Finally the time has come: on Sunday October 10th, the AG Antwerp 10 Miles and Short Run 6K will start. In your mailbox and here below, you will find the latest information, so you can start the race without any worries.

If you still have questions after going through all the information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We also wish you all the best and lots of success!

Be carefull: the information depends on the distance you will run. Make sure you read the right alinea for you.

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1. AG ANTWERP 10 MILES


GENERAL INFORMATION

Start: STUDENTS wave 4 (2.45 p.m.) – Left Bank (Gloriantlaan). Access to wave 4, starting from 2.30 p.m.
STAFF wave 3 (2.20 p.m.) – Left Bank (Gloriantlaan). Access to wave 4, starting from 2.05 p.m.
Arrival: Left Bank (Gloriantlaan)
Time limit: 2h15

A check, based on your race number, is performed at the entrance of the starting spaces. It is not allowed to start in an earlier wave. However, it is possible to start in a later wave without taking any further actions.


COVID SAFE TICKET

To be admitted to the start zone all participants need to have a Covid Safe wristband. You will receive this wristband after scanning your Covid Safe Ticket (on smartphone or paper) and checking your identity card at one of the CS scanning stations (F. Van Eedenplein and Bedrijvendorp).


Which conditions do you have to meet?

You will have to meet one of the following conditions:

  • Hold a vaccination certificate that proves that you were already fully vaccinated two weeks before the event.
  • Hold a certificate of recovery (no older than 6 months) that proves that you have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Hold proof of a negative PCR test (taken at the earliest on Friday October 8th). Validity = day of test + 2 days.
  • Hold proof of a negative antigen test (administered by medically qualified staff (not a self-test!) and taken at the earliest on Saturday October 9th). Validity = day of test + 1 day.


Where can I find my Covid Safe Ticket?

Your Covid Safe Ticket is the same as your Digital COVID Certificate: a valid QR code in the CovidSafeBE-app. You could potentially also show your certificate of recovery or proof of a negative test result using that code and app.

Please note: your ID will be checked at the same time as your QR code, so make sure that you are also carrying your ID card.

Important: Print screens are not allowed!


How will it work?

At the entrance of the pick-up point (Frederik Van Eedenplein) your Covid Safe Ticket will be scanned and your ID card will be checked:

  • Put on a mask
  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5m
  • Put your phone screen’s brightness at 100%
  • Keep the QR code of your Covid Safe Ticket ready
  • Keep your ID card within reach

Are you Covid Safe? Then you will get a wristband. This wristband gives you access to the starting area and you will have to keep it on throughout your run until you leave the finishing area.


Your race number

Race numbers can be picked up on Sunday 10/10 from 12:05 p.m. at the Sportstickertent (125) which can be found in the company village at Left Bank. You can find our tent by simply clicking this link.

To pick up your race number, please bring your Student ID or Staff ID so we can check your registration. A T-shirt of your institution will also be given to you – if applied to your institution. If you ordered a T-shirt for charity, you will find a receipt in the envelope that you receive together with your starting number. With this receipt you can also pick up your T-shirt at the Sportstickertent.


Your sports bags

If you bring a backpack, you can deposit this backpack at our Sportstickertent. Make sure it is a tightly closed backpack. After the race you can pick your backpack up again. Sportsticker is not liable for any damage or loss.

PLEASE COME TO OUR TENT (125) IN TIME! In the afternoon, it might get very busy while picking up your race number. Be as early as possible to avoid long lines at the Sportstickertent.


Mobility

Be sure to consult the ‘Slim naar Antwerpen‘ route planner (available via computer or app).


Are you coming on foot, by (shared) bike, (shared) scooter or (shared) moped?

The easiest way to get around during the 10 Miles in Antwerp is on foot, by (shared) bike, (shared) scooter or (shared) moped. It’s easy, healthy and the ideal warm-up!

Please not that you will not be able to cycle from Left Bank to the Right Bank and back. Take the pedestrian tunnel or the ferry to cross the Scheldt.

You can park your bike in several temporary bike sheds on both banks:

  • Right bank:
  • On Sint-Jansvliet, at the entrance of the pedestrian tunnel
  • On Steenplein, at the ferry terminal
  • Left Bank:
  • On Frederik Van Eedenplein


Are you coming by public transport?


Tram and bus

Several bus and tram lines are disrupted by the route or do not run at all. The most important pre-metro lines 3, 5 and 9 do run and will even be extended. The nearest pre-metro stops on the Left Bank are Halewijn and F. Van Eeden.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., it is not recommended to travel between Bus Stops F. Van Eeden and Groenplaats because the trams will be full of participant and supporters. During the race, it is not even possible to move between the two banks by tram.


Train

It is best to take the train to Antwerp Central Station. Walk about 20 minutes via the Meir to the Scheldekaaien and explore a part of the route that way. To go to the Left Bank, you can either take the pedestrian tunnel or the ferry (see “Coming by boat?”). If you want to go to the Left Bank by tram, you can take tram 9 or 15 in pre-metro station Diamant to Stop F. Van Eeden. This stop is close to the start and finish zone. Keep in mind that there will be longer waiting times due to the large crowds before the start and after the arrival of the 10 Miles.


