1900M - 90KM - 21KM

There is a limit of 1050 individual participants and 120 relay teams for this event. Early registration is recommended.


The Openlakes Belgium HALF is officially designated as the 2024 Belgian Championship!
The Openlakes Belgium HALF Distance will take place on Saturday 21 September 2024. The start is at 10.00 am.


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General information

  • Le départ sera donné à 11h depuis les berges du Centre d’Accueil de la Plate Taille aux Lacs de l’Eau d’Heure.
  • Le dépôt du vélo et du matériel dans le parc de transition se fera exclusivement le jour de la course entre 9h30 et 10h45.
  • DISTANCES : 1900m – 90km – 21km  
  • Minimum age: 18 during the current year.

Conditions of participation - Belgian Championship

  • To take part in the Belgian Championship - Middle Distance, the athlete must be licensed with the Belgian federation (LF3 or 3VL) and be of Belgian nationality. The registration file must be complete, i.e. the valid license must be uploaded in the registration file by August 21, 2024 at the latest. After this deadline, you will no longer be able to take part in the Belgian Championship.
  • If you have purchased day insurance before receiving your license number, no refunds will be authorized. However, it will be possible to update your registration file by uploading your license number.
  • Foreign athletes holding a license recognized by World Triathlon will start in the Belgian Championship starting wave.


14h00-20h00 : Ouverture du village Openlakes
14h00-15h00 : Entraînement natation
16h00-20h00 : Ouverture du secrétariat course (retrait de dossards)
17h00-18h00 : Entraînement natation

08h00-20h00 : Ouverture du village Openlakes
08h00-10h30 : Ouverture secrétariat course
08h30-09h45 : Check-in vélo
20h00 : Remise des prix


  • Start 10h00
  • Swimming: 1:10
  • Swim + bike : 6:30
  • Swim + bike + run: 8:00
  • Closing of the race at 18:30

Swimming - 1900m

  • Departure from the banks of the Centre d'Accueil de la Plate Taille.
  • A 1900m tour.
  • Wetsuits are allowed if the temperature is below 24.5°C and are mandatory below 16°C.
  • The maximum time is 1:10

Authorized training only on Friday 20/09 from 14:00 to 15:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00.

Bike - 90km

  • NON-DRAFTING event
  • 2 rounds of 46km around the Lakes of Eau d'Heure and Falemprise.
  • Course with relief including 450m of positive difference in altitude per lap.
  • Bike route closed to traffic.
  • 2 feedings/lap HIGH5
  • The maximum time is 6:30 (Swim + Bike)
  • Closing of the bike park at 17:00

Running - 21km

  • 3 laps of 7km mostly along the Plate Taille lake.
  • Course including 40m of positive difference in altitude per loop.
  • The course is 100% asphalt.
  • 3 refuelling stations / lap
  • The maximum time is 8:00 (Swim + Bike + Run).
  • Closing of the race at 18h30.

Collection of race numbers

  • Friday, September 20 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 21 from 08:00 to 10:00
  • The withdrawal of the number can only be done by the athlete himself.
  • At the time of collection of the number, the athlete MUST be in the presence of his identity card.
  • At the time of registration, the non-licensed athletes will have checked the one-day license (additional registration cost varying according to the distance). If not, the amount will be claimed at the time of withdrawal of the number.
  • You need to know your bib number: check your bib number on the registration list before picking yours up.
  • For the RELAY teams: the 3 members of the team will have to go to the secretariat to collect their number.


Prize money for the first 5 men and women in the general ranking

The athletes awarded are as follows:

  • the first 5 women of the scratch ranking
  • the first 5 men of the scratch ranking
  • the first 3 men and women in each category
  • HALF - RELAY: the first MEN team, the first WOMEN team and the first MIXED team

Awards for the podiums of each category HALF :

  • Juniors (18-19ans)  
  • Espoirs (20–23 ans)   
  • Seniors (24-39 ans) 
  • Masters A (40-49 ans) 
  • Masters B (50-59 ans) 
  • Masters C (+60 ans)
  • Masters D (+70 ans)


  • i. One Belgian champion title will be awarded per gender for the categories below:
    • "Overall - Belgian Champion ;
    • U23 (up to and including age 23) - Belgian U23 Champion ;
    • Seniors - Belgian Seniors Champion ;
    • Masters by category (A, B, C and D) - Belgian Champion according to category.
  • ii. The three best athletes per category ranked above will receive an official Be3 medal.
  • iii. The winner of the Overall category is Belgian Champion and receives the official Be3 Belgian Champion jersey. When Young A and Juniors start together (see §17.2.d), the winners of both categories receive an official Be3 Champion's jersey.

NOTE: Athletes who do not attend the awards ceremony will not be eligible for their awards and/or prizes.

HALF distance RELAY

The OPENLAKES HALF distance "relay" will take place on Saturday September 21, 2024.

The start will be at 10:00 a.m. (at the same time as the Half Solo) from the banks of the Plate Taille Welcome Center at Eau d'Heure Lakes.


  • The relay team is composed of two or three athletes.
  • During the relay race each athlete of the team must perform at least one complete discipline: Swimming, Cycling, or Running.
  •  In case of a team of two athletes, one athlete of the team will have to complete two disciplines.
  • DISTANCES : 1900m – 90km – 21km  
  • Minimum age: 18 during the current year.
  • The 3 members of the team MUST present themselves to the secretariat to collect their number.
  • Lors du retrait de dossard, les athlètes non licenciés devront montrer leur carte d’identité.
  • Licensed athletes must present their identity card and a valid license from an international triathlon federation.
  • The number of bibs is limited to 50.


  • The "relay" MUST be done IN the transition park at the location assigned for the team.
  • Only teammates passing the "relay" are allowed to be in the transition area.
  • The electronic chip acts as a "relay" and must be placed consecutively on the LEFT ankle of each runner.

Regulations to be respected

Athletes will be required to respect the rules of the Belgian Triathlon League. We invite you to consult the rules by clicking here.

Any questions?

Consult the FAQ or contact us specifying your event and your distance.