On Sunday 3rd October 2021 at 9am the Marathon will commence, followed by the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run events, from Stormont Estate (Prince of Wales Avenue) in a bid to complete the 39th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. All events will finish in Ormeau Park with the exception of the Fun Run which starts and finishes at Stormont Estate.
The marathon route encompasses North, East, South and West of the city.
In line with road closure legislation, a road closure order has been applied for and motorists should expect some disruption. Where possible stewards will facilitate traffic and ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum. Motorists are asked to follow diversion signs and take direction from stewards on the route.
Roads will start to close wholly or partially from around 6am until 4.30pm approximately.
Once all runners have passed points on the route, reopening of the roads will be managed. Times for this are available on the Belfast City Council road closure website and by clicking HERE.
Parking in Stormont – FREE parking spaces will be available within the Stormont Complex. If you intend to park in or around the Stormont area, please use this facility and enter via Stoney Road – follow signage and the directions of the stewards. DO NOT block or park in the residential areas nearby. Please note the Upper Newtownards Road from the Stormont Entrance will close from around 08.00am to facilitate traffic management solutions for the start of the event. Access will be from the Dundonald side ONLY. Please note also, if parking at Stormont, vehicular access out of the estate will be from approximately 010.30am at the earliest. Car parks at Stormont will close at 05.00pm.
Parking around Ormeau Park/Finish Area – FREE parking will be available in the following carparks;
Belfast City Council Car Parks in the City Centre
Most of the following car parks will be open 24/7. Some will be free and some will have normal parking charges applicable. A full list of Belfast City Council car parks can be found HERE. For any general queries, please call 028 9027 0428.
Belfast City Centre Car Parks (non Belfast City Council car parks)
There is also the option of the following car parks in Belfast City Centre as provided by Belfast City Centre Management. Please click HERE to download.
THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORT IS FREE TO PARTICIPANTS
RETURN TO CITY CENTRE OR STORMONT (AFTER RACE)
THE FOLLOWING TRANSPORT IS FREE TO TEAM RELAY PARTICIPANTS
Leg A – Stormont Estate (Start) to Montgomery Road
Leg B – Montgomery Road to Boucher Road
Leg C – Boucher Road to Falls Road
Leg D – Falls Road to North Queen Street
Leg E – North Queen Street to Ormeau Park (Finish)
Buses will be in operation as a “loop service” between 08.00AM – 10.00AM. Participants are advised to make their way to Annadale Embankment as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Buses will be filled on a first come first served basis and will only leave once full.
Return transport for Relay runners to Ormeau Embankment will be available from all relay changeover points.
On Race Day, if you intend on travelling by public transport, with our Official Transport Partner Translink, please plan your travel requirements in advance as bus and rail times and services are susceptible to change. For more information visit www.translink.co.uk.