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The 2023 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon AND Half Marathon officially launched at Better Gym Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre where Cool FM Presenter and Air Ambulance NI ambassador Paulo Ross, put his best foot forward and started his training for next years events.
The Belfast City Marathon is renowned for the incredible local support runners receive as they test themselves over 26.2 miles. The event's popularity has grown exponentially recently, becoming one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland.
There is an event to suit all levels of fitness on Sunday, 30th April, including a Marathon Run, Wheelchair Race, Team Relay and Walk.
The Belfast City Half Marathon celebrates its 10th staging in 2023 - On Sunday, 17th September 2023, participants are expected to set off on their 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Embankment following a popular route in a bid to complete the largest Half Marathon event in Northern Ireland.
Jack Hamilton, Mash Direct CEO, commented, "We were delighted to sponsor the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon in 2022; it was our first time sponsoring the Marathon, and it was a huge success, there was such a fantastic atmosphere at both events and it was amazing to see runners return to the City.
We jumped at the chance to team up with Belfast City Marathon again this year, and it is our ambition to encourage consumers to get your five portions of vegetables a day and promote health and well-being. This event brings out the best in people and encourages them to live an active lifestyle and increase their vegetable consumption. We have many award-winning field-to- fork farm fresh vegetables and over 20 potato dishes, perfect fuel sources when you start your training plan.
Our farm is just a short jog away from the marathon route, and we are looking forward to supporting an incredible team of organisers, participants and volunteers who have made the Marathon what it is today."
Air Ambulance Northern Ireland was also announced as the new designated charity sponsor for the next three years. Air Ambulance NI works with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to assist the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), providing outstanding critical care where and when needed throughout Northern Ireland.
Sign up today and secure your place at the early bird rate for next year's events belfastcitymarathon.com/events