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At Mencap in Northern Ireland we want to inspire you to take on a Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon or Half Marathon Challenge to support our vital work. The stories below show just how important that work is and the difference it makes to local people’s lives.

  • Laura and Lucy

  • Aodhàn and Luca

  • Daisy and Lucy

  • Ebony and Lisa

  • Charlie and Angela

  • Gary

  • Aodhán and Francine

  • Daisy and Carole

  • Charlie and Janelle

  • Sam Henderson

    Sam

  • Peter Neill

    Peter

  • Sophia and Eamon

  • Nadine

    Luca and Nadine

  • Daire

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Marathon Run

The Full 26.2 mile marathon challenge.

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Wheel Chair Marathon

The wheelchair race commences one minute before the main marathon event. The Marathon Organisers, working with DSNI and Disability Action have developed the route suitable for wheel chair users.

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Team Relay Challeng

This challenge is for teams of 2-5 people, running the same course as the Main Marathon Race.

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8 Mile Walk

For those who think the marathon is a bit of a stretch, but who want to put their fitness to the test, try out the marathon walk – you’ll never walk alone!

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Fun Run for Adults

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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Fun Run for Children

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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