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Belfast City Marathon: Traffic and travel - roads closures as 17,000 take to the streets

37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 7/5/2018 Runners take part in the River Rock Belfast City Marathon 2018 , on May Bank holiday Monday, with thousands of participants taking part in the Marathon , relay and fun runners. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon xxxx pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Runners pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Calum and Eve Poland pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Jody Martin, Sharon Mallon and Courtney Thornton pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Adam Moore pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Aaron Megan and Timmy Brown pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon John McCann pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Matthew Morrison pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Karen Fullerton and Catherine Hood pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon xxxx pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon John and Karen Campbell pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 7th May 2018 - 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister pictured at the marathon at Belfast City Hall with her family. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon sets off (photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye)
7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Thousands of runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton
7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Thousands of runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton
7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Thousands of runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton
7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Thousands of runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton
7th May 2018 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Thousands of runners pictured at the marathon Mandatory Credit ©Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

With up to 17,000 people taking to the streets for the Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon this Monday, disruption to traffic and travel is expected across the city.

The Belfast Telegraph will be bringing you live coverage throughout the day.

 

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The race starts at 9am in front of Belfast City Hall, and motorists can expect delays throughout the morning and into early afternoon.

The 26.2 mile route will pass through all parts of the city before finishing at Ormeau Park.

For spectators wishing to meet family and friends at the finish area, a free park and ride shuttle bus service will run between Ormeau Park and the Belfast City Council car parks on Ormeau Avenue (opposite The Limelight complex) and Cromac Street between 10am and 5pm.  This service will operate approximately every ten minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

The area surrounding City Hall will be closed to traffic from 6.30am until 10am, with disruption expected to carry on until around midday.

There will also be delays along the Albertbridge Road, Holywood Road and Sydenham Bypass until shortly after 11am.

As the race moves on, frontrunners will pass back through the city centre on their way to the Falls Road at around 9.40am.

The area around Victoria Street will be disrupted between 9am and 11am.

The four changeover points on the marathon relay route will be impacted, with road closures at Bridge End between 6am and 2pm; Hillview Road between 9am and 2pm; Gideon's Green and Corporation Street between 6am and 3pm.

Disruptions are also expected on the country-bound Antrim Road from 9.45am and 11am, with the runners in a large group along one of the most challenging stretches of the race.

Belfast Zoo will be open as normal.

There are also expected to be delays around Duncrue Road at the Fortwilliam Roundabout off slip, with police and stewards working to keep disruption to a minimum.

Disruption is also expected in Dock Street, while Ormeau Embankment will be closed from 6.30pm until after 5pm.

Helpful contact sites and numbers

Full details of the route and anticipated timings can be found at www.belfastcitymarathon.com

Belfast Zoo for information on diversion route 028 9077 6277

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