Running for Missing Children Europe

Brussels Marathon, 6 October 2019

The Brussels Marathon attracts 12 000 runners each year. Every year Missing Children Europe brings together a group of runners to raise awareness and funds for Missing Children Europe's projects to prevent, protect, and support missing children. Since 2012, over 2 500 runners have participated in the "Running for Missing Children Europe" team at the Brussels marathon and Antwerp 10 Miles.  

We look forward to welcoming you!


This is a family friendly event with 3 course options: 

        - 09:00 a.m. Brussels Marathon 42km

        - 09:30 a.m. Brussels Mini-Marathon 6,5km

        - 10:30 a.m. Brussels Half-Marathon 21km


The full tracks for the 2019 edition of the Brussels Airport Marathon & Half Marathon will be announced shortly.


· Start & finish: Parc du Cinquantenaire

· Missing Children Europe will have a tent set up close to the departure area, at the Parc Du Cinquantenaire, where all Missing Children Europe's participants will meet before their race to pick up their numbers and take group photos.

· All participants will be given a Running for Missing Children Europe T-shirt and got a free drink at Sky Café in the Museum of Army after the race.

· More information about the 2019 Brussels Marathon can be found at




Registration fees for corporate

Registration fees for individual runners

To register, please send this information to and pay for your registration via  

BE43 310 165 832 401    BIC:  BBRUBEBB

Deadline 13 September 2019

Donate to Missing Children Europe

Unable to participate in Running for Missing Children Europe 2019? Please consider making a donation.

Donations of 40 euros or more made by residents of France, Belgium and Luxembourg are eligible to receive a fiscal tax certificate.

Our bank details are

IBAN: BE41 3630 2576 0210


What will the money be used for? 


A project launched and monitored by Missing Children Europe


International child abduction is the second largest category of missing children reported to the 116000 hotline, representing ¼ of the case load.

A recent research revealed that the wellbeing of children is affected by the abduction. Children feel frustrated about the lack of clear communication and understanding of the situation. They have the feeling that their opinion is not taken into account and this sometimes lead to feelings of desperation and anxiety.

Additionally, the research showed that the circumstances of the return of abducted children have a significant negative effect on their wellbeing.


Therefore, Missing Children Europe currently conducts a project to create good practices to make the return procedure and the enforcement of a return decision more child-friendly. To develop these good practices, Missing Children Europe and partners will collaborate with children and youngsters.

Via collaborative child participation, children in several EU countries will reflect on the difficulties for children in an international child abduction and create child-friendly ways and tools to resolve the conflict in a more child-friendly manner.


Photo Album

See pictures of Running for Missing Children Europe 2019:


    Special Thanks to our photographer: Alain Sannen 

    Website (blog):


    In case of any questions, please contact:



    "It was a tremendous pleasure for us to participate at this event. The organisation was perfect, everyone liked the Missing Children Europe T-shirts and Missing Children Europe was seen everywhere during the marathon."

    Christophe De Vusser,
    Managing partner, Bain and Company

    Thanks to the support of our wonderful partners



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