11 March 2023 Zuiderpark parkrun
12 March 2023 – CPC Loop Den Hague – The Hague races
Redway Runners have a Spring 2023 club trip, which should be a popular one, with the opportunity to do the elusive ‘Z’ parkrun at Zuiderpark on the Saturday, then there is a number of races on the Sunday in The Hague with a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon plus a number of junior races as well
Note – the event for Sunday has a confirmed date but entries are not open and would expect that the parkrun will take place but no guarantees
We asked the Zuiderpark parkrun team if the parkrun would be on they said ‘there’s no reason to think we wouldn’t be going ahead then. And it’s normally a great weekend for filling the volunteer roster as many of our regulars will be keen to rest the day before. Look out for our flag along the CPC route.’
We have a Facebook page for the trip with more details are at:
You may have to request access as it is a hidden group
Plenty of flights available, like Easyjet, Luton to Amsterdam then it is a bus to the Hague (45 minutes at about 3 euros or train 50 minutes for 14 euros)
You can get the euro star to Amsterdam as well
Plenty of accommodation available to book
You can register for the 47th edition of the NN CPC Loop Den Haag. The spring classic will take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
Distances for everyone
The NN CPC Loop is the largest running event in The Hague. With various distances there is a suitable challenge for everyone. Choose your favourite distance and register now:
- NN Halve Marathon (21.1km)
- 10 km Loop (10km)
- 5 km Loop (5km)
- gro-up Youth run 2,5km
- gro-up Youth run 1km
- Business runs
- CPC4ALL (1km)
parkrun web site at:
Do not forget to take out your own insurance cover
You are arranging this trip yourself and should be aware that dates of events can change, Redway Runners cannot be held responsible for any changes made to any element of the trip, you need to follow all guidelines that apply
After you have booked, let Martin know as we have a Facebook group for the trip.
Once you have booked the race, remember to fill in details of the race you are doing and any other races on our ‘Who is Racing Where’ lists at
About the races on Sunday from MyBest Runs website;
The City-Pier-City Half Marathon (NN CPC Loop Den Haag) was first held in 1975 and featured a 14.5km course. This was extended to the half marathon distance the following year. The competition has been used as the Dutch half marathon championships on a number of occasions.
The course is a relatively flat one, which lends itself to fast times for athletes. A former men’s half marathon world record of 58:33 minutes was set at this race by Sanyek Wanjiru in 2007. This remains the men’s course record, while Tegla Loroupe is the women’s course record holder with her run of 1:07:32 hours from 1998.
The rich history of the NN CPC Run The Hague started on April 12,1975 with an official race of 15kilometers that started on the Lange Voorhout and finished in the Prinsenstraat. The Dutch elite athlete Henk Kalf won in 42.53 (when the course was measured again it was found to be 500meters too short). In 1976 the distance of the NN CPC Run The Hague was increased to the half marathon (21.1 km). Female participants took part on 29 March 1980 for the first time. Marja Wokke was the first winner.
In the early years of The Hague’s biggest sporting event the roll of honor saw mostly Dutch runners. Besides Henk Kalf, who won the first edition, Cor Lambregts from Limburg won in 1983. Marti ten Kate celebrated four times in a row: in 1987, ’88, ’89 and ’90. Carla Beurskens also won four times (’84, ’85, ’86 en ’90). From 1991 the highest places on the medal podium were reserved for participants from abroad. The Kenyans are the best represented. Some very big names appear in the list of winners.
Benson Masya was the course record holder with his 1.00.24 from 1993. In 2007 Samuel Wanjiru surpassed that achievement by a wide margin. The young Kenyan athlete finished, on a course that has been improved upon over the years, in a world record time of 58.33. Among the women the course record belongs to Lornah Kiplagat, who now is a Dutch national, with 1.06.56 (2006).