De Ronde Venen Marathon
10 km, 42.195 km
About the event
Races offered by this event
De Ronde Venen Marathon Race TrackYou run this Marathon/Duo-marathon on a unique trail. During the track you will pass all eight villages in the municipality of De Ronde Venen: Abcoude, Baambrugge, Vinkeveen, Wilnis, De Hoef, Mijdrecht, Amstelhoek en Waverveen and back to Abcoude. About pedestrian and traffic-calmed roads, a former railway, along rivers and by meadows and trough a beautiful nature reserve: The Botshol.Abcoude has a protected village view. A beautiful place for this special event in the historic Centre. With the start and finish on the ‘Molenwegweg’ (at De Eendracht). The trail continues via The Horn to Baambrugge.Baambrugge has a protected village view as well. Via the Baambrugse Zuwe, a tunnel under the A2 freeway we arrive in Vinkeveen.Vinkeveen let us enjoy on a quiet cycle path. Two km’s further are the Lakes ' Vinkeveense Plassen '. The tunnel under the bridge in the N201 road brings you to a narrow path over the former track of the railway Nieuwersluis-Uithoorn. The railway is now in use as a walkway. 5 kilometers further is the crossing in Vinkeveen at the former train station. Crossing the canal, the next village arrives.Wilnis. The route goes through a peaceful way to the next canal. Running on the walkway you'll pass the spot where the dike broke in 2003. The route moves back towards the former railway. The Church of St. John the Baptist on the left and right the Business Park Mijdrecht.Mijdrecht. We turn into the Centre. Along the Town Hall, on the square and through the village streets we leave the village. We cross the dike next to a major canal and turn left direction ½ marathon point towards De Hoef. The route goes along the beautiful meandering River "De Kromme Mijdrecht" and through the village, cross the Old railway and go towards the village of Amstelhoek.Amstelhoek. The public road crosses a special place: the scrap yard of the company Pothuizen. The track follows the Ringdijk. Then through a cow shed and further by a tunnel under the N201 road and ends up in the polder of .......Waverveen. On the left hand side a view on the Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, the ‘house’of football club Ajax. Just when it might gets boring after 36 km’s, you will get “the cream on the cake”. The nature reserve The Botshol shows up. 2.5 km’s on grass paths and some bridges along a small river back toAbcoude, via the tunnel under the A2 highway. The route is now close to the finish line. Along the former Town Hall and the Angstel River. There is the finish!10 km race trackThe 10 km run will also start on the Molenweg at De Eendracht in the historic center of Abcoude. The first kilometer passes Abcoude, via the Willem van Abcoude lane, 't Markvelt, Hoogstraat and the Mayor Des Tombeweg, then towards Baambrugge. Via De Horn you will run through the historic Center of Baambrugge towards the tunnel under the A2 highway. Passing the tunnel we turn right, back to Abcoude. The A2 highway is hidden behind the sound screen. Then the track goes under the A2 again, in the direction of Abcoude. The last kilometer is going through the village, with the finish in the centre of Abcoude at De Eendracht.
Start addressDe Ronde Venen, Netherlands
Finish address1391 Abcoude, Netherlands
What’s included in entry
This is a lovely marathon in the countryside of the Netherlands very close to Amsterdam. This marathon is showing you beautiful sceneries while running over asphalt, gravel, meadows and through an astonishing natural reserve. As icing on the cake you get to run through a cowshed.
The well organized marathon has more then enough care posts with a diversity of drinks and food. In the villages which you run through an enthusiastic crowd cheers for you. It is certainly not a crowded marathon. After the finish soup, cottage cheese, peanuts and more are lined up.
On Sunday the 17th of November 2019 we had great weather which made the route even more beautiful. I would say this is a marathon which fits to a list of a runner who likes to run small marathons in amazing locations.
The route is really amazing and shows you a beautiful part of the community de Ronde Venen. Next to the marathon it is also possible to do it as a duo-marathon. This is nice because it means that often people are standing next to the route to change from bike to running.
A lot of variation in the course. Meadows, green house, lake. Harder than only road, but I still ran a pb.
Beautiful scenery, lovely weather on the day we ran, great supporters, delicious pannekoek, flat and fast course, and some trail running thrown in!
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