Frequently asked questions

View all frequently asked questions on this page. Is your question not among them? Then please contact us. Please note that the information below is subject to change.

Registration

Age requirements

What age do I need to be to participate?
For age limits, the ages apply on the day of the event:

  • 10 Miles: 16 years old
  • 10 km: 14 years old
  • MVV 5 km: 12 years old
  • MVV Kids Run (1 Mile): 4 t/m 12 years old
  • MVV Mini Run (300 metres): 0 t/m 4 years old
Coach number

How do I order a coach number?
For participants in the MVV Kids Run 1 EM, it is possible to order a coach number in the registration form. A registration for the MVV Mini Run 300 metres includes one coach number.

Confirmation e-mail

I did not receive a confirmation e-mail, now what?
Once you have registered, you will automatically receive a confirmation e-mail. Make sure your e-mail address is entered correctly.

Did you not receive a confirmation e-mail? It can sometimes take a while before you receive the confirmation e-mail. Also check your spam folder if you have not received the e-mail within 30 minutes. If you have not received anything there either, please contact the organisation.

Deadline for registration

When does registration close?
Registration is possible until the day of the event unless the start tickets are sold out earlier.

Event shirt

Can I order an event shirt?
The design for the Limited Edition running shirt for the 19th edition of Maastrichts Mooiste is not yet known. View the design of the 18th edition here.

Modify distance

Can I change my distance?
Yes. Changing distances is possible provided that this distance has not yet been sold out. If you change the distance for which you have registered, there will be no refund of the entry fee or part thereof. Changing to a higher distance is possible on condition that the difference in price between the two distances is paid.

Step-by-step plan for changing distance

  1. Log in to your dashboard. You received the link and password for this in your confirmation e-mail.
  2. Once you are logged in, click on "change race":
  3. Choose your new distance and click "continue".
  4. If you change to a lower distance than you registered for, no registration fee will be refunded. If you change to a higher distance than that for which you registered, you must pay the amount due by clicking on "checkout".
Modify registration

How can I change my registration?
For more information on changing your registration, please see the terms and conditions. Would you like to change your registration? Log in to your dashboard.

Please note: it is not possible to change your name, e-mail address, date of birth or gender yourself. Please contact the organisation for this.

Registration

Where can I register for Maastrichts Mooiste?
You can register for the 19th edition of Maastricht Mooiste on Sunday 9 June 2024 here!

Registration for Business Teams

How to register as a company?
Need help registering a new or existing team? Then read through this practical guide.

 

Registration for schools and clubs

How can I register as a school?
Maastrichts Mooiste encourages children to exercise and introduces youth to the running sport. Besides the MVV Mini Run (300 m) and MVV Kids Run (1 Mile), there is the possibility for older and/or more trained schoolchildren to participate in the MVV 5 km. Need help creating or signing up an existing group? Then read through this practical guide.

 

Start waves

Can I change my start wave?
The classification of the start box(es) will be determined based on your given expected finishing time in the registration form. Due to the production of start numbers, it is possible to enter your expected finishing time until 10 May 2024. From 11 May 2024 onwards, all participants will automatically be assigned to the last start box.

Please note: Changing starting square is then no longer possible.

 

Terms and conditions

For the general terms and conditions click here

Event info

Accessibility

How do I travel to the start?
We advise participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. Keep in mind that many roads are closed and the city will be very busy. Find out the easiest way to travel to the start here.

Awards ceremony

Is there an awards ceremony?

10 English Mile

In the 10 English Mile, there are honorary prizes for the first three finishers in each category.

10 km

There are no age categories for the 10 km, only male and female. There are honorary prizes per gender for places 1, 2 and 3 overall.

MVV 5 km

There are no age categories for the MVV 5 km, only men and women. There are honorary prizes per gender for places 1, 2 and 3 overall.

Business Runs

Where can I find specific information about the Business Runs?
On this page you can find all specific information about the Business Runs, such as information about the participant package, etc.

Clothing and bags

Can I bring my backpack or camelbag into the starting area?
We advise you to arrive at the start in running clothes. You are not allowed to bring bags/backpacks into the starting compartments (except camelbags) or leave them unattended around the event area or course. Anything left unattended will be removed and thrown away to ensure safety at Maastrichts Mooiste.

Collecting your start number

Collecting your start number

On Saturday, June 9, you can pick up your race number and shirt in Maastricht. The exact location is not yet known, and will be communicated later on. The opening hours of the race secretariat are 12:00 - 17:00.

Competition regulations

What are the competition rules?
Click here for the competition rules.

Date

When is Maastrichts Mooiste?

Sunday 9 June 2024

  • 10 Miles
  • 10 km
  • MVV 5 km
  • MVV Kids Run 1 Mile (1,609 m)
  • MVV Mini Run 300 metres
Finish

Where is the finish line?
The finish line is on ''de Markt''. You are requested to continue walking after crossing the finish line to ensure a smooth flow. At the finish, you should therefore strictly follow the instructions of the organisation.

