Belfast City Marathon 2024

Take part in the 2024 Belfast City Marathon for Shine!

The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon is now in its 42nd year and is one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland. Between 15,000 and 18,000 runners take part each year, and it’s renowned for the incredible local support and crowds to cheer on participants throughout the 26.2 mile journey.

The Marathon route runs through all four areas of Belfast; North, South, East and West, starting at Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park.

It’s suitable for all runners, whether you are a first timer or an experienced runner, and individuals or relay teams can take part.

You can find more information on the marathon, including relay information and a map of the route here.

If the marathon seems too much of a challenge, take part in the half marathon or a 8-mile walk on the same day.

FAQs for all Belfast City Marathon weekend events can be found here.

Whatever event you choose, we’d love you to join #TeamShine and raise vital funds to help us support more than 13,000 members across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

When you join Team Shine you will receive:

  • Shine running vest or a t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack with tips and ideas
  • Ongoing support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target

Would you like to take part? 

Date: Sunday, May 5th 2024
Location: From Stormont Estate (Prince of Wales Avenue) to Ormeau Park
Distance: 26.2 miles
Time: 9 a.m.
As much as you can

Entry Requirements:  Participants must be over 18 years old to enter. All participants must complete the Marathon Run and Wheelchair Race in less than 6 hours.

Get your place today! Sign up for the biggest marathon in Northern Ireland and join Team Shine. Once you have signed up for your place, let us know!


Register for the Belfast City Marathon


The Belfast Marathon is open to disabled people including wheelchair users. Please email the event organisers directly for more information at

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