By now, it
has become abundantly clear how seriously we all have to take the measures to
prevent the further spread of the coronavirus. They will definitely apply for
some time to come and we will have to continue to take precautions, even when
it looks like normality might be able to return.
Antwerp 10 Miles attracts a great number of people and therefore, we, as organisers,
will continue to take our responsibility. The health of every single
participant, supporter, collaborator, in short, of everybody is of primordial
importance to us! So, in consultation with the City of Antwerp, we have decided
to move the AG Antwerp 10 Miles, scheduled to take place on Sunday 26th April,
to the autumn of this year. Please know that we too - probably just like you -
were preparing fully for it, and we think it is a great shame as well.
Both we as
organisers, and the city and our partners, have to move a lot of things around
and have to make space in the various diaries. We will also continue to heed
all the directives issued by the government. As soon as our consultations lead
to a new, definite date, we will announce it.
who had already signed up will receive a personal email.
You will be
able to virtually run the AG Antwerp 10 Miles from 24th April onwards and
plenty of other events as of now. That will keep you moving and you can keep on
sharing that virtually with others. Make sure to check our recently launched
Keep Moving platform: www.keepmoving.eu
healthy, continue to follow all health rules and see you soon!
The AG Antwerp 10 miles is one of the most popular running-events on the Belgian calendar. The race attracts over 35,000 participants and although the most popular event is the 10-mile run, but here is also a short, 6 km run, all of which go through the beautiful city of Antwerp, with thousands lining the streets to cheer the athletes on their way.
On Sunday 26th April, it is the little ones who will be the first off the block at 11am for the 1.4 km Alpro Kids Run. The renewed AG Antwerp Short Run of 6 km starts at 12 noon. The most popular distance has traditionally always been the AG Antwerp 10 Miles, which will start in three waves at 2pm, 2:30pm and 3pm. This is half an hour earlier than previous years. The Kennedy tunnel and Waasland tunnel are the main eye-catchers along the 16 km course. As was announced earlier, the Antwerp Marathon will move to Saturday 12th September.
"The Antwerp 10 Miles remains the biggest take-part event in our city and Flanders", according to the Antwerp Councillor for Sport Ludo Van Campenhout. "Running through the Kennedy tunnel and Waasland tunnel is a unique experience for every participant. The entertainment and encouragement by supporters along the course are additional reasons for the enormous success of this running event. That is why we will continue to invest in the running sport."
AG ANTWERP SHORT RUN WITH A VIEW OVER THE ANTWERP SKYLINE
"Our organisation is constantly looking for improvement and innovation", says Greg Broekmans of organizer Golazo Sports. "For instance, last year the route of the 10 Miles was adjusted and a fourth supply station was added to increase the comfort of the participants. These formulae for success are repeated for the 35th edition. In 2020, we are revamping the AG Antwerp Short Run. The new course of 6 km will take the participants all the way around the Galgenweel for the first time. The stunning view over the Antwerp skyline is promising to be an experience in itself for the participants."