Long Course Weekend Belgium

Edition 3

Nieuwpoort, Belgium
22-24 Sep, 2023 (Fri - Sun)

Running

5 km, 10 km, 21.1 km, 42.195 km

Cycling

45 km, 90 km, 180 km

Swimming

1.9 km, 3.8 km

Triathlon

1.9 km

90 km

21.097 km

3.8 km

180 km

42.195 km

About the event

Long Course Weekend is a unique festival of sport that offers an unbeatable atmosphere. Over three days athletes can choose events from three disciplines (swim, bike, run) and multiple distances to create a tailor made weekend course for their ability. For those looking to push their limits there's the Long Course option - the longest distance in each event. Each Long Course Athlete who finishes will receive the coveted fourth medal for their medal stack.

Long Course Weekend events are world famous for their atmosphere and spectacular finish lines and this hugely popular format has been a must-attend sporting event in Belgium since 2021. Don't miss out, enter now!

Races offered by this event

You have 33 weeks for training

Half Long Course Weekend

22 Sep, 2023 (Fri) - 17:00
Triathlon
Solo
On site
  • Swimming
    1.9 km1 km loop
    Sea/ocean
    Single loop
    Timed
    The Nieuwpoort Swim is one of the only open water swimming competitions in Belgium. The start is at the Old Fish Market and you swim towards the entrance of the largest marina in Northern Europe. As the start of the Long Course Weekend you swim against an international field of participants over 3.8km. Despite the sea water you swim in calm water because of the protection against the current of the channel and the spectators can also walk along the entire course. In the shadow of the West Front monument and with the finish on the Long Course Weekend festival grounds, this will undoubtedly be a race to remember.
  • Cycling
    90 km
    50 m Elevation gain50 m Elevation drop
    Road
    Rolling
    Single loop
    Residential
    Nature
    City
    Downhill
    Forest
    Historical
    River
    Scenic
    Asphalt
    Single track
    The Cycle Flanders Fields is centralized around the stunning seaside town of Nieuwpoort and sits just 40 minute from Calais. The 90km course is a unique 1 lap route absorbing everything the historic west of Belgium has to offer.

    Starting and finishing in the city centre, riders head southwest following the World War 1 front line toward Diksmuide, Ypres and the sobering Menin Gate. The routes are dotted with monuments and cemeteries from both Wars which pay respect to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Make the Flanders Fields Bike your "must do" race for 2023. You won't be disappointed!
  • Running
    21.097 km
    5 m Elevation gain5 m Elevation drop
    Road
    Flat
    Single loop
    Timed
    Beach
    Historical
    Grass
    Asphalt
    Residential
    Park
    Nature
    Family friendly
    Single track
    The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.

Full Long Course Weekend

22 Sep, 2023 (Fri) - 18:00
Triathlon
Solo
On site
  • Swimming
    3.8 km1 km loop
    Sea/ocean
    Multiple loops
    Timed
    The Nieuwpoort Swim is one of the only open water swimming competitions in Belgium. The start is at the Old Fish Market and you swim towards the entrance of the largest marina in Northern Europe. As the start of the Long Course Weekend you swim against an international field of participants over 3.8km. Despite the sea water you swim in calm water because of the protection against the current of the channel and the spectators can also walk along the entire course. In the shadow of the West Front monument and with the finish on the Long Course Weekend festival grounds, this will undoubtedly be a race to remember.
  • Cycling
    180 km
    500 m Elevation gain500 m Elevation drop
    Road
    Hilly
    Single loop
    Residential
    Nature
    City
    Downhill
    Forest
    Historical
    River
    Scenic
    Asphalt
    Single track
    The Cycle Flanders Fields is centralized around the stunning seaside town of Nieuwpoort and sits just 40 minute from Calais. The world class 180km course is a unique 1 lap route absorbing everything the historic west of Belgium has to offer. The route covers a part of the World Tour Classic ‘Ghent-Wevelgem’ course. It's your chance to follow in your hero's footsteps attempting the famous "cobbled streets" and the celebrated Kemmelberg.

    Starting and finishing in the city centre, riders head southwest following the World War 1 front line toward Diksmuide, Ypres and the sobering Menin Gate. The routes are dotted with monuments and cemeteries from both Wars which pay respect to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Make the Flanders Fields Bike your "must do" race for 2022. You won't be disappointed!
  • Running
    42.195 km
    0 m Elevation drop
    Road
    Flat
    Single loop
    Timed
    Beach
    Historical
    Grass
    Asphalt
    Residential
    Park
    Nature
    Family friendly
    Single track
    The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.

