FAQ's

FAQ's

Bag deposit

You can submit the bag deposit option (€1) when registering until the 11th of February 2018. A label on your bib number can then be used to deposit in your bag at the stand for bag deposit. Note: you will need your bib number as proof when collecting your bag.

Bib number

Dutch participants
Dutch participants will receive their bib number and tag by post no later than the week before the event if you have registered before the 12th of February. For your own safety, we urge you to complete the medical passport on the reverse of the bib number. The bib number should be worn on your chest. The bib number is personal and cannot be transferred to someone else. In the event of an emergency, your bib number will serve as your medical passport.

Foreign participant
Foreign participants can pick up their bib number (including Tag) on Saturday or Sunday at Customer Care. For your own safety you are strongly encouraged to complete the medical form on the back of the bib. This is very important as the information will help the organisers provide appropriate help in case of an emergency. You must wear your bib number on your chest. Your bib number is personal and is not transferable.

Business Runs

During the NN CPC Run The Hague a separate competition has been organised for Dutch businesses. For more information click here

 

 

Cancellation

In the event the Participant in the ‘Half Marathon’ has opted for a cancellation insurance, he or she can claim the paid registration fee and any paid extras up to 30 calendar days prior to the Event free of charge. Any payments made to a charitable cause, Energy Lab and the cancellation insurance (this being € 5.00) will not be refunded. In the event a Participant in the component ‘10K’, ‘5K’, ‘2.5K’ or ‘1K’ is unable to participate in the Event, the registration fee paid will not be refunded. Also in the event the distance for which a Participant has registered is changed, the registration fee, or part thereof, will not be refunded. Changing to a longer distance is possible provided that the difference in price is paid.

Categories
Code men Age
MSR 18-34
M35 35-39
M40 40-44
M45 45-49
M50 50-54
M55 55-59
M60 60-64
M65 65-69
M70 70 and older
Code Women Age
VSR 18-34
V35 35-39
V40 40-44
V45 45-49
V50 50-55
V55 55-59
V60 60 and older



Changing facility

The changing facility (kleedruimtes) will be situated on the events terrain on the Malieveld. The changing facility is accessible by participants only and not by those accompanying them. Entry to the changing facility before and after the NN CPC Run The Hague will be granted only upon presentation of your bib number. 

 

Charity

UNICEF is the charity of the NN CPC Run The Hague.

Courses

The course maps for all distances of the NN CPC Run The Hague 2018 will soon be online

Customer Care

Customer Care will be available on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of March in The Hague. If you have any questions in the mean time, please contact: info@cpcloopdenhaag.nl.

Date

The 44th edition of the NN CPC Run The Hague takes place on Sunday the 11th of March 2018

Digital magazine

You will experience the NN CPC Run The Hague as being one big party. After the event, you'll receive a digital magazine to review the event. In this magazine you can find an epilogue of our managing director, our aftermovie, an atmosphere report and many, many pictures!

Finish photo

Every finisher will receive a free personal online finish certificate, a free personal finish photo and a free online watchable finish video.

Fluids and nutritions

All care stands along the course provide sports drinks and water. There are aid stations every 5 km along the route. Every aid station has water and AA Drink Iso-Lemon. Every station is signposted 200 m and 100 m in advance by means of yellow signs on the right-hand side of the road. Water is distributed via the unique drinking system Smart Drinking.

Medal

All participants who pass the finish will receive a unique NN CPC Run The Hague medal.

Medal engraving

You can have your medal engraved immediately after the race at the engraving stall. You can find this on the Malieveld.


You can indicate on the registration form that you wish to have your medal engraved. The costs for this are € 6,50 for adults and € 5 for children. Even after the finish it is still possible for you to have your medal engraved. The costs for this are € 8.00 for adults and € 6,50 for children.

Medical advice

Advice for the preparation and before the run:

1. If you have issues with your health, which results in high risk of heart / vascular disease, such as overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, earlier occurrences of heart /vascular disease, or it is prevalent in your family, or if you have injuries, we advise you to get yourself checked out by a sports medical specialist. In the Netherlands, that would be the Sport Medisch Adviesbureau (S.M.A.) or a sports policlinic. On the website www.sportzorg.nl you will find more information on check-ups, testing methods and a questionnaire (incl. A cardio vascular questionnaire) that you can fill in. After filling in the questionnaire you can determine whether it makes sense to have a cardio vascular check-up.

