Marathon Events in Belgium
Belgium’s fascinating capital, and the administrative capital of the EU, Brussels is historic yet hip, bureaucratic yet bizarre, self confident yet unshowy, and multicultural to its roots. All this plays out in a cityscape that swings from majestic to quirky to rundown and back again. Organic art nouveau facades face off against 1960s concrete developments, and regal 19th-century mansions contrast with the brutal glass of the EU’s Gotham City. This whole maelstrom swirls out from Brussels’ medieval core, where the Grand Place is surely one of the world’s most beautiful squares.
With that being said, the Belfius Brussels Marathon is the place to be!!
The Brussels Marathon is a popular distance and a tough marathon with a profile that makes it most suitable for serious runners. There is also a less insane half marathon. The Brussels Marathon is not for the unprepared or inexperienced marathon runner. It is a very hilly race that will challenge even the most fit participant. All receive plenty of encouragement from the public along the route. The Brussels Marathon is an annual AIMS-certified marathon hosted by Brussels, Belgium and usually held in the autumn. The full race was first held in 2004; apart from the traditional 42.195km, also shorter distances are covered nowadays.
Personal Drinks: You can hand in your personal drinks between 7 and 8 a.m. at the information booth on the esplanade of the Parc du Cinquantenaire. Our volunteers will distribute the drinks over the 8 different refreshment stations.
Every participant receives a unique souvenir medal at the finish, but for 7 € you can get a classy inlay with your name and your time to insert into the back of your medal. The inlay fits right into the medal and will be delivered to your home a few weeks after the Belfius Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon has taken place.
The organization will take care of the transport of your sports bag from the start (Parc du Cinquantenaire) to the finish. The sports bag should be handed in at the trucks next to the start.
The time limit for the Belfius Brussels Marathon is 5 hours. By order of the police the roads will be opened for traffic based on this pace. Those who run more slowly will be asked to stop their race or continue running at their own risk, without the roads being cordoned off. The finish closes at 2.15 p.m.
Provided Photo Service
SPORTOGRAF.COM is the official photo service of the Brussels Marathon. These photographers have acquired a good reputation in recent years with their fully digital service and competitive prizes. In view of the fact that they themselves are active runners, they have an outstanding feeling from the perspective of the participant.
banana, water & AA Drink Iso Lemon.
Parc Du Cinquantenaire, Parc du Cinquantenaire, 1000 Brussel, Belgium
Place De Brouckère, Place De Brouckère, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
The race passes through many of the greener parts of the city as well as the woods and out to the beautiful Africa Museum before pointing runners back to the city.
The marathon makes a loop, starting and ending in the City of Brussels, in the proximity of Brussels Park. Initially the runners head eastwards, to Tervuren.