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Moy Park to sponsor 2024 Belfast Marathon and Belfast Half Marathon

(left to right) the Air Ambulance NI mascot; Curtis McCosh (Cool FM Presenter); Chloe Gill (Moy Park brand marketing manager); and the Moy Park Mascot
(left to right) the Air Ambulance NI mascot; Curtis McCosh (Cool FM Presenter); Chloe Gill (Moy Park brand marketing manager); and the Moy Park Mascot

MOY Park is to become the new title sponsor of both the 2024 Belfast Marathon and Half Marathon.

The events were officially launched at the newly-restored Templemore Baths on Tuesday, and the organisers hope to attract runners from across the globe to the streets of Belfast.

‘‘Moy Park is delighted to become the title sponsor of the Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon,” said senior brand manager Ellen Wright.

“As the brand celebrates 80 years of feeding generations all over the island of Ireland, there proves to be a great synergy between Moy Park and Belfast City Marathon. 

“Moy Park continues to fuel the nation, offering a range of high protein poultry products to be enjoyed as part of a well-balanced diet, bringing healthy and convenient meal solutions to the dinner table for everyone to enjoy. 

“As part of our 80th anniversary celebrations, Moy Park has launched its ‘This is Home’ campaign, to support local sporting events, charities, and our surrounding communities. What better way to celebrate this than to sponsor one of Ireland’s biggest sporting events. 

“It’s all about encouraging communities to come together and get active while promoting a protein-rich and balanced diet with the help of Moy Park. It means a great deal to be able to support local events where we can make a difference and give something back. 

“We are looking forward to joining everyone at the start line, while supporting the organisers, participants, volunteers, and charities. We would encourage more people to sign up to what promises to be a fantastic experience,” concluded Wright.

The Belfast City Marathon is one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland and is an Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) certified race.

It is also the first and only marathon in Ireland to join the World Athletics Label Road Race Series. The race returns on Sunday, May 5, 2024, starting at Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park.

There is an event to suit all levels of fitness including a full marathon, wheelchair race, team relay and 8-mile walk.

Attracting over 15,000 participants annually in its various configurations, the Moy Park Belfast City Marathon proudly secures its place as the largest mass sport participatory event in Northern Ireland. 

The Belfast City Half Marathon, the North’s biggest half marathon event, will also return on September 22, 2024 and, following its popularity this year in 2023, the organisers are delighted to announce the return of the bundle package for those runners wishing to enter both the marathon and half marathon.

This package will save runners and is available until November 30.

Organisers have also announced an increased prize fund for all categories across the marathon, team relay and half marathon events.

Air Ambulance NI is the dedicated charity partner for both the 2024 Moy Park Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon.

For more information and to register for the 2024 events, visit belfastcitymarathon.com and stay in touch Facebook / @MarathonBelfast Twitter / @marathonbcm Instagram / @belfastcitymarathon.