What is it?

11th September 2021

On that date, we will welcome you at the start of the long-awaited first physical edition of the Port of Antwerp Night Marathon. One year later than hoped (damn you, Covid-19!), but with all the more enthusiasm. It was great to virtually meet so many of you all last year, but in 2021 we are very much looking forward to cheering you over the finish line in real life!

101 years to this day after closing the Olympic Summer Games in Antwerp, the City of Antwerp is hosting a new top sporting event. You can find all necessary information about the first Port of Antwerp Night Marathon on this website. At the moment, we are working on the premise that we will be able to organise the event in September as described here. Always keep an eye on this page and our social media channels for any changes in accordance with current government measures.

MAS is more!

After all, the Port of Antwerp Night Marathon is getting a new, grand finish in 2021. After running your last kilometre through the vibrant streets of the Eilandje, you will finish by the mighty MAS! There is no better way of finishing your course than by this iconic building. Every participant will cross the finish line in the shadow of the Museum aan de Stroom like a true winner.

Lights of the Scheldt

When day becomes night. Thousands of participants will run into the night on Saturday 11th September. An amazing feeling. What is more, the harbour lights, cafés and beer gardens, and rock bands and DJs (stationed at every km!) add to the unique atmosphere.

There are over 2,000 marathons in the world. However, you can only run a limited number in the dark and there's even fewer where you run from light into darkness. Will you join us for the first edition?

The programme features a marathon, half marathon and marathon relay for teams of four.


The course of the brand new Port of Antwerp Night Marathon will take participants on a sightseeing tour through the beating heart of the city of Antwerp. No landmark will be left untouched! On top of this the course will make you discover several hidden gems of the city.

Take a closer look at the course

* the course has 180 altitude metres