Brussels Marathon

Quick facts

Location Brussels, Belgium

Distance Marathon

Date October

About Brussels Marathon

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 hilly race that will challenge even the fittest 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.


Brussels Airport Marathon

  • 42.195km

Brussels Airport Half Marathon

  • 21.098km

Brussels Airport Mini-Marathon

  • 5km

Kids Run 1K

  • 1km


Aid Stations

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.

Award Medals

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.

Equipment Storage

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.

Maximum Time

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.

Brussels Marathon Route Map

Brussels Marathon Route Map

Reviews (4)

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Vladmir Souza

Vladmir Souza

Reviewed 05 November, 2018


Anna Gurina

Anna Gurina

Reviewed 30 October, 2018


Jan De Moor

Jan De Moor

Reviewed 29 October, 2018


Kristaps Bērziņš

Kristaps Bērziņš

Reviewed 22 March, 2018


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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.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.