Are you coming by boat?

From the Left Bank, you can get to the Right Bank quickly and easily using the Sint-Anna ferry. The ferry is free and leaves from Steenplein on the Right Bank and from the pontoon on the Left Bank in Thonetlaan (near the finish zone).  Bicycles, scooters and mopeds are not allowed on board during the Antwerp 10 Miles.  You can park them in the above mentioned bicycle sheds. More information on the Sint-Anna ferry.

The Waterbus takes you from Lillo, Liefkenshoek, Kallosluis, Zwijndrecht, Kruibeke and Hemiksem directly to Steenplein or Sint-Annastrand.  Or combine the route with the Hoboken-Kruibeke and Basel-Hemiksem ferry services. A return ticket costs €5 and is for sale on board The Waterbus. More information on The Waterbus.


Are you coming by car?

Are you coming by car anyway? Bear in mind that many streets and car parks in the centre of Antwerp will be difficult or impossible to reach for motorised traffic. The Oosterweel works on the Left Bank will also cause considerable disruption. The event zone is actually located in the low emission zone in Antwerp. All the information about the low-emission zone can be found on our website.

We advise you to stay on your bank and not to drive through any of the tunnels under the Scheldt (Kennedy Tunnel, Waasland Tunnel or Liefkenshoek Tunnel)). Besides, the Kennedy Tunnel will be closed in the direction of the Netherlands from 11.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Once you are on the other side, it will be difficult to get back.  The Waasland Tunnel will be closed for traffic in both directions from 9.30 a.m. – 7p.m.

It is best to leave your car at a Park and Ride and continue your journey by tram. Or take the (Velo) bike from the P+R and cycle into the city. Especially for the 10 Miles, another 4 P+Rs will be organised. Plan your route using the multi-modal route planner on our website or app.

  • Park & Bike Beatrijslaan on the Left Bank: the start and finish zone is 4 km by bike
  • Park & Bike Vogelzanglaan on the Right Bank: the pedestrian tunnel  is 5 km by bike

Supplies

There will be four supply stations with water (1,9 km – 6,9 km – 9,7 km – 12,9 km) provided.

There will be a final supply post at the finish line with AA Drink Isolemon and refreshments.


Pacerteams

If you have a certain time in mind, you can count on very experienced pacemakers. The pacemakers are easy to recognise by their coloured flags with their end time on them.

Pacers will be foreseen for 1h10, 1h20, 1h30, 1h40, 1h50 and 2h15.

Each participant can collect a wristband which shows the split times per kilometer. A handy reminder while running. You can collect the wristband for free in the Expo and registration tent (Frederik van Eedenplein).


Dressing rooms

On Left Bank, tents will be provided on the event site Charles de Costerlaan (Left Bank). No showers are available in the dressing rooms.


Course

Click here for a glimpse of the course.


Website

For more information about the event, your result and pictures: go to this website.



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2. AG ANTWERP SHORT RUN 6,8K


GENERAL INFORMATION

Start: 11:30 a.m. – Left Bank (Gloriantlaan)
Arrival: Left Bank (Gloriantlaan)


COVID SAFE TICKET

To be admitted to the start zone all participants need to have a Covid Safe wristband. You will receive this wristband after scanning your Covid Safe Ticket (on smartphone or paper) and checking your identity card at one of the CS scanning stations (F. Van Eedenplein and Bedrijvendorp).


Which conditions do you have to meet?

You will have to meet one of the following conditions:

  • Hold a vaccination certificate that proves that you were already fully vaccinated two weeks before the event.
  • Hold a certificate of recovery (no older than 6 months) that proves that you have recovered from COVID-19.
  • Hold proof of a negative PCR test (taken at the earliest on Friday October 8th). Validity = day of test + 2 days.
  • Hold proof of a negative antigen test (administered by medically qualified staff (not a self-test!) and taken at the earliest on Saturday October 9th). Validity = day of test + 1 day.


Where can I find my Covid Safe Ticket?

Your Covid Safe Ticket is the same as your Digital COVID Certificate: a valid QR code in the CovidSafeBE-app. You could potentially also show your certificate of recovery or proof of a negative test result using that code and app.

Please note: your ID will be checked at the same time as your QR code, so make sure that you are also carrying your ID card.

Important: Print screens are not allowed!


How will it work?

At the entrance of the pick-up point (Frederik Van Eedenplein) your Covid Safe Ticket will be scanned and your ID card will be checked:

  • Put on a mask
  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5m
  • Put your phone screen’s brightness at 100%
  • Keep the QR code of your Covid Safe Ticket ready
  • Keep your ID card within reach

Are you Covid Safe? Then you will get a wristband. This wristband gives you access to the starting area and you will have to keep it on throughout your run until you leave the finishing area.


