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Traffic advice and parking information

Please find below information to help you plan ahead with your travel for Sunday 18th September.  Together with our partners Belfast City Council, we are providing free parking.



On Sunday 18th September 2022 at 9am the Half Marathon will commence, from Ormeau Embankment in a bid to complete the 9th Mash Direct Belfast City Half Marathon.  The finish will be also on Ormeau Embankment.  

The marathon route encompasses North, East, South and West of the city.

In line with road closure legislation, a road closure order has been applied for and motorists should expect some disruption.  Motorists are asked to follow diversion signs and take direction from stewards on the route.

Roads will start to close wholly or partially from around 4am until 2.30pm approximately.

Once all runners have passed points on the route, reopening of the roads will be managed as quickly as possible.  Times for this will be available on the Belfast City Council road closure website soon. 

For details on projected times for participants passing through the marathon route, please click HERE.

For details on road closures please click HERE


Parking around Ormeau Park/Finish Area – FREE parking will be available in the following carparks;

  • Belfast City Council Car Park, Raphael Street 
  • Belfast City Council Car Park, Ormeau Avenue 


Belfast City Council Car Parks in the City Centre

Most of the following car parks will be open 24/7.  Some will be free and some will have normal parking charges applicable.  A full list of Belfast City Council car parks can be found HERE.  For any general queries, please call 028 9027 0428. 

Belfast City Centre Car Parks (non Belfast City Council car parks)

There is also the option of the following car parks in Belfast City Centre as provided by Belfast City Centre Management.  Please click HERE to download.