The organization

In 2006, 4 members of the Jogging Club in Wevelgem wanted to organize their own marathon. Patrick Doornaert, Freddy Vanhoucke, Timon Dejonghe and Henk Hoorens organized the first edition of the IPSO Leiemarathon in September 2007.

The first edition was a success. More than 300 runners passed the finish line. Freddy, who was supposed to run his 100th marathon, couldn’t run because of cardiac problems. He decided to join the supervisors by quad, but fell during the marathon. Freddy died a week later. His death was a big loss to his family, friends and the organization. He will always remain the motive to continue to organize this marathon.

Because the Leiemarathon became such a success, it was clear to us that we needed help in order to guarantee the quality of the organization. That’s why we added extra members to our crew. Our vision remains the same as when we first organized the marathon: every runner, amateur or professional, is important to us. We keep on focussing on the well-being and comfort of every participant.

Board members

Timon Alpro Leiemarathon

Timon Dejonghe

Chairman

I co-founded the Leiemarathon and take care of the general organisation and coordination of the event.

Lies Alpro Leiemarathon

Lies Deruddere

Secretary

Together with my father Geert, I am responsible for the joggings. We do our very best to make sure that the races are well organised and that the award ceremony goes swiftly.

Filiep Vanthournhout

Chamberlain

Since the marathon of 2009, I am part of the board. I take care of the financial side of the organisation and am responsible for communication with participants.

Crew

Geert Deruddere

Jogging

Together with my daughter Lies, I am responsible for the joggings. We do our very best to make sure that the races are well organised and that the award ceremony goes swiftly.

Steven Warlop

Safety and Parcours

Together with Kris, I am responsible for defining the parcours and the safety of all participants.

Kris Maelbrancke

Safety and Parcours

Together with Steven, I am responsible for defining the parcours and the safety of all participants.

Davy Stieperaere

Allround member

I am the allround member of the team and will make sure that the start/finish zones looks appealing.

Joeri

Joeri Vanpoucke

Design en Promo

I take care of the designs and website of the Alpro Leiemarathon.