Sunday’s Brussels Marathon will go through Brussels and Tervuren
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    Sunday’s Brussels Marathon will go through Brussels and Tervuren

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    The start and finish line will be at Parc du Cinquantenaire for the first time this year.
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    On Sunday, the Brussels Marathon and Semi-marathon will gather thousands of runners in the streets of Brussels and Tervuren. The majority of thoroughfares in the capital will be closed to traffic between 8.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The start and finish line will be at Parc du Cinquantenaire for the first time this year.

    The route goes to the Rond-point Robert Schuman (the so-called “Schuman Roundabout”), then Rue Belliard, the Place des Palais and Rue de la Loi, Place Poelaert and Avenue Louise towards the Bois de la Cambre park and gardens. The route then heads towards Tervuren to return via Square Montgomery. All of the roads on the route will be closed between 8.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

    The Parc du Cinquantenaire will be closed to traffic from 5.30 a.m. on Sunday in the Tervuren direction, whilst the E40 Reyers-Centre tunnel and Rue de la Loi heading towards the centre will remain accessible to motorists.

    Those taking part will be able to end with “The Big Belgian Party” at the Autoworld museum. A “Belgian Beer House” will also be set up at the Parc du Cinquantenaire for sampling Belgian beers, chips, waffles and chocolate.

    Oscar Schneider
    The Brussels Times