The organisers of the Belfast City Marathon are delighted to OPEN entries for the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon which was launched this morning and takes place on Sunday 22nd September.
The event is an extension of the hugely popular May Marathon event which will celebrate its 38th Year on a Sunday for the first time ever on 5th May and is seeing record marathon participant numbers in 2019.
Also set for a record year, the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon – the largest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland – is growing year on year with around 5,000 expected to take part in September, making it the events biggest year yet.
David Seaton MBE, Chairman of the Belfast City Marathon organising committee, commented:
“As we approach the seventh running of the Belfast City Half Marathon I would like to thank our principal sponsor, Deep RiverRock, for their ongoing interest and support for this eagerly awaited annual event.
We are also pleased to confirm that we will be continuing our partnership with FIVE very important local charities including: Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.
The Belfast City Half Marathon has proved popular with competitors, sponsors and organisers alike and is regarded by the local athletics fraternity as one of the main fixtures on the Northern Ireland road running calendar.
Coming as it does in the middle of September it is an ideal preparation race for those undertaking an autumn marathon, particularly the Dublin event scheduled for late October. I hope all those competing on Sunday 22nd September have an enjoyable and rewarding day as they take in many well-known areas of our capital city."
Tara ORourke, Head of Brand Marketing with Deep RiverRock said; "With its roots in Tullynacross, Co. Antrim, Deep RiverRock is a much-loved water brand in Northern Ireland, and is delighted to continue as Title Sponsor of the Belfast City Marathon and the Half Marathon this September 2019.
“Deep RiverRock is on a mission to help communities to be their best. Our ‘Thirst For Better’ platform is all about connecting people in their collective pursuits, and fostering great community spirit; which is a perfect fit with Belfast City Half Marathon. Deep RiverRock is proud to be associated with such a world class event that resonates so well with the local community, and we are honoured to have played a part in the success of what is now a key event in Northern Ireland’s sporting calendar.”
The 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon route is the same as last year and can be found on our website. Online entry is OPEN now via the MyTicket app at www.belfastcitymarathon.com
The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Translink, Daily Mirror, Spar, Belfast Live and Framar Health. Sampling partners are Deep RiverRock, Tayto, White’s Oats and Linwoods. This year’s official charities are Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.