2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon - Team Relay

  Sunday 20th September 2020
Time:  9am
Start:  Stormont Estate (Prince of Wales Avenue)
Finish:  Ormeau Park
Entry Requirements:  The event is open to teams of two to five people and teams can be all-male, all-female or mixed (combination of males and females). Participants must be over 16 years old to enter.  All teams must complete the Team Relay in less than 6 hours.  Final entry deadline:  Midnight on Sunday 30th August 2020.




**Please note date changes to the 2020 events in light of the Coronavirus.  The 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has been postponed and is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 20th September 2020.  As such the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will now take place on Sunday 28th February 2021.  Official Statement released on Monday 16th March 2020 HERE.**


Team Relay

The Team Relay Event is very popular, with around 2,400 teams and 12,000 competitors taking part in 2019.  The Team Relay follows the same route as the main Marathon Run and the Wheelchair Race.  This event is perfect if you are exploring an interest in running as there are ‘legs’ of the marathon route ranging from 4 miles to 6.9 miles.  As the name suggests, this is very much a "Team" based event rather than competitive.  More often than not friends, work colleagues or schools will form a team and raise much needed funds for charity. 

Entry Rates

EARLY RATE £100 Until midnight 29th November 2019
MIDDLE RATE £120 30th Nov 2019 – midnight 28th Feb 2020
FINAL RATE £140 29th Feb – midnight 30th August 2020


The 2020 Marathon route takes in the 4 areas of Belfast; North, South, East and West starting at Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park.

Click HERE to view the 2020 Marathon Route Map image


Interactive Route Map (below)

**Please be advised that this is an interactive map used to highlight street names, distances and amenities offered on the route. Certain areas are difficult to portray on this map which may affect the distance



R – Relay Changeover Point

N – Nutrition Station

E – Energy Drinks Station

G – Energy Gel Station



Click HERE to view the Marathon route narrative (by street name)


MILE MARKERS (approximate and subject to change)

Click HERE to view the approximate mile markers for the Marathon route.


Changeover Points

The team relay is split into five parts with approximate distances ranging from 4 miles - 6.9 miles.

There are four team relay changeover points with the race (first relay leg) starting at Stormont:

Start Stormont Estate - 4.4 miles (Leg 1)
Changeover 1: Montgomery Road (near Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre) - 6.9 miles (Leg 2)
Changeover 2: Boucher Road (opposite the old B&Q) - 4 miles (Leg 3)
Changeover 3: Falls Road (close to St Kevin’s Primary School) - 5.6 miles (Leg 4)
Changeover 4: North Queen Street (changeover point is on North Queen Street, close to Tesco car park) - 5.3 miles (Leg 5)
Finish: Ormeau Park





Leg A – Stormont Estate (Start) to Montgomery Road

  • A shuttle bus will be available from Belfast City Hall (outside SS Moore’s) to the Start Line from 07.00am to 08.00am.

Leg B – Montgomery Road to Boucher Road

  • Transport will leave Annadale Embankment 7.30am – 8.30am.

Leg C – Boucher Road to Falls Road

  • Transport will leave Annadale Embankment 7.30am – 9.00am.

Leg D – Falls Road to Duncairn Gardens

  • Transport will leave Annadale Embankment 7.30am – 9.30am.

Leg E – Duncairn Gardens to Ormeau Park (Finish)

  • Transport will leave Annadale Embankment 7.30am – 10.00am.

Buses will be in operation as a “loop service” between 7.30AM – 10AM.  Participants are advised to make their way to Annadale Embankment as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  Buses will be filled on a first come first served basis and will only leave once full. 

Return transport for Relay runners to Ormeau Road (a short walk to the Ormeau Park finish area) will be available from relay changeover points:  Montgomery Road, Boucher Road, Falls Road and Duncairn Gardens.