Runners' lab Half Marathon Ghent

March 10, 2024

Marathon topper Bashir Abdi is in attendance, but you too can participate!


The 4th edition of the Runners' lab Half Marathon Ghent will take place on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

It's a race for everyone: From world champions, recreational runners, wheelers to kids from the neighborhood ... everyone runs alongside Olympic medalist Bashir Abdi on this fast and beautiful course.

So the ideal opportunity to improve your personal best time in a nice atmosphere.



March 10, 2024


08h00 welcome
09h30 start elite wave (sub 1h20)
11h30 start Free the Wheelers
11h40 start half marathon wave 2 (+1h20)
13h40 start youth run 400m
13h50 start youth run 800m
14h start 6K and 10K


Wouter Weylandstadion, Gentbrugge
Frederik Burvenichstraat 171 Gentbrugge

How far?

21K - 10K - 6K - youth run


Prices vary by purchase date. See below.

Registration is possible until?

March 9, 2024

What do I get for this?

Fastest running course in Benelux
Four refreshments along the way
Final refreshments
Electronic timekeeping
Sports Accident Insurance

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The course in Gentbrugge is known for being lightning fast. Last year, local hero Bashir Abdi dipped below the magic hour mark in the half marathon for the first time in his career. In doing so, it improved the 26-year-old Belgian record.

This year the course has been redesigned and is even faster. While Bashir may have a shot at the European record, you will find the ideal conditions to run your best time ever.

Start and finish are located at the Wouter Weylandt athletics stadium in Gentbrugge.

The course consists of a 1K start, followed by two laps of 9K to finally run back to the stadium. Along the way you will pass the Gentbrugse Meersen and the Scheldedijk, among other places.

During the 21K, there are four supplies provided with the support of 4GOLD. You'll find them after 4, 8, 12 and 16K.




21K (sub 1h20): 9h30
21K (wheelers): 11:30 a.m.
21K (wave 2): 11u40

400m (youth run): 1:40 p.m.
800m (youth run): 1:50 p.m.

6K: 2 p.m.
10K: 2 p.m.

Award ceremony

Info will follow asap.

Practical info


A separate wave is provided for wheelers. Wheelers should register through the Triple Challenge website.

Day registration: Possible on site if the advance limit has not yet been reached.
The start and finish is located at the Wouter Weylandt athletics stadium in Gentbrugge (Frederik Burvenichstraat 171, Gentbrugge)

Stage Awards

Info will follow asap.

Food and beverage outlets

Drink and food outlets will be provided for runners and supporters at the start and finish locations.


Parking is available near the stadium or under the overpass on Land van Rodelaan.

Sports Insurance

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Participation fee

Prices vary by purchase date.

Decide quickly and enjoy the "Early Bird" rate through Jan. 31, 2024.







Belgian championship

The half marathon also serves as a Belgian championship.

To qualify, you must be a Belgian national and affiliated with VAL or LBFA.

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Registration is open until
March 9, 2024

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