Tickets

1. Public grandstand

seats

This ticket gives access to the covered main stand that is set up at the height of the Gaverbeek obstacle, which is jumped during the ING Grand Steeple-Chase of Flanders.

From this stand you can enjoy the best view of the Gaverbeek. Experience up close how the jump is taken over this famous stream. The grandstand is located in the “weighing place” zone. In addition to numerous drinks and food stands within this zone, there are also many betting counters provided to take a big or small gamble on one or more runs.

This ticket can be purchased online and in advance in the secretariat of the Royal Waregemse Koersvereniging where the seats on the grandstand can be chosen and thus reserved.

 

Price ticket : 55 euro (+ 0,50 euro administration fee)

Hippodrome access via ports 1 and 2

 

All tickets can be purchased :

  1. online : from 12 May 2022
  2. presale in the KWKV secretariat : from 01 July 2022 during opening hours

2. Weighing Place (weegplaats)

Standing places / seats

This ticket gives access to the weighing place. This zone is delimited by the border with the Holstraat and the fence of the central square – hippodrome and is paved by asphalt.

Within this zone you have a good view of the races and of the main and most spectacular obstacles during the steeple races (Gaverbeeksprong, Irish verge, …).

In this zone there are several drink and eateries to satisfy thirst and hunger. Betting options are also provided.

This ticket can be purchased online, in advance in the secretariat of the Royal Waregemse Koersvereniging and at the door on the day of the event.

 

Weighing place : hippodrome access via gates 1 and 2.

Price/ticket:

Presale until 06/07 : 23 euro (+ 0.50 euro administration fee)

 

Children up to 14 years : free entrance

 

All tickets can be purchased :

  1. online : from 12/05/2022 for the quick decision makers!
  2. Presale in the KWKV secretariat : from 01/07/2021 during opening hours.

3. Central Square (middenplein)

Standing places

This ticket gives access to the central square (middenplein)of the hippodrome, where you are in the middle of the arena, as it were.

Within this zone you have a full 360° view of the runs. This zone is also an ideal location for families who want to experience Waregem Koerse together with children. In this zone there are several drink and eateries to satisfy thirst and hunger. Betting options are also provided.

This ticket can be purchased online, in advance in the secretariat of the Royal Waregemse Koersvereniging and at the door on the day of the event.

Access: hippodrome via ports 5 and 6.

 

Price/ticket

Presale : 12 euro (+ 0.50 euro administration fee)

Sale from 22/08/2022 : 15.00 euro (+ 0.50 euro online – administration fee)

Children up to 14 years : free entrance

 

All tickets can be purchased :

    1. online : from 12 May 2022
    2. presale in the KWKV secretariat : from 01 July 2022 during opening hours

Waregem Koerse 2022

Tuesday 31 August 2021

Waregem Koerse turns 175 – Old but also new
On Tuesday, August 30 of this year, all those who are Waregem Koerse minded gather again at the hippodrome of Waregem for Waregem Koerse. A special edition, because Waregem Koerse celebrates its 175th anniversary.

Waregem Koerse was first organized in 1847. The Kingdom of Belgium existed for less than two decades. With 175 years on the clock, Waregem Koerse is logically the oldest one-day event that is organized annually in our country. This is highlighted with a brand new poster that nods to the past.

The race originated in the center of Waregem and after a few years moved to the hippodrome where it still takes place today. From the start, the event was a success thanks to the jump over the Gaverbeek, at that time more than 5 meters wide.
A race that has also led to a lot of developments in and around Waregem with, among other things, the creation of Centrum Sport Vlaanderen, the evolution of De Club Gaverbeek with the construction of the stables, De Waregem Koerse feesten, etc.
ING Steeple Chase

This year, extra efforts will be made on (fringe) animation. Zarafa – known from Studio 100 productions, among others – will provide an extra festive experience.

But the most important thing remains of course the sporting program with again 4 obstacle races. That is even one more than last year. Waregem Koerse remains the only race in Belgium that still organizes obstacle races.
In addition to the 3 trotters and the 2 flat canter races, there is also a race for charity, the Horse Race 4Brain with the participation of Famous Flemings. With this course, the 4Brain foundation and Waregem Koerse want to draw attention to the various brain disorders and point out how you can keep the brain healthy.

Of course, the absolute apotheosis remains the ING Steeple Chase of Flanders, the race that is part of the Crystal Cup, The European Cross Country Challenge, with races in France, England, czech republic, Poland, Italy and Belgium.

175 years of Waregem Koerse is not only a moment to look back but also to look forward to the future. That is why Waregem Koerse wants to focus on sustainability in the coming years. It will use this edition to make an analysis of the event and then draw up a multi-year plan. We can no longer ignore sustainability in our society. We do not want to put it on the back burner, but we want to take a number of concrete measures this year as well. Waregem Koerse may be ‘old’, but at the same time this top event is also ‘new’.
Of course, Waregem Koerse has become what it is thanks to the annual presence of tens of thousands of people who have often become fans. To thank them for their annual presence at the hippodrome, we want to put someone special in the flowers by offering him / her the opportunity to participate in a sulky at Waregem Koerse. This person will be drawn via the Waregem Koerse birthday game. Of course it should not be the party of 1 person, but in addition there will be many other great prizes to be won such as a VIP package at Waregem Koerse, a Big Green Egg barbecue and so much more.

Tickets can be purchased from 22 May via the “Buy your tickets here” button below. Be quick: until 6 July, the ‘Early Birds’ only pay € 23 for a Weighing Place ticket. Tickets for the central square can already be purchased for € 12 and for a ticket on the seating stand you pay € 55.