Office opening hours

  1. SECRETARIAT Waregem Koerse

01-31 July 2022 : from 10.00h to 1200h, every Tuesday and Thursday

01-14 August 2022 : from 10.00h to 12.00h, every working day

16-31 August 2022 : from 10.00h to 12.00h and from 1300h to 1700h, every working day

on Saturday 06 August : from 10.00h to 12.00h

on Saturday 27 August : from 10.00h to 12.00h

30 August 2022 (day Waregem Koerse) : from 11.00h to 20.00h

31 August 2022 and 01 September 2022 : from 10:00h to 12.00h


The secretariat can be contacted viaT 32 56 92 29 39M

The entrance to the secretariat is located at Holstraat 97 in 8790 Waregem in front of the real estate agency ERA-BOSSUIT.


  1. LEISURE MARKET in Waregem Zuiderboulevard

Saturday 11/06/2022 : from 15.00h to 19.00h

  1. STADSWINKEL WAREGEM (during opening days of the Building)

Friday 19 August 2022 : from 13.30h to 21.00h

Saturday 20 August 2022 : from 09.00h to 12.30h and from 13.30h to 18.oou

Sunday 21 August 2022: from 14.00h to 18.00h

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.

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