Runners get energised for Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon with boost from Lidl Northern Ireland

Lidl Northern Ireland today announced a brand-new partnership with Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon as its official ‘Fresh Fruit Supplier’, providing competitors with an energetic and healthy boost to power them to the finish line when the race gets underway on Sunday, 1st May.

Celebrating its landmark 40th anniversary this year, the Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon has grown exponentially, from just over 3,000 runners competing in its inaugural year to now welcoming more than 16,000 participants, including international competitors and spectators alike.

With a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon and Wheelchair Race, Team Relay and 8 Mile Walk, the route has been revamped in recent years to take in all four corners of the city, including historical milestones, celebrating the best of Belfast. Beginning at Stormont Estate, runners will take in trails across North, South, East and West Belfast before crossing the finish line at Ormeau Park.

Lidl Northern Ireland today confirmed the fresh new partnership with Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon, delivering more than 2 tonnes of quality fruit to power runners to the finish line on race day. As ‘Official ‘Fresh Fruit Supplier’ to the event, Lidl Northern Ireland will be stationed at the start and finish line and relay changeover points throughout the course offering fresh bananas for a much-needed energy boost.