BELFAST Lord Mayor Councillor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir is under starters orders.
He is putting his best foot forward by taking part in the first ever Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, on Sunday, September 22.
More than 2,100 people have already signed up for the inaugural event, which starts at the City Hall and finishes at the Mary Peters Track.
Organisers are expecting almost 3,000 entries to have come in by the deadline, which is Sunday September 8.
To enter, or for further information, log on to www.belfastcitymarathon.com
The Lord Mayor is pictured being presented with his race number by Katie Dobson from the Belfast City Marathon management team.