Start & Finish
In order to achieve a smooth flow along the course, runners will begin in several different groups. The groups will leave in phases to prevent bottlenecks forming along the course.
Please note! It is absolutely not permitted to start in an earlier start group to than which you have been allocated. Starting in a later group is possible, provided that it is no later than the last starting time. Five starting pens have been installed at the Prins Hendrikkade near the Central Station in Amsterdam. Each starting pen will be opened 20 minutes before the starting time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are entering the correct starting pen. The bib numbers belonging to the starting pens are clearly indicated with colours and numbers at the entrance gates of each starting pen. Runners are expected to be in their starting pens at least 10 minutes before the start. The pens will be used several times for a starting group.
Participants will be classified into time groups according to the finishing time you have indicated at time of entry. Because you will be using a chip for time registration, your start time begins to run only when you pass the start line, making it unnecessary to be at the front.
These are the starting times for 2017.
|Category||Starting time||Area||Color||Bib number||Cloting deposit|
|Wedstrijd vrouwen prominenten||10.19||1||Paars||F1 – F50||tot 10.15|
|Wedstrijd mannen prominenten||10.25||1||Paars||1 – 100||tot 10.15|
|Wedstrijd overige mannen en vrouwen||10.25||1||Paars||101 – 700||tot 10.10|
|Wedstrijd Businessloop||10.30||2||Blauw||701 – 3200||tot 10.10|
|Recreatie Le Champion leden 1||10.45||3||Rood||3201 – 6200||tot 10.25|
|Recreatie Le Champion leden 2 + verenigingen||11.00||4||Groen||6201 – 9200||tot 10.40|
|Recreatie goede doelen 1||11.15||5||Geel||9201 – 12200||tot 10.55|
|Recreatie goede doelen 2 + Recreatie businessloop 1||11.45||2||Blauw||12201 – 15200||tot 11.25|
|Recreatie businessloop 2||12.00||3||Rood||15201 – 18200||tot 11.40|
|Recreatie businessloop 3||12.15||4||Groen||18201 – 21100||tot 11.55|
|Recreatie businessloop 4||12.30||5||Geel||21101 – 24000||tot 12.10|
|Recreatie businessloop 5||13.00||2||Blauw||24001 – 26900||tot 12.40|
|Recreatie businessloop 6||13.15||3||Rood||26901 – 29800||tot 12.55|
|Recreatie businessloop 7||13.30||4||Groen||29801 – 32700||tot 13.10|
|Recreatie businessloop 8||13.45||5||Geel||32701 – 35600||tot 13.25|
|Recreatieloop individueel 1||14.15||2||Blauw||36000 – 38900||tot 13.55|
|Recreatieloop individueel 2||14.30||3||Rood||38901 – 41800||tot 14.10|
|Recreatieloop individueel 3||14.45||4||Groen||41801 – 44700||tot 14.25|
|Recreatieloop individueel 4||14.55||5||Geel||44701 – 47600||tot 14.35|
The finish is located at the Peperstraat, just across from the Dam in the center of Zaandam, and runners can finish across the entire width of the road. Your finishing time will be registered by the BibTag upon crossing the installed mats. After crossing the finish, participants will receive a medal, a bottle of Isostar and Sultana. Then you should leave the finish area and make your way to the Heijermansstraat where you can collect any personal items from the bag check. There is plenty to do in Zaandam after the finish. A visit to the Dam tot Dam Park, where the prize ceremony will take place and you can enjoy several live music performances, is well worth the effort.