Belfast Marathon 2023: All You Should Know

The Belfast Marathon 2023 is a hugely anticipated event scheduled for Sunday, 30 April 2023, and is expected to attract an estimated 17,500 competitors. The UK marathon is run annually and is an AIMS-certified marathon race that covers all parts of beautiful Belfast city. It will be the 41st full marathon event, having started in 1982, and only the 10th Half-marathon event. 

The 2023 26.2-mile event will also feature the wheelchair race, 8-mile walk, and team relay. 

It starts in Stormont Estate and ends at the usual Ormeau Park. 

Registration Details

The registration process is still ongoing, with three deadlines to beat before entries fully close.

The early bird entry is closed and remains the middle and final entry spots. 

Registration Details

The Middle rate charges run from 1 December 2022- 28 February 2023. 

● Marathon Unregistered - £57

● Marathon Registered - £55

● 8 Mile Walk - £32

● Team Relay - £125

The Final rate Starts from 1 March 2023- 7 April 2023

● Marathon Unregistered - £67

● Marathon Registered - £65

● 8 Mile Walk - £42

● Team Relay - £145

Race Day Details

● Date: 30 April 2023

● Start Time: 9.00 a.m.

● Stop Time: After 6 hours

● Number of Places: Over 17,500 participants.

● Registration Deadline: 7 April 2023

● Weather: Between 42-53 degrees Fahrenheit. Cloudy through most parts of the day, with rain also expected.

Belfast 2023 Marathon Route

The course is flat, and runners can expect a few inclines, but they are gradual and not that steep. The course record for men's 42.2 km race is 2:13:41, set by Negewo Ararisa.

The Women's record time was 2:36:50 and was set in 2013 by Nataliya Lehonkova.

The annual event is always competitive; runners are expected to challenge their best times or go for the course record. 

Belfast 2023 Marathon Route

Belfast 2023 Race Qualifications

All full marathon participants MUST be 18+ years. No fee refunds for entries already paid. You can transfer or defer your entry if you are injured, but you MUST produce a medical certificate from your Physio or General Practitioner to the Belfast marathon office to

All deferrals should be concluded within two weeks before the race and are valid for only one year. 

Belfast Marathon 2023 Awards and Prizes

Open Category Prizes (Male and Female)

● 1st place £3,000

● 2nd £2,000

● 3rd £1,000

● 4th £500

Belfast Marathon 2023 Awards and Prizes

Belfast Marathon 2023 Information

Address: Marathon Office, Titanic Suites, 55-59 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8FE
Tel : 028 9072 6130

The time to register and start training is now to avoid the last-minute hassle of ticket entries.

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