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The Batavierenrace is the largest relay race in the world, with participants running from Nijmegen to Enschede every year.


The route runs from the center of Nijmegen, through Germany, the quiet Achterhoek and the Oude Markt in the heart of Enschede to the campus of the University of Twente.


The total walking distance is over 175 kilometers and is divided into 25 stages (16 men's and 9 women's stages). Approximately 8,500 athletes participate each year, all of them students; it is to this enormous number of participants that the Batavierenrace owes its entry in the Guinness Book of Records.

In short, an annual mammoth event with a unique character: a mixture of top sports and toiling recreation!


With that to follow, the Batavians Festival!

The finish of the Batavierenrace around 6 p.m. is followed annually by the largest student party in the Benelux on the campus of the University of Twente in Enschede. An estimated 13,000 students go wild at various locations on campus!


Are you a student and can you walk well?
Then sign up for the HAN/Radboud team from Nijmegen!


Not a runner? No problem!
Are you not a runner but do you want to be part of this great event? Then join us as a committee member! You will support the runners from start to finish.

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