Jan Winters, born 26 August 1950 and is the chairman of Sport Promotie Diever. Together with his wife (on the picture) and a fantastic team of volunteers they try to get Diever on the world map.
Three marathons, 9 other runs in the summer and a international 4 days walking event brings him a lot of fun and contacts from all over the world.
It is located in Diever, a small village in the North of the Netherlands about 200 km from Amsterdam.
Our organisation is named: Sport Promotion Diever.
We try to make promotion before our beautiful village end his surrounding. Organizing sport events is our way to interest people to come and enjoy.
The track is a route of 10.55km, which has be done four times. It is leading through the forest of our national Park: ‘Drents Friese Woud’.
This is one off the smaller events because it is in the evening and in the dutch holiday season, but we hope 500 enthusiastic runners.
We do have four distances, 10,5 km, half marathon, 31,5 km and marathon.
It is summer, but in the Netherlands you never know what the weather brings. Normally it should be about 20 degrees.
No there are no other festivities.
We do want to let the people enjoy of this beautiful part of Holland. Do not just come before the run, but take your family with you and stay for a few days or longer and look around.
I think I’ve already done it in the previous question. I would like just to remind your readers that Diever is a very small village with only 3 500 inhabitants.
Despite that, we don’t limit ourselves to a single marathon in july. We also have one in in December (a cross and the heaviest from Holland) and another one in March (one big round through the National Park).
Where do you find this anywhere else in the world !!