Practical info

Below you find all practical information about the Athora Great Bruges Marathon Walk.

Saturday 5 October 2024

  • Collection bib number: 12 – 5 pm

Sunday 6 October 2024

  • Collection bib number: 8:00 – 10:30 am
  • Start Athora Great Bruges Marathon: 10 am
  • Start Athora Great Bruges Half Marathon: 10 am
  • Start Athora Great Bruges Family Walk (8 km): 10.30 am
  • Official closing time finish: 4.30 pm
  • Official closing time of the event: 5 pm
  • Start: ‘t Zand – Bruges
  • Finish: Grote Markt – Bruges
  • Collection bib numbers: Exact location will be published later
  • Changing rooms: Exact location will be communicated later
  • Storage of sports bags: Exact location will be communicated later
  • Personalized race number with your name*
  • Unique medal at the finish
  • Culinary passage through the Spermalie Hotel School
  • Drinks station at the finish
  • Changing rooms & showers
  • Free storage of sports bags
  • Correct distance on the course
  • Detailed course description for every distance, with indication of the supply posts
  • Sportinez-insurance during the races. Click here for more information.

*Personalised bib numbers only available for participants registered online by Monday 16 September 2024.

At the latest 1 week before the event, all individual participants will receive a confirmation email containing their personalised number (if registered by 25 September) or an e-ticket. You can take this number to collect your event pack on site from the pre-registration desk on Saturday 5 October (12-5pm) and Sunday 6 October (8:00-10:30am).

If you registered as part of a group (school, company or association) with group collection you will not be able to collect your bib number personally, but through your group leader. That person is responsible for collecting and distributing the bib numbers for the entire group.

Collect your T-shirt by presenting your envelope or e-ticket. The person in charge

Please note: The size chosen on the registration form is purely informative and does not guarantee this size T-shirt will still be available at the time of collection. The earlier you collect your shirt, the higher the chance your preferred size is still available.

Bruges is a compact city. The use of motor vehicles in the historic inner city is not recommended. The Park and Ride areas are situated right outside of the city centre. Here you can park your car for free and for longer duration. The city centre is a stone’s throw away on foot or by bus. All info:

Changing rooms

The exact location of the changing rooms will be published at a later date.

Storage sports bags

You can choose to hand in your sports bag with the storage provided.

A sticker with a unique number will be stuck on your bag and you will receive a sticker with the same number to stick on your bib number. After your participation in the event, you can collect your bag again upon presentation of the sticker on your bib number. If you lose your sticker, you will only get your bag back if you can give a precise description of the bag and contents.

The organisation will take the necessary safety precautions to guard this space as best as they can, still, use of the storage area is at your own risk. The organisation cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss and/or theft of personal belongings.

Some recommendations:

  • Use a sports bag that can be fully closed and make sure it is all zipped up so that no items can fall out of the sports bag, loose items of clothing or plastic bags will not be accepted
  • Do not leave any delicate items in your sports bag (e.g., iPhone, sports watch, wallet, etc.).

Het hele parcours is verkeersvrij. Wanneer het verkeer opnieuw wordt toegelaten, hangt af van de positie van de deelnemers en verschilt dus van straat tot straat. This information will be published ahead of the event.

If you would like to change the distance or name, you can do so until 16 September 2024 by emailing We would like to receive the following information from the substitute in case of a name change:

  • Reference number initial participant:
  • Name + first name:
  • Gender:
  • Date of birth:
  • Address:
  • City + postal code:
  • Phone number:
  • Emergency phone number:
  • E-mail address:

Afterwards, changes are only possible at the registration desk on Sunday 6 Octobre 2024.

Distance change (on-site)

  1. First collect your bib number.
  2. Have your details changed at the stand ‘change of name/distance’ and receive a new race number.
  3. Changing to a lower distance is free of charge. For a higher distance, the difference in price will be charged.

Name change (on-site)

  1. First collect your bib number.
  2. Have your details changed at the stand ‘change of name/distance’ and receive a new race number.
  3. Do not forget to bring your ID. For a change of name there is a € 5 administration cost.

Are you injured or can’t participate for a different reason? Then you can cancel your registration and ask for a refund if you took out a cancellation policy when you registered.

If cancelled before the end of the day July 31, 2024, 100% of the registration total will be refunded.

Any extras such as T-shirts, medal engraving and cancellation policy itself will not be refunded (non-exhaustive).

Cancellation requests should be submitted via this contact form by Jul:y 31, 2024 at the latest.

The cancellation policy expires on August 1.

Visit Bruges

For centuries, the Bruges canals have connected the city to the sea, a guarantee of prosperity and wealth. International merchants built Bruges into one of the largest Hanseatic cities. In the 15th century, the city flourished as never before. The authentic medieval urban fabric was preserved, and large parts of the historical heritage remained virtually intact. It is therefore logical that UNESCO recognised the entire inner city as a World Heritage Site.

For all information about where to stay: .