This year All Terrain has subscribed to the batavierenrace yet again. More information regarding the event is provided down below. There is a maximum of 25 people that are allowed to join. The expected costs for the whole event (including food) is going to be approximately 55 euro, this number is based on the costs of the previous years. Subscribing can be done by subscribing to the event AND filling out this subscription form:
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What is the batavierenrace?
The Batavierenrace is a relay race over 175 km from Nijmegen to Enschede, divided into 25 stages (16 men’s stages and 9 women’s stages) varying from 3.6 km to 10,. km. 350 teams, which means more than 8,500 students, participate in this race. This number of participants gave us a mention in the Guinness Book of Records. The Batavierenrace is a mixture of a competitive sport-event as well as a big social event. At midnight on the 21st of April, the race starts and the first runners will dive into the night for their heroic battle against the elements and the temptations of a warm bed. This is the beginning of 18 hours of sportsmanship. Afterwards, the biggest student party in Europe takes place, with over 12,000 visitors! On Sunday the 23th of April we will go back home again.
After a spectacular opening, the race starts at midnight near the Radboud Sports Centre of Nijmegen. A unique feature of the Batavierenrace is, that part of the race takes place during the night. The race consists of three parts: night, morning and afternoon. We will divide our team into three groups, each group will run one of these parts of the race. Between each part, there is a short break in which the different groups can switch. One of the questions in the google forms link will be about your preference for which time you would like to run. The participants of the race wear a runners vest which contains a chip that registers the stage times. Every runner is accompanied by a teammate by bike for navigation, safety, and moral support. The route of the Batavierenrace leads the runners through crowded relay points as well as lonely windy country roads in the middle of nowhere.
We will camp in tents during the race. The location of the campsite will be the technical university of Twente. The transportation to and from the campus is not included in the costs for the weekend. But we will do our best to provide cheap transportation. Food and drinks during the race & breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be provided for. Drinks and snacks which can be bought at the festival on Saturday evening will not be provided for.
I am also looking for help in organizing the weekend. If you are willing to join me in this venture I am happy to include you in my (currently still a one-man) team. – Bart
Subscriptions are open! 🙂