Half-marathon to close Belfast’s roads

Runners are to take to Belfast's streets
Runners are to take to Belfast's streets

An estimated 4,000 participants are due to run in an upcoming 13-mile race – and motorists have been warned about traffic disruption throughout that morning.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon will run on Sunday, September 14, and will see roads closed throughout the south, east and central districts of the Province’s capital.

The event starts at the King’s Hall at 9am.

Organisers said there will be road closures on Balmoral Avenue from around 8am until 1pm.

Malone Road will have three lanes closed for runners, but one lane open from Chlorine Gardens to Newforge Lane from 8.30am until 1pm.

As the runners proceed to the city centre, there will be temporary closures on May Street, Victoria Street, Adelaide Street, Queen’s Street, Donegall Square East and South, Dunbar Link and Corporation Square.

They further warned disruption is expected in the east along Dee Street Bridge, Short Strand, the Newtownards Road, Sydenham Road, Bypass and Airport Road.

Once the route returns to south Belfast, disruption is anticipated on Ormeau Bridge, Ormeau Road and University Street until 11.30am.

Spectators and participants alike are permitted to use the free car parking at the King’s Hall from 7am to 8.30am on the race morning.

The organisers have advised that spaces are limited, so those intending to attend should allow extra time in case they need to walk to the starting line from elsewhere.

For full race details, see: www.belfastcityhalfmarathon.net