The time has finally come! Tomorrow, the first participants will start their Sofico Ghent Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km or 5km from the Ghent Blaarmeersen.

Participants and organisation are ready to put the icing on the long-awaited cake of an intense and  - due to now familiar circumstances - challenging preparatory period. One thing is certain: there is an enormous drive to run!


The Sofico Ghent Marathon concept was modified as an individual challenge whereby participants run a signposted route following the principle of a free start, within defined time slots. From Saturday 20th March until Sunday 18th April, participants will explore the prettiest spots of the green belt around Ghent and will enjoy the perfect balance between stunning nature and pleasant urban areas over 11 days.

The Sofico Ghent Marathon course will take participants along the prettiest spots of the green belt around Ghent, along the Oude Leie, through De Assels, the magnificent Parkbos, the Zeven Dreven and Blaarmeersen.


All race numbers were sold out in under 2 weeks after announcing the corona-proof format. Numerous participants continued to contact us, and that is why we have developed a virtual version.

We are using the virtual version to introduce the new 2022 Sofico Ghent Marathon course. It will take runners through the art-historic city centre of Ghent. You can already discover it exclusively and virtually using the revolutionary MyTrace app!