Aisling Events


SPAR Craic 10k 2024


17 March 2024


9:00 am


City Hall, Belfast



It’s never too early to get ready for the off!

St Patrick’s Day 2024 will see over four thousand runners ‘back for the Craic’ as the SPAR Craic 10k road race returns in its full green glory to the streets of Belfast.

The St Patrick’s Day race, which will again begin at City Hall and end at Ormeau Park, is part of the wider Belfast City Council efforts to create an all-inclusive celebration of the National Saints’ Day.

Founded in 2015 and shining a light on our common heritage, the SPAR Craic 10k took a time out for the pandemic in 2020 and went virtual in 2021.

In Belfast, we are now a staple of the St Patrick’s Day festivities, as traditional as Irish stew and shamrock.

An inclusive, fun event which attracts all levels of runners from across the island and beyond, SPAR Craic 10k is Belfast’s premier urban run. As we take to the road again, we issue the warm, Irish welcome of ‘céad míle fáilte — come along for the Craic’.

Entry fee includes a personalised bib, chip, medal and finish line refreshments.

Our charity partner, Marie Curie will receive a £1 donation from every registration fee.

Any runners aged 16 or under who wish to run must be accompanied by adult and written consent should be sent to organisers by parents or guardian.

2024 Pricing Structure

£17.00: Up to January 1st 2024

£20.00: January 2nd – March 3rd 2024 or £17.00 if you register in our offices

£25.00: March 4th- 17th 2024

Early registration is advised as the race is capped at 4500 runners.

After February 19th merchandise can no longer be ordered online. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt after this date, you will have another opportunity to do this at pack collection.

No deferals or refunds accepted after January 31st 2024.