Victoria Park and Connswater Athletics Club are proud to invite you to take part in the The Connswater 5 Mile Challenge taking place at CS Lewis Square Belfast on Friday 11 August 2023.

The race starts from CS Lewis Square and will take you along part of the magnificent Connswater Greenway and into beautiful Victoria Park before finishing back at CS Lewis Square

View the 2022 results →
View the 2021 results →
View the 2019 results →

You can only enter online and places are limited to 500 so enter now!

Entry fee - Registered Athlete £13
Entry fee - Unregistered Athlete £15
Finisher's Medal * £5
T-shirt * £5

* Optional purchases and only 250 t-shirts and 250 medals available

Course preview


Useful information

  • The course has been measured at 5 miles.
  • This is a mixed terrain race: 50% road/path, 40% trail, 10% grass.
  • Numbers can be collected from Connswater Community Centre, Connswater Street, BT4 1SX on:
    • Thursday 11th 6pm-8pm
    • Friday 12th 5pm-6:30pm
  • Race entry is limited to 500.
  • Start and finish line will be at CS Lewis Square.
  • Race will start at 7:00pm sharp.
  • Runners will start in waves due to COVID-19 restrictions. Runners will be asked to assemble in a zone equivalent to their approximate finish time.
  • There will be a timing mat at the start and finish ensuring everyone will get an accurate 'chip time'.
  • The first wave will start at 7:00pm sharp.
  • Water will be provided at the finish only.
  • Limited car parking available at The Arches Centre.
  • Public toilets will be available in the community centre.
  • We would encourage participants to car share or use public transport where possible. The nearest Glider halts are 'Connswater' and 'Holywood Arches' and there is a Belfast Bikes docking station at CS Lewis Square.


  • Prizes for top three ladies and men.
  • Prizes for 1st place in age categories - F40, M40, F50, M50, F60, M60, F70, M70.
  • Bespoke medal for every finisher.


  • Online entry only.
  • No entry on the day.
  • Entries are non-transferable.
  • Minimum age is 16 years old. Participants must be 16 or over on race day.
  • All participants must follow marshals instructions.
  • 'In ear' or 'over ear' headphones are not permitted for safety reasons. Only bone conduction headphones are permitted.
  • Running with buggies/prams is not permitted.
  • Running with a dog or other pets is not permitted.
  • All COVID-19 guidelines as of 11th August must always be adhered to.
  • Guidelines subject to change at short notice due to any COVID-19 restrictions at time of event, changes may include, for example, a wave start if recommended for public safety.