Berenloop Terschelling Marathon & Half Marathon

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Berenloop Terschelling Marathon

The Berenloop has over the years become one of the largest athletics events in Northern Netherlands. This is not only due to the beautiful trail, which runs through the beautiful and varied nature of Terschelling, but also because of the fantastic atmosphere that is on the island during the Berenloop weekend.

Almost everyone at Terschelling is involved in the Berenloop: as a participant, as a volunteer or as a spectator, you notice that. Perhaps this is the reason, despite the challenging course, again excellent times are happening every year.

In 2017, the Beer Race is on its 21st edition. The first edition took place on October 26, 1997, as a sporting end of the theme year ‘400 years Willem Barentsz’. Willem Barentsz, famous seafarer and from Terschelling, tried to sail to Asia in 1596 via the north.

It became a monster ride with a lot of hardships and a forced wintering between the icebergs on Nova Zembla. By hunting for bears, the crew had enough food to survive winter, and thus the marathon came to her name: the Berenloop.

Arrangements
Participating in the Berenloop is ideally suited for a longer stay at Terschelling. For information about the many accommodation and arrangements, please contact the Terschelling Tourist Office .

Boats
Book your boat on time for both the return journey and http://www.rederijdoeksen.nl . This also applies when you only go back and forth on Saturday 4 or Sunday 5 November. During the Berenloopweekend the regular timetable will be extended with a number of additional boats.

Bus transport
In addition to the regular schedule, several extra buses are available during the Berenloopweekend. More information about the bus services on the island: http://www.bus-terschelling.nl After the Berenloop, there are free shuttle buses from the finish to the swimming pool and to Hotel Schylge.

Categories
At 21 and 42 kilometers, the age ranges are:

Age categories:
Men: Seniors-M40-M50-M60
Women: Seniors-V35-V45-V55

Timetables
During and around the Berenloop weekend there are several extra boats. More information can be found at http://www.rederijdoeksen.nl.

Own drinks
You can dispatch your own drinks by 11.40 am in the first aid kit immediately after the start / finish (for the whole marathon). These are then transported to the various care centers. On the way you will find your own drinks at the end of each care post.

Own risk and responsibility
Each participant is at your own risk and for your own responsibility. The organization accepts no liability whatsoever for the participants. Insurance is a matter of the participants themselves. In case of unexpected cancellation, no refund of the entry fee will be made. On the Bears Race, the General Terms and Conditions of the SET (Terschelling Foundation Events) apply.

Cyclists and supporters
In view of the hassle of the trail, we ask you to make the least use of guidance by a cyclist. Obviously, accompanying cyclists should never interfere with other runners or ride a bike. They must also adhere strictly to the clues of police, contestants, traffic controllers and other volunteers. If they do not, the organization is obliged to remove the course and there is a chance that no cyclists will be allowed next year.

Certain sections of the trail, such as the beach, are not accessible to accompanying cyclists. This also applies to the last part of the trail in the village (from De Stilen nursing home).

NOTE: At the 2-kilometer point cyclists and runners cross each other. This is solved by zipping. Take a good look at the signs and follow the directions of the traffic controllers! The runners have priority at all times.

Supporters are not allowed to walk the final piece over the finish. The red runner is only for the finishers!

Finish
For all distances, the finish is under the brandaris. At 17.40 the finish will be closed.

Reminder
All finishers on the whole and the half marathon will receive a medal and a functional Saucony running shirt afterwards. Participants in Small Berenloop receive an appropriate reminder afterwards.

Dogs
It is not allowed to go with a dog to the berry or small berth.

Tools
The Berenloop is, like the Little Bear Run, a running event. It is therefore not allowed to participate in tools such as handbikes, running cars / baby joggers, steps, autopeds etc.

Information
See under “Competition Secretariat”

Subscription
The registration for the Berenloop, Youth run and Kleintje Berenloop is open. The limits have now been reached for the 5, 10 and 21,1 km.

Youth run
Prior to the Berenloop there is a youth run for the youth from 6 to 15 years. Participation costs are 6 euros. It starts on Sunday morning from 09:45 am under the brandaris. For more information see youth race.

