Six people form a team, with every team member running his or her own distance. During this relay race, the participants hand over the “ tasuki“ or a sash to the next runner.
The Ekiden is an exciting race as the team’s success depends on each of the six runners. Every member of the team is important. That is why this race is so popular with companies.
On a last note: the world record is held by a Kenyan team since 2005: 1hr57m06s. Recorded in Chiba, Japan.
The “42km” long course (more info coming soon) of the Brussels Ekiden runs from King Baudouin Stadium to the Park of Laeken. You must pass on the tasuki to your team member on the track within a clearly demarcated relay zone (more info coming soon) for your team.
Distance: 42.195 km
-> 1lap = 5km
-> Time registration: yes
-> Relay zone in the King Baudouin Stadium
-> Start & Finish: King Baudouin Stadium, Brussels
Course: King Baudouin Stadium and Park of Laken
Start & finish:
King Baudouin Stadium
This event also lends itself to disabled people to participate (except handbikes because of their speed), so everyone can enjoy the beautiful course. For more information please contact the organisation.
0032 11 45 99 00
EY Meeting Point: DHL Ekiden village
Opening hours tent: from 12.00u – till 19.00u
Start & finish
Obviously, we want your participation to run smoothly and safely. That is why the event is in accordance with the current Covid regulations and is using the so-called Covid Safe Ticket. This will allow you to take part or come and support safely without having to wear a face mask or to maintain a 1.5 metre distance from others in and around the King Baudouin Stadium.
You have to meet one of the following conditions:
Children younger than twelve can enter the King Baudouin Stadium without additional testing or a Covid Safe Ticket.
Your Covid Safe Ticket is the same thing as your Digital Covid Certificate: a valid QR code in the CovidSafeBE-app (for those who reside in Belgium, if you come from another European country it is a valid QR code in your local Corona app). You may have already used the QR code and app on a trip abroad. You might also be able to show the certificate of recovery or proof of a negative test result using that code and app. Please note: your ID will be checked at the same time as your QR code, so make sure to also carry your ID card.
Stewards will scan your CovidSafeBE app at the entrance to the stadium.
Are you “Covid Safe”? Then you will receive a green wristband. This wristband will give you access to the stadium and you will have to wear it throughout the event.
Example of a valid QR code in the CovidSafeBE app.
IMPORTANT: You will have to install the CovidSafeBE app or another ‘European Digital Covid Certificate’ on your smartphone BEFOREHAND. Printed screenshots are not permitted. Without a valid digital QR code and ID we will not be able to check your Covid status, which means that you will not be able to collect your bib number or take part. So make sure not to forget your ID.
Yes, everybody (> 12) who enters the stadium must be able to present a valid Covid Safe Ticket.
No valid Covid Safe Ticket means no access. You (or your team) will not be reimbursed. Therefore, it is your own responsibility to comply with the Covid Safe Ticket conditions.
No, you cannot get a test at the DHL Ekiden. In other words, there is no point in coming to the event as a participant if you do not have the correct documents.
If changes are necessary, please contact us before 10 AM on Friday 15 October via email@example.com.
Please make sure to make clear who is being replaced and send the following information about the new runner: