How is it going with your new year’s resolutions? Are you still working out? With our previous Utrecht sports blog we hope to have given you great inspiration and motivation to turn 2016 into a sports year. To have a goal, or to challenge yourself and stay with your training schedule, we have listed 5 sporting events in Utrecht for the coming months. Don’t think you will participate? Then it’s always fun to go and support the participants because great sports events always are fun to watch!
Sunday 20 March – Utrecht Science Park Marathon
The diehard runners are already looking forward to the Utrecht Science Park Marathon next month. The start is at the Science Park and runs through the city center, via Maliebaan, Singel and the Dom. The route also goes by nature on the east side of town, across the municipality Bunnik, to end up at the Uithof. It is also possible to run the half marathon, 10km or 5km. New this year is the 1 kilometer Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis Kidsrun.
Monday 28 March – Kasteelloop de Halve van De Haar
Last year was the first Kasteelloop De Halve van De Haar, with about 3.700 runners at the start — and the first edition was a great success. So the event will be organized again this year on the second day of Easter. You will run along beautiful stately avenues, meander water gardens, romantic bridges, towers, gates and drawbridges. Doesn’t that sound lovely? You can participate in the half marathon, quarter marathon or an eighth marathon. For children there is a special kids run of 1 or 2 kilometers.
Saturday 11 June – Urban Chase Utrecht
The Urban Chase is so cool! Urban Chase is a combination of a scavenger hunt and an obstacle race, where teams of two with help of family, friends and people walking on the streets, have to do different kinds of challenges. These challenges, also called ‘chasepoints, are spread all over town. The chasepoints will show you the most beautiful places in town but will test your endurance, creativity and teamwork. The assignments can range from abseiling, to jointly making a puzzle. Urban Chase is our absolute favorite sport event for 2016! Watch the video of the Urban Chase Groningen and get as excited as we are.
Sunday 19 June – SingelSwim Utrecht
Swimming in the Utrechtse canals and singels? Maybe you have jumped into the canal during a drunk spin by accident. But since last year there is actually a swimming sports event in the Utrecht canals: SingelSwim! The SingelSwim raises awareness for the myopathy FSHD. You can swim 1200 or 2000 meter in the Utrechtse Singels and raise money for a good cause. Don’t feel like taking a dip into the canal? Well you can always donate money! The atmosphere is top notch, watch this video to get an impression of last year.
Sunday 3 July – Tour d’Utrecht
We are still remembering the Grand Depart and the Tour de France of past summer. And if you are still feeling the vibe you can join the the Toerversie of the Utrechtse Tourstart on the third of July. On that day thousands of cyclists will start at the Jaarbeurs to bike the Grand Départ route of 2015. The Tour d’Utrecht will be a yearly event for all the eager cyclists all over the Netherlands. The route compared to last year will offer distances of: 35, 75, 110 and 150 kilometers. So what are you waiting for? Dust of your bike and start training for your own Tour d’Utrecht.