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Atmosphere

The organisers will make sure you are welcomed in style after your walk between 14.00-17.00 hrs. To enjoy this unique experience to the full, plan your finish time in the centre of Venlo to coincide with the festivities.

Atmosphere points
During the Weir Venloop there will be various atmosphere points on Saturday and Sunday 22. Marching bands from Limburg, choirs, drum bands and a host of other vibe-inducing music bands will be performing at these atmosphere points. The locations will be released soon on our website.

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Breaks

Various places where you can take a break and rest, or just soak up the atmosphere, will be provided along the route. You will find various facilities such as toilets and places to sit. You can also purchase tea, coffee or soft drinks and food at various points along the route, but please note you can only pay cash for food and beverages.

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Check

Your starting place documents include a card and a key cord. During the Venloop Walk volunteers stationed at various points along the route will punch a hole in the card. Hand over the completed card at the finish to receive a lovely memory of the walk.

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Date Venloop 2018

The Venloop 2018 will take place from 21 - 25 March. The programme during these days is as follows:

Wednesday 21 March – Venloopkids
Thursday 22 March – Seniors café
Friday 23 March – Yagua Mood Market
Saturday 24 March - Yagua Mood Market, Venloop Walk and wheelchair route.
Sunday 25 March - Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km, youth runs and G-loop.

Deregistration/Cancellation
If the participant is unable to participate in the event, your registration fee minus € 5 administration costs will be reimbursed when deregistering, but only if you inform us by 31 December 2017 at the latest. In accordance with our General Terms & Conditions, no registration fee will be reimbursed for deregistration received after 31 December 2017.

Drinking stations
There are various places along the route where you can stop and rest during the Venloop Walk. see: Breaks.

E
Enjoy

Enjoy the Venloop Walk. It is a unique event supported by large, enthusiastic crowds of spectators.

F
Finish

All walkers and wheelchair users taking part in the Venloop Walk must reach the finish before 17.00 hrs on Saturday 24 March 2018.

First Aid
Mobile First Aid teams will be on duty during the Venloop Walk
 
H

Hotels
If you are looking for hotel accommodation, please visit Van der Valk Hotel Venlo.

M
Mailing starting place

You can also get your starting place number mailed to your home address. Please state this during registration. The starting place documents will be delivered to everyone´s home address in the two weeks prior to the event.

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

Mobile cycle team
Numerous volunteers will ensure that everything proceeds smoothly during the Venloop Walk. Traffic marshals will be present at places where walkers have to cross busy roads to ensure the safety of participants. Please observe their instructions. Our mobile cycle team will also be out and about to keep an eye on walkers following the route.
 
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Parking
The indoor car parks and parking areas in the town centre will be open as normal on 24 and 25 March. The inflow and outflow of traffic could potentially be hindered by the various races, but this will be minimal on Saturday. Read more...

Punch cards
Your punch card will be sent to your home address or is ready for you to collect from the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. You choice is stated in the confirmation mail you received when you registered. A key cord is also included with the punch card so it is handy to wear during the walk.

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Registration

You can register to take part in the walks up to a few days before the event via the Venloop website. At times that the online module is unavailable, you can purchase a walker starting place at the Venloop office on Koninginnesingel 14, Venlo. This is only possible on weekdays and please note you can only pay cash.  

Registration office
The registration office is located in the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion at Julianapark (on Deken van Oppensingel) close to the start and finish. If you have not received your punch card at your home address please collect it from here. The opening hours are different for runners and walkers:

Walkers can collect on:
•    Friday 23 March between 14.00 – 20.00

Runners can collect on:
•    Friday 23 March between 14.00 – 20.00
•    Saturday 24 March between 11.00 – 18.00
•    Sunday 25 March between 09.30 – 14.00

Route
The route taken by the Venloop Walk passes through some areas of outstanding natural beauty in our municipality. At a future date, you can download the route and view it on our website. Signage will be placed along the route on 24 March. Please do not leave any litter behind. Keep Venlo clean and tidy!

S
Safety

During the Venloop Walk all the participants are not only walkers, but they are also road users. Please take other road users into account and keep to the footpaths where possible.

Sanitary facilities
Sanitary facilities will be provided at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion and at all places where you can take a break. A toilet for the disabled is also provided at the Ewals Cargo Care Pavilion. See Breaks for further information.

Signage
Signs will clearly indicate the route to be followed during the Venloop Walk.

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Traffic marshals

Numerous volunteers will ensure that everything proceeds smoothly during the Venloop Walk. Traffic marshals will be present at places where walkers have to cross busy roads to ensure the safety of participants. Please observe their instructions. Our mobile cycle team will also be out and about to keep an eye on walkers following the route.

Transfer starting place
You can transfer your starting place for the walk to another person. As the starting place is not individually assigned you do not need to complete the transfer form.

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WCs

See: sanitary facilities.  

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 adapt their clothing, food and drinks accordingly. The organisation will always do its upmost to adapt the event to the weather conditions.

Webshop
You can purchase various Venloop merchandise such as T-shirts and flags from our webshop. You can get the products posted to your home address or collect them at our office. Payment can be made via iDEAL or in cash at the Weir Venloop office.

Wheelchair route
The wheelchair route is 7.5. kilometres and starts at 13:00 hrs on Markt in Velden. This means that people taking part in the wheelchair event will cross the finish at the same time as the other participants. Wheelchair users can take along someone to accompany them during the event.

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