Your race number: Tent 125

Race numbers can be picked up on Sunday 10/10 from 10.00 a.m. at the Sportstickertent (125) which can be found in the company village at Left Bank. You can find our tent by simply clicking this link.

To pick up your race number, please bring your Student ID or Staff ID so we can check your registration. A T-shirt of your institution will also be given to you – if applied to your institution. If you ordered a T-shirt for charity, you will find a receipt in the envelope that you receive together with your starting number. With this receipt you can also pick up your T-shirt at the Sportstickertent.


Your sports bags

If you bring a backpack, you can deposit this backpack at our Sportstickertent. Make sure it is a tightly closed backpack. After the race you can pick your backpack up again. Sportsticker is not liable for any damage or loss.

PLEASE COME TO OUR TENT (125) IN TIME! Towards the afternoon, it might get very busy while picking up your race number. Be as early as possible to avoid long lines at the Sportstickertent.


Mobility

Be sure to consult the ‘Slim naar Antwerpen‘ route planner (available via computer or app).


Are you coming on foot, by (shared) bike, (shared) scooter or (shared) moped?

The easiest way to get around during the 10 Miles in Antwerp is on foot, by (shared) bike, (shared) scooter or (shared) moped. It’s easy, healthy and the ideal warm-up!

Please not that you will not be able to cycle from Left Bank to the Right Bank and back. Take the pedestrian tunnel or the ferry to cross the Scheldt.

You can park your bike in several temporary bike sheds on both banks:

  • Right bank:
  • On Sint-Jansvliet, at the entrance of the pedestrian tunnel
  • On Steenplein, at the ferry terminal
  • Left Bank:
  • On Frederik Van Eedenplein


Are you coming by public transport?


Tram and bus

Several bus and tram lines are disrupted by the route or do not run at all. The most important pre-metro lines 3, 5 and 9 do run and will even be extended. The nearest pre-metro stops on the Left Bank are Halewijn and F. Van Eeden.

Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., it is not recommended to travel between Bus Stops F. Van Eeden and Groenplaats because the trams will be full of participant and supporters. During the race, it is not even possible to move between the two banks by tram.


Train

It is best to take the train to Antwerp Central Station. Walk about 20 minutes via the Meir to the Scheldekaaien and explore a part of the route that way. To go to the Left Bank, you can either take the pedestrian tunnel or the ferry (see “Coming by boat?”). If you want to go to the Left Bank by tram, you can take tram 9 or 15 in pre-metro station Diamant to Stop F. Van Eeden. This stop is close to the start and finish zone. Keep in mind that there will be longer waiting times due to the large crowds before the start and after the arrival of the 10 Miles.

Are you coming by boat?

From the Left Bank, you can get to the Right Bank quickly and easily using the Sint-Anna ferry. The ferry is free and leaves from Steenplein on the Right Bank and from the pontoon on the Left Bank in Thonetlaan (near the finish zone).  Bicycles, scooters and mopeds are not allowed on board during the Antwerp 10 Miles.  You can park them in the above mentioned bicycle sheds. More information on the Sint-Anna ferry.

The Waterbus takes you from Lillo, Liefkenshoek, Kallosluis, Zwijndrecht, Kruibeke and Hemiksem directly to Steenplein or Sint-Annastrand.  Or combine the route with the Hoboken-Kruibeke and Basel-Hemiksem ferry services. A return ticket costs €5 and is for sale on board The Waterbus. More information on The Waterbus.


Are you coming by car?

Are you coming by car anyway? Bear in mind that many streets and car parks in the centre of Antwerp will be difficult or impossible to reach for motorised traffic. The Oosterweel works on the Left Bank will also cause considerable disruption. The event zone is actually located in the low emission zone in Antwerp. All the information about the low-emission zone can be found on our website.

We advise you to stay on your bank and not to drive through any of the tunnels under the Scheldt (Kennedy Tunnel, Waasland Tunnel or Liefkenshoek Tunnel)). Besides, the Kennedy Tunnel will be closed in the direction of the Netherlands from 11.30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Once you are on the other side, it will be difficult to get back.  The Waasland Tunnel will be closed for traffic in both directions from 9.30 a.m. – 7 p.m.

It is best to leave your car at a Park and Ride and continue your journey by tram. Or take the (Velo) bike from the P+R and cycle into the city. Especially for the 10 Miles, another 4 P+Rs will be organised. Plan your route using the multi-modal route planner on our website or app.

  • Park & Bike Beatrijslaan on the Left Bank: the start and finish zone is 4 km by bike
  • Park & Bike Vogelzanglaan on the Right Bank: the pedestrian tunnel  is 5 km by bike

Supplies

At the finish line, there will be a final supply post with AA Drink Isolemon and a snack.


Dressing rooms

On Left Bank, tents will be provided on the event site Charles de Costerlaan (Left Bank). No showers are available in the dressing rooms.


Course

Click here for a glimpse of the course.


Website

More information about the event, your result and pictures: go to this website.

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Ready – set – RUN!