No fuss transport to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2014:

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No Fuss Transport to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Monday 5th May 2014:

Have you entered the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and are beginning to panic about where you will park?  Maybe you are entering several relay teams and are unsure where you can meet everyone?

The organisers then, in partnership with Official Transport Partner Translink, have set up a brand new Park & Ride system operating from 5 key areas across Northern Ireland to help you arrive to the start area stress free and more importantly, on time!

Following research on maximum participation numbers in the event, five key towns have been selected for the first year to trial the scheme.  All journeys will include a return fare as well as a special Marathon discount on the ticket price.

Roy Sloan, Translink Service Delivery Manager said, “As official transport partner for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, we are pleased to deliver this new Park & Ride service following requests from race participants and would encourage anyone looking for a convenient and reliable service to consider this new Park & Ride option.”

This latest development supports Translink’s ‘Life’s better’ campaign that aims to encourage more people to choose passenger transport and enjoy all the lifestyle benefits it can bring such as cost-savings, convenience and more relaxing journeys – click www.translink.co.uk/lifesbetter for details.’  The chosen towns for the first year include Bangor, Lurgan, Lisburn, Ballymena and Antrim. All participants are guaranteed to arrive no later than 8am at the City Hall and departing buses will leave from Ormeau Embankment (Finish Area) at 1.30pm

For more information on Park & Ride location and prices, please log onto our shop at www.belfastcitymarathon.com or alternatively please email one of the team at info@belfastcitymarathon.org

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Podium 4 Sport, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Randox Health, U105, Tayto, Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

If you would like to raise money for charity, we would encourage you to help our official charity, CLIC Sargent Northern Ireland, who are a leading cancer charity for children and young people. All monies raised by Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon participants will go directly to CLIC Sargent’s NI Homes from Home Appeal and will stay in Northern Ireland. For more information please contact CLIC Sargent directly on 0845 602 4770 / run@clicsragent.org.uk

For further information on this press release please contact: 

Claire O’Reilly, Event Manager, Belfast City Marathon on: 077 9981 0473

Conor Toland, Event Assistant, Belfast City Marathon on: 078 2692 6777