2019 Primary School Art Competition




The organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are offering all children aged 4-12 years across Northern Ireland the opportunity to enter the 2019 Fun Run Art Competition. 


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is delighted to confirm exciting changes for their Fun Run event on Sunday 5th May 2019.  For the first time ever, all Fun Run finishers will be awarded a medal, in addition to a finisher t-shirt and goodie bag. 


The event will start and finish at Ormeau Park and the flat route will be approximately 2.5 miles long, suitable for all abilities.


With over 1,000 people expected to participate in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon “Fun Run” on Sunday 5th May, we are inviting Primary School pupils to design Fun Run artwork which will be displayed on the Big Screen at the finish area in Ormeau Park to an audience of 40,000+ runners and spectators.


The artwork must feature;

  • Hashtag “#ChooseBelfast
  • Runners and Landmarks of Belfast
  • Translink Bus, Tayto Crisps, Bottles of water
  • Strapline from Better “More people, more active, more often
  • Elements of fun and enjoyment
  • 2019
  • A4 LANDSCAPE Page in Colour


So, could one of your pupils be the next budding artist??

Once all designs have been received, a panel will select three creatives to put forward to the public vote via our partner site Belfast Live.

The winning design will be kept secret and announced on our Facebook Page week commencing 11th February 2019.


What will the winner receive?

The design which receives the most votes will come in first place and will win the following; 

  • Assist with starting the Fun Run on Sunday 5th May at Ormeau Park
  • Class trip to Tayto Castle with Translink sponsoring their transport for 30 people*
  • Family Swim Passes for class of 30 pupils*, sponsored by Better Olympia Leisure Centre and Spa
  • Receive 5 free Fun Run entries for friends and family

*Terms and conditions apply


And for the two runners up? They’ll receive five free Fun Run entries each and Tayto for their class!


So whether you are a Primary School Principal, teacher and / or parent/carer, we invite you to consider our competition as it's a wonderful opportunity for your school!


All entries must arrive at the Marathon Office, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Upper Malone Road, Belfast BT17 9LA by Friday 25th January 2019. 


If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our team at info@belfastcitymarathon.org