Start & Finish

Start
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.

Time groups
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.

Starting times
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 

 

Finish
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.