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The 13th edition of the Weir Venloop on Wednesday 21 March to Sunday 25 March 2018 is on the horizon. And it will be more than just a regular event - once again we will be organising the Dutch Championship (NK) half marathon event in 2018 and 2019!

It started as a dream...

Back in 2003, on the initiative of Venloop board member Erik Schnock, 62 people commenced training for the 2004 New York marathon. It primarily concerned novice runners who wished to run together to raise € 42,195 for two charities. One euro per metre. One year of hard training, having fun with each other and share the struggle when training for a marathon, the marathon, creates a bond. Therefore the experience in New York was simply unforgettable.

On the way back to the Netherlands the idea was born– create such a fantastic event in Venlo with a great atmosphere and sports manship for as many people as possible. A mini New York.

Shortly afterwards the foundation was set up and preparations started. The objective of this foundation was and is to promote running to a wide public. By organising a well-organised running event with a great atmosphere with various distances where many people could participate.

Board and employees

Erik Schnock

Ingrid Keder

René Hovens

Members of the Board
Guido Abbenhuis
Jermaine Wekenborg

Permanent staff members
Wim Lensen
Rick van der Coelen
Laura Billekens

Martijn Venhuizen