Challenge yourself in this year's Belfast City Full Marathon on 7 May to help children and young people with a learning disability. 

The 6th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 23 September 2018, starting at 9am from Ormeau Park and finishing at the same location. 

Over 1000 participants took part in last year's event, and we're hoping many more will #MoveIt4Mencap in 2018!

Take a look at the route for this year's race now.

Half Marathon Training Guides

Take a look at the following guides for beginners, intermediate and advanced marathon participants, containing useful advice and guidance for anyone taking part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon:

Or you can go to Belfast City Half Marathon website for more training tips.

Training tools

Check out some of these useful training tools to help you prepare for your event.

MapMyFitness

MapMyFitness is a free fitness app which links your training directly to your Mencap Everyday Hero fundraising page; helping to tell your training story and your marathon progress. 

Not only will this inspire and motivate others, but it will also encourage people to give generously to your fundraising page when they see just how dedicated you are.

Go to MapMyFitness.com and sign up! 

MY ASICS

MY ASICS is another free online service that helps you achieve your running goals. It allows you to set up individual training schedules to cover distances from 5km to 10km to half marathon and marathon distances.

Download the free app straight to your smart phone and start tracking your runs today. Visit my.asics.com.

Get active!

For all runners, including novices, here is a list of events across Northern Ireland which might help you to prepare and train in advance of your Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.

All you have to do is download the NI Athletics Fixtures Calendar.

Find out more

If you have questions about anything mentioned on this page please get in touch with the NI Fundraising Team:

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