Despite some unforeseen problems during our preparations, this 49th edition again was a great success!
It may sound like a cliché or may have become a habit but we don’t take it for granted. Every year it still takes a lot of work and effort from our organization and volunteers, during the months prior to and during Dodentocht itself.
The last couple of years we had to make some significant changes without changing the original concept: walking 100km in 24 hours. Also the goal of our event stayed the same: walking in a positive atmosphere, walking for a better world, bring together people from all over the world, motivate people to move and do sports.
No matter how much we would like to let as many people as possible participate and enjoy our unique walking fest, we had to take some precautions to ensure the comfort and safety of our walkers and organizers.
Some of these measures were drastic, some of them had consequences we could not predict. But all our years of experience, and the feedback and flexibility of our participants and the authorities gave us the confidence we needed to make the decisions. Only allowing preregistrations, a limit in the number of people who could register and a completely new starting zone, received nothing but positive reactions. Dodentocht is ready for the future! A complete reorganisation of start and finish will be discussed with the authorities.
This year marks the 50th edition of Dodentocht! This of course calls for a grand celebration! The next couple of weeks there will be a big brainstorm, with ideas big and small, some more realistic than others. We will keep you posted on our website and social media.
And last but not least we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all participants, authorities, sponsors, residents of Bornem and volunteers! Dodentocht is one big family.
We have a date on the 9th of August. Long live years of Dodentocht!
Gunter Vergauwen, André De Clerck,