It's not just a race, it's an adventure


Below are a few recurring questions
In case you do not find the answer to your question, please also check the Tips & tricks section.
Still haven't found the answer ? Then you can send us your question using the form below and we will get back to you as quick as possible.

General questions (registration, training)...

I would like to participate but I don't have a team mate.
1. Check out the ads on the "Athletes market" page, you might find a match there ...
2. Register with a dummy team mate. Then file an ad on the Athlete market and cross fingers that another candidate in the same situation will react.
I don't have a licence, can I participate ?
Yes,you can opt for a "day licence" during the registration phase. That licence will cost you an extra 5 euro per person.
Is a foreign licence also ok ?
Yes, no problem. Just select "other"' for licence and identify the federation and your personal number.
I would like to register but Amphiman is fully booked....
We will probably create a waiting list. If so, this information will be posted on the registration page.In case a team cancels, the next team on the waiting list will take their place.
Can we still change the name of our team once registered ?
Yes, that is possible ,
Send a mail to announcing the change.
Is the morning briefing mandatory ?
No, we can not force you to come. However, your presence is highly recommended. During the briefing you will be provided with the latest important information such as the water temperature or any last-minute course changes. You have largely enough time to change into your race gear after the briefing.
Is there a money prize ?
Yes, there's a prize for the top 3 teams in each category (Men, Women, Mixed) and in both distances. The prize money is obviously higher for the long distance.

You can check the respective sums via this link:

Which things we must pay attention to ?
There is a full page of Tips & Tricks to help you approach the competition under the best of conditions.
I am not a fan of cold water...
That's quite ok. The first swimming section is preceded by a short running section. That should warm you up, making the first swim less tough.
On top, all swimming pieces are relative short (max 700m). And in between the swimming parts, you will warm up very well because of the running. In fact after a while you will sweat so hard to start to long to cool down.
What is the water temperature during the competition ?
In the month before the race we regularly measure water temperatures. The results are posted on our website.
What is the air temperature during the competition ?
Belgian weather is full of surprises but we expect air temperatures between 10° and 20° Celsius.
Can I stay the night with my motorhome ?
At the race's start area there is a very large parking lot for motorhomes.
There is also a large parking area a bit further down the road at holiday park "Landal".
Are there showers available ?
Next to the entrance on the LEFT hand side there will be a shower trailer as well as a tent to change your clothes.

Questions concerning the race

Must we find our way alone (orientation) or is the course marked ?
The entire route is marked. On land usually with ribbons attached to the vegetation and arrows at more difficult locations. When crossing the water a large flag on the opposite bank will direct your swim.
Must we stay together ?
Yes, and this absolutely mandatory.
The maximum distance allowed between team mates are 50 meters on land and 10 meters in the water. If these distances are not respected, the organisation will hold stop the faster team member until he/she is joined by his/her partner. (see Rules 8.1 et 8.2)

In case of significant speed differences between team mates, you might consider attaching each other with a (elastic) rope.

Must we use the swim cap of the organization ?
Yes. It's of good quality and looks nice.
The colour designates your category (Men, Women or Mixed). However you may consider wearing a neoprene cap underneath.
Must we report an abandonment ?
Yes, and we strongly emphasize this point.
Simply provide your team number to a member of the organisation anywhere on route or at the finish. If not, you risk being considered lost. This would result in an emergency search and rescue operation and unnecessary costs (see also Rule 8.4).
Can I participate without a wetsuit ?
The water is too cold to enter it without protection. However, a short wetsuit is allowed. If you do not possess a wetsuit, you might consider renting one.
Do I need to wear the bib all the time ?
The bib/jersey must be worn at all times during the race. Not wearing can lead to disqualification. You way, however, briefly remove it in order to open or close your wetsuit before or after a running section. Once done you must put your bib/jersey on again.
I got lost. What should I do ?
The best thing to do is to turn around and return on your steps until you find the course markings. The course can make weird turns. Taking shortcuts in the hope of regaining the track can be a very bad idea.

Stay tuned ! It takes very little to lose sight of the markings.

Are there any energy stations foreseen along the course ?
Yes, multiple energy stations are foreseen along the track offering a wide variety of products : sport drinks, water gels, bars, bananas,... A wide range of products will also be available in the athlete village upon arrival. The exact locations of those supply posts can be found on the track page.
Are there cutoff times ?
Yes, this year we will introduce cutoff times. Each energy station will also be a time port. The cutoff times are published here.
Are the cutoff time also in play for the mid and short distance ?
Not really
For security reasons, we will neutralise the race at 18h30, giving the athletes of the long distance 7h30 to finish the race. For the mid distance this should be largely enough and definitely so for the short distance.

For spectators and third parties...

I'm a spectator. What's the best place for me to follow the race ?

The most spectacular points are the water exits where you can follow the teams' approach.

Hotspots for spectators will be added to the course map.

I am part of the media and would like to contact the organization.
Please send an e- mail to to obtain a press pass/dossier. If you wish further collaboration you have the opportunity to become a Media Partner. (see "Partner" option on the main menu)

Please specify your question here if you didn’t find the answer in the FAQ above or in the column on the right.
We will send you an answer as quickly as possible.
If we receive this same question several times we will consider posting it on the FAQ page as well.

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Track Changes

6 January 2018
Track Changes
38km and 28km
Also for this edition, we included some track changes to keep it interesting.
Now there is even less tarmac to run and 1 climb extra to conquer.

To make it easier on the debutants, we decided to remove the longest and coldest swim section out of the track.
The athletes of the short distance are allowed to come to the finishing line via the dam instead of the swim.