Marathon of Kruibeke

March 2, 2024

Enjoy nature in its purest form


The "Polders of Kruibeke" nature reserve is not only a controlled flood plain but also a Valhalla for athletes who want to enjoy nature in its purest form. With its unpaved paths, vast fields and a multitude of animal and plant species, you will be in a fantastic environment to complete your sporting challenge.

You can choose from 3 distances within the course: 10.5K, 21K & 42K. If running a half or full marathon is a bridge too far for you, you can also participate in our walk! You walk for 21K through the same fantastic scenery with the same amenities and all at your own pace!

Afterwards, there will be Night of Super 8. Want to purchase additional tickets for your supporters? Then click here.



March 2, 2024


7:00 Welcome
9:00 Marathon
9:10 Walkers Half Marathon
12:30 Half Marathon
2:00 10.5K


Polders of Kruibeke - East Flanders
Scheldelei 1, 9150 Kruibeke

How far?

10.5K - 21K (Run & Walk) - 42K


Prices vary by purchase date. See below.

Registration is possible until?

March 1, 2024

What do I get for this?

Electronic timekeeping
Supplies along the way
Goodie bag
Free storage sports bags
Free entrance Night of Super 8 (personal)
Prizes for first three men and women on each run distance

Terms and conditions?

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Course + GPX

Marathon participants run the 21K course twice. Participants of the half marathon run the 21K loop once. For the 10.5K, they also stick to one lap.

The entire course is fully signposted, and there are signalizers at key points.

Download the GPX of the 21 and 42K here.

You can download the GPX of the 10.5K here.


  • 1/5 Trail path
  • 1/5 towpath paved
  • 3/5 Asphalt

In case of heavy rain, the course will be revisited, according to the condition of the off-road trails.

There are two aid stations on the course, equipped with Red Cross staff.


Starting shot runners

42K: 9 a.m.
21K: 12:30 p.m.
10.5K: 2 p.m.

Starting shot walkers

21K: free start between 9:10 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Award ceremony

42K: around 1:30 p.m.
21K : around 3:30 p.m.
10.5K: around 3:30 p.m.

Afterparty Night of Super 8: following (participants have free admission to this. Additional tickets can be purchased for €7. This can be done here).

Practical info

Chest number collection

To save time, you can pick up your chest number in advance. You can do so from Wednesday, Feb. 28 to Friday, March 1 at Runners' lab Zwijndrecht during opening hours.

Note: Runners and walkers will receive a chest number.

Chest number pickup can also be done on the day at the "pickup chest numbers" booth.

  • 8 am - 8:55 am: Pick up chest numbers runners marathon.
  • 8 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.: Pick up chest numbers WALK half marathon.
  • 10 am - 12:25 pm: Pick up chest numbers runners half marathon.
  • 12 p.m. - 1:55 p.m.: Pick up chest numbers runners quarter marathon.

At the chest numbers you can also buy your eco cup worth €3, because at the feeding stations NO drinking cups will be provided. You will have to provide or buy your own cup/ eco cup or Camelbak at the "collect chest numbers" stand.

Day registration

Day registration is possible if the limit of 1,200 pre-registrations is not reached.


Free storage is provided for your personal belongings.

Changing rooms, showers and sanitary facilities

Changing rooms and showers are provided. Restrooms are provided on and off the course.

Food and beverage outlets

Throughout the day you can visit the food trucks for delicious snacks and vegetarian alternatives. These meals are paying and not included in the price of the (Half) marathon or walk.


The Line

Operated by lines 93, 95, 97, 99, 99S
Stop: Scheldelei - 200m from the event.

Follow signage once arrived.


The water bus

From Antwerp, Linkeroever, Kallo, Hemiksem or Lillo, you can easily reach the Kruibeke Marathon with the Waterbus. The Kruibeke stop is 200m from the event.


The bicycle

Cycling is an ideal warm-up for the Kruibeke Marathon.

Sufficient parking spaces will be provided at Parking 1: Scheldelei, 9150 Kruibeke.

The organization encourages everyone to carpool, take bicycles or public transportation!

Participation fee

Prices vary by purchase date.

Decide soon and enjoy the "Early Bird" rate through Jan. 1, 2024.








Night of Super 8

It is said that runners have the best dancing legs. Whether that rule still holds true after a marathon, we will experience during the Night of Super 8.

Once all the runners and walkers are in, we'll get this after party going.

All participants of this event have free admission. Would you like to bring some fine company with you? Then you can purchase additional tickets in the registration form. The price for one ticket is €7.

Line up

15:30 Cart Kilo
5 p.m. Because it can be done & Average Rob
6:00 pm Nive & Neekid
7:30 pm Olsan Twins
21h00 The Boiteurs
22u30 Fly & Solo

Purchasing tickets but not walking or hiking along?

Then click here.

I'm walking with you!
Registration is open until
March 1, 2024

Personal Coaching.

Prepare for your running challenge.

Would you like to keep running injury-free and enjoy this fantastic sport while getting yourself optimally prepared for an upcoming running challenge? Then maybe our brand new coaching package is just the thing for you!

Coaching Package

completely tailored to your needs.
  • 1 lactate test + intake interview
  • 3-month training schedule fully personalized
  • Permanent coaching (remote) with weekly updating schedule
  • 2 live workshops (including guided training)
  • Using TrainingPeaks
  • Formatting personal competition plan
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