The mini marathon also took place next to the Eindhoven marathon. It consisted in running one mile or 1.6 kilometers.
Around 3000 participants took part in the mini marathon. But running more than a mile and a half of course requires a lot of training. “We trained very hard while playing football,” Sem and Mats proudly tell us. “We started dribbling and practiced slalom, that’s why we could run so fast.”
“The mini-marathon is one of the nicest parts,” director Edgar de Veer tells us. “It is sold out for the third year in a row. Three thousand children participated with their supervisors. It is fantastic to see all those children running through the city in the morning. It is also nice to see that all grandfathers and grandmothers, dads and mums, in short everyone is so involved with our young runners. ”
The organization has already announced that they will organize the mini marathon again next year.
Translated by Chaitali