About the Veluweloop

About the Veluweloop

The Veluweloop is a green sport event with a great recreational character. This relay race originates in Wageningen and runs from Wageningen back to Wageningen via the Posbank. The teams run as much as possible on green paths. The relay race consists of 12 different stages: 5 women's and 7 men's stages, with a total length of approximately 90 km, which each team must complete. Each runner is accompanied by a cyclist. Per stage, one member of each team is active as a runner, so that there are always as many runners as teams on the track. Stops have been set up in various places where the runners pass the baton (in this case, a special vest with team number and chip for time registration) to the next teammate. After 4 stages, an intermediate finish is held. The teams gather at this location for a break. After a restart and 3 stages, an intermediate finish follows, where the teams can enjoy a moment of rest. The track continues back towards Wageningen, where we gather just before the last stage, at the last restart location. The finish is on the athletics track of the Bongerd in Wageningen. Here is the final showdown and runners will receive a festive welcome by teammates and other spectators. There are sufficient dressing rooms and shower facilities at the finish area. A joint meal afterwards (only possible to be reserved by pre-registration) with subsequent awards ceremony and the party complete this day. It is even possible to spend the night in your tent on the event’s grounds. As a team you can register as a cycling team: transport during the race to the various stops takes place by bicycle; or as a car team: transport to the stops is made with a maximum of 2 cars or vans. There are separate routes for both modes of transport, of course differencing from the running track.