Saturday 01 September
The toughest marathon in the World is back at the Water Edition in Ghent: the Iron Viking with a 42km track and 100+ obstacles. Do you dare?
The Iron Viking Ghent is the ultimate Obstacle Run challenge of 2018 in Belgium. Are you an obstacle runner, crossfitter, triathlete, survival runner or another all-round athlete and you think you can handle this legendary challenge? Subscribe now for the Iron Viking on September 1st in Ghent: 42km of off-road track with 100+ obstacles! Earn the unique and most-wanted marathon medal in the World: Iron Viking Medal / beer opener – The proudest way to open beer with your friends!
The maximum running time for the Iron Viking Ghent is 7,5 hours
What you get
- 42km original Strong Viking Obstacle Run track
- An original Iron Viking finisher T-shirt
- Refreshments on the track
- Personal photos/videos of you during the run
- A personal photo at the finish
- The choice of a beer or water at the finish
- An Iron Viking medal*
*The Iron Viking medal is only awarded to participants who complete the full (42km) Iron Viking track within the 7,5hr time limit.
- Fast-lane at all obstacles
- Finish time registration
- Time registration at different obstacles on the track
Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum participation age varies according to the distances:
4km - Family Run: min. age 5 years old (or becomes 5 in that calender year)
4km - Beginning: min. 14 years old (or becomes 14 in that calender year)
7km: min. age 14 years old (or becomes 14 in that calender year)
13km: min. age 14 years old (or becomes 14 in that calender year)
19km and OCR Series: min. age 16 years old (or becomes 16 in that calender year)
42km Iron Viking: min. age 18 years old
60km Ultra Viking: min. age 18 years old
The run is seperated into startwaves/groups and the first startwave begins at 9:40 am or 10am at the latest. While subscribing you can choose your own startwave/start time. The area (parking, facilities etc.) is open from 8:30am.
Yes! During the run there are a number of refreshments posts with water and Herbalife Nutrition drinks and power bars. Click here to see the products/ingredients. In addition, there is also a Red Bull Energypoint where you can enjoy Red Bull mixed with water to provide you with extra energy to complete the course.
For Iron Vikings there is the possibility to leave your own extra nutrition at a designated spot on the track.
After the event it is possible to wash off/shower in separate shower areas for men and women (except Family Edition). However, there are no closed shower cabins.
Yes, there are separate changing rooms for men and women at the event.
Yes, every participant receives a number on a wristband with which he/she can drop-off their bag in a guarded baggage room.* There are no lockers on site! Make sure you bring a bag for your belongings, at the checkroom they only accept bags and no loose items!
Be advised, only 1 bag allowed per participant!
*Leaving your bag is always at your own risk.
At certain locations, we collaborate with/recommend local hotels/camping grounds to offer you accomodation.