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The 16th edition of the Weir Venloop on Wednesday 22 March to Sunday 26 March 2023 is on the horizon. 

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
Jermaine Wekenborg
René Hovens


Member of the Board
Judit Gipmans
Member of the Board
Dominique Dello

Member of the Board
Jan Berden



Wim Lensen
Permanent staff member
Rick van der Coelen
Permanent staff member
Meyke Vercoulen

Main and name sponsors