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Primary Schools active and arty to WIN with Belfast City Marathon, Tayto, Translink and Better

4 December 2018

Now December has arrived and Christmas is officially just around the corner, why not fill those stockings with pencils, crayons and paint brushes!  It’s time to get creative with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon!



The organisers of the event are offering all children aged 4-12 years across Northern Ireland the opportunity to enter the 2019 Fun Run Art Competition.  

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is delighted to confirm exciting changes for their Fun Run event on Sunday 5th May 2019.  For the first time ever, all Fun Run finishers will be awarded a medal, in addition to a finisher t-shirt and goodie bag.  

The event will start and finish at Ormeau Park and the flat route will be approximately 2.5 miles long, suitable for all abilities.

With over 1,000 people expected to participate in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon “Fun Run” on Sunday 5th May, we are inviting Primary School pupils to design Fun Run artwork which will be displayed on the Big Screen at the finish area in Ormeau Park to an audience of 40,000+ runners and spectators.

The artwork must feature;
Hashtag “#ChooseBelfast”
Runners and Landmarks of Belfast
Translink Bus, Tayto Crisps, Bottles of water
Strapline from Better “More people, more active, more often”
Elements of fun and enjoyment
2019
A4 LANDSCAPE Page in Colour

Stephen Burns, Event Manager with Belfast City Marathon is delighted to launch the Primary School competition with event sponsors Translink, Tayto and Better, who are providing fantastic prizes for the winners;

“This competitive event is designed to encourage people to start training and lead a healthy lifestyle through exercise and diet.  We are delighted that this competition can help promote and raise awareness of health and fitness with our young people.”

Three designs will be selected by a panel of judges then these will be shared on the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon social media pages and partner website Belfast Live for the public to vote their favourite. 

 The design which receives the most votes will come in first place and will win the following;
Assist with starting the Fun Run on Sunday 5th May at Ormeau Park
Class trip to Tayto Castle with Translink sponsoring their transport for 30 people*
Family Swim Passes for class of 30 pupils*, sponsored by Better Olympia Leisure Centre and Spa
Receive 5 free Fun Run entries for friends and family
*Terms and conditions apply

And for the two runners up? They’ll receive five free Fun Run entries each and Tayto for their class!

Translink’s Communications Officer, Astrid Conville said: 

“As the marathon’s official transport partner, Translink is pleased to be supporting the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Primary School Artwork Competition.  Taking part in this competition is a creative way for young people to think about the benefits of getting regular exercise by using active travel modes such as walking, cycling, bus and train.  It’s a great way to support your training for the 2019 event!”

Tayto Group PR Manager Robert WG Brown is delighted to support this years’ Primary School Fun Run Artwork Competition.

“We look forward to welcoming the winners to Tayto Castle next year with Mr Tayto making a very special guest appearance!”

Adrian Walker (General Manager at Better Olympia Leisure Centre and Spa) said: 

“Our commitment is to get more people, more active, more often whether that’s in our gyms, fitness classes or swimming pools.  We look forward to welcoming all the winners’ and their families for some fun time in our pool.  We wish all those taking part in the Fun Run the best of luck!”

So make sure you have your pencils and art pads at the ready!  The competition is open NOW and all entries must arrive at the Marathon Office no later than Friday 25th January 2019 for a chance to win. 

For more details on the 38th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run events visit www.belfastcitymarathon.com and enter via the brand new MyTicket App.  

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Translink, Daily Mirror, Spar, Belfast Live and Framar Health. Sampling partners are Deep RiverRock, Tayto, White’s Oats and Linwoods.  This year’s official charities are Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.  
ENDS

Published
4/12/2018

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