Volunteer and Support Half Marathon Athletes on their 13.1 Journey

On Sunday 18th September, close to 3,500 participants will set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park in a bid to complete the 4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.
Volunteer and Support Half Marathon Athletes on their 13.1 Journey
Volunteers handing runners their medals

The race will officially start on Ormeau Embankment and finish on the driveway to the Tennis Centre, but we need YOUR help. In order to “run” the event safely and successfully, we need over 300 volunteers to sign up.

“We want you to get involved in our upcoming Half Marathon - if you are unable to participate by running, why not join our team as a VOLUNTEER. There are a number of roles available such as manning water stations, marshalling the route or handing out finisher medals to all participants. You can give up as much or little time as you have free…

As a volunteer you will receive all the necessary training along with a waterproof jacket/vest to wear on the day before being awarded with your certificate to say a MASSIVE thank you from us.” Claire O’Neill, Event Manager.

So what are you waiting for, give up an hour or two of your time and help us make the 4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon the best event to date. To become a volunteer, please email info@belfastcitymarathon.org or contact the office directly on 028 9060 5933. 

If you are planning on running, don’t forget to enter before our FINAL deadline on Friday 2nd September at www.belfastcitymarathon.com

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Centra, Podium 4 Sport, Belfast Live and U105. Sampling partners are Musgrave Retailers, Deep RiverRock, Linwoods, Tayto and White Oats. 

Mencap Northern Ireland is the official charity partner of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon for next three years (2016-2018). Mencap urges everyone to #doit4mencap and help more children and young people with a learning disability get the best possible start in life and fulfil their potential. By challenging yourself in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon; you will help even more local children and young people with a learning disability live full and happy lives, grow into adults with bright futures in education, employment and family life.

Your marathon challenge will help Mencap provide the vital support children, young people and their families need to live the lives they choose. 

To find out more information about Mencap services in Northern Ireland; and about the children and young people with whom we work please visit www.mencapbigstepforward.org.uk

For further information on this press release please contact:

Claire O’Neill, Event Manager, Belfast City Marathon on: 028 9060 5922 or 077 9981 0473