Traditional sporty start of New Year

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In Eindhoven, one way to start the New Year is by participating in a sporty event: the traditional Genneper Parken Loop. No loop, but an annual running event. Eindhoven’s Genneper Parken Loop will take place on 6th of January 2019.

Participants can register for several distances: 2 (kids), 4, 8 or 14 kilometres. All proceeds of this traditional event will go to GP Bulls. This is Eindhoven’s wheelchair hockey club.

Blade-uitleen of Eindhoven Atletiek will also receive a donation. It loans prostheses, to ensure financial costs for disabled athletes remain low and affordable.

In addition to money raised through registration fees, there will also be a sports market. It will be located at HC Oranje-Rood. Start and finish of all runs are also located here.

As usual, the route will go past special locations and through parks. Previous years saw 1,500 participants. The annual sum raised is about €10.000. But of course, this time the aim is to raise even more money!

Join the fun?

This is a great way to kick-start 2019 and your sporty good intentions. So what about the costs? Registration fees start at €4,- for the 2 kilometres run (kids run). For all other distances, the registration fee is €10,-. This event is free for spectators.

Sunday 6th of January 2019 will be the 13th edition of the Genneper Parkenloop. The event starts at 10:00, with the Joop Veelenturf Run. This run is named after Joop Veelenturf who died in 2017. He was honorary chairman of Eindhoven’s hockey club and responsible for turning Dutch hockey into a professional sport.

Interested in participating? Registration opened on 31st of October, so check
– the registration site:
– for more information: Facebookpage GenneperParkenLoop2019

Source: Studio 040

Translator: Kate

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