Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

Virtual Marathon Distance Run 2020


07 May 2020 » 30 June 2020

Virtual Marathon Distance Run 2020

Date:  Thursday 7th May 2020 - Wednesday 30th June

Virtual Marathon Distance Run

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are pleased to launch their first virtual race. Unfortunately the 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon could not be staged on Sunday 3rd May 2020 and is rescheduled to Sunday 20th September 2020. As such a virtual event has been organised in an attempt to keep people motivated and raise some much needed funds for our official nominated charity, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland. 

What is a Virtual Run? 

Participants are encouraged to walk, jog or run the distance of 26.2 miles across a number of days/weeks (safely and always following Government Advice on Social Distancing) submitting results from Garmin or Strava. If you do not have access to these, you can email the Marathon Office with your times (confirmed in advance by a responsible adult).

Entry Rates

The entry fee for the event is £15.00 and will include a medal and complimentary Cancer Focus Northern Ireland T-shirt.

There is an additional opportunity for participants to purchase an Event Tech T-shirt at £5 at the time of registration or by contacting the Marathon Office.

Entry Requirements:  Participants under 16 years of age must be accompanied with a responsible adult. All participants must complete the distance of 26.2 miles by Wednesday 30th June through walking, jogging or running. All participants must obey Government rules on exercise at this time.  Final entry deadline:  Midnight on Friday 19th June 2020.

Submission of Results 

Once you have finished the distance of your run, you will be required to submit your times for the official results. You can do this yourself through the Open Track system (only if using Garmin or Strava), everything else including Manual entries will need to be emailed directly to the Marathon Office. Final official results will be available on our website early July 2020.  If you have any difficulties submitting your results please contact the Marathon Office directly. 

*Please note there are no competitive prizes for this virtual run.

All participant will receive their medal once the results have been published.

More Details

For more information please contact the Marathon Office on 028 9060 5933, or alternatively via email, or the event website: