Race Day Activities on 7th May!

03 May 2018

Race Day Activities on 7th May!

After all your hard work and training, the finish line is THIS close!  Make sure you tell your friends and family to come down to Ormeau Park on race day Monday 7th May and show their support for you as you cross the finish line!  There'll be lots of family fun activities, entertainment and food available for all.  Here's what you can expect in Ormeau Park (Ozone Complex entrance of park) on May Day Monday!

Remember a free Translink shuttle bus service will run from the City Centre to Ormeau Embankment return from 10am - 5 pm.  Details HERE.


Official 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon ASICS merchandise will be on sale at the ASICS and Intersport Marquee (cash and card payments accepted).  Items are limited and subject to availability.  Details of the items here. 


ASICS and Intersport will be providing the following:

  • ASICS footwear, apparel and accessories for sale (card payments accepted)
  • Free Gait Analysis by ASICS technical representative Mick Hatton
  • Advice on runners products from the Intersport team


Deep RiverRock

As you near the finish line expect to be cooled down by a very welcome spray of mist from the Deep RiverRock Mist Gantry!  Promotional teams will be sampling the entire Deep RiverRock flavoured water range and they'll also be entertaining you with their "Cube game", Photobooth selfies and more!


Mencap activities:

A big welcome awaits you at the Mencap Information Point for your hard earned fundraising, Marathon; Team Relay; 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run efforts!

  • Drop off your fundraising donations (cash or cheque only)
  • Refreshments will be available including tea, coffee and some snacks
  • Supporter packs - if you have friends and family awaiting you at the finish, they can pick up a pack which includes Bam Bam sticks, whistles and cheer posters
  • Message Wall - write your messages of support to all our Mencap participants
  • Face Painting;  11 am - 4 pm
  • Music from 10.45 am - 2.45 pm
    • Tocatta 10.45 am - 11.45 am
    • Fortwilliam Musical Society 11.45 am - 12.45 pm
    • Belfast Ukulele Jam 12.45 pm - 2.45 pm



Visit Team Translink  on the day to secure your Glider Bag and Marathon Supporters Pack which includes Deep RiverRock Revive water and more!


Daily Mirror and Belfast Live

You'll spot the Daily Mirror and Belfast Live teams along the route showing their support and reporting live on social media.  Make sure you stop with the Belfast Live Promotional team for a selfie at the finish!


White's Oat and Linwoods have teamed up to provide you with some delicious energy boosting samples at the end of your race.  Refuel with White’s Oats and Linwoods high protein energy balls.  A good source of protein to help with muscle repair and (slow release) non refined carbohydrates for much needed energy restores.  High in fibre with plenty of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, these little power balls will have your energy stores replenished in no time!



Nutritionist Jane McClenaghan and the Centra team will be handing out complimentary samples of Jane's "Totally Tropical Green" Smoothie.  Packed with flavour and nutrition (including White's Oats) making it the ideal post-exercise recovery drink!


The Better Gym Promotional team will be on site giving away gym Guest Passes AND they'll be providing £10 off their online gym memberships.  Make you sure get your promotional code from the team to enjoy this great discount!


Look out for the U105 U-Crew who will be handing out U105 flags and marathon bam bam sticks to cheer our participants on as they cross the finish line!  There's also the chance for some silly pictures with our "fun runners marathon" prop!


Belfast Met will be providing complimentary sports massages to help your weary legs after your 26.2 miles!


Mono Events will be back with a host of family fun activities including the Sky Jumper, Round 'a' Bout, Rodeo Bull and Slide & Adventure Play.


Hot Food available to purchase from 1-5 pm with Town and Country Catering.



All event finishers will enjoy the following goodies in their finisher packs:


Linwoods flaxseed sample

White's Oats Porridge sample

Tayto Crisps

Centra Cooling Footspray

Deep RiverRock water

Framar Health 10% discount off any product in store or any treatment in the their complementary health clinic on receipt of your voucher.

Charles Hurst "15% off Vehicle Rental" Voucher.  This amazing offer will be redeemable by presenting your voucher upon booking (Expires 31st December 2018. Valid for one booking only)

Tony & Jens voucher for a complimentary "recovery shake", redeemable on Monday 7th May.

Mencap spot prizes 20 x £10 House of Fraser Gifts cards randomly placed in all event finisher packs.  Could YOU be a lucky winner?

And more!