1391 Abcoude, Netherlands
De Ronde Venen Marathon Race Track
You run this Marathon/Duo-marathon on a unique trail. In a large round you will pass all eight villages in the municipality of De Ronde Venen: Abcoude, Baambrugge, Vinkeveen, Wilnis, De Hoef, Mijdrecht, Amstelhoek en Waverveen and back to Abcoude. About pedestrian and traffic-calmed roads, a former railway, along rivers and by meadows and trough a beautiful nature reserve: The Botshol.
Abcoude has a protected village view. A beautiful place for this special event in the historic Centre. With the start and finish on the ‘Molenwegweg’ (at the Eendracht). The trail continues via The Horn to Baambrugge.
Baambrugge has a protected village view as well. Via the Baambrugse Zuwe, a tunnel under the A2 freeway we arrive in Vinkeveen.
Vinkeveen let us enjoy on a quiet cycle path. Two km’s further are the Lakes ' Vinkeveense Plassen '. The tunnel under the bridge in the N201 road brings you to a narrow path over the former track of the railway Nieuwersluis-Uithoorn. The railway in now in use as a walkway. 5 kilometers further is the crossing in Vinkeveen at the former train station. Crossing the canal, the next village is there.
Wilnis. The route goes through a peaceful way to the next canal. Running on the walkway you'll pass the spot where the dike broke in 2003. The route moves back towards the former railway. The Church of St. John the Baptist on the left and right the Business Park Mijdrecht.
Mijdrecht. We turn into the Centre. Along the Town Hall, on the square and through the village streets we leave the village. We go about the dike along a major canal and turn left direction ½ marathon point towards De Hoef. De Hoef. The route goes along the beautiful meandering River "De Kromme Mijdrecht" and through the village, cross the Old railway and go towards the village of Amstelhoek.
Amstelhoek. The public road crosses a special place: the scrap yard of the company Pothuizen. The track follows the Ringdike. Than through a cow shed andfurther by a tunnel under the N201 road and ends up in the polder of .......
Waverveen. On theleft hand side a view on the Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, the ‘house’of football club Ajax. Just when it get bored after 36 km’s, you will get “the cream on the cake”. The nature reserve The Botshol shows up. 2.5 km’s on grass paths and some bridges along a small river back to
Abcoude, via the tunnel under the A2 highway. The route is now close to the finish line. Along the former Town Hall and the Angstel River. There is the finish!
10 km race track
The 10 km run will also start on the Molenweg at De Eendracht in the historic center of Abcoude. The first kilometer passes Abcoude, via the Willem van Abcoude lane, 't Markvelt, Hoogstraat and the Mayor Des Tombeweg, then towards Baambrugge. Via De Horn you will run through the historic Center of Baambrugge towards the tunnel under the A2 highway. Passing the tunnel we turn right, back to Abcoude. The A2 highway is hidden behind the sound screen. Then the track goes again under the A2 in the direction of Abcoude. The last kilometer is going through the village, with the finish in the Center at De Eendracht.
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