Athora Great Bruges Marathon

17 Oct 2021 (Sun)


Marathon, Half marathon, 8km

Join Athora Great Bruges Marathon


The current COVID-19 situation is forcing the organisers of the Athora Great Bruges Marathon to postpone the 4th edition by one year. There will be a virtual version of the event on 17th and 18th October 2020.

The Athora Great Bruges Marathon offers a unique mix of running through a Unesco World Heritage site, celebrating and enjoying great gastronomy. This year, the event was also going to count as the Belgian Championships Marathon. Under the current circumstances, it is no longer realistic to organise the event on 18th October, as we had originally envisaged.

As a society, we have to take our collective responsibility and comply with the measures currently issued by the authorities. It will require joint and large-scale efforts to get COVID-19 under control. Additionally, we as organisation have to also take our own responsibility to safeguard the health of participants, volunteers, spectators and all other people involved.

Proof of Registration

There will be a new physical edition of the Athora Great Bruges Marathon on 17th October 2021. Your proof of registration will automatically remain valid for the 2021 edition. Participants will not have to do anything else about that. Registration for the 2021 edition will open later this year.

Virtual edition on 17th and 18th October 2020

We would still like to offer you a new challenge this year. For that purpose, we are currently working on an alternative, digital version of the Athora Great Bruges Marathon. Keep an eye on our channels for more information to come out in the coming weeks.

Destacable en la ruta

Start & finish are located in the heart of the historical city center. First the race course will take participants for a sightseeing tour through the old town. The second portion of the race will lead all the way to the beautiful Belgian Coast and back to ultimately finish on the famous 'Grote Markt'.

During the event, participants will be able to enjoy the best features Bruges has to offer and tons of animations along the course.

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Included in the fee

Personalized race number with your name
Unique medal at the finish for every finisher
Marathon participants receive the exclusive Great Bruge Marathon T-shirt for free
Refreshment stations on the course and at the finish
Food market at the finish line
Changing rooms and showers near the start
Free storage of sports bags
Correct distance and time indication on the course and at the finish
Complete results, available live on the website
Detailed course description for every distance, with indication of the supply posts
Sportinez-insurance during the races. 
Electronic chip at the back of the racenumber ensuring correct time registration

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Registrations: Hallenzalen / Changing rooms: Hallenzalen / Showers in secondary school Sint-Leo Hemelsdale (Potterierei 13)

After Race Services

Foodmarket at the finish line in cooperation with the Spermalie Hotel School

Age Limit

Marathon: 18 years old - Half Marathon: 16 years old

Aid Stations

Every 2.5 km water in cardboard cups, every 5 km Isotone drink by Isostar. Bananas are available on kilometers 15, 25 and 35 and Isostar Energy Gel on kilometer 33.5. At the finish runners receive one bottle of sport water, a bottle of Isostar, an energybar & salted biscuits. Participants can drink every 2.5 kilometers.

Award Medals

Available for every finisher!

Equipment Storage

Starting at 7.00 a.m. you can drop op of your bags at the sports bags storage tent. When you hand in your sports bags, a sticker with a number will be stuck on your race number. The same numbered sticker will be placed on your sports bag. After the run you can only get your bag back upon showing your race number with this sticker. Attention: once you have handed in your sports bag, you cannot get it back until AFTER the run!

Maximum Time

The time limit  is 5 hours. Those who run more slowly will be asked to stop their race or continue running at their own risk.


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Provided Photo Service

SPORTOGRAF.COM is the official photo service of the Athora Great Bruges Marathon.


Electronic chip at the back of the racenumber ensuring correct time registration.



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The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.