We are very excited about welcoming you back to Belfast to celebrate the 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 3rd October.
Even though many COVID-19 restrictions have now been lifted in Northern Ireland, the wellbeing of our participants, staff and members of the public are of utmost importance to us.
Consequently, we have set out several key measures and changes that will be implemented this year, to mitigate any COVID-19 associated risk but none-the-less will not diminish your experience at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon but rather improve your day.
We kindly ask for your understanding and co-operation so that everyone can enjoy the return to running in Belfast during Race Weekend.
Changes for 2021 have been set out to achieve the following objective;
Please do not attend the event if ANY of the below applies to you 14 days before the Event (19th September):
*Symptoms for COVID-19 may include;
Please note that running whilst having a virus makes you much more prone to heatstroke.
All participants will receive their race pack in advance of Race Day and a lateral flow test will be included. We recommend that you take this test a maximum of 2 days before attending the event to ensure that you do not have COVID-19.
- If someone who is in close contact tests positive you need to take a test on Day 2 (two days after their positive result)
- If it is negative and you are double vaccinated then you can attend the event
- If it is negative and you are not double vaccinated you MUST NOT attend the event and we will need the notification of the Public Health Agency on your booking (same method as positive result)
- If it is positive upload your result on your booking
If you test positive, please follow the instructions in your test. For help or to receive further details please visit www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
To avail of a deferral, you will need to upload an image of your NHS COVID-19 result which you will be sent via text/email from the NHS to your Eventmaster Booking Account. All positive results MUST be received by Wednesday 6th October 2021. NO DEFERRALS/REFUNDS CAN BE GIVEN AFTER THIS DATE. The Marathon Office will be in touch with you wc 11th October with details of your deferred entry.
We have set up three pack collection dates to help spread the volume of participants arriving for their packs together as follows;
There will be no activities at any of these pack collections, so we advise that you come alone to gather your Race Pack. You can collect Race Packs for your friends, colleagues or family members providing you have their order id number.
The marquee on Saturday 2nd October in Ormeau Park will have their sides open for ventilation.
COVID-19 MEASURES AT THE EVENT
The following measures will be in place across the event for your safety and reassurance: