The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon pack collection goes on tour with Translink for 2021

Given restrictions this year due to the ongoing pandemic, the organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will provide an alternative option to receive your race pack for their October marathon event.

Official Transport Partner, Translink and Official Charity Partner, Cancer Focus Northern Ireland will be going on tour with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon to provide several pack collection opportunities at park and ride locations, across the province.

On Saturday September 11, the pack collection teams will be stopping at two Translink park and ride locations – Toome and Ballymartin. Followed by Sprucefield and Dundonald park and ride areas on Saturday September 18.

David Cowan, from Translink said: “As the Official Transport Partner of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, we are encouraging participants to let public transport be another healthy move you make this year.

“As lockdown eases, more people are choosing active travel by bus, coach and train and are making shorter and less frequent car journeys to help improve the world around us. With this in mind, we are delighted to offer participants of the 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon the opportunity to pick up their race pack at one of our easily accessible park and ride locations this September.”

Participants are welcome to collect packs on behalf of friends and family but must book their place in advance. For full details please visit here.

If however you are unable to join the pack collection teams in September, there will be another opportunity at Ormeau Park, Belfast on Saturday October 2 from 10am – 4pm, ahead of the Sunday event. No packs will be posted out.

And if you still haven’t registered, there’s still time!

Limited entries are available for the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run events at www.belfastcitymarathon.com and the final deadline is Friday August 27*.

The 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will start from the iconic Stormont Estate on Sunday 3rd October 2021, with a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run. Participants are encouraged to #MakeItCount in 2021 and run, walk, or wheel for Official Charity Partner, Cancer Focus NI, to help more people survive from cancer.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Cool FM (Downtown Radio and Downtown Country), Translink, Spar, Belfast Live, Tayto and Four Star Pizza. This year’s official charity is Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

*Entries may sell out before this date due to capped numbers. Please note the Marathon only event has now sold out.