Practical information

Programme

On Saturday, 21st September, the official start of the Belgian Transplantoux Games will take place at 10 a.m. at the University Sports Center Leuven for all participants.

Each participant will receive a bib number that must be worn throughout the entire event (Saturday and Sunday). 

We will conclude the Games with a closing ceremony on Sunday 22nd September, at 5 p.m.

Saturday, 21/9:

  • from 8 a.m.: Registration package pickup (Package for Saturday and Sunday)
  • 10 a.m.: Opening ceremony
  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Initiations, recreational activities, and competitions (see sports schedule)

Sunday, 22/9:

  • from 8:30 a.m.: Registration package pickup (initiations, recreational activities, and competitions Sunday)
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Initiations, recreational activities, and competitions (see sports schedule)
  • 4 p.m.: Closing ceremony

Location

University Sports Center Leuven

Tervuursevest 101, 3001 Leuven

Sportcampus Arenberg is the ultimate sports venue for all residents of Leuven and beyond. Every year, it welcomes tens of thousands of visitors, ranging from students to staff, recreational athletes, passionate sportspeople, elite athletes, retirees, para-athletes, and families. With its diverse offerings, the sports campus provides a place for everyone to be active and enjoy sports. (https://www.kuleuven.be/sport)

Changing rooms

There are changing rooms available. Please bring a 1 euro coin for the lockers.

Sportoase Philipssite Leuven (swimming)

Philipssite 6, 3001 Leuven

Sportoase Philipssite Leuven is the venue for the swimming competitions during the Transplantoux Games. It offers modern facilities for both recreational swimming and serious training.

Parking and transportation

Parking 

Information will follow

Shuttle

Shuttles between Leuven station and the University Sports Center will be provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings and evenings. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to use this service.

Public transport

Train to Leuven station.

From the station: Take the Buitenringbus (600), takes about fifteen minutes.

Stop: Leuven Sportcentrum

Agreements

From September 1st, 2024, no changes can be made regarding competition registrations (except for cancellations due to medical reasons).

Participants who wish to cancel their registration for an event must notify the event’s responsible person (“captain”) as early as possible and no later than 1 hour before the start of the event.

Medals

Medals are awarded for each competition and event.

The Transplantoux medal is unique to the Belgian Transplantoux Games.

Anyone participating in 2 events (recreational event, initiation, or competition) will receive a unique Transplantoux Medal. This also applies to supporters. These will be awarded on Sunday at the end of the day during the closing ceremony.

Food and drinks

Enjoy a tasty snack and drink during the Belgian Transplantoux Games! We have curated a selection of delicious options with a variety of food trucks and beverage outlets scattered around the Games site.

Registration package

Bib numbers for competitions and wristbands/tickets for initiations, recreational activities, and lunch. Goodie Bag should be picked up at the reception.

Dialysis

It is absolutely necessary for individuals undergoing dialysis to be dialysed as late as possible before attending the games. If dialysis is required on-site, it is possible to undergo dialysis during the Games, provided there is consent from the participant’s nephrologist. If applicable, the dialysis session will be scheduled based on the timetables of the chosen sports disciplines (subject to local availability). Please contact the organisation for further details.

Staying in Leuven

Leuven offers a wide range of accommodations that you can choose and book yourself. Combine your participation in the Games with a visit to Leuven and (re)discover the city’s beautiful architecture, rich history, vibrant culture, and lively atmosphere, often referred to as the “Pearl of Flanders”.

  • Explore the stunning Gothic architecture of St. Peter’s Church.
  • Experience the vibrant café culture on the Oude Markt, also known as ‘the longest bar in the world’.
  • Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque streets of the bustling city center.
  • Visit the famous Arenberg Castle, surrounded by beautiful gardens and canals.
  • Discover the impressive collection of modern and contemporary art at Museum M.
  • Enhance your stay with a fun trip to historical landmarks, cozy cafes, and cultural hotspots in Leuven.

For more inspiration, visit visitleuven.be/

Photo and video

Photos and videos taken during the Belgian Transplant Games may only be used by participants for private purposes. Participants hereby transfer the right to use the visual material to the organiser.

Insurance

Every participant of the Belgian Transplantoux Games is insured. You can download the claim form here.