12 augustus 2016
Dear Dodentocht Participants,
In the name of the organizing comittee “100 km Dodentocht”, we would like to thank the 12,017 walkers for their participation in our 46th edition.
Congratulations to all of you who succeeded in walking (or running) the 100 km, but of course also to those who participated but did not reach the finish this year. To take on the 100 km Dodentocht challenge is already a nice performance!
You will get the opportunity to try again during our 47th international 100 km Dodentocht on Friday August 12th 2016.
Also this year we received a lot of positive reactions on the atmosphere, the trail, the supplies, the nursing, the volunteers, … And we are delighted to hear this! The more than 1200 volunteers always do their utmost to ensure an unforgettable event year after year.
Friday night the weather was gentle, but the rain on Saturday made this year’s event even more difficult. Nevertheless the autumnal weather could not spoil the hiking fun. It is thanks to this contagious enthusiasm of the participants and the volunteers that we have renewed energy to start organizing the next edition.
The new record of 12,017 participants unfortunately also had some less positive effects on some parts of our event, a.o.:
- Due to the traffic jams not everyone could get to the start zone on time. That’s why we had to change to plan B with a buffer zone.
- For a very short while the start zone became too small to cope with the large influx of participants.
- The first checkpoint in Weert (water supply) was just a little bit too small when the masses arrived.
All of these aspects will be reviewed in the course of September and October in order to find the right solutions as usual.
After so many years we remain pleasantly surprised when we see how vivid the Dodentocht still is and that both the participants and all of the volunteers keep on going the extra mile. This is also something we should cherish.
A big thank you to everyone!
We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to the next edition!
Gunter Vergauwen André De Clerck
Chief Coordinator Chairmain
100 km Dodentocht vzw Dodentocht