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Posted on 20 Jul 20 Jul

The organisers are delighted to announce that entries for the 4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon are now open and are calling all local athletes to get registered in an attempt to break the current records set in 2015 by Gideon Kimosop (1.04.21) and Mercy Jemuti (1:13:33)

A bonus of £250 will be awarded to both the male and female athlete if they break these records on top of their 1st prize of £500.

The 4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 18th September 2016 starting at 9am on Ormeau Embankment.

Event Manager, Claire O’Neill highlighted; “We are delighted to offer this incentive to all local runners in a bid to reach new record times. The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon has proven very popular since its induction in 2013 so we are capping the event at 3,500 entrants.

The course is relatively the same as the 2015 event; both starting and finishing at Ormeau Park, which will see all participants pass many of the city’s famous landmarks including Belfast City Hall, Albert Clock, Harland and Wolff and the creative murals on the Falls Road. There will be a minor change at the Start and as you approach the finish, we will come along Botanic Avenue. Full details of the route can be found at www.belfastcitymarathon.com NOW.

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Don’t miss out and register for the 4th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon TODAY at www.belfastcitymarathon.com or contact the office directly on 028 9060 5933. Final closing deadline Friday 2nd September 2016.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Belfast City Council, U105, ASICS, Daily Mirror, Translink, Athletics NI, Linwoods, Belfast Live, Centra, White’s Oats, Podium 4 Sport and Tayto.

Mencap Northern Ireland is the official charity partner of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon for next three years (2016-2018). Mencap urges everyone to #doit4mencap and help more children and young people with a learning disability get the best possible start in life and fulfil their potential. By challenging yourself in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon; you will help even more local children and young people with a learning disability live full and happy lives, grow into adults with bright futures in education, employment and family life.

Your marathon challenge will help Mencap provide the vital support children, young people and their families need to live the lives they choose.

To find out more information about Mencap services in Northern Ireland; and about the children and young people with whom we work please visit www.mencapbigstepforward.org.uk

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