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1 – What is included in the participation fee of € 1.500?
- Exclusive duffle bag with your name
- Spectacular starts
- GPS live tracker
- Checkpoints with water and the possibility to pick up your own small bag with your own food / drinks. This small bag you have hand in to the organisation at the start of the stage
- Medical support
- Sleeping in an army tent (bring your own sleeping bag) for five nights (9-14 June)
- Transfers in army vehicles (a transfer for example from the camp site to the start of a new stage)
- Luggage transport from one camp site to the next one
- Breakfast and diner, starting with diner at he 9th of June and ending with dinner at the 14th of June)
- Tourist taxes
2 – What is included in the supporter fee of € 500?
- Bed in one of the army tents (bring you own sleeping bag an pillow) for five nights (9-14 June)
- Breakfast and diner together with the participants, starting with diner at he 9th of June and ending with dinner at the 14th of June)
- Tourist taxes
Supporters need to arrange their own support between the start of a stage to the finish that stage where the new camp will be located.
3 – How do I get to the check-in location in Normandy, France?
You have to arrange your own transport to the check-in location. From the Netherlands and Belgium you can book transport for € 75 per person.
4 – Where is the check-in location located?
The check-in is located in Normady, France. The exact location will be announced later.
5 – When am I expected at the check-in location?
You need to be checked in Friday 9th of June 2023 18:00hrs. Diner and subsequent briefing will start at 19:00hrs.
6 – Are showers and changing rooms available before and after each stage?
We will use camp sites including showers and toilets. The showers can also be used for changing.
7 – Are for each gender (man, woman, neutral) seperated army tent available?
No. The army tents where we sleep will be mixed.
8 – Will my personal stuff transported from the start of each stage to the finish of that same stage?
Yes, we will transport your personal stuff that you don’t need during running the stage from the start to the finish of that stage.
9 – What are the time limits for the stages?
We only have a time limit for the stage of ±81km: 14 hours. For the other stages there is no time limit, because we run from the start to the next camp site. So, no transport is needed from the finish to the camp site.
10 – What equipment is required?
The mandatory kit list for the Liberation Trail consist of:
- Closed trail running shoes with plenty of grip on the sole
- Running backpack
- Waterproof rain jacket
- Warm clothing (top and trousers / running tights) as an insulating layer between the outer clothing and the skin
- Working headlamp with spare batteries (only needed when starting in the dark and the 100 KM stage)
- Food supplies with your name and race number written on every single item of food packaging
- Cup to take drinks at the refreshment stations
- Plate, cutlery and a cup
- Water container or soft flasks with accumulating volume of at least 1.5 litres.
- Emergency kit (1x compress 10x10cm, 2x bandages, 2x gloves, 1x triangular bandage, 4x plasters, emergency whistle, blister plasters, survival blanket)
- Navigation watch loaded with the GPS track of the course you are running or, alternatively, a self printed route map or map stored on a mobile device.
- Mobile telephone with emergency telephone number saved into the phone in order to make emergency calls and inform the race organisers if you have to pull out of the race before reaching the finish (mobile phone must work abroad)
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Spare clothes for the five stages
11 – What food is included?
Breakfast and diner are included, starting with diner at the 9th of June and ending with dinner at the 14th of June)
12 – Is it possible to take into account my food preferences and/or food allergies?
When booking you can choose the next food preferences:
- No restrictions
13 – How are the aid stations equipped during the stages?
Every participant can hand in a small bag with their personal food and drinks for each aid station on the course of that day. As an organization we only provide water at these food stations. The number of aid stations depends on the length of the stage:
- ±49 KM: at least 2 aid stations
- ±43 KM: at least 2 aid stations
- ±21 KM: at least 1 aid station
- ±81 KM: at least 4 aid stations
- ±44km: at least 2 aid stations
14 – Is medical support available?
One person with a medical background is part of the organization team. This person is available at the camp site for consultation before each start and after the finish.
During the stages you can contact our medic via our emergency phone number.
15 – How do I get back home from the finish in Arnhem, the Netherlands?
You have to arrange your own transport from Arnhem back home or another destination. As as free service we can drop you at Central Station in Arnhem or Amersfoort.