September 8, 2024



The most fun around town!

Beat the Singelloop and join the most enjoyable running party in the eastern Netherlands on September 8: the Menzis Singelloop (8 km)!

round for everyone!

Will we see you at the start as well?

Will you also participate (again) in the Menzis Singelloop (8 km) on Sunday, September 8? Every second Sunday in September, the Enschede canals are buzzing with runners. Once a year they are car-free and you have free runway! Whether you are that seasoned runner or just beginning your running adventure, this lap of the canals is for everyone!

Party on running shoes

Imagine a nice morning sunshine in the Volkspark and thousands of enthusiastic runners getting ready to start their distance, just like you! The route takes you along the 10 Enschede canals and past a number of iconic and cool buildings, such as the Oude Ambachtsschool, Rijksmuseum Twenthe and the Pathmos neighborhood. It’s not just all those supporters along the route that provide conviviality. The bands and DJs you encounter every 500 m also make it a party with fine beats. This is not just another running race; this is a celebration of running shoes!

Grab those high fives!

After 8 kilometers, at the finish line in the Volkspark, your medal, your fans and even more fun await you. And sure enough, a sense of pride, too. Dance your running legs loose to live music, share your running stories with other participants and enjoy a nice snack or drink. In the meantime, your kids can enjoy sports and exercise in the Sports Zone and Kids Zone!

The Singelloop Enschede is not only about the race, but also about celebrating a great running party and your achievement.


Registration for the Menzis Singelloop (8 km) is open until Sunday, September 1.

Am I already registered?
Not sure if you have already registered? Then go to and check your registration here.

Can I post-register?
No, post-registration is unfortunately not possible.

Other deadlines sign up

  • Koopmans Double Singelloop: through Sept. 1
  • Mazars Company Run: through Aug. 30
  • Kidsrun:
    -> with special schools link through Wednesday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m.
    -> regular (individual) through Friday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.

    Please note: full = full. If the maximum number of registrations is reached earlier than the above dates, registration will close earlier.


  • 5 English Mile (8 km) € 17.50
  • 10 English Mile (16 km) €19.50

Race runner (Athletics Union license)

  • 5 English Mile (8 km) € 17.50
  • 10 English Mile (16 km) €19.50

10:20 Koopmans Double Singelloop (16 km)
10:20 Mazars Company Run (16 km)
Menzis Singelloop (8 km)
11:00 Mazars Company Run (8 km)
12:50 Kidsrun group 1 + 2
13:10 Kidsrun group 3 + 4
13:30 Kidsrun group 5 + 6
13:50 Kidsrun group 7 + 8

You can participate as a recreational or competitive runner. If you do not have a competition licensefrom the Athletics Union then you participate as a recreational runner.

Competition – Men

  • Seniors
  • M40
  • M50
  • Juniors <20 (NEW!)

Contest – Women*

  • Seniors
  • Juniors <20 (NEW!)

*In view of a small number of women participating in the competition, there are two categories here.

Registered no later than Aug. 18?
If you registered by Sunday, Aug. 18, you will receive your start number at home. Your start number will be mailed the week prior to the Singelloop to the address you entered when you registered. Have you moved in the meantime? Please provide your new address information by email: [email protected].

Registrations from Aug. 19
If you registered Aug. 19 or later, your start number will be waiting for you during the Singelloop weekend in the Volkspark.

Saturday, September 7: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, September 8: 09:00 – 30 minutes before the start

We encourage you to come on Saturday, Sept. 7 to avoid any wait times before the start!

Please note that participants in the company run and kidsrun registered via the link for schools are an exception to this. Please see the Practical Information on the relevant pages for this.


When you register, you give your expected finish time. Based on this, you will be assigned to start section A, B, C, D or W (race section). The letter of your start box is printed on your start number.

The starting boxes are spacious and will be opened one at a time. We use an hourglass start, giving you space to run quickly at your own pace.

At the Menzis arch, start your favorite running course!

The course is entirely paved. You walk clockwise along the inside of Enschede’s canals: from Tubantiasingel to Boddenkampsingel, Lasondersingel, Laaressingel, Oliemolensingel, Hogelandsingel, Varviksingel, Getfertsingel, Pathmossingel and Volksparksingel.

The “false flat” makes it a treacherous course: it seems flat, but there are some slight rises and falls in it.

Water and fruit stations
Along the way, you will encounter a water station every two kilometers. Only water is offered here, not sports drinks. Care stations are clearly identified by banners across the road. At each water station there are several stalls in a row.

Tip: Do not stop directly at the first table, but walk on to the second or third table and avoid a roadblock.

In the walk-out street in the Volkspark, you will receive a thirst quencher and fruit in addition to water.

Changing clothes and showering
This can be done in the Pathmoshal (Veilingstraat 20, 7513 CZ Enschede). This sports hall is located opposite the Volkspark, on the Volksparksingel side and is within walking distance of start/finish.

Ample toilet units will be placed at the start and finish in the Volkspark.

Drop off luggage
On race day, you can drop off your luggage. The site for this is clearly visible in the Volkspark. Attached to your start number is a luggage tag that matches your start number. You attach the tag to your luggage and retrieve your bag after the finish line upon presentation of your start number.

Sports massage
Sports care Eastern Netherlands provides massages at Volkspark. The massage tent is easily recognizable during Singelloop weekend.

EHBO Enschede will be present during the Singelloop. The first aid tents in the Volkspark can be identified by the first aid flags.

AEDs are provided by Twente Heart Safe. AEDs are available on the course as well as at the first aid station in the Volkspark.

Your race number includes a chip for electronic timekeeping. Be sure to attach your start number to your chest, not your back.

Your finishing time is based on your net time: timekeeping starts the moment you cross the starting line and stops when you cross the finish line.

You can find the results the same day on our website, at and via the MyLaps results page.

Of course, after the finish you will receive that well-deserved and beautiful Singelloop medal!

Medal engraving
When registering through August 16, you can check that you would like to have your medal engraved for an additional €7.00. A symbol is then printed on your start number, proving that you paid for this.

Didn’t indicate medal engraving at registration, but still want it on Sept. 8? No problem. You can also decide this on the spot! You will then pay €9.00.









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