Belfast International 24 Hour Road Race


Belfast International 24 Hour Road Race

We are proud to announce that the Belfast International 24-Hour Road Race will continue into its 11th year in a row all the profits will be used for the Belfast 24 Hour Road Race in future years and to bid to bring the IAU 24 Hour European Championships to Victoria Park Belfast we are also proud to announce Athletics Ireland are to hold their 24 Hour Championship for the 8th year in a row which will incorporate the AAI Irish National and Age Group Championship on Saturday 20th June 2020. The 24 Hour event is the ultimate. Ed Smith the previous Director of the Belfast 24 Hour International Road Race retired after the event in June last year and is helping us with the logistics for this year’s race.

The team putting this event together is Norman Wilson Former Vice President and an member of IAU Executive Committee for 9 years Anne Wilson Event Secretary both was in the roles in promoting two Commonwealth Championships Ultra distance and Mountain Running which included 24 Hour, 100K, Trail 55K, Mountain Running up hill only and up and down mountain and Adrian Daye who is a member of Athletics Northern Ireland ultra committee and Sammy Daye both who hold ultra races in Ireland Belfast to Dublin return 214 miles, The last man standing, Ultimate Ultra Challenge 50K and 100K races. The Belfast International 24 Hour is the only 24 Hour road race Labelled by the IAU in the United Kingdom so this is the reason why it’s so important for this event conitune.The race is supported by Athletics Northern Ireland helping with marketing and communications and the City of Belfast also want this race to continue. There will be the 1st Edition of the festival of Sport held on the Saturday morning prior to the ultra-races which start at 1pm.

There is a 2K Run for the Under 11 Years of age Boys and Girls and wheelchair race and Adults, and Family Run followed by a 3K Run for the under 13 Years of age Boys and Girls, and Wheelchair Race Adults and Family Run and then a 5K Run for the Under 15 Years of age for the Young Men and Women, Adults and Family Run. Finally there will be a Belfast 10K Run which will include a Wheelchair Race. The focus will be on healthy life style.

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The event began at the Mary Peters Track in 2010 and moved to Victoria Park in 2016 for its World Championship demonstration event and the World Championships followed in 2017. Northern Ireland Athletics and Belfast City Council have been supportive of this race for the whole duration of the event.

The race welcomes competitors from across the globe as in past years we have seen a World Record by Poland’s Patrycja Bereznowska running 260Km (162 miles) and obtaining four National records in 2017. In the 2019 race Sandra Brown from England broke an Age Group World Record for women over 70 years of age over the distances of 100 miles and 24 Hours.

The International Association of Ultra Runners (IAU) we have applied for a Gold Label based on their criteria and bronze Labels for the Belfast 100 miles road race, Belfast 6 Hour Road Race, and Belfast 50K Run the IAU is based in Monaco and it operates under the patronage of the IAAF, delivering ultra-distance running internationally within the IAAF rules. It has more than 80-member federations.

There is a 24 Hour Road Relay and included in the days’ events, which will consist of teams of 4 runners, and each runner will run 2 hours at a time. This is a great opportunity for running clubs and for other people to get a team together to take up this challenge. There was 33 Teams for Men, Women and mixed relay last years race.

     Belfast 100 Mile Road Race (You will be allowed 26 Hours to finish the Race)

Belfast 6 Hour Road Race

Belfast 50K Run (8 Hour Time Limit)

Course Records

Men Yoshihiko Bereznowska (JPN) 270,870km   2017

Women Patrycja Bereznowska (POL) 259,991km 2017

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