The Berenloop, the most beautiful running race in the Netherlands.
Over the years, the Berenloop has grown into one of the largest athletics events in the Northern Netherlands. This is not only due to the beautiful course, which leads through the beautiful and varied nature of Terschelling, but also because of the fantastic atmosphere that prevails on the island during the Berenloop weekend.
In 2022, the 25th edition of the Berenloop will be on Sunday 6 November.
The first edition took place on October 26, 1997, as a sporting conclusion to the theme year '400 years Willem Barentsz'. Willem Barentsz, a famous navigator from Terschelling, tried to sail north to Asia in 1596. It was a monstrous journey with many hardships and a forced wintering between the ice floes on Nova Zembla. By hunting bears, the crew had enough food to survive the winter. And that's how the marathon got its name: the Berenloop.
Half the distance of the Berenloop offers runners a beautiful and varied route. Starting in West, the route takes you over the Hoofdweg to the villages of Midsland and Formerum. Then it goes through forest, dunes and over the beach back to West. There is a lot of atmosphere and music along the way and the runners are fully encouraged. You can register via the official Berenloop website. Note: there is no late registration.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 11:30 - 18:00 | West Terschelling