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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 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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Breakfast

It takes a lot of energy to finish the Neptunus Walk, so start your day with a delicious, filling Venloop breakfast in the Ewals Cargo Care pavilion in Julianapark before the start of the Neptunus Walk. Together with friends, family and countless other walkers enjoy a freshly fried egg with bacon, crispy croissants, freshly squeezed orange juice and plenty of other flavoursome goodies on offer at this generous breakfast buffet! Buy your entry ticket for the Venloop breakfast buffet on Saturday morning for the Neptune Walking Tour for € 7.50 here.

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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Change registration details

In your registration confirmation you will find a link to the 'self changing form'. With this form you can make changes to your registration. For example, a change of address, a new e-mail address, etc. Note: you can change your data until the preregistration closes.

Check
Your starting place documents include a card and a key cord. During the Neptunus 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 2023

The Venloop 2023 will take place from 22- 26 March 2023. The programme during these days is as follows:

Wednesday 22 March – Venloopkids afternoon
Thursday 23 March – Senior Day and Dynamic Night Run
Friday 24 March – Venloop Expo, pasta party
Saturday 25 March - Venloop Expo, Neptunus Walk and Venloop Walk & Wheels, Venloop-breakfast
Sunday 26 March - Half Marathon, 10 km, 5 km, youth runs and G-loop.

Deregistration/CancellationCancellation
If the participant is unable to take part in the event, the paid registration fee minus € 5 administration costs will be refunded for cancellations that are known to us by 26 February 2023. For cancellations after 26 February 2023, the entry fees paid will not be refunded. This is also in accordance with our terms and conditions. It may therefore be better for you to find someone willing to take over your starter pack. The transfer of the start package of the walk does not need to be passed on to us. 

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

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Enjoy

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

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Finish

All walkers and participants of the Neptunus Walks and Venloop Walk & Wheels must finish before 17.00 hrs on the Saturday.

First Aid
Mobile First Aid teams will be on duty during the Neptunus Walk

Found objects
If you lost something during the event, you can contact
local authority Venlo for found objects.
 
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Hotels
If you are looking for hotel accommodation, please visit Van der Valk Hotel Venlo.

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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 Neptunus 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 the Saturday of the Neptunus Walk. 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

Registration for the Neptunus Walk 2023 opens on 1 August 2022 at 24:00.

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. Walkers can collect on the Friday before the Neptunus Walk between 12.00 – 17.00 hour.

Route
The route of the Neptunus Walk runs through beautiful natural areas in our municipality. You will be able to download and view the route on our website or in our Venloop App in due course. The route will be signposted. Do not leave any rubbish behind. Venlo clean, very normal!

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Safety

During the Neptunus 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 Neptunus Walk.

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Traffic marshals

Numerous volunteers will ensure that everything proceeds smoothly during the Neptunus 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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Venloverwelkomt.nl

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!

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Walk & Wheels

The Venloop Walk & wheels route is 7.5. kilometres and starts at 13:00 hrs at BMW de Vilgaard in Velden. This means that people taking part in the Venloop Walk 7 Wheels 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.

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.

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