RACE DAY Activities on Sunday 5 May

02 May 2019

Something for ALL the family at the Ormeau Park finish area, whether you're taking part in the Marathon, Team Relay, 9 Mile Walk or Fun Run or spectating and supporting friends and family.  Here's what you can expect in Ormeau Park on Marathon Sunday!

SUNDAY 5TH MAY - RACE DAY

Ormeau Park (Ozone Tennis Centre Entrance) 8am - 3pm approx

 

FUN RUN START

Watch the Fun Runners as they set off from Ormeau Embankment (just outside the Ozone Tennis Centre Park entrance) at 9am.  Local personality Ivan Martin will start the race and the Better "Dolphin" mascot!

 

BELFAST LIVE CELEBRATION WALL

  • Make sure you stop by the sponsor area in Ormeau Park and show your support and write a wee message on the #MarathonCelebrations wall to celebrate the 2019 Belfast City Marathon.
  • Take a picture in front of the wall and upload to social media with #MarathonCelebration FOUR winners will be picked for the following prizes:
    • Winner 1:  one pair of tickets to Olly Murs (14 May)
    • Winner 2:  one pair of Belsonic tickets of your choice (subject to availability)
    • Winner 3:  £50 One4all shopping voucher
    • Winner 4:  £50 One4all shopping voucher

 

Belfast Live Celebration frame 

Don't miss your chance to get snapped with the BelfastLive frame. The team will be floating around the sponsors area so stop by for your chance to be in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Gallery on BelfastLive.

 

BIG SCREEN AT FINISH AREA - LIVE STREAMING

Follow us on YouTube at https://bit.ly/2PRMXiw and on Facebook (Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon) on Sunday 5 May from approximately 10am when we will be live streaming from the Big Screen at Ormeau Park!  Courtesy of Championchip Ireland! Details HERE.

 

PRE-ORDER YOUR COMMEMORATIVE MARATHON TOP

  • Visit us in the Information Portacabin to pre-order your commemorative marathon top and snood!  Details HERE.  Cash and credit/debit card payment only.

 

MONO EVENTS - FAMILY FUN OUTDOOR ACTIVITY

  • Mono events return with an array of fun packed activities for the entire family
    • Sky jumper
    • Adventure play
    • Large inflatable Bouncy Castle
    • Kids roundabout
    • Rodeo bull

 

TOWN AND COUNTRY CATERING

  • There's be a choice of food and refreshments available to purchase including hot food, ice cream, coffee and Dinky Donuts.

 

DEEP RIVERROCK

Our title sponsors will be providing the following family friendly activities:

  • Exgloo sampling of the Deep RiverRock range
  • "Finish Line" Photo Backdrop
  • Relax in their giant Deck Chairs and swing seat
  • Purchase a range of Deep RiverRock
  • Thirst For Better - speak to the team about how you can support your community group, just by collecting DRR bottle labels

 

CHARITY VILLAGE

Come visit our FIVE Charity Partners - BART, Cancer Focus NI, Air Ambulance NI, Stroke Association and Action Mental Health to collect your Cheer Packs, Fundraising Packs and leave your donations with the teams.  Expect the following family fun activity:

  • BART - giving away balloons, bananas and buns
  • Cancer Focus NI - Sweet treats, selfie frame, and a special appearance from mascot Genevieve the Goat!
  • Stroke Association
    • Creative Parties "Balloon Modelling" between 12-2pm
    • "Boxty" a 6 piece traditional music group will perform for 2 hours
  • Air Ambulance NI
    • Merchandise for sale, get your picture taken with the Helicopter prop and mascot Helimed Ted!  
    • Entertainment from Hannah Lynn, a singer, saxophonist and guitar player from Co Down!
    • Courtney Miskimmin and Ben Cutler performing 10am - 1pm
    • Facepainting & glitter tatoos from Funky Fun
  • Action Mental Health - giving away balloons and why not get your picture taken with their Instagram frame!

 

SPAR "BEAT THE ELITE" CHALLENGE

We're every excited to welcome one of our new sponsors for 2019 - SPAR at this year's Expo.  Over race weekend the SPAR team will be challenging you to "Beat the Elite" for a chance to win vouchers, apples and you'll receive a certificate for your efforts also. 

  • The SPAR Sports Club was created in 2019 as part of Spar UK's sponsorship of British Athletics and has been created by Global Coaching Solutions after their work with SPAR International on the NutritionZone and SPARK park.
  • During the 2019 indoor season, the SPAR Sports Club saw over 4,000 track and field fans take part in the Speed Challenge to try and 'Beat the Elites’ speed on the track during the three major indoor events including: SPAR British Athletics National Indoors, Müller Indoor Grand Prix and the European Athletics Indoor Championships. 
  • For the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, this crowd activation event will continue with the ‘Speed Challenge’ theme and encourage participants to beat the speeds of some of the World’s fastest marathon runners on the SPAR Sports Club treadmills.

 

O2 EXHIBITION AND POP UP SHOP

Welcoming the O2 team from MMD Communications who will be offering the following activities:

  • Fitbit prizes up for grab each day
  • Pop up shop

 

TRANSLINK

Our Official transport partner Translink will be there with their promo team, giving away branded bags and ponchos throughout the afternoon.

 

THE JUNGLE

Sponsors of our Team Relay "team" prizes will be organising some fun games for the chance to win a £50 voucher for their activity centre in Moneymore.  They'll also be giving away some Jungle goodies.

 

BETTER

Our Official Gym Partner will be there with their promo team handing out day passes to try one of their gyms across Belfast.  You may also have the opportunity to meet and get your picture taken with their mascot the "Dolphin"!

 

ENTERTAINMENT AT THE START AND FINISH from Estate Video with Ivan Martin, David Johnson and Derek West.  Visit www.estatevideo.co.uk