Every year, on the first weekend of October, the province of Zeeland comes alive with the largest annual sporting event: Marathon Zeeland. Over this weekend, nearly 20,000 athletes participate in various disciplines, experiencing the beauty of the Zeeland coastline in all its glory.
The activities kick off on Friday evening with the atmospheric Ladiesrun. Saturday morning sees enthusiasts taking part in the MTB tour and the minimarathon. However, the highlight is undoubtedly the Kustmarathon Zeeland on Saturday, known as the toughest marathon in the Netherlands. This challenging course runs from Burgh-Haamstede via Oostkapelle and Domburg to Zoutelande. For those wanting to experience the Zeeland countryside at a more leisurely pace, the walking marathon on Sunday offers the same beautiful route.
While the marathons commence in the picturesque Burgh-Haamstede, the other starts are located in the bustling Zoutelande. Whether you're taking part or simply cheering on, the finish in Zoutelande is a celebration in itself with plenty of activities, music, and Zeeland hospitality.
Marathon Zeeland isn't just an event for those competing; it's an experience for all. Along the route, thousands of spectators cheer on the athletes, soaking in the atmosphere and the stunning scenery.
So whether you're actively participating, cheering from the sidelines, or just enjoying the festive atmosphere in Zoutelande, Marathon Zeeland is an event you won't want to miss. It embodies the Zeeland community spirit and the love of sport and nature.
Coast marathon Zeeland
Van Haamstede via Oostkapelle en Domburg naar Zoutelande