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Race walking > Ultra races
Many Belgium ultra race walks tend to be aligned either to France, for the Paris Alsace qualifying 24 hours,  or to the Netherlands for Centurion qualifier 100 miles and for shorter championship races.

24 hour races
Belgium has hosted several 24 hours/200km races over the decades qualifiers for the Paris Colmar...
  • 1986 Le Mons 200km
  • 1986 Chapelle lez Herlaimont 200km
  • 2009  Graide.

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 (if it's not cancelled)


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.
Note the 2020 20km Dutch Championship to be held in Tilburg is now cancelled.

Challenge walks
  • Belgian Walking Association
    Belgian walkers also take part in a "challenge walk" each year which many Dutch and Belgian Centurions (and other walkers) take part in. These walks are organised by the Belgian Walking Association.
    2019 saw many Centurions complete the Napoleon 100km walk. Previous walks have been the Tour of Flanders (2017) and the Ghent-Wevelgem (2018).
  • Dodentocht (Death March)  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.

Trails worth a look at...
  • The Western Front Way
This trail was opened in 2019 and starts on the Belgian coast at Nieuwpoort and finishes 1000km later in Pfetterhouse on the French/Swiss border.
Details and downloadable maps at thewesternfrontway.com





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