14 augustus 2015
The 45th edition of our International 100 km Dodentocht is over and deserves a special mention in our famous history.
Each year many many walkers come together to walk our Dodentocht ! For many years already we are the biggest 100 km-walk of the world. Of course we are very proud ! We wish to thank all our volunteers during those 45 years, and especially the current team.
In 1970 nobody expected this success and it was never intended to be so, rather than a joke ... a walk of 100 kilometers within 24 hours!? You have to be crazy ? Now all over the world they know this famous walk.
It is a good example how a society can or should look like. We know it's not easy, but if everyone cooperates, you get an exceptional manifestation.
All our respect for the participants ! The 100 km dodentocht is a kind of yearly exam, for which you must practice during the year and keep on moving. We show that people, despite all the differences, are able to work together and to live together, if they want to. And these are also the main purposes of our organisation !
In 2019 we will celebrate our 50th anniversary. We will continue to make our concept better and better. And that's another goal of our organisation : together on the road, both during our lives as during the Dodentocht ! Try to make the best of it !
Congratulations and many thanks to all participants, sponsors, public administrations and to all the volunteers !!!
See you for the 46th edition, on Friday 14th August 2015.
Long live the Dodentocht!
Gunter Vergauwen, André De Clerck,
Chief coordinator. President.