Runners ABC

A
Atmosphere

Prior to the start of the 10 km and the half marathon there will be a number of spectacular performances at Deken van Oppensingel/Julianapark.

Atmosphere points
During the Venloop there will be various atmosphere points on both Saturday 25 as well as Sunday 26 March. Marching bands from Limburg, choirs, drum bands and all other vibe-inducing music bands are spread over these atmosphere points. Keep an eye on our website to see where the exact atmosphere points are located.

Award ceremony
The 1-2-3 placed finishers of the SeaconLogistics 10 km (men and women) will be awarded their medals at approximately 13.15 p.m. on the winner’s podium next to the finish. The numbers 1-2-3 of the Van der Valk Hotel Venlo half marathon (men and women) will be awarded their medals at approximately 15.15 on this winner’s podium.

Participants who are possibly up for prizes will receive a key cord after the finish where the time and location of the award ceremony is stated. Naturally it can occur that you are given a key cord but do not win a prize or that you have won a prize but do not get a key cord. Money prizes are not sent and can only be collected by the winners on 26 March during the award ceremony at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion.

The business teams will be approached a few days after the WeirVenloop for the award ceremony, this will not take place on 26 March.

B
Bananas

Immediately after the race, everyone will be offered a banana, a bottle of sports drink and/or water. During the half marathon at the third drinking station, located at approximately 15 kilometres, pieces of banana will be shared. Bananas are known for being fruit that offers nourishment, is healthy and easy to digest. Moreover they offer a great deal of energy and improve endurance levels.

Business Run
During the WeirVenloop a separate competition will be organised for companies; the Koenen and Co Business Run. The Koenen and Co Business Run participants can meet in the nearby Julianapark or in the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. A team photo will also be taken in this pavilion.
 
C
Changing and shower facilities

There are free changing and shower facilities at Seacon Stadion De Koel, Kaldenkerkerweg 182, 5915 AH in Venlo (free shuttle bus service) and at the St. Martinusschool in the centre (only for Business Run participants upon showing wrist band).

Chip
A chip has been placed in your race number which will register your time.  This allows you to see what your net time is, among other things. The time can also be found on our website.

D
Date for Venloop 2017

The Weir Venloop 2017 will take place in the week of 22 - 26 March. The programme for these days is as follows:
Wednesday 22 March– VenloopKids
Thursday 23 March – Seniors day
Friday 24 March – Yagua Mood Market
Saturday 25 March - Yagua Mood Market, Venloop Memory Walk and wheelchair race.
Sunday 26 March - Half Marathon, 10 KM, 5 KM, youth runs and G-loop.

The registration for the Weir Venloop and Venloop Memory Walk will open on 1 August 2016.

Deregistration/Cancellation
If the participant is unable to participate in the event, you will be reimbursed your registration money minus € 5 administration costs when deregistering, but only if you inform us by 31 December 2016 latest. The paid registration money will not be reimbursed for deregistrations after 31 December 2016. This is in accordance with our general terms and conditions.

Drinking stations
There are drinking stations at the 5, 10, 15 and 18.5 kilometre points. Water will be provided at all stations and at the 5 and 15 kilometres points there will also be Maxim sport drink. After the finish there will be also Maxim sport drink and fruit.
 
E
Engraving

Get your medal engraved after your race. Winterman Sport are happy to put your name and finish time on your medal. This will give you a unique copy and also a pleasant reminder of your participation. You can order this during registration. You can also decide to get your medal engraved on the day.

Enjoy
Enjoy the WeirVenloop. It is a unique event with a large, enthusiastic public.

F
Field of top runners

A field of approximately 40 or 50 top runners, men and women, will start the race. Race director Martijn Venhuizen will once again create a balanced field for an exciting race. Two commentators will provide commentary on the race.

First Aid
Along the course there will be various First Aid points. At the 5 km and 10 km points there will also be “mobile” First Aid stations along the course. Please check the maps for other locations.
 
G
G-loop

The SceltaMushrooms G-loop will also be organised this year. In conjunction with this sponsor and the Fonds Gehandicapten Sport (Disability Sport Foundation) a wonderful programme for participants will be organised after the finish.