In the service area after the finish, you will receive your medal, something to drink and a piece of Limburg flan. The cordoned off area behind the finish is only accessible to participants and the organisation, not to spectators or supervisors.

Finish photo

Marathon-photos.com is the official photographer for Maastrichts Mooiste. All participants will be photographed at several places on the course and, of course, at the finish. Personal videos will also be made. So make sure your start number is clearly visible and smile at the camera. On your results page is the link where you can view and order the photos and videos.

Incorrect results

My result is not correct, how can I change it?
For comments and questions about your results, send an e-mail to Mylaps Event Timing. Include your start number and any self-clocked times.

Medal

Will I receive a medal?
All participants will receive a medal after crossing the finish line as a souvenir of the event. In addition, you can have your medal engraved with your name and finishing time.

Medal engraving

Can I have my medal engraved afterwards?
Yes, you can have your medal engraved directly after the event. In the registration form, you can check "engrave medal" for this purpose. If you indicate it when you register, the cost for this for the 5 km, 10 km and the 10 Miles is € 9.00. For the MVV Kids Run and the MVV Mini Run, the medal engraving is €5,00. 

If you decide to engrave your medal on the day of the event, it will be € 11.00 for all participants.

Music

Will there be music on the course along the way?
On the day of Maastrichts Mooiste, there will be several music points along the course of the 10 Miles to encourage participants and entertain spectators. There will also be several music points along the course of the 5 km and 10 km.


Would you like to sign up as a band, DJ or orchestra? Then just send an e-mail to info@maastrichtsmooiste.nl.

Parcours

What will the course maps look like?

View the 2024 course maps here.

Programme

What are the start times?

View the programme for Maastrichts Mooiste in 2024 here.

Results

Where can I find my results?
All results are published on the website immediately after finishing. The gross time is the official time. Results of edition 2023 can be found here.

Shower facilities

Are there shower facilities?
No, there are no shower facilities during Maastrichts Mooiste.

Starting location

Where is the start?
The starts of all distances, except the MVV Mini Run (300 meters), of Maastrichts Mooiste 2023 are on the Van Hasseltkade. The start of the Mini Run is on the Vrijthof.

Starting wave

In which wave do I start?
In the week prior to the event, you will receive an e-mail with the most important information regarding your participation in Maastrichts Mooiste. Your start wave will also be mentioned in this e-mail. These start waves are assigned based on the expected finishing time you entered during your registration. Your start wave is also shown on your start number and can be seen in your personal dashboard via the link in the confirmation e-mail.

Time limits

What are the time limits?

  • 10 Miles: 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • 10 km: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • MVV 5 km: 1 hour
  • MVV Kids Run 1 Mile: 20 minutes
  • MVV Mini Run 300 metres: 20 minutes

Participants who cross the finish line after the deadline will not be included in the race results and will not receive a medal.

Time registration

Is there time recording?

At the 10 EM, 10 km, MVV 5 km and Business Runs, the MYLAPS BibTag will be used to record your time. On the back of your start number (Bib) is an electronic chip (Tag) and a plastic spacer. BibTag makes recording your times very easy, all you have to do is wear the start number correctly.

Information to ensure proper timekeeping

  • Wear the start number visibly on the chest. Do not cover the start number with a jacket or with your hands while passing the mats at the start and finish line. These mats will pick up the signal from your BibTag. (Also take care when pressing your own stopwatch at the start and finish line).
  • Do not fold or crease the start number. Especially not where the Tag sits.
  • Use four pins on the corners of the start number, do not pierce the Tag.
  • Do not remove the plastic spacer.
  • The BibTag works on the basis of a different technology than the MYLAPS ChampionChip. Therefore, you cannot use your yellow or green MYLAPS ChampionChip during this event. However, you can simply leave your MYLAPS ChampionChip attached to your shoe, it does not interfere with the BibTag system.

The Tags do not have to be taken in after the race, you can keep the start number (with Tag) as a souvenir or throw it away with the regular rubbish (plastic).

 

What is the official time?
The gross time is the official time. It starts the moment the starting gun drops and stops the moment you cross the finish line. The net time is the time that starts when you cross the mat on the starting line and stops when you cross the finish line. This net time is given as an additional service.

Water stations

Where can I find the water stations on the course?
During the 10 English Mile there are three posts with water. You will find these at the Sint Pieterskerk at about 6 km, the Susserweg at about 10 km and Tapijn at about 14 km.

During the 10 km, there are two posts with water. You will find these posts at the Sint Pieterskerk at about 5 km and Tapijn at about 8 km.

During the 5 kilometres, there is one post with water. You will find this post at Tapijn at about 3.5 km.

All participants will be offered water and Powerade Mountain Blast 500 ml at the finish.

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Charity

What is this years charity of Maastrichts Mooiste?
The charity for Maastrichts Mooiste 2024 is KWF.

