Belfast City Marathon Rescheduled To October

The 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has been rescheduled for Sunday 03 October, following delays due to COVID-19.

The event has been due to take place on 19 September but with a number of other cultural events in Belfast during September, the date has been changed to October 2021 to ensure all participants can compete safely to a standard which they are accustomed to.

Belfast City Marathon are fully aware that there are still some restrictions which may affect the staging of their event and will follow all NI Executive guidelines throughout their planning and implementation to ensure participants, volunteers, staff, and members of the Public are kept safe.

The organisers have decided to cap all events under these guidelines and full details of participant numbers are available on the official website. However please be mindful that if the event sells out before the entry deadline, Friday 27th August 2021 no entries will be accepted.

All registered entrants will automatically transfer to the new date of 3rd October, so all places are safe, however, the organisers have said that if this date does not suit, contestants can contact info@belfastcitymarathon.org before 30th June 2021 for a deferral, transfer of name/event or full refund*.
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The organisers added: "We would like to encourage as many of our registrants to run, walk or jog for our official charity, Cancer Focus NI, as they are in desperate need of funds as they too make their way out of the coronavirus pandemic. So #MakeItCount and run for Cancer Focus NI - together and help even more people survive cancer. For more information visit www.cancerfocusni.org.

"Finally, we would ask for your patience at this time while we work through all our race day plans but will be in touch with more information as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support at this time.

Entries are now open at www.belfastcitymarathon.com for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. Full route details can also be found on the official website. Limited Entries Available. Final Deadline Friday 27th August 2021."

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Cool FM (Downtown Radio and Downtown Country), Translink, Spar, Belfast Live, Tayto and Four Star Pizza. This year’s official charity is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

*No refunds will be given after 30th June 2021.

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