Sports lovers can look forward to the Ghent marathon.

Embrace Jan Van Eyck's motto 'Als ich can' and give your all just like the Flemish master painter! All participants will receive a unique Van Eyck medal at the finish line. 

Between Saturday 20th March and Sunday 18th April, you will be able to explore the most beautiful spots along the green belt of Ghent and enjoy a perfect balance between stunning nature and pleasant urban areas. The Sofico Ghent Marathon's course will take you past the most beautiful spots of the green belt around Ghent, the Oude Leie, through De Assels, the magnificent Parkbos, Zeven Dreven and Blaarmeersen.

You will start (and finish) at the Topsporthal site. With your bib number pinned to your shirt, you will cross the starting line and follow the arrows. After a course of 5, 10, 21 or 42 km we will reward you with a well-deserved van Eyck medal and high-quality provisions at the end.

So it's a brand new and safe format!