ESN Twente is participating in one of the greatest sports event in the Europe - Batavierenrace, and we need a team of best participants. Do not be afraid and forget about all doubts, this is the event which is admired by everyone! Join our ESN Twente team!
On the 28th of April 2012, the starting shot of the 40th edition of the Batavierenrace, held in the Netherlands, will sound. The Batavierenrace is a relay race over 175 km from Nijmegen to Enschede, divided into 25 stages (17 men's stages and 8 women's stages) varying from 3.3 km to 11.2 km. More than 300 teams (which means more than 7,500 students) participate in this race. This number of participants was included in the Guinness Book of Records. What's unique about this race is the mixture of a competitive as well as a social event. At midnight on the 28th of April, the race starts and the first runners will then dive into the night for their heroic battle against the elements and the temptations of a warm bed. This is the beginning of 18 hours of sportsmanship. Afterwards, the biggest student party in the Netherlands takes place, with over 12,000 visitors! In brief, a great opportunity to be out with your team for a few days and be part of a fantastic event!
After a festal opening, the race starts at midnight near the University Sports Centre of Nijmegen. A unique feature of the the Batavierenrace is that part of the race takes place during the night. To avoid overtaxing the route, and to have a good registration of stage times, the start takes place in six different start groups. Besides this there are restarts, to make sure the whole field of runners does not stretch out too far. These restarts take place in Ulft, Barchem, and Enschede (Old Market). The runners wear a slipover which functions as a baton. It also contains a chip, which registers the stage times. Every runner is accompanied by a teammate by bike for navigation, safety and moral support; because besides crowded relay points, the Batavierenrace has lonely fighting runners on windy country roads in the middle of nowhere as well.
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