Anything You need to know
Along the way
Trailrunning assumes self-sufficiency as much as possible during the trek. Only for the 27.5 km runners, there is one full supply point after about 18 km. Here you can take water, sports drink, cola, banana, granola bar, chocolate, wine gums, or dextrose, for example. Cups are provided, but you can of course bring your own.
For all distances there is a water post two kilometres before the finish, so make sure you bring enough water! A bottle or backpack with water is recommended.
The course is partly on public roads, where you do not have priority over regular traffic. At some traffic points there will be traffic wardens to guide the runners when crossing. You should ALWAYS follow the directions of the traffic guides.
The route will be marked by orange ribbons, signs with an orange ribbon attached, orange ribbons on the trees and white chalk sprayed on the ground.
Dogs are not allowed on the trail. We go over a lot of farmland and private land and dogs are not appreciated. Not even on a leash.
Just before the border crossing, you will receive a small packet of butter and you will have to smuggle this packet 'illegally' past the commies across the border. After the finish, there is an extensive supply post and you will receive a delicious Twentse raisinbread with your smuggled butter.
At various locations along the route, the runners will be supported musically by various musicians.
The three fastest men and women on the 27 and 14.5 km smuggling trail will be honoured after the number three comes in. The winners will receive a handmade smuggling trophy as a souvenir and all podium finishers will receive a bottle of Twente smuggling oil.
Welcome to the accommodation MAN
Changing rooms with showers are available in our accommodation (Multifunctional Accommodation Nilantspad). You cannot leave your bags in the changing rooms during the trail. We kindly ask you to leave your bags in the space reserved for this purpose: please follow the instructions in the accommodation.
Toilets can be found inside the accommodation and outside on the grounds. Also at the football club the changing rooms are open for use .There will also be a pee cross on the grounds.
Food and drink
In the accommodation canteen, you can order food and drinks against payment (preferably by debit card). Outside, it is possible to order something hot against cash payment (while stocks last).
The start and finish location is at the Multifunctional Accommodation of the MAN Foundation in Losser: Nilantspad 3.
If your route planner does not know this location, enter Bookholtlaan 1: the accommodation is located behind football club SV Losser. The red banners of Iphitos point the way....
Park in the car park on Bookholtlaan in Losser. Parking along the road is NOT permitted;