H
Hotel

For hotel accommodation we refer to:


K
Kids4Kids-afternoon

Kids4Kids-afternoon is an experience afternoon from the VenloopKids programme that takes place on Wednesday afternoon in and around the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. Kids4Kids takes place on Wednesday 22 March from 14:00 - 17:00. During the Kids4Kids-afternoon there will be various pleasant activities suitable for children.

Kilometres points
The kilometres points will be shown with signs at the side of the course.
 
L
Locker

See: luggage

Lost and found
All lost items that are handed in to us will be brought to the info point at Julianapark. Please report there if you have lost something.

Luggage
Participants of the Koenen and Co Business Run can leave their clothing in the secure changing rooms which are only accessible by showing the wristband that every BR participant has received with their race number. In addition, for each Koenen and Co Business Run team a locker is available for valuables.

Other participants have two options. Firstly, they can store their luggage for free in one of the trailers at Julianapark situated next to the starting areas. To use this facility make use of the luggage tag connected to your race number. Separate items of clothing are not accepted here, only bags with the luggage tag.

In addition, we offer participants the option to hire a locker. This is situated opposite the entrance of the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion and is provided by Locker Company. Until the day of the WeirVenloop, you can order lockers via the web store. These lockers are € 3 each. 
 
M
Mailing race numbers

You can also get your race number mailed to your home. Please state this during registration. The race numbers are delivered to everyone´s home address in the two weeks prior to the event.

Massages
This year, massages will be offered at Julianapark by Vividus, centre for health. Let your tired muscles enjoy a rub down from experienced hands after the finish.

Medical
A number of preventive measures will be shared by a doctor form the VieCuri medical team in a separate letter. These measures are among other things focussed on weather conditions, fluid and food intake, injuries, illness and other medical emergencies. You can download the letter here and it will be sent to all participants via our newsletter. 

Memories
Everyone who makes the finish line within the time restrictions will be receive a beautifully designed medal.

Minimum ages
Half marathon: 18 years.
10 kilometres: 16 years.
5 kilometres: 13 years.

Missing children
There will be a point at Julianapark where missing children can be kept safe and be collected by their parents. The point is located behind the Limburgs Museum next to the World Peace Flame monument.
 
P
Pacers

Also in the coming edition pacers will once again participate allowing you to match their tempo to finish within a certain time. For the 10km we have pacers at 50 minutes, 60 minutes and 70 minutes. For the half marathon the race times of the pacers are 1:30:00, 1:45:00, 2:00:00 and 2:15:00. The pacers can be recognised by their red shirts and the large balloon above their heads. They generally run in pairs. They will be positioned next to the relevant signs at the start.

Parking
The parking garages and parking areas in the town centre will be open as normal on 25 and 26 March. The inflow and outflow of traffic could potentially be a hindered by the various races.

A parking area next to Seacon Stadion De Koel is available. A shuttle bus will run from Seacon Stadion De Koel to the centre of Venlo. This stop is only a stone´s throw from the start and finish. Those who are travelling from out of town will be guided to Seacon Stadion De Koel by signs. Naturally people from the region can also park there.

It is also possible to park at the barracks on the Garnizoenweg in Venlo. Shuttle busses will also run to and from the start-finish area.

Address Stadion de Koel:
Kaldenkerkerweg 182
5915 AH Venlo

Address Kazerneterrein:
Garnizoenweg 3
5928 NA Venlo

Photos
MySports will take photographs of the participants at the finish. A few days after the WeirVenloop a link will appear on the website with all information about the photos. You will also receive a newsletter about this from us after the WeirVenloop.

R
Race shirt

The 2017 edition of the Venloop shirt can be purchased via the registration module, at our office (from mid-November), in our web store or during the Yagua Mood Market at the Venloop stand. It is also available by visiting our office at Koninginnesingel 14 in Venlo on week days.

Registration
The registration for the Weir Venloop and Venloop Walk has opened on 1 August 2016 at 00.00 AM. The half marathon and 10 km are already fully booked.

