Here’s a great target for you after all the Christmas and New Year’s overindulgence, why not aim for the Utrecht Marathon in May.
Yes, five months of training should get you in shape to perform at the event!
If 42 kilometres is too much there will also be chances to compete and indeed complete the Half Marathon, the quarter Marathon or the 1.5 kilometre Mini Marathon. Or you could just take a leisurely walk among the highlights of Utrecht on the course itself.
On Sunday 12 May the 38th edition of theUtrecht Marathon sponsored by Utrecht Science Park will take place.
The distances for young and old bring the runners along the highlights of the Utrecht.
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On Sunday 12 May at 9.00 am the Marathon (42.195 km) will start with a new one-lap course. The various old and new districts of Utrecht will be connected by this route. The combination of running through the parks, new parts of the city such as Leidsche Rijn and through the old town create a unique experience. There will also be music points along the course which will turn the Utrecht Marathon into an atmospheric Utrecht event. Also, the courses in the Half Marathon (21.1 km), Quarter Marathon (10.55 km) and Mini Marathon (1.5 km) have been renewed.
A quarter or half marathon can be run in teams of up to five people with the Business Run competition. With special business facilities at the Utrecht Science Park, companies can collaborate with colleagues and partners in a sporting way. Especially for students, this year there is a Student Run in which they compete with each other. In addition, the Utrecht Marathon offers a Hospital Run. During the Hospital Run you and your colleagues from the hospital can put on a sporting performance and show you what the sportiest hospital in the Netherlands is.
The Dutch Cancer Society is the official charity of the Utrecht Marathon. All participants can donate money to the KWF at their registration or create their own promotion page. The donations go to the Princess Maxima Centre.
Sign up for the different distances of the Utrecht Marathon here