2023 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon - 8 Mile Walk

Date:
  Sunday 30th April 2023
Time:  9am
Start:  Stormont Estate (Prince of Wales Avenue)
Finish:  Ormeau Park
Entry Requirements: Participants must be over 16 years old to enter.  Due to the road legislation you may be required to walk on the footpath after a certain time.  All participants must complete the 8 Mile Walk in less than 2 hours 30 minutes. Deadline for entries: 7th April, 2023. **Limited entries available.

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8 Mile Walk

The Walk Event was introduced in 1997 following public demand and is non-competitive, designed for ramblers and hikers.  It follows a similar route as the main Marathon Run and Wheelchair Race and the Team Relay Event.  Whether you are part of a walking club or want to set a realistic health and fitness goal for 2023, the buzz of race day and being part of the biggest mass sport participatory event in Northern Ireland is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!


Entry Rates

RATEREGISTRATIONDATES AVAILABLE
EARLY RATE £22

17th September 2022 - 30th November 2022 (Midnight)

MIDDLE RATE £32

1st December 2022 - 28th February 2023 (Midnight)

FINAL RATE £42

1st March 2023 - 7th April 2023 (Midnight)

 

ROUTE

The 2023 8 Mile Walk route will start at Stormont Estate and finish in Ormeau Park. 

Click HERE to view the 2022 8 Mile Walk Route Map image

 

CHECKPOINTS

There will be TWO walk checkpoints on the 8 Mile Walk route.  All walk entrants must bring their walk checkpoint card* with them on the day as these will be stamped at the following checkpoint locations (approximate miles):

  1. Entrance to Tesco on the Castlereagh Road (approx 3 miles)
  2. Bottom of Ravenhill Road turn from Albertbridge Road (approx 6 miles)

ROUTE NARRATIVE

Click HERE to view the 8 Mile Walk route narrative (by street name)

 

PARTICIPANT TIMES

Projected times for participants across the marathon route can be found HERE.