IFFm organises the 19th "In Flanders Fields-marathon" in the "Westhoek" of Flanders Belgium.
The start is in Nieuwpoort. The marathon follows the river IJzer towards Diksmuide, and goes further alongside the Ieperlee to the historic town of Ieper - Ypres
(for the 7K and the half marathon at Nieuwpoort: http://www.macw-nieuwpoort.be/).
The distance is the official 42.195km.
Runners from around the world are expected to compete at the battle fields of World War One. Some of them will run to win or for a personal record whereas others will fight peacefully against the wind, distance and fatigue.
As after all editions, runners will congratulate each other for their support or competitive spirit during the marathon. Your participation supported "Doctors witout borders", "Kinderkankerfonds". (children cancer fundraising), Handicap International, etc
In '14-'18 victory in World War One was more important than personal survival.
This time participation in the 'In Flanders Fields-marathon" is more valuable than first place in the race.
Mistakes from the past are a lesson for today and tomorrow.
The "In Flanders Fields-marathon" aims to help build mutual friendship and respect and may help to keep people's mind open.
That's why our British, American and Canadian friends talk about the "peace marathon" or " a marathon for peace"! Participate by running with us in this attractive marathon. Read the very special request from Kristin!
If you have a relative resting in Flanders Fields you should commemorate their sacrifice by joining in.