16/03/2020

Belfast City Marathon Postponed

Organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have took the decision to postpone the race and following half marathon fixture in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

The marathon, originally due to take place on Sunday 03 May, will now be held on Sunday 20 September 2020.

As such, the half marathon scheduled for that date has been pushed back until Sunday 28 February 2021.

Participants who had registered for either event will be automatically transferred to the new corresponding date.

Any participant who does not wish to take part, or is unable to do so, will be able to defer their entry to the 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 02 May or 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, Sunday 19 September, however they must let organisers know before Wednesday 01 April 2020.

Participants who do not wish to take up one of the above options can transfer their entry to someone else for either the rescheduled dates or 2021 event dates. The deadline date for this process is Monday 01 June 2020.

John Allen, Chairman of Belfast City Marathon Ltd commented: "Currently the world is in an unprecedented situation with the global pandemic of COVID -19 and our fundamental priority is the health of everyone. We appreciate your patience since the statement was released on Friday 13th March and would like to thank all our partners and sponsors for helping us to reschedule the 2020 dates of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

"As a Board of Directors we understand that you will all have many questions and would ask that you please bear with us as we work through the logistics as we prepare for our new scheduled dates. We will email you all with updates by the end of next week at the latest, alongside posting regular updates on our official website www.belfastcitymarathon.com and social media channels.

"The situation is disappointing for you all after your hard weeks of training and efforts of fundraising, but we know we can stay strong and gather to celebrate your achievements on the rescheduled dates."

Event t-shirts will be available for both events.



(JG/CM)

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