The Ekiden is a relay race in a team of 6 to run a marathon (42.195 kilometers or 26.2 mile). Each team commits to raising 1000 euros of donations for MSF before the race.
Of Japanese origin, the Ekiden reminds us of the old Belgian postal system which delivered by relay throughout the country. The Ekiden has become popular in recent years as a novel team activity, perfect for team building or a family weekend outing. Each runner has a distance to run: 5K, 10K, 5K, 10K, 7.195K.
What does MSF do with your donations?
See our annual report. (in French)
The Ekiden registration fee is 250 euros per team, payable once by the entire team or by the team captain.
The 2021 event is on Saturday, 16 October in Brussels.
So, ready to take up the challenge?
Goal 10 000 €