The Belgian capital is the city of many parks and forests. Our routes will take you running in Brussels, from the Bois de la Cambre to the Woluwe park via the historic centre.
Although the name Brussels originally meant 'castle of the marshes', since the vaulting of the Senne in 1871, the periodic flooding and marshes that surrounded it are history. Today, its many green spaces and wide arteries offer runners considerable opportunities. Brussels is a large city, and the space available per inhabitant is larger than the average for other European capitals. The three-storey houses are very specific, similar in structure but often very different in appearance. Walking along the streets of Brussels, you will discover this 19th century architecture, which still stands alongside the mansions of the urban periphery. In the heart of the city, you will discover the magnificent Palais de Justice, the gigantic Basilica of the Sacred Heart, or the alleyway housing the famous Manneken Pis fountain.
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It's time for a run through the fashionable Sablon quarter! Among its numerous monuments you'll find the gothic Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon, which overlooks the busy Grand Sablon square, as well as the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and the Magritte museum.
The Libertés district
Also known as the Notre-Dame-aux-Neiges district, this old working class area has a great heritage. In particular you'll discover more about the Congress Column, the Belgian Comic Strip Centre, and the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral.
Brussels, comic strip capital
It is in Brussels that the most famous comic strip characters are born. Explore the streets of the capital to discover fantastic murals paying tribute to Tintin, the Smurfs, Astérix, Corto Maltese, and Lucky Luke. A treat for all the family!
Long Route in the City Centre
Discover the city centre and a few of its parks and iconic monuments with this 10km Smart Run. You'll soon realise that Brussels' famous comic strips really can be found everywhere in this city!
Off to the Cinquentenaire
Brussels is a fantastic city to live and work in. This easy Smart Run will introduce you to the city's landmarks, as well as many of its typical squares, parks and streets.
The trendy Marolles district will reveal itself along this tour. Dominated by the majestic Palais de Justice, it is also known for its Jeu de Balle square. The Church of Our Lady of the Chapel and the Tour Blaton are also included on the route.
The Quays and Dansaert quarter
It's time for a nice route through these two Brussels quarters. We'll talk to you about the Sainte-Catherine square, Zinneke Pis, the Beguine church, and the place des Martyrs, among others!
Run with Humanity & Inclusion
Let Humanity & Inclusion guide you around the city. This international non-governmental relief organisation helps those in need in more than 60 countries. You will learn about their efforts all while staying motivated. See you at the finish line in 5 kilometers!
The 20 kilometres of Brussels
Follow the path of this mystical race for a day without cars! Discover historical monuments and some of the most beautiful roads in the heart of Europe with a stroll through Brussels, before arriving under the archway in the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
Centre and European District
This 15km Smart Run will take you through the city centre with its many parks and iconic monuments, as well as through the Léopold Quarter, known as the European District as so many European institutions are based there.
The essentials in 5km
Discover the Capital of Europe through its main points of interest: the Grand-Place, the court, the Royal Square and several of its famous museums and typical squares and streets.
Îlot sacré and Stalingrad
Let yourself be guided through these two historic districts in Brussels! You'll see the symbolic Manneken Pis, the Bourse, the Grand-Place, and plenty of other monuments.
Watch your manners, you're in the Royal Quarter! The Royal Theatre in the park, the Saints-Michel-et-Gudule Cathedral, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the Palace of Brussels will all be along the way.
Fancy a bit of culture? The often named "European Capital" naturally has many European institutions. Discover them while exploring this quarter where you'll find in particular the European Parliament, the Berlaymont, and the House of European History.
Short Route in the City Centre
Discover the city centre and a few of its iconic monuments with this 5km Smart Run. You'll soon realise that Brussels' famous comic strips really can be found everywhere in this city!
The city centre tour
The centre of Brussels is so rich in culture and history that a 10-km Smart Run hardly does justice to all of it. This route will lead you to the Grand-Place, the famous Manneken Pis, as well as several of the Royal and Art Deco buildings, and so much more.
Ixelles & Bois de la Cambre
Discover the posh neighborhood of Ixelles and the pretty Bois de la Cambre on this relaxing and cultural route. We will tell you more about the town hall of Ixelles, the courthouse, avenue Louise, and even the Free University of Brussels. Enjoy!