Registration office
The registration office is located at the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion at Julianapark (on Deken van Oppensingel) between the start and finish. Collect your race numbers from here. The opening hours are different for runners and walkers:

Walkers can collect on:
·    Friday 24 March between 14.00 – 20.00 o'clock

Runners can collect on:
·    Friday 24 March between 14.00 – 20.00 o'clock
·    Saturday 25 March between 11.00 – 18.00 o'clock
·    Sunday 26 March between 09.30 – 14.00 o'clock

Participants in the Koenen and Co Business Run will receive their race number delivered to their company.

Results
The results will be on our website and on www.uitslagen.nl as soon as possible after the end of the race.

Running Academy
Thanks to the Vividus Running Academy approximately 140 participants have been preparing for the WeirVenloop for 6 months.
 
S
Sanitary provisions

The sanitary provisions can be found at the start, at the 5, 10 and 15 km points as well as at the finish, close to the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion. At the Ewals Cargo Care is also a toilet for disabled.

Seniors day
SOB Venlo and KBO Limburg organise the Seniors day in collaboration with WeirVenloop and Venloop Memory Walk on 23 March 2017. This “experience day” for seniors features an active but certainly also an informative style. There will also be a wonderful cosy atmosphere. During the Seniors day the afternoon programme pays attention to the year of the senior in an interactive way. You can participate in various workshops at the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion of the WeirVenloop.

Showers
Showers and changing room facilities are available at Seacon Stadion De Koel (free shuttle bus service) and at the St. Martinusschool in the centre of Venlo (only for Business Run participants upon showing wrist band).

Shuttle bus service
See also: parking. Shuttle busses will run between 9.30 and 18.00.

Starting areas
The starting areas are set up on the basis of the expected finish time that participants have supplied during the registration. Participants are given access to the relevant starting area based on the colour of the race number.

The layout of the starting areas is as follows:

5 km

13-15 years

white

5 km

16 years and older

green

10 km

< 45:00

light brown

10 km

45:00 - 55:00

purple

10 km

55:00 - 1:05:00

red

10 km

> 1:05:00

white

HM

Top field

green

HM

Licence holders

orange

HM

< 1:30:00

yellow

HM

1:30:00 - 1:45:00

light blue

HM

1:45:00 - 2:00:00

light green

HM

2:00:00 - 2:15:00

pink

HM

> 2:15:00

white

It is not possible to start earlier, starting later is possible though.

Starting times
The starting times of the various runs can be found at this page.
 
T
Time limits

The time limit is 90 minutes for the 10 kilometres and 3 hours for the half marathon.

Time registration
Just as last year, the chip will be at the back of your race number this year.

Transferring race numbers
From early March there will be a transfer form on the website which allows you to transfer your race number. A small payment is required for this. Those who wish to transfer their race number must arrange this themselves. The WeirVenloop organisation does not have involvement with this. The name of the original participant will still feature on the race number, however the name of the new participant will be listed in the results.
 
W
Weather

In the event of extreme weather conditions the organisation maintains the right to cancel the event. Furthermore, we ask all participants to monitor the weather on the race day and to adjust clothing, food and drinks accordingly. The organisation will always do its upmost to adjust to the weather conditions.

Web store
You can purchase various Venloop merchandise from our web store such as T-shirts and flags. You can get the products mailed to yourself or collect them at our office. Payment can be made via iDEAL or in cash at the Venloop office.

WCs
See: sanitary provisions.

Y
Yagua Mood Market
The Yagua Mood Market will take place on the Friday and the Saturday. Organisations in the area of sport, health, active lifestyle and wellness showing what they have on offer. You can orientate yourself and get informed about new products and services, enjoy free tests and actively participate in one of the workshops. The Yagua Mood Market offers free entrance and is located at the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion, the event complex at Julianapark that houses many activities during the week of the WeirVenloop.

Youth Runs
In addition to the four Kids Runs we have another three races for young people, namely the Bambino runs (4 years and 5 years) and the Child run (6 years). Participants between 13-15 years old can participate in the 5 km.

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