About Port of Antwerp Night Marathon
Exactly 100 years after the Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, the city is welcoming a brand new A-level event: The Antwerp Night Marathon.
RUN INTO THE NIGHT
Antwerp is known for its nightlife, cosy bars and entertainment. On September 12, thousands of runners will run into the night. DJ's and rock bands every km will create a fantastic atmosphere for both runners and people along the course.
There are over 2000 marathons in the world. Only few run into the dark! Participants can choose between a full Marathon, a Marathon Relay (team of 4) and a Half Marathon.
COURSE RUNS STRAIGHT THROUGH THE CITY CENTRE
The Port of Antwerp Night Marathon will start at 7pm, one hour before sundown. The runners will literally run into the night and into the beautiful Antwerp city centre.
The course focuses completely on the Rechteroever (Right Bank) in the districts Antwerp, Hoboken, Berchem and Borgerhout. From the start on the Vlaamse Kaai, the runners head south in the direction of the Olympic area on the Kiel. The runners will head back north via the Bolivar tunnel underneath the Butterfly Palace (Palace of Justice).
The participants will be able to enjoy passing by iconic Antwerp landmarks such as the Central Station, the Boerentoren, the MAS and the Port Authority building. The building designed by Zaha Hadid with its 'diamond-shaped roof' is the most northerly point of the Port of Antwerp Night Marathon. The last loop of the course takes in the Port Authority building along the Scheldt down to the Grote Markt and then goes in a straight line to the finish on the event square by the Scheldekaaien Sint-Andries.