Can I take part in any of the Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Half Marathon events with a pushchair, dog or wheeled device?
No participant may bring dogs, baby joggers, baby strollers, skateboards, rollerblades, hand cycles, unauthorised bicycles or any other wheeled device on the course, except for hand propelled wheelchairs in the mass race (wheelchair participants must contact the organiser in advance). Due to the competitive nature of our May event with the inclusion of thousands of relay team runners, it would not be a safe environment for the inclusion of baby joggers and strollers, especially at the crowded relay changeover points. Likewise for the Half Marathon due to the flat and fast nature of the competitive course.
Can I take part in the Fun Run with a pushchair, dog or wheeled device?
No participant may bring dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, hand cycles or unauthorised bicycles. However hand propelled wheelchairs and baby joggers / baby strollers are permitted provided that every child / adult in a wheelchair and / or baby jogger / baby stroller is registered in the Fun Run event. Participants in this category must contact the race organiser in advance for Health and Safety / Insurance purposes.
Can I run with headphones?
In ear headphones are not permitted. Bone conducting headphones such as Aftershokz are allowed. Please see the Athletics Northern Ireland rule on in-ear or over the ear headphones as of 1st January 2018.
Do I need to complete the Marathon or Team Relay (May) in a given time?
Yes participants must complete the Marathon race or Team Relay within 6 hours. If you feel you may not be able to finish in this time, please consider our full range of race day options to suit all levels of fitness. We also host an 8 Mile Walk and a Fun Run option. If you have any queries on this, please contact us at email@example.com
Do I need to complete the 8 Mile Walk (May) in a given time?
Yes participants must complete the 8 Mile Walk event within 3 hours.
Do I need to complete the Half Marathon (September) in a given time?
Yes participants must complete the Half Marathon within 3 hours.
Can I walk the 26.2 miles main marathon event?
Yes, but it must be completed in under 6 hours. Alternatively, there is an 8 Mile Walk event option.
Can I run the 8 Mile Walk event?
No, this is a walking event only with designated walk checkpoints. Anyone attempting to run this event may be disqualified on the day.
Can I walk the Half Marathon event in September?
No, the half marathon race is a competitive event and must be completed in under 3 hours.
Can I cancel my entry?
Belfast City Marathon Ltd operates a strict no refund policy. You may defer your race entry to 2021, only if you have incurred an injury and can provide a medical note from your GP or Physiotherapist.
For the 2020 Marathon, medical notes must be provided to the Marathon Office no later than Friday 24th April 2020.
For the 2020 Half Marathon, medical notes must be provided to the Marathon Office no later than Friday 11th September 2020.
What is the difference between an Affiliated runner and non Affiliated runner?
If you hold a valid Athletics membership in the UK and Ireland, you are eligible for a discount and can register the Marathon or Half Marathon events as an Affiliated runner.
Is the marathon race AIMS certified?
The 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 26.2 miles course is AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) certified.
Where can I find detail on transport to Stormont?
Free shuttle buses will be in operation on race day Sunday 3rd May 2020. Details will be confirmed soon.
Where can I find detail on Team Relay transport?
Free shuttle buses will be in operation on race day. Details can be found in the Team Relay section.
Which car parks are available on race day?
There are a number of car parks available on race day Sunday 3rd May 2020 (some free). Details will be confirmed in the Traffic section soon.