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First Brussels Canal Run on 7 November

First Brussels Canal Run on 7 November

2015-10-05 - The first Brussels Canal Run, a brand-new race in the centre of Brussels, will be held on 7 November. The entire course will be by the water’s edge, without any changes of gradient.

The route passes through the districts of Cureghem (Anderlecht) and Heyvaert (Molenbeek), the former industrial heart of Brussels. These formerly abandoned districts have acquired a new lease of life, including a series of new buildings (see adjoining article) and new commercial energy, especially in the area around the Anderlecht Abattoirs.

To ensure that the event is accessible to all, there will be several different distances (1, 4, 8 and 12 km), and registration charges will be affordable: if you register in advance, the charge is 1 euro for children and 6 euros for adults; if you register on the spot, the charge is 2 euros for children and 10 euros for adults (covering participation in the race, use of changing rooms and showers, individual timing for those who wish and a souvenir). All registration charges will be donated to the Chaîne de l'amitié/Vriendschapsschakel at Quai de Mariemont in Molenbeek, and this meeting place run by volunteers for elderly and disabled people will also serve as the gathering point for the event.  

A professional physiotherapist/osteopath will be present, and there will be a Red Cross post. A cafeteria will also be open before and after the race.
The Brussels Canal Run is an initiative of two keen joggers from Molenbeek and Anderlecht, on behalf of the non-profit organisations Faucons Rouges and Curieus Molenbeek, with the support of a series of public and private partners. If successful, the event will be organised annually.

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