Another successful Antwerp 10 Miles


Last weekend, an event took place that many running enthusiasts look forward to all year: the Antwerp 10 Miles.

The 37th edition of the epic 16-kilometre race through the city by the Scheldt was a tremendous success.

Belgium showed its sportiest side, showing up en masse to the now-classic running event: a record number of 37,500 runners laced up their trainers, put on their flashiest jogging clothes and tackled Antwerp landmarks like the ‘Rabbit pipe’ tunnel and the Grote Markt.

A trademark Belgian event wouldn’t be complete without some trademark Belgian weather. Yes, clouds covered the Diamond city, refreshing the runners as they raced against their peers and, we suppose, themselves, going for personal bests. The author of this article has tried to beat their personal record at the 10 Miles several times.

That also meant that, unlike some previous editions, medical teams had little to no interventions to carry out.

Of course, the 10 Miles is just one of a number of high-profile running competitions; the annual 20 kilometres of Brussels (usually held in May), is another classic on the competitive runner’s calendar.

Did you run the 10 Miles this year, or are you planning for the 20K? Let us know!