April 19, 2020

UPDATE: On Thursday the 12th of March at 12 pm, the organisation has decided to postpone the Utrecht Marathon powered by Utrecht Science Park to a date later this year, due to coronavirus.‚Äč More information will follow.

The 39th Utrecht Marathon powered by Utrecht Science Park will take place on Sunday 19 April 2020. Runners will run past the citys main landmarks, starting and finishing on Utrecht Science Park where the theme will be Running, Food and Music. In 2020, the Dutch Cancer Society KWF will once again be a partner of Utrecht Marathon.

Distances to suit everyone: one single-lap marathon.
The Marathon circuit (42.195 km) connects various districts of Utrecht, both old and new. A combination of running through the city’s parks, modern districts like Leidsche Rijn and the historic city centre will make for a unique running experience. Music points along the route will transform the Utrecht Marathon into a truly atmospheric Utrecht event. This year once again, participants can run the Half Marathon (21.1 km), the Quarter Marathon (10.55 km) or the Mini Marathon (approx. 1.5 km). And, when the race is over, everyone can relax with a drink, refreshments and music in the food court on Utrecht Science Park. View the routes at www.utrechtmarathon.com

Want to run the Utrecht Marathon as a USP employee?
There will be a special reception for all USP participants on 19 April in the foyer of the HU building at Heidelberglaan 7. A venue for the USP community where, as well as additional facilities such as massage and cloakroom, you can also enjoy a healthy snack and a drink.

If you work for HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Danone Nutricia, Genmab, Prinses Máxima Centrum, Sportcentrum Olympos or one of the other organisations on Utrecht Science Park and you want to run in the marathon, register for the Full Marathon, Half Marathon or Quarter Marathon here, quoting the code USP2020. You will then receive an invitation to the USP community reception.

USP Team Run
Fancy competing with your colleagues against other USP teams? Or simply want to get to know your colleagues in a different setting? If so, register for the USP Team Run. You’ll run the Quarter Marathon with 3-5 colleagues and the three team members with the fastest time will be included in the USP Team Run rankings. You will get a free USP Team Run T-shirt and you’ll be invited to the USP community reception where, as well as additional facilities such as massage and cloakroom, you can also enjoy a healthy snack and a drink.

The costs of participating in the USP Team Run are the same per person as the entry fee for the Quarter Marathon. To register a team you must have a team captain. Your team captain will create the team. Click on register.

Businesses and organisations on Utrecht Science Park can create a team through their team captain using the code USPrun.
The individual participants in the team can then register using the code: USP. You can view the handbook here.

Employees of UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University
Employees of Utrecht University and UMC Utrecht can register free of charge (using a different link, see the message on the intranet of your own institution). 
Are you an employee of UMC Utrecht or Utrecht University who wants to participate in the USP team Run? If so, you can find the code you should use to create a team in the message issued by your own institution.

Free USP Team Run T-shirt
Running in the USP Team Run? Register for a free USP Team Run T-shirt!

Utrecht Science Park
The Utrecht Marathon powered by Utrecht Science Park is more than just a sports event. The scenic route from the science park links the city with the surrounding Utrecht region and fits perfectly with Utrecht’s motto ‘Healthy Urban Living’. Here on Utrecht Science Park, we work together to improve health and quality of life. Together with (knowledge) partners Utrecht University, HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, UMC Utrecht, the sports centre Sportcentrum Olympos and the Dutch Cancer Society KWF Kankerbestrijding, we sponsor the Utrecht Marathon, as the trigger for a longer, healthier life. Every year through the Utrecht Marathon, KWF collects money for groundbreaking research on Utrecht Science Park.

KWF Kankerbestrijding
Utrecht Marathon supports the Dutch Cancer Society KWF Kankerbestrijding. One in three Dutch people will get cancer. Every year, 45,000 people die from the disease. That means that someone is diagnosed every 5 minutes. The same time it takes to run about 1 kilometre. Through the KWF initiative Run for Cancer (Ren tegen kanker), participants in the Utrecht Marathon can register for the quarter, half or full marathon. They will then get a free place and a Run for Cancer shirt. The condition is that you have to collect at least 500 Euros in sponsorship for groundbreaking cancer research on Utrecht Science Park. You can find more information and registration details here.

Running training at Sportcentrum Olympos
You can also train together for one of the Utrecht Marathon runs. Sportcentrum Olympos is offering special running training sessions.