The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon was launched yesterday with entries already being accepted. The event - on Sunday, September 18 - is an extension of the hugely popular May Day Bank Holiday Marathon which enjoys its 35th edition on Monday, May 2. Mencap will be the Official Charity for both events.
David Seaton MBE, Chairman of the Belfast City Marathon organising committee, commented: "We are overwhelmed with the success of the last three years with regards to the half marathon. For the 2016 event, we are welcoming back our title sponsor Deep RiverRock. With their experience and support as title sponsor of the full Marathon we look forward to working together to increase participation numbers.
"We have chosen to start and finish in Ormeau Park.
"The site lends itself to running events like our full Marathon May Day event, as well as being located close to the city centre for convenience for participants and spectators alike.
"Our route will again showcase the city of Belfast by passing major landmarks including City Hall, Albert Clock and the Titanic Quarter."
For further information visit www.belfastcitymarathon.com