Volunteer NOW and make history with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in 2019

14 January 2019

Volunteer NOW and make history with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in 2019

Get your local club involved and we'll donate £100 and ONE free entry of their choice for 5th May 2019!

The largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland is set for a massive year of change with a brand new, flatter and faster route for marathon participants, a new marathon start location on the grounds of the iconic Stormont Estate and history will be made by moving the event to a Sunday for the first time ever. 

Taking place on Sunday 5th May 2019, the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon returns in 2019 with a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon and Wheelchair Race, the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run, all with brand new improved routes. 

As the Belfast City Marathon enters its 38th year, the event management team are preparing for a huge year of change with the help of local volunteer agency Volunteer Now.

Stephen Burns (Event Manager, Belfast City Marathon) says:

“We want all our participants to enjoy the experience of running the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon”.  Each year a highly skilled team pull together to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible on the day.  This year, with a brand new marathon route, we have even more ground to cover as we encompass North, East, South and West of the city.  Stephen says, “quite simply we could not deliver the largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland without our dedicated volunteers.  We are delighted to work once again with Volunteer Now to encourage volunteer participation and help make our event a success”.

Stephen added:

“We would invite as many Churches, Community Groups and Athletics Clubs to get involved as possible this year and help us deliver a successful and enjoyable day for all involved in May”.

Stephen is delighted to confirm the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will donate £100 to each group and ONE free entry to the event of their choice (Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run) if they provide between 6-10 volunteers for race day 5th May.

Do you like organising and helping people? Do you love being part of a team?  The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon needs you to assist in the following roles:

  • Managing a water station or energy station
  • Act as a route steward to direct participants
  • Work as part of a team at the Start and Finish areas to distribute packs and medals
  • Support the transport team along the route

There are 26.2 miles worth of volunteer opportunities available to suit all! 

If you are interested in providing a group of volunteers (6+ people) please contact the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon office on 028 9060 5933 or at info@belfastcitymarathon.org

For individual volunteer opportunity requests, please contact the Volunteer Now Events Team on 028 9023 2020 or at events@volunteernow.co.uk

Entries are open for the 38th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run events at www.belfastcitymarathon.com via the brand new MyTicket App.  #ChooseBelfast

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.