News - April 16, 2015

Emancipation in Veluweloop

Roelof Kleis

This year, there will be five legs for women in the Veluweloop relay race instead of four. The men will run one leg less.

In making this change, the relay race organizers are responding to the wishes of many of the participating teams. Now women will be running the 11th leg from Oostereng to Nieuwland, with the climb to the top of Wageningse Berg at the end, for the first time. The final leg to De Bongerd sports park is also a women’s leg this year. These changes to the Veluweloop reflect the trend that more and more women are jogging. The 35th edition of the Veluweloop will be on Saturday 12 September. Registration has already started.