Medical advice

What is medically advised?
Advice in preparation and before the run

1. If you have health problems that increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, such as obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, previous occurrence of cardiovascular diseases or frequent injuries in your family, we advise you to undergo a sports medical examination at a Sports Medical Advice Bureau (S.M.A.) or sports clinic. On the website www.sportzorg.nl you can find more information about examinations, ways of testing and, if necessary, fill in a questionnaire, especially a cardio/vascular questionnaire. After filling it in, you can decide whether it makes sense for you to undergo a cardiovascular medical examination.

 

2. Clothing and weather.

Above 15 degrees and certainly 20 degrees, you should dress in light ventilated clothing, otherwise the body cannot release the heat and risk heat congestion. (No cotton; it retains moisture).

In cold weather (5 degrees and, for slow runners, 10 degrees), an on-skin thermal shirt is the best choice. Over it, wear a thin, ventilating layer (no nylon). A hat is recommended in low wind chill and windy conditions.Tie your laces thoroughly (double knot), make sure they do not come loose during the race.

Note: The slower your pace the more clothing you need (except at around 20 degrees). When walking, considerable cooling occurs. The wind chill is particularly dependent on wind and humidity. For example: When the temperature is +10°C with a moderate wind (wind force 5), it feels like +4°C. However, if it is 5°C with a moderate wind then it feels like -4°C.

 

3. Make a running schedule
This obviously depends on the event you are participating in.

4. Run only on well-worn ( never new!) shoes and socks and pay attention to the road surface at every training and race. Alternate running left and right on the road whenever possible.

5. If you have a febrile illness (>39o) in the week before the event, do not run!

 

Advice immediately before and during the run
1. The amount you drink depends on the weather and perspiration (this is very individual). Drink extra until 45 minutes before the start. Then stop drinking and visit another toilet. Take a bottle with you in the start box (approx. 300 ml.) and drink it empty 5-10 min. before the start. This way you avoid having to pee on the way. Feeling thirsty is never a good indicator. If you are not used to drinking, drink only water: 100-200 ml. every 15 min. Drinks with carbohydrate (5-8%) are also suitable, make sure you take about 70 grams of carbohydrate per hour throughout the race. Bottles with measured sports drinks (which you carry on a belt) can help you with this. In cool weather or if you are not a fast runner, take energy drinks rather than solid food or fruit. The latter stays in the stomach for too long. Auxiliary rule: the weight difference between before and after the run of more than 1 kg equals the amount of drink you did not drink enough. Try this out at training sessions!

2. Listen to your body! If you don't feel well, stop. First symptoms of dehydration are: chicken skin on chest and upper arms, chills, pressure in the head, dizziness, later muscle cramps, vomiting and dry skin. These symptoms can quickly turn into disorientation and confusion. If you have ever had problems with dehydration and/or high temperature, you are more likely to get it again (especially in hot weather). Don't walk then; dropping out is no disgrace!

3. If you have calf cramps, run slowly or walk, stretch slightly if necessary; do not stop but drink extra! Watch out for dehydration.

4. Start slowly. Check your pace, every second on the kilometre too fast at the beginning of the race can mean minutes lost per kilometre at the end. Walk your own pace; avoid tempo runs and sprints in the last kilometres.

5. Stop in case of chest pain, abnormal shortness of breath and dizziness.

6. Pay close attention to the road surface and other situations around you.

7. Apply Vaseline to nipples, thighs and other abrasions.

8. You should carry medical information about diseases (e.g. diabetes, medication), preferably also written on the back of the race number. Also write the telephone number of a contact person who can be reached during the race. Also write your name, address and telephone number on the back of the starting number.


Post-run advice

1. Drink a lot and walk well. Have a drink first and then have a light meal (bread, banana, etc.).

2. Also walk regularly and drink extra in the following days, as well as carbohydrate-rich products. Take plenty of time for recovery!

3. In cold weather, dress immediately and drink tea or broth if necessary. No alcoholic drinks or coffee.

4. Immediately after the finish it makes sense to drink plenty of fluids and eat sufficient carbohydrates to replenish fluid and energy loss. Sports drinks with carbohydrates, plenty of water ( >1/2litre) and ripe bananas or other fruits are recommended.

Urgent questions just before the race

If, despite good preparation and reading the medical information, you still have urgent questions about training, injuries, nutrition, etc. on the days before a running event, please contact your GP.

Volunteers

What are the volunteer tasks and how can I sign up as a volunteer?
Thanks to the cooperation and enthusiasm of volunteer workers, Maastrichts Mooiste can be organised successfully every year. We thank all volunteers in advance for their presence and commitment.

Would you also like to work as a volunteer and experience a top sports event up close? Check out the rules first and choose how you want to be involved in our organisation. Click here for more information.

Waitlist

Is there a waitlist for sold-out distances?
Registration for a section closes once all start numbers for this distance are sold out. There is no waitlist.