2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - 8 Mile Walk

  Sunday 3rd October 2021
Time:  9am
Start:  Stormont Estate (Prince of Wales Avenue)
Finish:  Ormeau Park
Entry Requirements: Participants must be over 16 years old to enter.  Due to the road legislation you may be required to walk on the footpath after a certain time.  All participants must complete the 8 Mile Walk in less than 3 hours.  Final entry deadline:  Midnight on Friday 27th August 2021. Capped at 700 participants. 


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8 Mile Walk

The Walk Event was introduced in 1997 following public demand and is non-competitive, designed for ramblers and hikers.  It follows a similar route as the main Marathon Run and Wheelchair Race and the Team Relay Event.  Whether you are part of a walking club or want to set a realistic health and fitness goal for 2021, the buzz of race day and being part of the biggest mass sport participatory event in Northern Ireland is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Entry Rates

EARLY RATE £20 17th November 2020 - 31st January 2021 (Midnight)
MIDDLE RATE £30 1st February 2021 - 14th July 2021 (Midnight)
FINAL RATE £40 15th July 2021 - 27th August 2021 (Midnight)


Click HERE to download the 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Entry Form.



The 2021 8 Mile Walk route starts at Stormont Estate and finishes in Ormeau Park. 

Click HERE to view the 2021 8 Mile Walk Route Map image



Click HERE to view the 8 Mile Walk route narrative (by street name)



There will be TWO walk checkpoints on the 8 Mile Walk route.  All walk entrants must bring their walk checkpoint card* with them on the day as these will be stamped at the following checkpoint locations (approximate miles):

  1. Entrance to Tesco on the Castlereagh Road (approx 3 miles)
  2. Bottom of Ravenhill Road turn from Albertbridge Road (approx 6 miles)