Spar Craic 10k

Aiming to build on its success in previous years the SPAR Craic 10K run returns to Belfast on Friday 17 March 2017. It will see over one thousand runners take to the streets of the city on the morning of St Patrick's Day in what has been described as Belfast's first urban run.

The race will leave Belfast City Hall at 9am, linking west and east Belfast as the route passes through the Gaeltacht and Cathedral Quarters before finishing at the Titanic Slipways. The race should have cleared the city centre by approximately 10.30am.

Organisers of the cross-community event hope as many families as possible take part, beginning their St Patrick's Day celebrations in a healthy and worthy way, before joining the civic celebrations in the city centre afterwards.

The route of the run is;

  • City Hall
  • Chichester Street
  • High Street
  • Divis Street
  • Falls Road
  • Grosvenor Road
  • Durham Street
  • College Square North
  • Queen Street
  • Castle Street
  • Royal Avenue
  • Lower Garfield Street
  • Church Street
  • Donegall Street
  • Waring Street
  • Albert Square
  • Donegall Quay
  • Lagan Weir Bridge
  • Rear of Odyssey
  • Rear of Titanic Apartments
  • Cobbles alongside Nomadic
  • Olympic Way
  • Rear of Titanic Building
  • Titanic Paddock
  • Queens Road
  • T13 Hamilton Road
  • Yellow Gates
  • Queens Road
  • Paddock
  • Titanic Slipways (Finish-line)

The route can also be viewed on the website

Details on timings of road closures can be viewed here

Registration is now open at and

Call 028 9061 1916 for more information.