Free running training for staff

Are you going to run one of the distances in the Leiden marathon in May? If so, you can join one of the free training sessions that Leiden University and the Leiden Marathon are organising. It makes no difference if you are unfit or a seasoned runner, whether you intend to run 5 kilometers or a half-marathon - everyone is welcome.

The Leiden Marathon is taking place this year on 20 and 21 May. The Night Run will be on Saturday 20 May: 5 kilometers over a route with festive lighting.  On Sunday 21 May you can take part in the full marathon, the half-marathon or the 10 kilometers. Women and men will run in separate classes. This year the Leiden Marathon is the occasion for the first Open Dutch Students Championship.  Leiden students who take part can compete for a personal award and at the same time defend the honour of Leiden University against student teams from the Netherlands and abroad. 

Open training sessions
Open training sessions are being organised jointly by Leiden University and the Leiden Marathon to support staff and students who want to take part. Qualified trainers from the Leiden Marathon, the University Sports Centre and its running club L.U.H.V. Currimus will organise the training sessions and give attendees training programmes and tips that they can put into practice during the rest of the week. The open training sessions are being offered at different locations in Leiden and you can take part for free.

Locations and times for the open training sessions
The sessions will be held on different days of the week:
• Every Monday at 17.00 hrs at the University Sports Centre (Einsteinweg), starting on 16 January;
• Every Wednesday at 17.00 hrs at Plexus Student Centre (Kaiserstraat), starting on 17 January;
• Every Wednesday at 17.00 hrs at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (Wassenaarseweg), starting on 18 January;
• Every Thursday at 17.00 hrs at the Kamerlingh Onnes Building (Steenschuur), starting on 26 January

All in all, there's always  a location near to you so that you can join a training session after work. There'sno need to sign up for the sessions. The trainers can be recognised from their jackets with the logos of the
Leiden Marathon and Leiden University.

For more information on the Leiden Marathon and to sign up, go to

The University Sports Centre aims to encourage as many Leiden University employees as possible to be physically active. The motto of the USC is: Achieve more through sport!

Last Modified: 17-01-2017