On Saturdaynight 9th of June 2018 its time again! The most pleasant run of the Netherlands takes place. Together with 8.500 athletes you can run through the historic town centre of Zwolle as the sun sets in the sky. From high school students and world renowned athletes, recreationists and the seasoned runners, in Zwolle everybody is welcome to join!
Tens of thousands enthusiastic supporters will cheer you to the finish line. At the entire track there will be music performances by bands, DJs and marching bands. At the Grote Markt there will be a big celebration! Once you have finished you can celebrate with your friends and family at one of the many pleasant squares of Zwolle.
The Scania Zwolse Half Marathon has a run up of 2.6 km to the centre, where you will take 3 rounds of 6,2 km to get acquainted with our town centre!
Start and finish
The Scania Zwolse Half Marathon starts at 20.15hrs at the Koggelaan and runs along the Van Karnebeekstraat(bus)tunnel to a trail of three rounds in the town centre. The finish is at the Grote Markt and closes at 23.00hrs. This is due to safety concerns because of people who are going out for a drink in the town centre.
The trail is KNAU/IAAF certified.
Competition ladies get an early start
Because of the succes of this method at the 16th edition of the Half Marathon, the competition ladies will also start a bit early this year. They will leave at 20.07 hrs, precisly 7 minutes and 45 seconds before the men and all the other recreationists. This is the time difference between the track record of the men(1:00:37 by Richard Mengich in 2016) and the track record of the ladies (1:08:22 by Flomena Chepchirchir in 2011). Which woman will be able to stay ahead of the fastest running man?
Layout Startingplaces Half Marathon
Section 1 = Competition runners
Section 2 = Business Runners
Section 3 = Recreationists divided in 4 sections:
Section a = running time till 01:45 hrs
Section b = running time from 01:45 till 01:55 hrs
Section c = running time from 01:55 till 02:05 hrs
Section d = running time longer than 02:05 hrs
Each participant receives a medal after finishing as a keepsake. Just as the previous years it is possible to the engrave your medal, make sure to put this in your registration. The medal can be engraved with your name and date after the finish and will costs 6,50 euro if you register this in avance or 8 euro on the spot.
The track record of the men is set by Richard Mengic in 2016 with a time of 1:00:37 hrs. With the women the record is set at 1:08:22 hrs by Flomena Chepchirchir in 2011. These great times have made the trail of Zwolle one the 10th fastest tracks of the Netherlands.
Wheelers, handbikers and strollers
The trail is NOT suited for wheelers, handbikers and strollers. Due to safety issues they cannot participate at the Half Marathon.
Classification layout Half Marathon
Based on the complete registration runners are divided into the following classification:
If you don’t fill out the entire registration you will automatically be placed at the recreationists.
Shower and dressrooms
Participants can use the shower and dressrooms at On Campus at Hogeschool Windesheim till 23:30 hrs.
Near the start line there will be a bag for each participant with a starting number. At the starting number you can find a tag for your clothing bag, which you can hand in near the starting line. Afterwards you can retrieve the bag at Eekwal, near the finish line.
Please be advised that only bags from the organization can be used, not your own.
Don’t leave any of your personal belonings at the Stadskantoor, as it will close at 20:30 hrs.