Balloon Run

Sept. 3, 2023

A vibrant Sint-Niklaas awaits you during the Vredefeesten


On Sunday, September 3, the 9th edition of the Balloon Run will take place. This running event is part of the Vredefeesten in Sint-Niklaas so you can count on a vibrant city to run through.

Belgium's largest Great Market, the Station Street, the Place de la Régence ... it's just a small sample of the itinerary.

So on the first weekend of September, head down to the Waasland with the whole family for a Kids Run (1K), Short Run (5K) or Long Run (10K) and enjoy all the other festivities afterwards.



Sept. 3, 2023


1:15 p.m. Start balloon run


Saint Nicholas
Park Avenue, Sint-Niklaas

How far?

1K (up to 12 years old) - 5K - 10K



Registration is possible until?

Sept. 3, 2023

What do I get for this?

Participation on a closed city course
Provisioning (5 & 10K)
Free storage of sports bags
Electronic timekeeping
Sports accident insurance
Locker rooms and showers
Consumption token
Podium prizes on the 5 and 10K

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Program and participation fee
  • 1:15 p.m.: Kids Run 1K (ages 6 to 12)
  • 1:30 p.m.: Short Run 5K
  • 2:30 p.m.: Long Run 10K
  • 3:30 p.m.: Podium ceremony (5 and 10K)


Participation fee Kids Run: €5.
Participation fee Short and Long Run: €15.

The start and finish are on Park Avenue. The podium ceremony will take place in Romain De Vidtspark

Practical info

Chest number collection

  • Saturday, September 2, between 9 a.m. and noon
  • Sunday, September 3 from 11 a.m.
  • In the Romain De Vidtspark (City Park) at the statue of Reynaert The Fox


A tent in which to drop off luggage is provided at the chest number collection area. The tent will be guarded from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Locker rooms and showers

From 12 to 5 p.m., the locker rooms and showers at Sports Center De Witte Molen (Azalealaan) are open. However, please do NOT leave personal belongings here.


As much as possible, come by bike or on foot. If you come by car, you can park for free at the Waasland Shopping Center (about 1K from the Romain De Vidtspark).

The inner center of Sint-Niklaas will be completely traffic-free from noon on race day.

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Registration is open until
Sept. 3, 2023

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