British Transplant Games come to Belfast

Tuesday August 2nd 2011

The British Transplant Games are coming to Belfast from August 4-7.

Athletes aged from two to 80, all of whom have received a life saving organ transplant, will take part. The event is a celebration – all athletes have won the race for life and competing to win a medal is a bonus!

There will be competitions in 16 sports taking place over four days across the city involving more than 600 athletes.

The British Transplant Games are organised by Transplant Sport UK (TSUK) and staged annually in host cities around the UK, with competitors being selected every two years for the World Transplant Games. The games were last held in Belfast in 1998

All sporting events are free for spectators to attend.

The Opening Ceremony features an athlete’s parade from the City Hall to the Waterfront Hall on Thursday August 4, departing Donegall Square North at 6.30pm and arriving at the Waterfront Hall at around 6.50pm.

In order to minimise traffic disruption, a rolling road closure will be implemented during the parade.

You can show your support for the games by taking part in the Belfast Telegraph Donor Run at Ormeau Park on Saturday August 6 at 6pm. Participants can chose to run or walk the 3km or 5km courses. To enter, visit

For more information on the Games, visit  


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