On 10 September the first edition of the XL 10 Miles will start from a unique location: the European Parliament and the Esplanade Solidarność 1980. The XL 10 Miles course will also visit the other attractions of Ixelles.

The XL 10 Miles is a brand-new running event in Brussels. For many runners it's the first major goal after the summer holidays. The XL 10 Miles is organised by Golazo at the initiative of sports councillor Bea Diallo, supported by Ixelles mayor Dominique Doufourny and the city council. It offers a challenge for all types of runners with a five and ten mile race as well as a Kids Mile for the our youngest athletes.

Participants will be able to enjoy a varied 5-mile lap, that will be completed once or twice depending on the chosen distance. The slightly undulating course, with 100 altitude metres, will be a hit with both causal runners and those who are aiming for a fast time.


On the beautiful course of the XL 10 Miles the participants will be able to discover the unique heritage of Ixelles. After a start at the European parliament the runners will head to the Matongé quarter, the Ixelles Museum, the Malibran quarter and its picturesque alley, Flagey, the Ixelles Ponds, the gardens of the Ter Kameren Abbey, the city hall, Ixelles avenue and the Saint Bonifatius church. Then they will return to the Esplanade and the European parliament, which will also host the finish.

"Ixelles is a cosmopolitan, culturally diverse community. That's why it's only logical to start the XL 10 Miles at the European parliament, a central place that stands for diversity, a place for unity and exchanging ideas," Ixelles sports councillor Bea Diallo comments.


The XL 10 Miles is the perfect preparation for the Brussels Marathon & Half Marathon, which will be held just three weeks later. The event will also donate a part of the proceedings to charity. That means there's plenty of good reasons to take part in the first edition of the XL 10 Miles on 10 September.

Signing up online is possible until midnight on Saturday 9 September.