Meet the Volunteers - Donal Smith

10 August 2019

Meet the Volunteers - Donal Smith

Introducing Donal Smith, his sister Suzy and Donal’s daughter Kelly (middle in pic) from Ballykinlar!  All three are members of the East Down Athletics Club in Downpatrick.


Donal and his daughter Kelly are taking part in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon whilst Suzy is volunteering!  Donal and Suzy volunteered together at our May Marathon event whilst Kelly ran the Team Relay.  What a team they make! 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻👊


“Injury meant I was unable to run in May but I realised that I could still be very much involved on the day through volunteering when I heard about it from my East Down Athletics Club colleague Eimear.  When I mentioned it to Suzy she agreed to do likewise.  We enjoyed every minute of the volunteering experience. The craic was mighty and the buzz on the day was incredible!  I’d certainly recommend it to anyone.”



Thank you so much guys!  We simply couldn't deliver a successful event without our hundreds of volunteers ❤️ Also very best of luck to Kelly for her first ever Half Marathon! 🏃‍♀️🏅


The 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon takes place on Sunday 22nd September at 9am from Ormeau Embankment.  The largest Half Marathon event in NI needs your help to deliver the best experience possible for around 5000 participants & thousands of spectators!


🔷 Do you have family and friends out supporting you on the day who could volunteer with us?  


🔷 Perhaps you are injured but would love to get involved on the day?


We need YOU!


Please support YOUR Belfast event & volunteer with us this September.


Contact the Marathon Events Team on 028 9060 5933 during office hours or via



Picture L-R:  Donal, Kelly and Suzy at the recent Translink 5k My Way (City Hall) in aid of Cancer Focus NI.