Creating a Run4brain community in the COVID-19 era

Due to covid-19, our yearly fundraiser ‘the 20km run in Paris’ has been cancelled. We want to keep running despite covid-19 and keep people motivated to start running, especially in COVID-times. To expand the run4brain community, we have initiated a programme for running guidance by an experienced and professional Running Coach. Participants will be trained by Tomas Valcke and his team (de Loopcoach) to reach a target of 5, 10 or 20 km. The team will virtually guide all participants who subscribe to the programme. Both starters and experienced runners will be coached on a 2-weekly basis. During the coaching sessions, advice on training and nutrition, tips&tricks will be provided; answer to questions you may have, addressed. Subscription costs are €20 for adults, €15 for students and free for all minors, but participants commit to gathering sponsors for their running efforts.

To fulfill the 2020 challenge to gather 100.000€ for Ghent University Hospital we are organizing a run for our subscribed runners on Sunday November 29th, 2020. The aim of this year’s running activities is to raise money to bring an innovative medical called 'FUS' therapy to Ghent University Hospital. This year's run is looking a little bit different due to COVID-19 but unpredictable times call for flexible measures. 

Running events 2020 - 2021

We're getting ready for our running event on Sunday 29 November which is 100% coronaproof because of our 'running apart together' concept. Thanks to our collaboration with MyTrace (app) we are able to organize a run where participants can run wherever they like, but at exactly the same time as the other participants. You can choose between a run of 5km, 10km or 20km, and opt for a run in the morning at 10am or in the afternoon at 3pm.

Open the app, headphones on and be guided to the finish line with your favourite music, running statistics, informative and especially motivational audio messages. After you finish you can see how well you did but also the performance of all the other runners. We are very excited about this concept because it allows us to keep running and to do this together even if the conditions are not optimal.

Access to the MyTrace app and Run4Brain virtual run is exclusively for participants. Subscribe on our website and you will receive clear instructions on how to register. Join us now!

If circumstances allow, we still hope to organize a physical running event next year in March. For this reason the funding will not stop after 29/11 but will continue until the end of March 2021. We keep on running with new goals in 2021. Please mark these dates in your agenda:

  • Sunday 21st March 2021 - Ghent
  • Sunday 10th October 2021 – Paris
  • Sunday 28th November 2021 – Ghent