Clothing delivery
You can spend your valuable items and clothes at the Nature and Landscape Center (Natuurmuseum) on the Burgemeester Reedekerstraat 11. From the Brandaris you will arrive via the Boomstraat, then at the WigWam left the Burg. Reedekerstraat in. Upon display of your starting number, you will receive this return.

Dressing Rooms

Dressing Rooms

Sports bags and so on can be left at your own risk. Valuable items can be delivered in a tent under the brandaris.

After the Berenloop there are free shuttle buses from the finish to the swimming pool and to Hotel Schylge.

Little Bears Walk
On Saturday 4 November, Kleintje Berenloop is organized for the fifth time . Kleintje Berenloop has no longer served as a ‘warm-up’ for the Berenloop on Sunday, but is a cozy and low-threshold competition for the shorter work of 5 and 10 km. The registration has now been closed (there is no post-registration). The start of the 5km is at 10.30 and 10km at 10.40 at Hotel Boschrijck (Sportlaan 5, West-Terschelling). There is a beautiful nature course through the West forests and afterwards there is free coffee with Terschellinger pond cake. Fireballs provide warmth and cosiness and for all participants there is a medal as a reminder.

There is clothes in the hotel but no shower facilities.

Participation costs Berenloop
21km: € 26,50
42km: € 31,50

Costs participation Little Bears run
5 and 10 km: € 12,00

Limit
The time limit for the entire marathon is 5 hours, ie the finish is closed at 5.40 pm.

Please note that after 16.20, no runners will be allowed on the beach at Midsland aan Zee.

Massage
For participants with an injury, there is an opportunity for massage in the Brandweergaarage after the Berenloop.

Medical supervision
At the start, finish and on the track there is medical supervision; At each care post there is also a first aid post.

Merchandise
In Village House Our House in the Torenstraat you will also find the store for Berenloop merchandise this year. There are t-shirts, sweaters, backpacks and hats available. The opening hours are Friday 12:30 to 18:00, Saturday 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday 12:30 to 18:00. Come on for a while!

Parking
In Harlingen there are several possibilities for long parking. See http://www.parkerenbijharlingen.nl .

Award ceremony
For all distances (including the youth race) the award ceremony – with musical framing – takes place in the ferry terminal at 5.30 pm. At Kleintje Berenloop, the award ceremony (beers and flowers) takes place at Hotel Boschrijck after 5 and 10 kilometers.

Price Schedule
The overall winners of the entire and half marathon receive € 250.00. Furthermore, there are three prices consisting of cups per category. The various categories are:

Men Seniors-M40-M50-M60
Ladies Seniors-V35-V45-V55

To improve a trail record on the half and the whole marathon € 250.00 is also available.

Start times
21.1 km (contest, recreational and islanders): 12.00

42.2 km (race, recreation and islanders): 12.40 hours

The youth race starts on Sunday, November 5th from 10.00.

All distances start on Sundays under the brandaris.

Time registration
The Berenloop makes use of the BibTag for the time registration .

Time limit marathon
The time limit for the entire marathon is 5 hours, ie the finish is closed at 5.40 pm.

Please note that after 16.20, no runners will be allowed on the beach at Midsland aan Zee

Results
The (preliminary) results can be found on the competition day after 19.00 on results and on http://www.uitslagen.nl.

Care
At the 21 km and 42 km there are 5 km of refreshment points with (in fixed order): water, SiS sports drink, coke, fruit and breakfast cake. Following are your own drinks and sponges. At the finish there are water, tea, broth and SiS sports drink.

You can deliver your own drinks before 11.30 am before the marathon at the first aid kit (immediately after the start / finish).

Valuables
You can spend your valuable items and clothes in the lead behind the Nature and Landscape Center (Natuurmuseum) on the Burgemeester Reedekerstraat 11. From the Brandaris you will arrive via the Boomstraat, then at the WigWam left the Burg. Reedekerstraat in. Upon display of your starting number, you will receive this return.

One Comment

  1. Race Connections 14/09/2017 at 5:45 pm

    So this means, we can drink beer instead of water for the marathon?

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