Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon, 3rd November 2024

Every year, Missing Children Europe brings together a group of runners who run to raise awareness and funds for Missing Children Europe’s projects to prevent, protect and support missing children.

This year, the revamped course starts from De Brouckère and takes you past iconic locations such as the Basilica of Koekelberg, the Atomium and the Cinquantenaire Park. More than 12,000 participants are expected at the start.

In addition to the marathon and half marathon, a 7 km run is also scheduled, while the youngest runners can participate in the 1 km Persil Kids Run.

The Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon has been receiving growing international acclaim annually, with the 2023 edition attracting participants from no fewer than 105 countries.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Program

Sunday 3 November

  • 9:00 am: Brussels Airport Half Marathon (21 km) – Start of the race @ Place de Brouckère
  • 9:00 am: Brussels Airport 7 km – Start of the race @ Place des Palais
  • 9:30 am: Brussels Airport Marathon (42 km) – Start of the race @ Place de Brouckère
  • 9:30 am: Persil Kids Run 1 km – Start of the race @ Place des Palais

The finish for all distances is at the Place des Palais.

Course

Marathon (42 km)

Half-Marathon (21 km)

7 km

The Persil Kids Run (1 km) will start and finish at the Place des Palais.


Explore below the various ways you can support our Missing Children Europe team at the Brussels Airport Marathon and Half Marathon and the benefits you'll receive:
Picture of Brussels Marathon runners for Missing Children Europe displaying company logo
You are a company

Engage your company as a sponsor or a team

► Team bonding opportunity with your colleagues and friends and a chance to support a good cause

► T-shirts with your logo and Missing Children Europe logo for all of your runners

► Registration of your runners and collection of running numbers for the course/distance of their choice

► Refreshments and a photographer to take individual and team pictures

► Your company’s logo and link to the company’s website will be shown on our website on the dedicated marathon page, as well as in our Annual Review and Figures and Trends report

► Your company’s logo displayed in flyers and social media posts for promotion of the event

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You are an individual runner

Engage as an individual runner

► A fun day out running for a good cause

► A running T-shirt with the “Running for Missing Children Europe” logo

► Registration and collection of running numbers for the course/distance of your choice

► Refreshments and a photographer to take pictures

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Support us without running

Are you unable to participate in the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon, but still wish to support the work of Missing Children Europe? Please, consider making a donation.

Donations of 40 euros or more made by residents of France, Belgium and Luxembourg are eligible to receive a fiscal tax certificate.

Would you like to support us even more?

Missing Children Europe invites you to amplify your support by becoming a fundraising runner. Create your fundraising page via Given Gain or any other platform and aim to collect €60 in donations. Get your family, friends, and colleagues to sponsor your run and contribute to projects aimed at protecting missing children.


Registration fees

FEES

€40 per participant for the kids run (1 km)

€90 per participant for the Brussels Airport 7 km

€120 per participant for the Brussels Airport Half Marathon (21 km)

€150 per participant for the Brussels Airport Full Marathon (42 km)

The registration fee includes a running T-shirt, refreshments and a donation.

Missing Children Europe will also provide a professional photographer to take individual and team pictures.

Deadline for registrations:

13 October, 2024


Registration
You are a company

To register, please contact andrea.tedde@missingchildreneurope.eu

 

You are an individual runner
Step 1

Please fill in this form with your details.

 

Step 2

Make your payment via IBAN: BE43 310 165 832 401 BIC: BBRUBEBB and send a proof of payment to andrea.tedde@missingchildreneurope.eu


What will the money raised be used for?

The funds raised from the Brussels Airport Marathon and Half Marathon will go toward supporting two of our projects. We offer each of our supporters the possibility to choose which cause they want to champion:

CESAGRAM 

The Comprehensive European Strategy Against Grooming and Missing Children (CESAGRAM) project aims to prevent grooming for sexual abuse and prevent children from going missing, especially considering the role of technology. It also aims to detect and provide proper support to children who have been victims of grooming. CESAGRAM focuses on these objectives through research, training, awareness-raising, the development of an AI tool, and advocacy.

LGBTIQ+ MISSING

The LGBTIQ+ MISSING project aims to advance knowledge on the experiences of LGBTIQ+ young people who go missing and the role of intersectional discrimination and inequality before, during, and after going missing. It aims to collect data on the experiences leading to LGBTIQ+ youth going missing, so that it can reduce the risks of missing in the future.


Contact

In case of any questions, please contact: andrea.tedde@missingchildreneurope.eu


Image gallery

Running for Missing Children Europe event in 2023

Click on the following links to see pictures of previous editions of the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon:

2023 – click here

2022 – click here

2019 – click here

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