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39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Rescheduled to 3rd October 2021

16 June 2021

The organisers are pleased to announce that the rescheduled 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon will go ahead this year, following delays due to COVID-19. However due to severe congestion of other cultural events in Belfast during September, the planned date (19th September 2021) has been changed to Sunday 3rd October 2021 to ensure all participants can compete safely to a standard which they are accustomed to.

Belfast City Marathon are fully aware that there are still some restrictions which may affect the staging of their event and will follow all NI Executive guidelines throughout their planning and implementation to ensure participants, volunteers, staff, and members of the Public are kept safe.

The organisers have decided to cap all events under these guidelines and full details of participant numbers are available on the official website. However please be mindful that if the event sells out before the entry deadline, Friday 27th August 2021 no entries will be accepted.

All registered entrants will AUTOMATICALLY transfer to the new date of 3rd October, so your place is safe. If this date does not suit, please contact before 30th June 2021 for a deferral, transfer of name/event or full refund*

*No refunds will be given after 30th June 2021.

Furthermore, we would like to encourage as many of our registrants to run, walk or jog for our official charity, Cancer Focus NI, as they are in desperate need of funds as they too make their way out of the coronavirus pandemic. So #MakeItCount and run for Cancer Focus NI - together and help even more people survive cancer. For more information visit

Finally, we would ask for your patience at this time while we work through all our race day plans but will be in touch with more information as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support at this time.

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