2. Clothing and weather:

  • Above 15 degrees and especially 20 degrees you must wear light ventilating clothing. Otherwise the body can't dispel the heat causing it to build up. (do not wear cotton; it retains moisture)
  • A thermal vest is best on the skin in cold weather (5 degrees and for slow runners 10 degrees). Wear a thin ventilated layer (no nylon) on top. A hat is recommended in wind and low wind chill factor.
  • Tie your laces well (dubble loop) and make sure they don't become loose during the race.

Note: The slower you run the more clothing you will need (except at around 20 degrees).  The body cools down quickly when walking.  The wind chill factor is determined by the wind and humidity.  For example: When the temperature is +10°C with average wind (wind-force 5) it will feel like +4.  However, if it is 5°C with average wind, it will feel like -4°C. In Rotterdam the afternoon temperature often falls by 5 or 6°C, which means among the slower runners we often see cold runners.

3. Make a training plan. This will of course depend on the event you are taking part in.

4. Run only on well-worn shoes (never new!) and socks and keep an eye on the road surface during your training. Change from left to right while running and go off road whenever possible. Please don't wear brand new shoes and socks for the race.

5. If you have or have had high temperature (>39o) in the week preceding the event, do not run.

Advice for directly before and after the run

1. How much you drink is dependent on the weather and how much you transpire (this is very personal). Drink up to 45 minutes before the start. The stop drinking and go to the toilet. Take a bottle (ca. 300 ml) with you to the starting pen and drink all of it 5-10 minutes before the start. This way you'll avoid having to go to the toilet during the race. Feeling thirsty is never a good measure. If you are not used to drinking, only drink water (100-200 ml) every 15 minutes. Drinks containing carbohydrates are also suitable. Make sure you consume about 70 grams of carbohydrates during the entire race. Bottles with measured amounts of sports drinks (that you carry with you in your belt) can help. If the weather is cool or if you are not a fast runner, consume energy drinks rather than solid food or fruit. The latter stays too long in the stomach. Remember: the difference in your weight before and after the race of 1 kg or more is the amount of liquid you have drunk too little. Try this out when you are training.

2. Listen to your body! If you don't feel well, stop running. The first signs of dehydration are: goose pimples on your chest and upper arms, shivers, pressure in the head, dizziness, later muscle cramp, vomiting and dry skin. These symptoms can quickly lead to disorientation and confusion. If you have experienced dehydration and/or high temperature then there is a high probability that you will experience it again, especially in warm weather. Do not run; there is no shame in dropping out!

3. If you have calf cramps run slowly or walk, do light stretches; don't stop but drink extra! Look out for dehydration.

4. Start slowly. Check your pace, every kilometre too fast at the beginning of the race can mean the loss of minutes per kilometre at the end of the race. Run at your own pace; avoid increasing your tempo or sprinting in the final kilometres.

5. STOP if you experience chest pain, abnormal shortness of breath or dizziness.

6. Keep an eye on the road surface and other situations around you.

7. Apply Vaseline to your nipples, thighs and other areas likely to chafe.

8. You are expected to carry medical information relating to illnesses (e.g. diabetes, medicines) with you -preferably written on the reverse of your bib number. Write also the telephone number of a person who can be contacted during the race. Also write your name, address and telephone number on the reverse of your bib number.

Advice for after the run

1.Drink a lot and warm down or cool down (depending on what you call it). Drink first and then eat a light meal (bread banana etc.)

2. Also in the days that follow walk regularly and drink more also consume more carbohydrates. Give yourself enough time to recover!

3. If the weather is cold, change your clothing immediately after the race and drink thee or broth. Do not drink any alcohol or coffee.

4. Directly after the finish it is sensible to drink lots and to consume enough carbohydrates. This will help you replenish the liquids and energy lost during the race. Recommended are sports drinks with carbohydrates, lots of water (>1/2 litre) and ripe bananas.

