In 2020, nobody in Ghent and surroundings will be able to avoid Jan van Eyck. With the title "OMG! Van Eyck was here" Van Eyck and his world famous masterpiece the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb are celebrated with a special festive year of lots of events and activities for young and old. The Sofico Ghent Marathon is also part of this programme as a sport event and aims to put an extra spotlight on Ghent's assets as a city of art. Da zulde wel gewoare woorde! (Ghent dialect for "you will be sure to notice")
All participants of the Sofico Ghent Marathon will receive a free ticket to see the brand new and exclusive family exhibition Dag Jan. The Little Realm of Jan van Eyck at the Wereld van Kina as part of their participant pack. This exhibition presents the story of the old Flemish Primitives, with a nod to the modern skate culture. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the medieval world of Jan van Eyck told from the perspective of a young person from now. The Wereld Van Kina is one of the most popular museums in Ghent and they are expecting to draw a total of 45,000 national and international visitors in the Van Eyck year. Click here for more information.
Allow Jan Van Eyck's motto 'Als ich can' (If I can) to motivate you and give the best you can just like the Flemish Master during the Sofico Ghent Marathon, Sofico Ghent Half Marathon, Sofico Ghent 10K or Sofico Ghent 5K. After their efforts, participants will be rewarded with a unique Van Eyck medal. We can already give away that it will be a real gem!