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Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon 2023 - Prices from £269.00pp

Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon 2023

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Join the Belfast City Marathon as it moves into it’s 41st year in 2023, with support from title sponsor Mash Direct. The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon is one of the leading marathons in the UK and Ireland and is an AIMS certified race, attracting between 15-18 thousand runners each year. The route runs through all 4 areas of Belfast: North, South, East and West, starting at Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park. The Belfast event is renowned for the incredible local support and crowds to cheer you on throughout your 26.2 miles! Buy entry with one of our accommodation packages to run, rest & explore in Northern Ireland’s vibrant historic capital.


2 or 3 nights at a central Belfast hotel 

Choice of standard and premium hotel options

A specially created Great Run sightseeing map & tour 

A welcome Guinness for those on a 3-night package 

Services of Destination Sport Experience Staff

Optional add-ons

Marathon entry - £40

Luxury Giant Causeway private half-day tour with Expo drop off - £140

Race entry includes:

Race officials and medical team

Event signage and marking

Time keeping and results

Manned water supply stations 

Start number and medal

Finisher goodies

Your Itinerary

Friday, 28 April – Today is an arrival day for those on the 3-night package. Make your own way to your city centre hotel for check-in from 3pm. At 6pm you have the option to join a ‘runseeing tour’ encompassing some of the city’s most interesting landmarks and ending with a complementary Guinness with a race briefing. The run will be short and light to loosen up your legs (subject to meeting group minimum number of 5).

Saturday, 29 April – This morning you have the option to join a private luxury group to the Giant Causeway on a half day trip, exploring the beautiful Northern Ireland countryside with time to spend at the UNESCO heritage site. When you return you will be dropped off at the expo located at the Titanic Exhibition Centre (TEC) for you to register and collect your runner pack. If you are arriving today, you will need to make your own way to the expo, there will be a race briefing at your hotel reception at 6pm. The evening is free to enjoy at leisure and prepare for the challenge ahead.

Sunday, 30 April – It’s RACE DAY. After an early breakfast we will join a transfer to the race start out at Stormont Estate at 9am. The 2023 Marathon route runs through all 4 areas of Belfast; North, South, East and West, starting at Stormont Estate and finishing in Ormeau Park. Your hotel is within walking distance from the finish line. The evening is free for you to celebrate your achievement however you like.

Monday, 01 May – Departure Day. Today we say our farewells after one last delicious breakfast. If you are looking to extend your time in Belfast, we can arrange to book you extra nights, available on request.


Need to Know


Belfast City Marathon reserve the right to change the itinerary and/or running course without further notice in the event of extreme weather.

By signing up for this event you agree to Belfast City Marathon Ltd Terms & Conditions.


Please note that it is each traveler’s responsibility to check visa and passport requirements and ensure that they comply. Obtaining a passport and, if required, a visa, is solely the responsibility of each traveler. Your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after returning from your destination. 

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take, and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip.

Cut off time

6 hours

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. Deadline for entries: 7th April, 2023. **Limited entries available.


The 2023 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon 26.2 miles course is AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) certified.



From Belfast International Airport, our hotels are located approximately 30 minutes’ drive away. The easiest and quickest route is by Uber. Though there is also the popular Airport Express 300 shuttle bus, that departs regularly and will cost you approximately 10EUR for a one-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased from Tourist Information located at arrivals.

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