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Ultra races - Belgium

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./Paris Alsace....
  • 1986 Le Mons 200km
  • 1986 Chapelle lez Herlaimont 200km
  • 2009  Graide.
  • Wadelincourt

results from some of these races at Ultra Race Results
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.

Nearest train station is Pereuweltz (from Lille)
The race is usually held on the last weekend of August. Sadly cancelled in  2020
ultra walks in Belgium
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.
The 2021 20km Dutch Championship is due to be held in Tilburg on 13 June. The 50km championship, again in Tilburg, 3 October.
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.   
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019 saw many Centurions complete the Napoleon 100km walk. Previous walks have been the Tour of Flanders (2017) and the Ghent-Wevelgem (2018).

The 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. Route map pictured left



more challenge walks
trails worth looking 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








Euraudax is another organisation which holds walks of various distances
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