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.
What age do I need to be to participate?
For age limits, the ages apply on the day of the event:
How do I order a coach number?
For participants in the Kids Run 1 Mile and the Mini Run 300 metres, it is possible to order a coach number.
A coach number can be ordered via the online registration form for €2.50 for the Kids Run and free for the Mini Run.
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.
When does registration close?
Registration for a section closes once all start numbers for this distance are sold out.
Can I order an event shirt?
The design for the Limited Edition running shirt for the 18th edition of Maastrichts Mooiste is not yet known. The shirt will be announced as soon as possible.
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
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.
Where can I register for Maastrichts Mooiste?
You can register for the 18th edition for Maastricht Mooiste.
How to register as a company?
Need help registering a new or existing team? Then read through this practical guide.
How can I register as a school?
Maastrichts Mooiste encourages children to exercise and introduces youth to the running sport. Besides the Mini Run (300 m) and Kids Run (1 Mile), there is the possibility for older and/or more trained schoolchildren to participate in the 5 km. Need help creating or signing up an existing group? Then read through this practical guide.
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 16 May 2023. From 17 May 2023 onwards, all participants will automatically be assigned to the last start box.
Please note: Changing starting square is then no longer possible.
As a student, do I get a discount on my registration?
Students receive a discount when participating in Maastrichts Mooiste. The discount is €2.50 for the 10 Miles, 10 km and 5 km.
Conditions student discount
For the general terms and conditions click here.
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.
Is there an awards ceremony?
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.
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
Information on the collection of start numbers is currently unknown. This information will be announced as soon as possible.
What are the competition rules?
Click here for the competition rules.
When is Maastrichts Mooiste?
Sunday 11 June 2023
Where is the finish line?
The finish line is on the Vrijthof Square. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 € 7.00. For the Kids Run and the Mini Run, the medal engraving is €5,00.
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 email@example.com.
What will the course maps look like?
The 2023 course maps are not yet known.
Will photos be taken?
Marathon-Photos.com is the official photographer for Maastrichts Mooiste. All participants will be photographed at several places along 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.
What are the start times?
View the programme for Maastrichts Mooiste in 2023 here.
Where can I find my results?
All results are published on the website immediately after finishing. The gross time is the official time.
Are there shower facilities?
No, there are no shower facilities during Maastrichts Mooiste.
Where is the start?
The starts of all distances of Maastrichts Mooiste 2023 are on the Markt.
In which wave do I start?
Your start wave is also shown on your start number.
What are the time limits?
Participants who cross the finish line after the deadline will not be included in the race results and will not receive a medal.
Is there time recording?
At the 10 EM, 10 km, 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
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.
What age categories are used at Maastrichts Mooiste?
Allocation of the age category at the 10 EM and Kids Run 1 EM takes place according to your age on the day of the event. View the classification here.
At the 10 km, 5 km there are no age categories, only division into male and female.
What is this years charity of Maastrichts Mooiste?
The charity for Maastrichts Mooiste 2023 is KWF.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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