The Nieuwpoort 5K

22 Sep, 2023 (Fri) - 18:00
Running - Time trial
5 km
1 m Elevation gain1 m Elevation drop
The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track
Beginner friendly

The Nieuwpoort Swim 1.9K

22 Sep, 2023 (Fri) - 18:00
Swimming - Time trial
1.9 km1  loop
0 m Elevation drop
The Nieuwpoort Swim is one of the only open water swimming competitions in Belgium. The start is at the Old Fish Market and you swim towards the entrance of the largest marina in Northern Europe. As the start of the Long Course Weekend you swim against an international field of participants over 3,8km. Despite the sea water you swim in calm water because of the protection against the current of the channel and the spectators can also walk along the entire course. In the shadow of the West Front monument and with the finish on the Long Course Weekend festival grounds, this will undoubtedly be a race to remember.
Solo
On site
Sea/ocean
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track

The Nieuwpoort Swim 3.8K

22 Sep, 2023 (Fri) - 18:00
Swimming - Time trial
3.8 km1  loop
0 m Elevation drop
The Nieuwpoort Swim is one of the only open water swimming competitions in Belgium. The start is at the Old Fish Market and you swim towards the entrance of the largest marina in Northern Europe. As the start of the Long Course Weekend you swim against an international field of participants over 3,8km. Despite the sea water you swim in calm water because of the protection against the current of the channel and the spectators can also walk along the entire course. In the shadow of the West Front monument and with the finish on the Long Course Weekend festival grounds, this will undoubtedly be a race to remember.
Solo
On site
Sea/ocean
Flat
Multiple loops
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track

Cycle Flanders Fields 180K

23 Sep, 2023 (Sat) - 18:00
Cycling
180 km
500 m Elevation gain500 m Elevation drop
Race size: 500 - 999 participants
The Cycle Flanders Fields is centralized around the stunning seaside town of Nieuwpoort and sits just 40 minute from Calais. The world class 180km course is a unique 1 lap route absorbing everything the historic west of Belgium has to offer. The route covers a part of the World Tour Classic ‘Ghent-Wevelgem’ course. It's your chance to follow in your hero's footsteps attempting the famous "cobbled streets" and the celebrated Kemmelberg.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, riders head southwest following the World War 1 front line toward Diksmuide, Ypres and the sobering Menin Gate. The routes are dotted with monuments and cemeteries from both Wars which pay respect to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Make the Flanders Fields Bike your "must do" race for 2023. You won't be disappointed!
Solo
On site
Road
Hilly
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track

Cycle Flanders Fields 45K

23 Sep, 2023 (Sat) - 18:00
Cycling
45 km
10 m Elevation gain10 m Elevation drop
Race size: 500 - 999 participants
The Cycle Flanders Fields is centralized around the stunning seaside town of Nieuwpoort and sits just 40 minute from Calais. The 90km course is a unique 1 lap route absorbing everything the historic west of Belgium has to offer. The route covers a part of the World Tour Classic ‘Ghent-Wevelgem’ course. It's your chance to follow in your hero's footsteps attempting the famous "cobbled streets" and the celebrated Kemmelberg.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, riders head southwest following the World War 1 front line toward Diksmuide, Ypres and the sobering Menin Gate. The routes are dotted with monuments and cemeteries from both Wars which pay respect to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Make the Flanders Fields Bike your "must do" race for 2023. You won't be disappointed!
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track
Beginner friendly

Cycle Flanders Fields 90K

23 Sep, 2023 (Sat) - 18:00
Cycling
90 km
50 m Elevation gain50 m Elevation drop
The Cycle Flanders Fields is centralized around the stunning seaside town of Nieuwpoort and sits just 40 minute from Calais. The 90km course is a unique 1 lap route absorbing everything the historic west of Belgium has to offer. The route covers a part of the World Tour Classic ‘Ghent-Wevelgem’ course. It's your chance to follow in your hero's footsteps attempting the famous "cobbled streets" and the celebrated Kemmelberg.

Starting and finishing in the city centre, riders head southwest following the World War 1 front line toward Diksmuide, Ypres and the sobering Menin Gate. The routes are dotted with monuments and cemeteries from both Wars which pay respect to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Make the Flanders Fields Bike your "must do" race for 2023. You won't be disappointed!
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track
Beginner friendly

The Nieuwpoort Half Marathon

24 Sep, 2023 (Sun) - 18:00
Running - Time trial
21.1 km
1 m Elevation gain1 m Elevation drop
The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track

The Nieuwpoort 10K

24 Sep, 2023 (Sun) - 18:00
Running - Time trial
10 km
1 m Elevation gain1 m Elevation drop
The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track
Beginner friendly

The Nieuwpoort Marathon

24 Sep, 2023 (Sun) - 18:00
Running - Time trial
42.195 km
1 m Elevation gain1 m Elevation drop
Race size: 1000 - 2499 participants
The Nieuwpoort Run is the final day for Long Course Weekend Belgium. The finish line has a wild atmosphere with a stunning red carpet finish for all athletes. As a spectator, you can come down to watch your loved one cross the finish line and if you come down early enough you can witness the pro's run through to a victory. The run course takes participants through dunes and coastal landscapes that Nieuwpoort and the surrounding area is known for.
Solo
On site
Road
Flat
Single loop
Timed
Beach
Historical
Grass
Asphalt
Residential
Park
Nature
Family friendly
Single track

Long Course Weekend Belgium

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