Runners information 2021 (english)

Runners information

No public is allowed on the event site of the Spijkenisse marathon.

Due to Corona we have to stick to measures. To allow everyone to participate, a distribution has been made with regard to the Corona Access Proof (CTB):

You want a QR-scan

• Entrance: terrain sporthal Olympia
• keep CTB + application letter + ID ready
• with gained pols wrist you will have entrance to sporthal for bibno etc.
• entrance to cantines and changingrooms.

You do not want a QR-scan

• Entrance: terrain Spark
• keep application letter + ID ready
• sign up in the tent in the middle of the Spark grassfield for bibno etc. and to change clothes.
• no entrance to sporthal + -terrain nor to cantines and changing rooms.

You can find a lot of information on the English part of our website, but important information for 28 November is listed here:

1.               All visitors to a food and drink outlet over the age of 18 must show their valid proof of vaccination or testing for corona in the form of a QR code.

2.               You can obtain a wristband after showing your valid QR code that gives access to the food and drink outlet at Spark and the canteen of the Sports Hall on Sunday 28 November.

3.               Start times
Marathon  10.30 AM
Half marathon  11.00 AM
10K and 5K  11.15 AM

4.               Bib
You can collect your bib on
Saturday 27 November 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the canteen of Spark and Sunday between 8.30 AM and 10.45 AM at the Olympia sports hall, next to the athletics track. When collecting the bib you must present this confirmation email (print or telephone) with the bib number. If you participate without a QR code, you will receive the start number on the Spark site.

5.               Time registration
An IPICO
chip is attached to the back of the bib number, which records gross and net times. No bib number means no time registration.

6.               Route to Spark
The route to our sports field can be found on our website:
route
 You can park at the Parking of Theater De Stoep and the
Kolkplein garage. There are direction signs that lead you to that Parking. At the information stand on the grounds you can buy an exit ticket for €3. You can pay with a VISA and Mastercard, not in cash.

7.                Pacers
You can recognize the pacers by their reflective vests with the end time on it. Marathon 3.15, 3.30, 3.45, 4.00, 4.15 and 4.30 hours.

8.               Changing rooms
The male runners use the changing rooms of the Sports Hall which is 200m from the start. The female runners use the changing rooms at SPARK. This is only available when you have a pols wrist.

9.               Running a different distance
If you decide to run a different distance than you have registered for, then pass this on to the helpdesk in the Sports Hall. If you change your mind during the run (rather not!) then contact the helpdesk after you have finished.

10.            Bag deposit
If you have requested this in advance, there will be a sticker on your bib. At the intake you get a number they put on your bag, this number will also be put on your bib. So take this with you when you come to collect your bag. The bag deposit is in the sports hall and will be open till 4.30 PM.

11.            Your own drinks
You can bring your own drinks (marathon every 5K and for the half marathon at 4.5K, 10K, 14.5 and 19K ) and put them before 9:30 AM in the crates in the Sports Hall. Don’t forget to put your bib number on the bottles. Water and Isostar lemon every 5K. For 5K and 10K there are only drinks at the finish.

12.            Track
The tracks can be found by clicking on the distance
Look hire for the track information of 5k, 10KHalf Marathon,Marathon

13.            Time limit
The half marathon has a time limit of 2 1/2 hrs and the marathon of 5 hrs. Transport back to the finish will be provided for runners who do not complete the race in the stipulated time.

14.            ENGRAVING
The medal that you have more than earned, can be made even more valuable by having it engraved for €7. This does not apply to those people who have already paid for engraving at the time of pre-entry. See an example: Engraving

15.            Weather forecast
The weather forecast for Sunday.

16.            Pictures
There will be pictures taken at the finish and they will appear on our website. If you have pictures, please sent the link to the pictures to info@spijkenissemarathon.nl 

17.            Massage
After your run you can get a free massage for your legs. There are masseurs present from 12:30 until 4:00 PM in the fitness room of SPARK

18.            Charity
This year there is special attention for the pediatric thorax center for children with  heart, lung and respiratory diseases of the Sophia children’s hospital

19.            Smoking
Smoking is prohibited on the grounds.

20.            Start and Award ceremony
The mayor of Nissewaard will start the run at 10:30 AM. Marathon prizes are awarded at 2:00 PM to the men and at 2:30 PM to the women. The prizes of the half marathon are awarded at 12:45 to the men and at 1:00 PM to the women. The prizes for de 5K are awarded at 12:30 starting with the men and immediately afterwards  the 5K women and the 10K men and women.


We hope you will enjoy our marathon. You can already note the date of our next edition:

27 November 2022.

The organization of the Spijkenisse- Spark Marathon wishes you a nice and successful day

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