Dear friends, marathon runners and supporters, here is all the information you need.
Abandoning the race early: if for some reason you have to abandon the race, please give your entry number to the nearest marshall when you leave the course.
Accompanying cyclists: cyclists are allowed to ride behind the athlete from km 12 onwards!!
Arrival: market place of Ypres, just in front of the magnificent "Lakenhalle" (with the Flanders Fields-museum)
Bridges: you run four times along a smaller road under a bridge: at km 8 "Schoorbakkebrug", at km. 18, "Hoge Brug" - Diksmuide, at km 28 "Driegrachten" - Houthulst and km 33 "Steenstraete" - Langemark.
at departure: at "fish mine" at Nieuwpoort-stad
at arrival: Changing- rooms with showers are situated at the college (entrance via Menenstraat), 300 metres from arrival.
Departure: at 10.00 AM at the fish mine (Vismijn, Kaai) at Nieuwpoort-stad. Exit 3 on highway E40.
- 20€/£20/25$ if you pay before 20 August (send with the entry form),
- 25€/£25$ on 15 September (limited).
- 15€/£15/15$ for participants of 2012 who entered and payed before 1 august.
- On account 380-0127174-78 wide code IBAN: BE69 3800 1271 7478 BIC: BBRUBEBB
No cheques please!
Hotels: click here for hotels
Km indication: 2-4-5-6-8-10-15-20-21,1-25-30-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42km. The circuit has been measured by officials from the "Vlaamse Atletiek Liga".
Luggage: handed over at the changing rooms at Nieuwpoort-stade.
Arrival: at the "Lakenhalle" in Ypres (finish line).
Photos: we try to take a photo of each finisher.
Prizes: everyone gets a medal at the finish line, a T-shirt with our logo on and a small consolation prize. You can collect this consolation prize just opposite the finish line, outside the "Lakenhalle". Don't expect large cash or other prizes from us (but: sports bags, regional beers, an extra T-shirt from the sponsor, running socks etc).
Podium: the first three ladies and men overall race result and the first three ladies and men veterans are invited on the podium at approximately 15h30. Where? In the foyer of the "Lakenhalle".
Start: at 10.00 AM at the fish mine (Vismijn, Kaai) at Nieuwpoort-stad (see departure).
Time limit: the municipalities have imposed a time limit of 5hrs15. If you run slower than you run at your own risk.
Traffic: the course is meant to be traffic free, but despite our best efforts it's still possible that local residents drives on the course with their car, so please always be vigilant!
Transport: Only for those who pay before 20 August: there is transport from Ypres (Ieper) railway station to the start in Nieuwpoort-stad. Busses leave at 7h30-7h50. Price 7€/£7.
Water stations: water in 33cl bottles at km. 5-10-15-20-25-29-33-36-40. Wet sponges will also be available at some places. Please throw the empty bottles in the designated "flessenvangers" (bins).
Who: Our organisation, In Flanders Fields-marathon (IFFm), is a "not for profit organisation".
and finally: if you think that not everything was as you had hoped for or that something could be improved, please tell us or write it down, it can be useful for the next edition!
Once again we wish you a lot of success; enjoy running on our marathon!
Information about this marathon will be updated regularly!
Questions and information can be directed to:
Mingneau André - Kortewildestraat 61 - 8600 Diksmuide - Belgium.
Tel: 0032 51 503129. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IFFm expresses their sincere thanks to the municipalities and track & field organisation MACW for the necessary logistics and support.