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Dear all,

Hereby we are happy to announce you our participation at the world’s largest relay race. For those who don’t know the Batavierenrace. The Bata is a relay race over 175 km from Nijmegen to Enschede. More than 8.500 students participate every year and this evolved in a mention in the Guinness Book of Records. The race is divided into 25 stages from which 16 stages are run by men and 9 by woman. Those stages vary from 2.9 km to 10 km. The race starts at midnight on the 25th of April where the first runners will be escorted to Nijmegen where the race starts. At the end one the biggest student party in whole Europe will take place on the campus, where more than 12,000 peple will come and celebrate together.

Progress of the race:

‘After a spectacular opening the race starts at midnight near the Radboud Sports Centre of Nijmegen. An unique feature of the Batavierenrace is, that part of the race takes place during the night. To avoid overtaxing the route and to have a good registration of stage times, the start takes place in seven different start groups. There are also three restarts, to make sure the whole field of runners does not stretch out too far. These restarts take place in Ulft, Barchem, and Enschede (Old Market). The participants of the race wear a runners vest which contains a chip that registers the stage times. Every runner is accompanied by a teammate by bike for navigation, safety and moral support. The route of the Batavierenrace leads the runners through crowded relay points as well as lonely windy country roads in the middle of nowhere.’ ( https://www.batavierenrace.nl/ )

As you can read the Bata will be a event full of fun and great time. From personal experiences we can say that it is really worth to participate at least once if you have the opportunity. You will not forget this day. But in order to successfully participate as a UniTe team, we are searching for people who are interested to run for UniTe. You might not know but this would be the first time that an international team will participate and we want to show how great we are together with all the different cultures and run as an awesome team. Furthermore it would be great to show how amazing a cooperation with international and Dutch students can be during this event.

During this event we will provide you with fruits, some cookies, drinks and a dinner. The participation fee is 9 Euros p.p.

Are you interested and want a great time and remembering of this university? In the form below, you can add your name and select your favoured name. In case of any question regarding this race, please don’t hesitate to contact us: secretary@unite.utwente.nl

We are excited and hope to see you on the 25th or April.














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