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Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon Mon 1st May 2017
Belfast will host the 2017 event on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May with 17500 participants expected to hit the streets of the City.
The route will remain the same as the 2016 event; starting at the front of the City Hall at 09:00 and will follow a route through the greater Belfast area that will finish at Ormeau Park.
Delays are expected and alternative routes should be taken where appropriate.
For more details about the event see http://www.belfastcitymarathon.com/about
It is anticipated that up to 2,800 people will compete over the 26.2 miles route, whist approximately 1,900 ( x5 persons) relay teams will also cover the course. In addition over 900 walkers will set out to cover an 8 mile loop.
The Marathon route
will proceed along Chichester Street, Victoria Street, Cromac Street, East Bridge Street, Albert Bridge Road, Newtownards Road, Holywood Road, Sydenham Bypass, Queens Bridge, Victoria Street, High Street, Castle Street, Divis Street, Falls Road, Clonard Stret, Clondard Gardens, Cupar Street, Springfield Road, Lanark Way, Mayo Link, Mayo Street, Woodvale Road, Shankill Road, Tennant Street, Hillview Way, Oldpark Road, Westland Road, Salisbury Avenue, Antrim Road, Floral Road, Mill Road, Shore Road, the Coastal Path, Duncrue Road, Dargan Crescent, Duncrue Road, Corporation Street, Oxford Street, Lanyon Place, the Lagan Tow Path, Ormeau Road, Ravenhill Road, Ormeau Embankment (park side), finishing in Ormeau Park.
The 8 mile walk
will follow the marathon route to Queens Bridge, when it will turn left over the footbridge to Lanyon Place, across the front of Maysfield Leisure Centre to the Albert Bridge, Ravenhill Road, Ormeau Embankment (river side), finishing in Ormeau Park.
Marathon and relay runners will run on the roadway whilst walkers will stay on the footpaths.
There will also be a ‘fun run’
that will start at the same point and will cover a 3 mile route to Ormeau Park. This event will commence at 0920 and is expected to involve up to 1,200 participants. It will follow a route along Chichester Street, Victoria Street, Cromac Street, East Bridge Street, Laganbank Road, Mays Meadow, tow path behind Maysfield Leisure Centre to Ormeau Road, to the Ormeau Bridge, Ormeau Embankment (park side), finishing in Ormeau Park.
Belfast - B102 Stewartstown Road - Rapid Transit Scheme
As part of the Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme there will be temporary lane closures on Stewartstown Road from the junction with Finaghy Road North, for approximately 2km, to Michael Ferguson Roundabout. Road users should expect delays during the works.
Works are planned in the area.
Belfast A20 Albertbridge Road - Rapid Transit Scheme
As part of the Belfast Rapid Transit Scheme there will be temporary lane closures on the Albertbridge Road, from the junction with Castlereagh Street to the Newtownards Road. Road users should expect delays during the works - Works are planned in the area until Spring 2017