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Run your way into 2019 with Better

by • January 4, 2019 • Events, FeaturedComments (0)2485

The event organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are delighted to introduce Better as their Official Gym Partner for 2019.

What “better” way to kickstart your health and fitness goals than to sign up with your local Better leisure facility or gym and start getting Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run ready for the 38th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 5th May 2019.

The Better brand stems from GLL, a charitable social enterprise who are working with Belfast City Council to help transform leisure facilities across Belfast.   There are fourteen Better leisure centres and gyms across Belfast – North, East, South and West of the City.  All of which focus on reinvestment into local communities, providing a range of programmes which are open to all regardless of social and financial mobility.

A wide range of services are available to support all levels of fitness to help you train for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, which include support for young athletes; and increasing junior and senior participation.  Better provides fully equipped gym facilities, core and strength classes including PRAMA, Yoga and Swim, not to mention delivery of health referral programmes for those living with acute medical conditions to help them improve their quality of life by keeping active.  Full details can be found at

Commenting on Better’s new partnership with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Sarah Owens (Regional Marketing Manager, GLL and Better) said:

“We are delighted to partner with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in 2019 and help support and provide training options for those taking part in either the Marathon & Wheelchair race, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run on Sunday 5th May. Our mission is to get more people, more active, more often and with a new marathon route in place for 2019 which encompasses all four corners of the city, we welcome new members to start training in our fourteen leisure centres and gyms across Belfast.  We wish all participants the best of luck for race day!”

Have you set yourself a New Year resolution to be more active and more often?  Start your 2019 with a positive and sign up for one of Better’s gym membership offers.  Join today and get the first month half price, you could “feel better” with fast paced high energy classes and more!

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, the largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland, returns on 5th May 2019, on a Sunday for the first time ever.  There’s a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon and Wheelchair Race, the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run, all with brand new improved routes.  All events will start at Stormont except for the Fun Run which will start and finish at Ormeau Park. 

Entries are open at via the brand new MyTicket App.  The current rate is available until 28th February with a final entry deadline on 12th April 2019. 

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. 

MAIN IMAGE: Paddy Mageean, Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and Deaglan O’Hagan, Fitness Manager at Better Gym Belfast



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