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Race previews ASML Marathon Eindhoven

02 July 2022, 10am

Running a fast course in a city of the future

Creating connections through technology

ASML Marathon Eindhoven
Sat 8 October 2022

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The 38th edition of Marathon Eindhoven – the largest two-day sports event in North-Brabant – will be held on 8-9 October 2022.

Eindhoven is known as the Brainport of the Netherlands. The government, knowledge institutions and businesses all collaborate to improve life in the city. Eindhoven is famous for new ideas, infrastructure, ICT and design. Suiting this creative city, the Marathon Eindhoven is a sports event showcasing innovation.

The first edition was held in 1959 with a total of only 60 participants – all of them men. It was not then accepted for women to compete in long distance races. This has completely changed. ASML Marathon Eindhoven has become an event that welcomes everyone. People of all ages and identities nowadays experience the supportive atmosphere of the event. Supporters cheer you on and there are signs on both sides of the road with kind words encouraging everyone to keep going.

Over the years the event has also put an emphasis on becoming more sustainable and protecting the environment. This objective is implemented in the programme as the Renewi Plogging Run in which participants clean the streets of litter while running.

The marathon is known for its fast and attractive course. It has led to many fast finish times and a very good experience for running enthusiasts. While running the course you can see landmarks like the Markt, Catharinaplein, Stratumseind and Geldropseweg. In the supporting events on Saturday you run over Strijp-S, Strijp-T and Strijp R in the former Philips industrial park. Since 2000 creative companies and housing have been established in the former industrial buildings. Envision yourself running through vibrant and busy streets, with nature’s beauty and modern infrastructure.

Last year over 18,000 runners crossed the finish line at the famous Vestdijk in the centre of the city. Joyful supporters gave running participants all the energy they needed to complete the final metres of the challenging course. Something for which the event stands out are the different music venues of the Marathon Festival, which make an important contribution to the atmosphere in the city. The combination of the energetic local ambience of Brabant and the international allure give the event a unique appeal.

The organisation wishes to make the event accessible for everyone. If the Marathon and Half Marathon seem too much for you, there are plenty of other options to choose from. For example, the Walking 12km, Walking 18km and Your Marathon Challenge are scheduled on the Saturday. ‘Your Marathon Challenge’ walkers complete the last 1.195km of their marathon during the event. They will have already completed the first 41km at a time and pace of their own choosing. The Challenge enables athletes to experience the unique feeling of being cheered on while finishing their course. The Mini Marathon is organised specially for young athletes. There will also be a 5km and 1/4 Jumbo Marathon.

ASML Marathon Eindhoven supports the Dutch Cancer Society using the motto “Running for life and against cancer”. The goal is to unite people and improve life for people with cancer.

The title sponsor is the international technology company ASML and is also all about giving back to the community and shining a light on people’s physical and mental well-being. The event and its partner are defined by a focus on community engagement, fun and making people move. The city, its inhabitants, volunteers and athletes are all brought into very close connection during this special weekend.

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