The countdown has begun! On Sunday October 28, 2018, the 2nd edition of the Ghent Marathon will be held. Once again, Pauwels Consulting will be the title sponsor.

We spoke with Bert Pauwels, founder and managing director of Pauwels Consulting, about his motivations to sponsor the second edition of the Ghent Marathon.

Pauwels Consulting Ghent Marathon

“The first edition of the marathon was a success, and the second edition is going to be even better.”
Bert, we have just finished the official press conference at Ghent City Hall! The countdown to the second edition of the Ghent Marathon has started.

Bert: That’s right. On the Ghent Marathon website, you can even see – down to the second – how much time you have left to prepare yourself for the event (laughs). At the moment, the counter still shows 228 days, but zero hour will be there sooner than we think!

How did you experience the first edition of the Ghent Marathon last year, Bert?

Bert: As one big party. (laughs) The first edition of the Ghent Marathon was a great success. More than 7000 runners, no incidents, a lovely atmosphere… Stefaan Engels – also known as the “Marathon man” – and his team did a great job. That’s why I didn’t hesitate for one moment to prolong our sponsorship.

What do you expect from the second edition of the Ghent Marathon?

Bert: I expect it to be even bigger, but with the same cozy atmosphere as last year. This year, we aim at 10,000 runners, of which 3,000 marathon runners. We have the ambition to become the biggest marathon in Belgium.

Where do this ambition and motivation come from, Bert?

Bert: Sports are in my DNA, in the DNA of Pauwels Consulting and in the DNA of more and more people. It always gives me a thrill to run along with thousands of other motivated sports enthusiasts. Training for a new running course gives a lot of energy and satisfaction, and the adrenaline rush after finishing such a trail is indescribable.

Do you want to share a final message with our readers, Bert?

Bert: Sure! Do not hesitate to sign up today and bring your whole family, your friends and your colleagues. There are different running courses for everyone so do not be put off. The second edition of the Marathon will be a big party with lots of animation at the Topsporthal and along the course. It would be really great if you would join us.

If you took part in last year’s marathon, you will get an even better experience this year. The second edition of the Marathon will be even “greener” than last year. We will run an entirely new route via the gorgeous Parkbos in Sint-Martens-Latem and Sint-Denijs-Westrem.

We have also listened to your feedback and we will make various improvements to further strengthen the experience as a whole. Not to be missed!

Thanks for your enthusiasm, Bert, and good luck with the second edition of the Ghent Marathon.

Register today for this amazing event

Do you want more information about the Pauwels Consulting Ghent Marathon or do you want to register for this event? Do not hesitate and go to or click the button below.

Do you want some extra motivation to subscribe? Below you will find our aftermovie of the first edition of the Pauwels Consulting Ghent Marathon.

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