Primary Schools Sign Up Now to WIN

As Christmas approaches and letters have been written for Santa, why not encourage your children, nieces/nephews, pupils or grandchildren to hold their pencil or crayon tightly and enter the 2016 Fun Run Art Competition with Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.
Primary Schools Sign Up Now to WIN

With over 2,000 people expected to participate in the Fun Run on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May, we need your help…

The organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are offering all children aged 4-12 years across Northern Ireland the opportunity to design the 2016 certificate. This year the artwork must feature;

-       Strap line “Let’s do it together”

-       Runners

-       Landmarks of Belfast

-       Elements of fun and enjoyment

-       2016

-       Mencap

-       A4 Page Colour

Claire O’Reilly, Event Manager with Belfast City Marathon announced the competition today and highlighted;

“I am delighted to launch the Primary School Art Competition to design the Fun Run certificate. The competition is now entering its 4th year, and with over 3,000 designs collected I am overwhelmed by the support which we have received, especially local primary schools.

Our event is a local competitive event which is organized to encourage people to lead a healthy life through exercise and diet, so we are delighted that this competition can help promote this with our young people.

Claire continued,

“The standard of artwork which we receive is astonishing, so as organisers it is very difficult for us to decide so we need the Public to help us. Five designs will be selected by the Board of Directors and will be added onto our Facebook page and partner website Belfast Live for people to vote on their favourite. The design which received the most votes will come in first place and will win the following;

-       Assist the Lord Mayor of Belfast and Chairman of Belfast City Marathon official start the race on Monday 2nd May 20163

-       Receive 5 free Fun Run entries for friends and family

-       Trip to Tayto Castle with transport provided by Translink for 20 people*

*Terms and conditions apply

Tayto Marketing Director Elly Hunter is delighted to support this years’ Primary School Art Competition to design the certificate for the Fun Run and very much looks forward to welcoming the winners and runners up to Tayto Castle next year.

Quote from Tayto

The four runners up will received a complimentary trip also to Tayto Castle courtesy of Tayto and Translink for 20 people. *

*Terms and conditions apply

Translink’s Ursula Henderson said: “This is a great way to get young people thinking about the importance of staying active and enjoying a healthier lifestyle. At Translink, we encourage more people to boost their health and wellbeing with a walk to their local bus stop or train station – an easy way to integrate exercise into your daily routine and get in great shape for the Belfast City Marathon!”

In conclusion, all schools which participate will automatically be entered into a draw to win sports equipment and one month’s supply of Deep RiverRock water for their class, sponsored by Title Sponsor Deep RiverRock.

The competition is open NOW and all entries must arrive with us no later than Friday 5th February 2016 for their chance to win. For more details on how to enter or register for the 35th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, please visit