11 augustus 2017
On Friday August 12th 2016 several thousands of participants will be eagerly waiting at the Kloosterplein for the start of the 47th edition of the International 100 km Dodentocht.
This has become a real historical event! Dodentocht feels like a kind virus that spreads and enthusiasms a lot of people to accept the challenge. Above all it’s a personal challenge, but at the same time it’s a great motivator to stay healthy and to prepare oneself by practicing sports, and this of course remains one of our main goals.
But of course we also love to gather people and as such we demonstrate that, despite all the differences, we can live together and that people can practice sports without hooliganism, violence or doping. By organising this event we try to strive for the necessary social cement to build up our society!
Again we are very happy that both the government and a large number of companies continue to believe and invest in our Dodentocht. We are very grateful for their continued support! Cost saving is not always the best solution to stimulate our economy and society. Not “less is more”, but “more is better”!
We continue to improve our grand project: also this year we have made further improvements in different areas to award even more fun to the participants and to make things even more secure. We should not only focus on the event itself, but also on the organisation and the board to ensure everything runs smoothly.
Each and every one of the separate cells and the boards have gone the extra mile this past year. This effort will again result in a wonderful organisation this August 12th!
We are happy and proud to welcome everyone in Bornem. We would also like to express our gratitude to all the municipalities, police forces, governments, sponsors and of course to all of the volunteers!
Long live Dodentocht!!!
Gunter Vergauwen, André De Clerck,
Head Coordinator Chairman