Belfast City Marathon

Belfast will host the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday, 5 May 2019. Over 17,000 runners are expected to pound the streets of Belfast in the largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland.

The 2019 event is set for a massive year of change with a brand new, flatter and faster route for marathon participants, a new start location on the grounds of the iconic Stormont Estate and the event will be held on a Sunday for the first time ever.

The event returns in 2019 with a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the marathon and wheelchair race, the team relay, 8 mile walk and fun run, all with brand new improved routes.

All events will start at Stormont except for the fun run, which will start and finish at Ormeau Park.

You can download the Belfast Marathon presentation including the alternative access routes here


The street list of the route can be found here;

Stormont                                                                                       Turn Left
Turn Right                                                                                    Shankill Road towards Woodvale
Pass Clonlee Drive                                                                    Onto Twaddell Roundabout
Turn Left                                                                                       Turn Right
Beersbridge Road                                                                      Ardoyne Road
Turn Left                                                                                       Turn Right
Castlereagh Road                                                                      Alliance Avenue
Turn Right                                                                                    Turn Right
Montgomery Road                                                                      Down Cliftonville Road
Turn Right                                                                                    Turn Left
Cregagh Road                                                                            Up side of Solitude
Pass Loopland Park                                                                  Turn Left
Woodstock Road                                                                        Waterworks (clockwise)
Turn Left                                                                                       Exit bottom gate (opposite Pacific Av)
Albertbridge Road                                                                      Turn Right
Turn Left                                                                                      Antrim Road
Ravenhill Road                                                                           Turn Left
Into Ormeau Park via the Embankment Junction                Duncairn Gardens
Through Ormeau Park                                                              Turn Right
Onto Ormeau Road - Turn Right Citybound                         North Queen Street
Past Shaftsbury Avenue                                                            Under the bridge & Turn Left
Remain on Ormeau Road                                                        Fredrick Street
Veer Left onto Victoria Street                                                    Turn Left onto Albert Square
Turn Left                                                                                       Pass Tomb Street
Chichester Street                                                                       Turn Right
Continue onto Wellington Place                                              Donegall Quay (Past The Big Fish)
Turn Left                                                                                       Straight on to Oxford Street
Great Victoria Street                                                                   Turn Left
Turn Right                                                                                    May Street / Lanyon Place
Donegal Road                                                                            Follow Lanyon Place around
Turn Left                                                                                       Turn Right
Glenmachan Street                                                                    Mays Meadow
Straight On                                                                                   Turn Right
Boucher Road                                                                             East Bridge Street
Turn Left                                                                                       Onto Tow Path
Main Gate Charles Hurst into Lislea Drive                            Follow Tow Path to Ormeau Road
Onto Lisburn Road                                                                    Turn Left
Turn Right - country bound over the bridge                           Ormeau Bridge
Continue up the Lisburn Road                                                Ormeau Road
Turn Right                                                                                    Turn Left at Rosetta Roundabout
Finaghy Road North                                                                   Ravenhill Road
Straight on to Junction of Andersonstown Road                  Turn Left
Andersonstown Road                                                                Park Road
Through Kennedy Way Crossroads                                       Turning into Ormeau Park
Onto Falls Road                                                                         Through the park
Pass the Whiterock Road                                                         Onto the bottom of Embankment
Turn Left at Grosvenor Crossroads                                       Ravenhill Road
Onto Springfield Road                                                               Turn Left
Straight on until Lanark Way                                                    Along Ormeau Embankment
Turn Right                                                                                    Turn Left
Towards Shankill Road                                                             Driveway to Ozone Tennis Centre

Access arrangements

Access to the city centre will be restricted if you are coming from the north, south or west of the city but diversions will be in place to allow you to make your journey as normal. Please see the map below for alternative routes to and from the city centre.

Entries are open and full details of the event and how to enter can be found by visiting

For further details, please contact the Belfast City Marathon Office on 028 9060 5933 or email