Urgent questions just before the race

If despite preparing well and reading the medical information you still have urgent questions, on the day before a running event, relating to training, injuries, nutrition etc. Please contact your local doctor.

Minimum age

NN Half Marathon: 18 years old

AA Drink 10k Run: 14 years old

5k Run The Hague presented by AD: 12 years old

Triodus Youth Run (2,5k): 8 - 12 years old

Ernst & Bobbie Kids Run (1k): 0 - 10 years old

Music

On the day of the NN CPC Run The Hague different bands will be lining the course to cheer-on the participants and entertain the spectators.

MyEnergyLab

Your training sessions will become a regular part of your weekly schedule and you’ll find out that it can be fun to share your routes on social media, for example!

We also provide a professional training platform powered by My Energy Lab. This online training platform will help you to achieve your goal in a responsible and safe way. When you register, you can also add the 8 to 24 week schedule for EUR 5 (the normal price is EUR 1 per week) to your entry.

Programme

Check here the full programme of the NN CPC Run The Hague.

Race regulations

Atletiekunie and IAAF race regulations apply to our event.

Register

Registry for the NN CPC Run The Hague 2018 will open soon

Results

All results will be online the day of the event.

Results of previous years can be found here.

Shirt

When you register, you will be able to order a running shirt.

To check your size please have a look here.

 

Starting pens

Half Marathon
Enter your expected finishing time when registering. Proof will required for starting pen A (expected finishing time <1:30) or starting pen B (expected finishing time <1:40).

After you have entered your personal details, the registration system will automatically search for the fastest time in the results for this distance and displays the corresponding starting pen with your time as the first option in the starting pen field of the registration form. This only counts for races which were registered via MyLaps. You only need to check the relevant starting pen.

Please note: if this starting pen with your time is not visible, you will need to send proof to info@cpcloopdenhaag.nl.

AD 10K Run
Enter your expected finishing time when registering. Proof will required for starting pen A (expected finishing time <0:45).

After you have entered your personal details, the registration system will automatically search for the fastest time in the results for this distance and displays the corresponding starting pen with your time as the first option in the starting pen field of the registration form. You only need to check the relevant starting pen.

Please note: if this starting pen with your time is not visible, you will need to send proof to info@cpcloopdenhaag.nl.

5K Run The Hague
Enter your expected finishing time when registering. Proof will required for starting pen A (expected finishing time <0:18).

After you have entered your personal details, the registration system will automatically search for the fastest time in the results for this distance and displays the corresponding starting pen with your time as the first option in the starting pen field of the registration form. You only need to check the relevant starting pen.

Please note: if this starting pen with your time is not visible, you will need to send proof to info@cpcloopdenhaag.nl.

 

Student discount

Students get a discount when participating in the NN CPC Run The Hague. The discount is €3,- for the NN Half Marathon, € 2,50 for AA Drink 10K Run and € 2,- for the 5K Run The Hague presented by AD.

Conditions Student Runs

  • As a student, you are enrolled in full-time study at a Dutch university or a Dutch Higher Education institution, at least one year prior to the event.
  • You are between 16 en 30 years old on the day of the event (the minimum age for participating NN CPC Half Marathon is 18 years on the day of the event).
  • When picking up your bib number, we ask you to show your student ID card.
The Hague

A lot of activities will be organised in the Hague during the weekend of the NN CPC Run The Hague.

Time limits

NN Half Marathon: 150 minutes 
AA Drink 10K Run: 80 minutes
5K Run The Hague presented by AD: 45 minutes 
Triodus Youthrun: 35 minutes 
Ernst & Bobbie Childrensrun: 25 minutes 

Time registration

BibTag will be used to register your time in all divisions of the NN Half Marathon, AA Drink 10K Run, 5K Run The Hague (presented by AD) and the Business Runs. There are an electronic chip (Tag) and a plastic spacer on the reverse of your starting number (Bib). BibTag makes it easy to register your time. The only thing you need to do is wear the starting number correctly.

 

Toilets

Toilets are situated near the changing facilities, at the start and along the course.

Volunteers

Would you like to help as a volunteer at the NN CPC Run The Hague 2018? Have a look at the possibilities here