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During the Venloop there will be various atmosphere points on both Saturday as well as Sunday. 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. 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.

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 the sunday of the event during the award ceremony at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion.

The business teams will be approached a few days after the Weir Venloop for the award ceremony, this will not take place on sunday during the Weir Venloop.


Immediately after the race, everyone will be offered a banana, a cup 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. 
Change registration details
Would you like to change the registration details like your address, a new email address etc.? Than you can send an email to
Note: you can change your data until the preregistration closes.

Changing and shower facilities
There are free changing and shower facilities at 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).

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.

Date for Venloop 2023

The Weir Venloop 2023 will take place in the week of Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 March. The programme for these days is as follows:
Wednesday 22 March – VenloopKids afternoon 
Thursday 23 March – Seniors day and Dynamic Night Run
Friday 24 March – Venloop Expo
Saturday 25 March - Venloop Expo, Neptunus WalkWalk & Wheels and Pasta Party
Sunday 26 March - Weir Venloop (Half Marathon, 10 KM, 5 KM, youth runs and G-loop)

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 3 months prior to the event. The paid registration money will not be reimbursed for deregistrations after this date. 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 Vifit Sport drink. After the finish there will also be Vifit Sport drink and fruit.

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 the Weir Venloop. It is a unique event with a large, enthusiastic public.

The Venloop Expo 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 Venloop Expo 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.

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.

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.


For hotel accommodation we refer to Van der Valk Hotel Venlo

Kilometres points

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

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. After the event you can contact local authority Venlo for found objects.

As a participant of the Weir Venloop, we offer you the opportunity to leave your luggage with one of our enthusiastic volunteers in the luggage pavilion. They will then gladly take it into storage for you.
Please note! The dimensions of the lockers are: 23 x 27 x 40. So do not bring large bags.
Transparent luggage bags may be available from our luggage storage volunteer.
Please do not leave valuables unattended. The organisation is not liable for loss or theft
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pasta party
During running you burn a lot of carbohydrates, so it is important to eat enough beforehand. This is why the Venloop organises a pasta party on the Saturdaynight before the Weir Venloop from 19.00 at the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion in the Julianapark. Imagine yourself in bella Italia during our traditional Venloop Pasta Party. Come and enjoy a freshly prepared buffet with different types of pasta, bread and salads in a cosy setting with other runners. For € 10.00 you can enjoy the buffet as much as you like and you get two drinks of your choice. View photos of last edition here. Order your ticket for the pasta party during your registration or in our webshop.

The parking garages and parking areas in the town centre will be open as normal. The inflow and outflow of traffic could potentially be a hindered by the various races. Read more...

A parking area next to Stadion De Koel is available. A shuttle bus will run from 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 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

Race shirt

The 2023 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 Venloop Expo at the Venloop stand. It is also available by visiting our office at Koninginnesingel 14 in Venlo on week days.

Registration for the Weir Venloop 2023 will open on August 1, 2022 at 00:00.

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. Runners can collect on:

  • Friday 24 March between 12.00 – 17.00 o'clock
  • Saturday 26 March between 12.00 – 17.00 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.

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

Running Academy
Thanks to the Funqtio Running Academy approximately 140 participants have been preparing for the Weir Venloop for months.
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
KBO Limburg organise the Seniors day in collaboration with Weir Venloop and Neptunus Walk on the Thursday before the Weir Venloop weekend. 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 Weir Venloop.

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. It is not possible to start in an earlier starting square, but it is possible to start in a square with a later finish time. To register for the fast start sections, you must follow a special procedure. For more information about this, see the "Fast start sections" page.
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.


VenloopKids-afternoon is an experience afternoon from the VenloopKids programme that takes place on Wednesday afternoon in and around the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. The VenloopKids-afternoon takes place on the Wednesday of the Weir Venloop from 14:00 - 17:00. During the VenloopKids-afternoon there will be various pleasant activities suitable for children.
If you come from further away and want to make your participation a weekend stay, why not find some inspiration here. Although we have organised so many activities that the five day programme will just fly by!

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.

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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