Secure your marathon entry before the price increases 1 March

28 February 2019

Secure your marathon entry before the price increases 1 March

Follow the Experiment Group’s Marathon journey and make sure you have you secured your marathon place before the entry fee increases on 1st March

As we near the end of Health Month February, this also marks the deadline of the current entry rate for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.  Set to make history this year, the event takes place on a Sunday for the first time ever on 5th May 2019.  Marathon and Team Relay participants can expect a brand new flatter and faster route this year; starting at the iconic Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park.  The new route is ideal for your first marathon or to set the much sought after PB.


With 10 weeks to go, the event’s Experiment 26.2 Group who are all training for their first ever marathon, are clocking up the miles in preparation of their biggest fitness and mental challenge to date.  All with the support of their Official Marathon Coach, Stuart Kennedy, running kit from Adidas and event partners – Framar Health, Better, Athletics NI, Belfast Live, Daily Mirror and more.  The group have all chosen to run and fundraise for one of the Official 2019 Marathon Charities – Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART), Cancer Focus NI, Air Ambulance NI, Stroke Association and Action Mental Health.


The group recently met up with the Official Pacers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon for a speed interval training session at the Mary Peters Track.  The Belfast Live team caught up with some of the group to find out why they embarked on this marathon journey and how their training has been going so far.  You can watch the video HERE.


You can follow and support the Experiment 26.2 Group in the coming weeks through their monthly training blogs online at and on the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.  Their latest blogs have just been released.


Are you inspired to run your first marathon or Team Relay in Belfast this year?  Have you been training but haven’t yet signed up?  The current entry rate is only available until midnight on Thursday 28th February so get in quick before the price increase!  The event organisers advise early entry as the Marathon and Team Relay events are expected to sell out before the final entry deadline on 12th April 2019.


Experience the brand new flatter faster marathon route and sign up for the 38th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon NOW via the MyTicket app at There is an event to suit all levels of abilities on Sunday 5th May 2019 - Marathon, Team Relay (for 2-5 people), 8 Mile Walk and the 2.5 mile Fun Run.


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Translink, Daily Mirror, SPAR, Belfast Live and Framar Health. Sampling partners are Deep RiverRock, Tayto, White’s Oats and Linwoods.  This year’s official charities are Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.