About the 2023 Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships Menen?
Welcome to the city of Menen, located in South West Flanders, Belgium.
For all of us, 2020 will be a year we will only remember as the year of the pandemic. Not the year with races and performances. A little bright spot in that year was the organization of our first edition of Decospan Triathlon Menen, one of the few triathlons that could take place in 2020.
Other organizations dropped out, we took up the challenge! With our partners we were able to organize a very successful race in difficult circumstances. We were able to organize the last professional race for Frederik Van Lierde. And next to that, 597 other athletes took on the challenge to race a half distance triathlon.
A sign of perseverance that was greatly appreciated by the participants and our partners. 325 volunteers in front of and behind the scenes, ensured an unforgettable sunny sports event. And this first organization, with subsequent editions in 2021 and 2022, have not gone unnoticed internationally!
As organizers, we are very ambitious and always strive to do better. That is why we submitted our BID to the European Triathlon Union (ETU) and (after they attended and evaluated our 2022 edition) we were chosen to organize the 2023 Europe Triathlon Multisport Championships!
During our previous 3 editions we learned a lot and now we really go 'next level'! We will offer participants from all over Europe, from pros to beginners, a number of great races. A true spectacle for spectators and supporters it will be!
The swim in the river Leie (La Lys), can be followed from the river bank. We have a very clear and spacious transition zone, extensive aid stations in the cycling and running. A rolling bike course and a central and beautiful finish zone with passages on the bike and on the run, an expo, briefings and award ceremonies, pasta party, fringe entertainment, massages, cool music, food and drinks, ...
You have chosen to race in Menen and we are really grateful to you. So for now, enjoy Menen, the region of West Flanders and see you on race day!