Route Information


Marathon Run and Wheelchair Race

Click HERE to view the 2019 Marathon Route.

Alternatively, please see the route directions for the Marathon Run/Wheelchair Race below.  

The 2019 route takes in the 4 areas of Belfast, North, South, East and West. 

The race begins in Stormont with the start line at the main driveway (Prince of Wales Avenue) close to the Upper Newtownards Road.  As runners go out through the gates at 9am they will turn right and travel city wards as follows:

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
Straight on to 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
Turn Right   Along Ormeau Embankment
Onto Lanark Way   Turn Left
Straight on towards Shankill Road   Driveway to Ozone Tennis Centre