In Flanders Fields-marathon

Edition 25

Dixmude, Flanders, Belgium
17 Sep, 2023 (Sun)
Event size: 1000 - 4999 participants


42.195 km

About the event

The Flanders Fields Marathon runs through the flat landscape of the Westhoek, with its magnificent and wide panorama’s and historical heritage reminding World War One. The marathon starts at the Flemish Coast and finishes at the historical city of Ypres.
The “In Flanders Fields-marathon” follows mostly rivers and passes through picturesque small villages and historical towns. The many war memorials remember the thousands of soldiers from all over the world who offered their life in the Westhoek.

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In Flanders Fields-marathon

17 Sep, 2023 (Sun)
42.195 km
Race size: 1000 - 2499 participants
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9 questions to discover a marathon : In Flanders Fields-marathon

22 Jun, 2009 (Mon)

André Mingneau, the race director of ‘In Flanders Fields-marathon’ is presenting the marathon he is in charge of. Hello, on September 13th 2009, you’ll be organizing the In Flanders Fields-marathon . Can you tell us where it is located? It’s in “Flanders”, which is the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Our most famous city is Brussels, also known as the capital of Europe. The race is running from Nieuwpoort to Ieper. Ieper, or Ypres, is very famous because of the battles of the First World War. This will be the 10th edition of the race. Why was it created in the first place? I created it in honour of my grandfather. He and his four brothers went all five to WW1, the farm of their parents was only a few miles from the Front line. All five came came back alive which was very unique! What kind of route have you set up for the runners? How would you describe it? It’s a very flat race along the exact border of the front line of the First World War 1914-1918. It’s on a traffic free road from Nieuwpoort, by Diksmuide and with arrival on the historic market place of Ieper. You really run between the fields with the cows as spectators… How many runners do you expect on Sunday morning? What type of runners do you plan to attract? Last year we have 450 arrivals, some of them are really race runners but most of them run for their own pleasure and because of the history of this place. Do you organize other races during the Week-End? If so, on what distances? There is also a 7 and a 14K in Ieper. At that time of the year, what kind of weather can we expect? Mostly Sunny, between 16 and 21 degrees, that’s the average Have you planned festivities around the marathon? No, but maybe there will be some animation in Ieper The marathon finished, what advice would you give a runner who has never been to Nieuwpoort-stad or Ypres before? A good restaurant, a fancy sightseeing? A restaurant in Ieper, there are a lot, and of course a sightseeing around the battlefields of “Flanders Fields”, there are so many military cemeteries and it’s surely worth a visit. photo credit: ? Redvers In a single sentence, what would you tell the readers of 42k195 to make them register for the In Flanders Fields-marathon? The ‘In Flanders Fields-marathon’ may help to keep people’s mind open against useless violence and terror, that’s why our English, American and Canadian friends talk about the “marathon for peace’! In ‘14-’18 the victory in World War One was more important than personal survival. This time participation in the ‘In Flanders Fields-marathon’ is more valuable than the first place in the race. Therefore, participate and run this attractive marathon. Thank you André For more information : Official site of the In Flanders Fields-marathon In Flanders Fields-marathon on
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