Meet the volunteers

03 August 2019

Meet the volunteers

Over the coming weeks we will be introducing some of our volunteers for the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.  Taking place on Sunday 22nd September, the largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland needs YOU to help us deliver the best experience possible for around 5000 participants and thousands of spectators on race day!

Introducing Marie McAteer and Jenni Morris (L-R in pic) from Ormeau Runners who are volunteering together this September!


Marie McAteer

My name is Marie McAteer,  I am a 59 year old Occupational Therapist from Belfast and am a member of Ormeau runners.  After getting the all clear from Breast Cancer in January 2016  I started the couch to 5 k programme in Ormeau Park and since then have never looked back. Following graduation at parkrun I joined Ormeau Runners and my running career literally took off.  To date I have completed around 20 x 10Ks and two half marathons.  I volunteer at parkrun and club races and love cheering others on.  I decided to volunteer at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon as I am injured and wouldn't be able to finish before the cut off time and I want to be involved on race day.


Jenni Morris

My name is Jenni Morris, I’m 29 years old from East Belfast and a member of Ormeau Runners.  I started my running career in January 2018 doing couch to 5k as a way to build up a bit of fitness with friends and found myself loving it more than I expected.  I ran my first parkrun at the end of the course and joined Ormeau runners soon after.  I continued doing parkruns with my collie cross rescue dog Spud and volunteered at my local one in Orangefield Park when I wasn't running.  I worked from there building my distance up to 10k runs and ran my first half marathon in Belfast last September.  I want to volunteer at the half marathon as I really enjoyed my own experience and as I'm injured this year and can't run, volunteering is the perfect way for me to get involved.


Thank you so much for volunteering girls!  We simply couldn't deliver a successful event without our hundreds of volunteers.


We need YOU! Please support YOUR Belfast event and volunteer with us on Sunday 22 September 2019. 

There are 13.1 miles worth of volunteer opportunities available to suit all!

Contact the Marathon Events Team on 028 9060 5933 or via