BREAKING NEWS - The race will now start at

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 11th 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
T-shirt *£5

* Optional purchase and only 250 t-shirts available

Course preview


Useful information

  • Check our Facebook page and Twitter for regular updates
  • 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 JACK Coffee Bar, 402 Newtownards Rd, Belfast BT4 1HH on:
    • Thursday 10th 6pm-8pm
    • Friday 11th 5pm-6:30pm
  • Race entry is limited to 500.
  • Start and finish line will be at CS Lewis Square.
  • Race will start at 7:45pm sharp.
  • There will be a timing mat at the start and finish ensuring everyone will get an accurate chip time.
  • Water will be provided at the finish only.
  • Limited car parking available at The Arches Centre and at the Connswater Retail Park.
  • We would encourage participants to car share or use public transport where possible. The nearest Glider halts are 'Connswater' and 'Holywood Arches'; CS Lewis Square can also be accessed by a 20 minutes’ walk from Lanyon Place, Titanic Quarter and Sydenham train stations; and there is a Belfast Bikes docking station at CS Lewis Square.
  • A share of the events proceeds will be donated to THE LARDER food bank in East Belfast.


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


  • 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.