On Sunday, 50,000 runners can join the Dam tot Damloop. The unparalleled atmosphere, the tunnel, one of the world's largest business streets and the fact that starting and finishing in two different cities make this event so special. The distance is 10 English Mile, which also includes a number of world top runners each year. In addition, the Mini Dam to Damlopen is organized in Zaandam and Amsterdam North.
A day earlier, on Saturday evening, September 16th, the Damloop by night takes place. Up to 15,000 runners can participate in this 5-mile mile (8km) through the illuminated streets of Zaandam. The evening part of Dutch biggest running event is especially attractive for beginners, but it is also well suited as a warm-up walk for the 10th English Mile on Sunday or contestants who have more focused on shorter distances. The trail includes the Burcht, Zuiddijk and the watery area around the Voorzaan.
It came up like a 'wild' thought, but it was a golden idea: organizing a race contest through the tunnel between the 'Dammen' of Zaandam and Amsterdam. Bedenker: Cees Lansbergen of Le Champion in 1981.
The idea did not fall out of the air, because on August 27, 1959, the first Dam to Dam race was held in a tunnel lobby. The North Sea Channel was a major obstacle from Amsterdam to the north after the Second World War, and vice versa. The Zaan region, especially Zaandam, noticed that. For the
open and the Hempont was the most important connection. In 1959, 5,800 cars were transported daily, with waiting times of up to three quarters. Not surprisingly, so action has been taken for a better, faster connection. That should be a tunnel under the North Sea Channel.
Thus the Dam to Dam race was organized: from the Zaanse Dam to the Amsterdam Dam. It did not matter how to move between start and finish, if it was fast. It was especially a fun action. In the race and its preparation, spectators could enjoy strange appearances like cossacks and camels. The Zaandam Mayor Francken walked into a diving suit over the bottom of the North Sea Canal from Amsterdam to Zaandam. In addition, there were a number of well-known Dutch, such as poet Simon Vinkenoog and Opland artist. Winner became 32-year-old Wout Bruynzeel with a time of 10.25 min. He used a speedboat. The tunnel came there. On 21 June 1966, then, Queen Juliana de Coentunnel opened. Meanwhile, this connection has too little capacity and in 2013 the Second Coentunnel was opened.
|2nd Male||45:15||Geofry Kipchumba||KEN|
|3rd Male||45:57||Peter Kipsirat||KEN|
|4th Male||46:26||Yakoub Labquira||KEN|
|2nd Female||50:44||Sharon Kemboi||KEN|
|3rd Female||50:47||Caroline Nyaga||KEN|
|4th Female||51:51||Lonah Salpeter||GRE|
|M 40-49||52:40||Jeroen Kramer||FRA|
|M 50-59||55:26||Erwin van Heiningen||FRA|
|M 60-69||1:03:20||Johan Neve||FRA|
|M 70+||1:05:29||egbert zijlstra||FRA|
|F 40-49||1:03:58||Erica Belandi||FRA|
|F 50-59||1:07:18||Femke Boddeke-Vossepoel||FRA|
|F 60-69||1:17:15||Ans Thole||FRA|
|F 70+||1:23:21||Leny Plas||FRA|
Both the competition and the fitness run will once again cover a 10 Mile (16.09 km) route.On leaving the tunnel, runners will continue across the motorway and take the second turn towards the Buiksloterdijk. They will then turn onto Molenwijkpark via the Landsmeerderdijk, Kadoelenweg, Stoombootweg and Appelweg. After Molenwijkpark, runners will take the cycle path on the Verlengde Stellingweg to Noorder IJ- and Zeedijk in Zaandam where the course crosses the Zuiddijk and Dam to the finish on the Peperstraat.
Every kilometer is clearly signposted. With over 40 bands, dance troupes, and brass bands, an unforgettable atmosphere will be created.Due to the large number of participants we ask everyone to run at the right side of the road so people can overtake on the left.
In order to achieve a smooth flow along the course, runners will begin in several different groups. The groups will leave in phases to prevent bottlenecks forming along the course.
Please note! It is absolutely not permitted to start in an earlier start group to than which you have been allocated. Starting in a later group is possible, provided that it is no later than the last starting time. Five starting pens have been installed at the Prins Hendrikkade near the Central Station in Amsterdam. Each starting pen will be opened 20 minutes before the starting time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are entering the correct starting pen. The bib numbers belonging to the starting pens are clearly indicated with colours and numbers at the entrance gates of each starting pen. Runners are expected to be in their starting pens at least 10 minutes before the start. The pens will be used several times for a starting group.
Participants will be classified into time groups according to the finishing time you have indicated at time of entry. Because you will be using a chip for time registration, your start time begins to run only when you pass the start line, making it unnecessary to be at the front.