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4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon Launched

24 February 2016

The organisers of the Belfast City Half Marathon are delighted to OPEN entries for their 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon which was launched this morning and takes place on Sunday 18th September.

The event is an extension of the hugely popular May Day Bank Holiday Marathon which enjoys its 35th running year on Monday May 2nd and we are pleased to confirm that Mencap will be the Official Nominated Charity for both events.

David Seaton MBE, Chairman of the Belfast City Marathon organising committee, commented:

“We are overwhelmed with the success of the last three years with regards to the half marathon event, so much so that we are delighted to offer this to everyone on annual basis. For the 2016 event, we are welcoming back our title sponsor, Deep RiverRock. With their experience and support as title sponsor of the Full Marathon we look forward to working together to increase participation numbers on Race Day.

For the 2016 event, we have chosen to start and finish in Ormeau Park. The site lends itself to running events like our Full Marathon May Day Event, as well as being located close to the City Centre for convenience for participants and spectators alike.

Our route will again showcase the city of Belfast by passing major landmarks including Belfast City Hall, Albert Clock and the Titanic Quarter to help raise money for our official charity.” David remarked.

“For more details on the route and to sign up, please our website www.belfastcitymarathon.com.”