Number three in our countdown is a fun one for the whole family. It’s the Dakar Challenge Run, and you only need to go to Eersel to do it.
So the Dakar Challenge Run is not just a run, but a 9 km or 18 km obstacle course! There is also a 5 km Junior Obstacle Run for everyone from 5 to 15 years.
It will be held at the E3 Strand (beach) in Eersel, which means you’ll face obstacles on sand and in the water, so the ability to swim is a must.
There are a few water stops along the route, and also male / female change rooms, a secure baggage area, a medical team, and a wostenbroodje after party! There will also be DJs, photos and videos to look back on, and everyone who joins in the junior run will receive a medal.
So why not challenge yourself, have a laugh, and maybe even conquer some fears with friends or family? There is a discount for groups of five or more, and if you have a cheer squad, they get in for free!
Location: E3 Strand, Buivensedreef 10, 5521 RN, Eersel
Date: Sunday 9 September
Time: Start times are in waves from 10:00 – 13:00
Cost: 9 & 18 km €35.95 (or €30.95 per person in a group of 5+); Junior Run €16