Practical info

Below you find all practical information about the Great Breweries Marathon for hikers.

Sunday 5th May 2024

  • Registrations: 7 am – 11.30 am
  • Start Great Breweries Marathon: 9.25 am
  • Start Great Breweries 25K: 11.40 am
  • Official closing time finish: 7pm
  • Official closing time of the event: 7.30 pm

The start and finish areas are located at the Duvel Moortgat Brewery.

Breendonk-Dorp 58 – 2870 Puurs

  • Personalized race number with your name (only for online registrations before April 15th)
  • Unique medal at the finish for every finisher
  • The exclusive Great Breweries Marathon T-shirt
  • Tastings along the way and at the finish
  • A gift basket full of beer
  • Refreshment stations on the course and at the finish
  • Changing rooms and showers near the start
  • Free storage of sports bags
  • Correct distance and time indication on the course and at the finish
  • Detailed course description for every distance, with indication of the supply posts
  • Sportinez-insurance during the races. Click here for more information.


No Great Breweries Marathon without beer tastings! All hikers get the opportunity to taste the wonderfull beers of Duvel Moortgat, Brouwerijen Palm, De Hoorn & Rodenbach and Bosteels Brewery whilst they are passing through these iconic breweries.


Every 5 km water and Isotone drink. Bananas are available on kilometers 15, 25 and 35. At the finish participants receive a bottle of sport water and a cake.

Participants can drink every 5 kilometers. We also provide some light snacks for the walkers.

Beer Basket:

All finishers will be rewarded with a free beer basket including beers from Duvel Moorgat, Brouwerijen Palm, De Hoorn & Rodenbach and Bosteels Brewery.

1 week before the event, individually registered participants will receive a confirmation email with their personal number (when subscribed before April 15th) or an e-ticket. With this personal number or e-ticket, participants can pick up their participant package at the pre-registration desk on Sunday May 5th.

Anyone who is registered through a group (school, company or association) with group collection cannot collect his/her bib number personally, but must contact the group leader. This person will be responsible for collecting and distributing the bib numbers for the entire group.

You can collect your T-shirt upon presentation of your envelope or e-ticket. Small, medium, large and extra-large T-shirts are available, in women’s & men’s sizes.

Please note: indicating the desired size on the registration form is purely informational & no guarantee that this size will still be available when you pick up the T-shirt. The earlier you pick up your T-shirt, the more chance you have that the desired size is still available.

Would you like to switch distances or names? You can do so until 15 April 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 5 May.

Distance change (on-site)

  1. First collect your participation pack.
  2. Change your distance at the desk ‘change of name/distance’ and receive a new participation pack.
  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. Collect the participation pack using the confirmation email of the person from whom you are taking the starting number.
  2. Change the information at the desk ‘change of name/distance’ and receive a new participation pack.
  3. Do not forget to bring your ID. For a change of name there is a € 5 administration cost.

All walkers are asked to follow to the traffic rules. Keep in mind that the finish closes at 7 pm

Changing rooms are at Sporthal Vrijhals, Cyriel Verschaevestraat 15, 2870 Puurs.

You can leave your sports bag at the storage room during the event. A sticker with a unique number will be stuck on your bag. The same numbered sticker will be placed on your sports bag. After your participation you can pick up your sports bag by showing your sticker. If you lose your sticker, you will only be able to collect your sports bag if you provide the organization with a correct description of your bag and its contents.

The organization will take the necessary safety measures to guard the space as well as possible, but use of the space is at your own risk. The organization is not responsible for possible damage, loss and/or theft of personal items.

Some recommendations:

  • Use a properly lockable sports bag and make sure it is also properly sealed so that no items can fall out of your sports bag.
  • Do not leave valuable items (such as iPhone, sports watch, wallet, etc.) in your sports bag.

SPORTOGRAF.COM is the official photo service of the Great Breweries Marathon.

You can find more info on how your photos will be handled here.

You can search for your photos after the event here.

Je hond is van harte welkom op de Great Breweries Marathon.

Wij voorzien, in samenwerking met Aveve, ook bevoorrading voor je hond.

Aan de start krijgt je hond een exclusief fluo hesje om de tocht goed zichtbaar aan te vangen.

Aan de finish ligt er voor je hond een leuke goodiebag klaar, en ben je van harte welkom op de stand van Aveve waar je kan kennismaken met de gezonde hondenvoeding van Charlie’s Choice.