New route and change of day for Belfast City Marathon in 2019!

Belfast City Marathon for 2019:

A meeting was held on Wednesday 27th June 2018 in the City Hall with the City Growth and Regeneration Committee regarding the change of the current route and change of day (Bank Holiday Monday to a Sunday) for the Belfast City Marathon in 2019.

The Belfast City Marathon Management Team proposed two variations of a new route for 2019 and a move to the Sunday before the Bank Holiday Monday.  We are delighted to confirm the City Growth and Regeneration Committee has supported these changes choosing Proposal One of the route and a move to a Sunday in 2019.  However, we are aware that these changes still need to be ratified by a full Belfast City Council meeting on Monday 2nd July 2018.

Proposal One of the new route will be available to view on the Belfast City Marathon website later today.

Set to make history as the first Belfast City Marathon held on a Sunday, the event is due to take place on Sunday 5th May 2019.  The 2019 event is expected to launch entries in early Autumn.

The new proposed route is expected to be very popular as it will be flatter and faster and encompasses North, East, South and West of the City.  This will no doubt see a higher level of spectators and support throughout the 26.2 miles, providing great opportunities for more local businesses across the City.

The Belfast City Marathon Management Team have been working on these changes for a number of years due to feedback from all stakeholders and are delighted to have received support from the City Growth and Regeneration Committee to further development and improve our event.

Chairman of Belfast City Marathon Ltd, Mr David Seaton MBE commented:

“We are very excited about the proposed new route and move to a Sunday.  Thank you to the City Growth and Regeneration Committee and to those who have supported us throughout these changes.  I would especially mention the Belfast City Marathon Management Team and John Glover, our Official Course Measurer, who have worked tirelessly on route changes and planning for the 2019 event.  We are very much looking forward to taking the Belfast City Marathon to the next level.”

The Belfast City Marathon Management Team have undertaken a role of engagement with all relevant stakeholders who could be affected by the new route and this will be ongoing in the coming months.  If you wish to talk to the Marathon Team about the new route and how this could impact on your area, please contact us at [email protected]

For updates on the 2019 Belfast City Marathon or for further information on our next event the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon on 23rd September 2018, please visit or call the Marathon Office directly on 028 9060 5933.