Information for team captains

Team captain during the Batavierenrace

Hey team captain,

How nice that you are interested in forming a team for the 52nd edition Batavierenrace!
There are a few things that are important to know before joining the Batavierenrace. The Batavierenrace is a 175 km relay race (the largest relay race in the world). Now 175 km is quite a distance, so it is divided into 25 stages of lengths ranging between 3.5 km and 10 km.

So it takes 25 runners and one team captain. This can be one of the runners, but it does not have to be. The team captain is someone who takes care of the important things, such as registration, transportation, food, and possibly lodging. The team captain can do this alone, but usually there is a committee within an association. Usually these committees meet once a month and spend about an hour of time doing this. Obviously, as the race gets closer, it will get a little busier, but if you arrange everything well in advance, this is not too bad.

To get a more detailed picture of the team captain's tasks, you can read through last year's team captain script. It can be found at the bottom of this page. The new script and the new regulations will come online as soon as possible.

Click here for the first registration information and keep an eye on the site for the first team leader update with more detailed information.

For questions with regard to enrolling, you can contact our secretary Miriam Zegelaar or call the office in Nijmegen (024 361 58 76).

Hope to see you at the race on May 24th and 25th!

University Competition & International teams

If your team competes within the University Competition, check this page for more specific information.

If your team qualifies as an international team, please check out this page for more information.

Looking for runners?

Are you still doubting whether you can gather 25 runners? Visit our Facebook page (Dutch) 'Loper zoekt Ploeg / Ploeg zoekt loper - Batavierenrace' and get in touch with others who also want to participate in the 52nd Bata and are still looking for runners or other associations to collaborate with.

Student Check

The Batavierenrace is a student-running event. Therefore, you will be asked for 3 proofs of enrolment at a college or university. These proofs of enrolment must contain the name of the student, the study, the year of enrolment, and the educational institute. This can be, for example, a student card or an official proof of enrollment, as long as it meets the requirements mentioned earlier.

This does not apply to PhD students; they must demonstrate that they are PhD students by means of their proof of registration.

These proofs of enrollment must be uploaded no later than December 1st, 2023.

Proof of registration via Studielink will not be accepted.

Participants' dinner Saturday evening

The participants’ dinner on Saturday night will take place the same way this year as last year: on the grounds of the UT Enschede campus there will be a take-out point of Domino's pizza to make sure you go into the Batavierenrace party with a good base! To do this, however, you must order your pizzas from Domino's yourself. More information can be found in the document below.

Participants' dinner Saturday eveningParticipants' dinner Saturday evening (1,09 MB)

Important documents

Below are some important documents that provide more overview and information.

The team captian task's provides a good overview of the tasks a team captain must perform. The document outlines what needs to be done and arranged by the team captain in the coming months. Read the document carefully so you don't forget anything! (the document is in dutch)

There is also a document containing important information such as deadlines and dates.

Important dates - General Competition (83,0 kB)

The regulations of last year of both the General competition and the University competition can be found in the rules below.

Registration Regulations 52nd Batavierenrace (160 kB)

Competition Regulations 52nd Batavierenrace (173 kB)

Team captain letters
The team captains letters for the General Competition can be found below after they are released. The letter below is from the 51st Batavierenrace, the new team captain letter will be uploaded soon.

Team captain letters with regard to the University competition can be found

Teamcaptain letter 1 - General Competition (144 kB)

Teamcaptain letter 2 - General Competition (184 kB)

Team captain letter 3 - AK and UC (245 kB)

Team captains letter 4 - General Competition (136 kB)