Countdown to the 49th Midwinter Marathon!

On Sunday February 4, the wait will finally be over. 16,400 runners from home and abroad will take part in the 49th Centraal Beheer Midwinter Marathon. As a runner there are still a few preparations you will need to make over the coming days, and we will be happy to help you. You will find useful information below, read it and use it to your advantage.

Collect race numbers at Orpheus Theatre

Participants who live abroad must collect their race number on Sunday no later than one hour before the start of the corresponding distance at Orpheus Theatre.

Orpheus information centre

On February 4, Orpheus Theatre (West entrance on Soerenseweg) will be furnished again as an information centre. Helpers wearing yellow vests will be on hand in various places to answer your questions.

List of changing facilities

The changing facilities (see map) can be found at the following addresses:

  • Theatre Orpheus, no shower facility
  • Changing facility Burglaan 44/Bosweg, shower facility
  • Changing facility Heuvellaan 1, shower facility.

Please do not come by car to the changing facility as there will be no parking available and a parking ban will be in operation. So, use the free shuttle buses to reach the changing facilities.

Start times

• From 10.00 a.m. – Centraal Beheer Kidsrun – 1 km
• 11.15 a.m. – Decathlon Mini-Marathon – 10 miles
• 11.45 a.m. – Asselronde – 25 km
• 3 p.m. – Centraal Beheer Acht van Apeldoorn – 8 km

Would you like to take another good look at the course of your chosen distance and see the gradients? Visit our page and click on the route map for your distance.

Chip in the race number

For this event, we are using a chip in the race number for the timekeeping. This chip, which can only be used once, is attached to the back of the race number. The chip records the start time, split times and finish time. Make sure that your race number (and therefore the chip) is securely attached. The race number must not be under your shirt or jacket, for example, otherwise the time will not be recorded.

Compulsory starting pens

The runners have been allocated to compulsory starting pens. On your race number there will be a letter: A, B, C or W. You have been allocated to one of these pens depending on your expected finish time and the number of participants. Make sure that you are standing in the right starting pen on time due to congestion on Loolaan (at least five minutes before the start). The entrance to the starting pens can be found on both sides of Loolaan. The pens are signposted.

Medical passport

The chances of something happening during the race are thankfully very small. In the unlikely event of anything going wrong, it will be important that you have filled in the back of your race number. Be sensible and fill in the details at home. This will benefit you and your support team.

Public transport options

From the train/bus station in Apeldoorn (Centre side) you can reach the start and finish on Loolaan using the following means.
a. Walking (approx. 15 minutes): follow the signs for Orpheus Theatre.
b. Using the free shuttle bus to Orpheus Theatre, and vice versa. This is signposted on Stationsplein. The bus journey takes roughly 8 minutes.
c. Taking city bus 13 (Kerschoten). This bus (not free) departs two times an hour, check internet for a timetable. Ask the driver to take you to the stop close to Orpheus Theatre. The route has been adapted because the buses will not be able to run along Loolaan on Sunday. The bus journey takes roughly 10 minutes.

Are you travelling with a party of people in your own bus? If so, you will be dropped off near Orpheus Theatre.

Shuttle buses from and to the park-and-ride (free)

We kindly ask that you do not come by car to Orpheus Theatre. Participants who are coming from outside Apeldoorn can use the park-and-ride facilities and the free shuttle buses. This is the easiest way to reach the start/finish. For more information on accessibility, please visit our website.

No parking around Orpheus Theatre

On Sunday, February 4, any vehicles parked around Orpheus Theatre and in the vicinity of the start/finish will be towed away. The police will also write parking tickets for illegal parking so that the neighbourhood is not disturbed. Participants from outside Apeldoorn are urged, where possible, to make use of the two park-and-ride facilities and shuttle buses and not to travel by private car to anywhere close to Loolaan. You will not be able to park in the Orpheus parking garage on this day.

Have your medal engraved with your great time

This year, you will again be able to have your medal engraved with your finish time. If you would like to take advantage of this, go to Orpheus on February 4. The cost is € 10.


Runners from athletics club AV’34 will act as pacers during the Kroondomein Het Loo Marathon, the Mini-Marathon, the Asselronde and the Acht van Apeldoorn.

The target times for the Marathon trail (42 km) are: 3.30, 4.00, 4.30, 5.00 and 5.30.

For the Mini Marathon (10 English miles) the target times are: 1.10, 1.20 and 1.30.

At the Asselronde (25 km) the target times are: 1.55, 2.05, 2.15 and 2.25.

At the Acht van Apeldoorn (8 km) the target times are: o.48, 0.56, 1.04.

How are the pacers recognizable?

They are recognizable by a yellow shirt with the word PACER on it. A white balloon hangs above their heads, the target time is on the balloon. Each pacer has 2 starting numbers, 1 on the chest and 1 on the back. The start time will also appear on the start number. All pacers have the same color start number, orange. The name ‘pacer’ appears next to the end time.

Any questions?

If you still have questions after reading this newsletter, take a look at the frequently asked questions on our website.

The board and the 350 volunteers wish you every success with your preparations. See you on Sunday!


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Routes of our distances

Routes of our distances

Here you can see the routes of our distances. Combi map with all routes.