Statement from Belfast City Marathon Ltd 16th March 2020
16 March 2020
Official Statement by Belfast City Marathon Ltd
Monday 16th March
The 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has been postponed and is now scheduled to take place on Sunday 20th September 2020. As such the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will now take place on Sunday 28th February 2021.
All participants who have registered for the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon (Sunday 3rd May) and 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon (Sunday 20th September) will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled events on Sunday 20th September 2020 or Sunday 28th February 2021.
Any participant who does not wish to take part (or are unable to do so) in the rescheduled events on Sunday 20th September 2020 / Sunday 28th February 2021 will be able to defer their entry to the 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon (due to take place on Sunday 2nd May) or 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon (due to take place on Sunday 19th September) but must let us know before Wednesday 1st April 2020.
Participants who do not wish to take up one of the above options can transfer their entry to someone else for either the rescheduled dates or 2021 event dates. The deadline date for this process is Monday 1st June 2020.
John Allen, Chairman of Belfast City Marathon Ltd commented;
“Currently the world is in an unprecedented situation with the global pandemic of COVID -19 and our fundamental priority is the health of everyone. We appreciate your patience since the statement was released on Friday 13th March and would like to thank all our partners and sponsors for helping us to reschedule the 2020 dates of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.
“As a Board of Directors we understand that you will all have many questions and would ask that you please bear with us as we work through the logistics as we prepare for our new scheduled dates. We will email you all with updates by the end of next week at the latest, alongside posting regular updates on our official website www.belfastcitymarathon.com and social media channels.
“The situation is disappointing for you all after your hard weeks of training and efforts of fundraising, but we know we can stay strong and gather to celebrate your achievements on the rescheduled dates.”
Event t-shirts will be available for the 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and 2020 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.
For further information on this press release please contact:
Belfast City Marathon on 028 9060 5933 or firstname.lastname@example.org