Many Belgium ultra race walks tend to be aligned either to France, for the Alsace qualifying 24 hours, or to the Netherlands for Centurion qualifier 100 miles and for shorter championship races.
24 hour races
Every two years, the 24 hours of Wadelincourt is held as a Paris Alsace qualifer which is capably organised by Pascal Biebuyck , himself a Paris Alsace finisher.
The judging is taken care of by French race walking judges headed up by Huges Pannier as Chief Judge.
See map opposite for the location.
Nearest train station is Pereuweltz (from Lille)
The race is usually held on the last weekend of August.
The date for 2020 is: 29-30 August. Details to follow.
other race walks
The Belgian 20km and 50km championship race walks are usually held in conjunction with the Dutch Championship race (with other smaller nations). In 2019 these races were held in Tilburg (NED) in October.
Belgian walkers also hold a "challenge walk" eachyear which many Dutch and Belgian Centurions (and other walkers) take part in. The walks are held around Belgium and organised by the Belgian Walking Association. 2019 saw many Centurions complete the Napoleon 100km walk. Previous walks have been Tour of Flanders (2017) and the Ghent-Wevelgem (2018).
The Dodentocht (Death March) is another 100km walk which takes place every August in Bornhem, near Antwerp. The walk is open to runners and walkers and starts at 2100 on a Friday evening and has a 24 hour time limit.
2020 walks will be posted on the website as details become available.