of the popular Larne parkrun - he always strived for a new personal best!


ENTRY - Entry is completely FREE.  However, we have donation buckets for NI Chest Heart & Stroke and all donations would be kindly appreciated.

REGISTRATION - Registration will be taken on the day from 6:10am and will close at 6:50am SHARP (Please arrive early).

ROUTE - The route will cover 5k (3.1miles) in distance and will start at Dixon Hall following the path into Carnfunnock Country Park where all runners/walkers will complete two loops of the paths inside the park and finishing back at Dixon Hall.

TIMING - This event will be fully timed with results being made available through the East Coast AC website.