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Ghent Marathon 2023

29 Mar 2023

The road to the finish: Ghent Marathon 2023

Last Sunday the sixth edition of the yearly Sofico Ghent Marathon took place again. The cold weather and pouring rain were no match for the colleagues of Pauwels Consulting and 12.500 other participants, who were bursting with motivation. We are terribly proud of everyone who ran and of everyone who came to show their support. Together, we go further!

Relive the Marathon

After movie and photos

Relive the excitement of the runners, the cheers of the crowd and the breathtaking views of the beautiful city of Ghent. We proudly present the Pauwels Consulting after movie of the 6th Ghent Marathon:

Sit back, relax and enjoy the #verybestmoments.

A new course

The first 3 km of the course were different from last year. This time, the participants enjoyed passing the quay of the river while running down the Coupure. They continued following the Leie river toward the widely known St. Michael’s Bridge with a breathtaking view of Ghent’s famous three towers: St. Nicholas Church, the Belfry and St. Bavo’s Cathedral.

The highlight of the course was the passage through the Ghelamco Arena – home of KAA Gent – after which the paths of the marathon and half-marathon runners parted.

Finally, all courses reunited at the Topsporthal, where the thousands of national and international participants of all distances finished heroically.

The running phenomenon that is Ghent

In Belgium, Ghent already has a reputation of being a town of runners and the Marathon now solidifies its name internationally. The course of the marathon and half marathon are officially measured by World Athletics, underscoring the quality of this marathon. It was a fantastic day full of energy, motivation and fun. We would like to thank all our colleagues and participants for being there and we are already looking forward to the next edition of the Ghent Marathon!

Sporty Company, Sporty Team Members

At Pauwels Consulting, we not only live by our business goals, but also by our athletic goals. In fact, we have been a proud sponsor and participant of the Ghent Marathon for many years.

As a company, we want to encourage our employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle by supporting their athletic efforts even outside of work. Participating in the marathon is of course a great motivation to train. And with so many athletic colleagues in our company, it is no surprise that we have already participated in the marathon several times.

And that’s not all, we give our employees the chance to choose from a host of sports activities! Every year we organize sports team building activities, bike outings, padel competitions, workouts in the lunch break, The Color Run and much more.

Some inspiration: Did you see the marathon tips and tricks from our colleagues Dorien and Glenn? Don’t worry, check them out here! Maybe they’ll even inspire you to participate in next year’s marathon.

Working in an active environment. Now that's motivating!

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