Update Sept 10:
Hi All, Only 3 (or 2.5) days to go!! I have updated the
details of travel and meeting. Please do read the guide that has been sent to all participants. Main things mentioned:
1. No personal eatables/ drinks allowed inside
2. Carry enough cash
3. Lockers will be available at cost – can be shared
4. Shuttle tickets can be booked online cheaper
@4.50 but unless its minimum 3 tickets being ordered in one go, the transaction cost of 1.50 makes it buying on spot cheaper. So if you want to pool together and buy the tickets online I will suggest that.
5. Advisable to carry some clean change just in case
Weather: As per buienradar the weather looks great on Saturday -sunny + 21-24 degrees Celsius
Travel from Amsterdam:
Option 1: From Amsterdam Centraal catch the Gouda sprinter from platform 4 which reaches Breukelen at 11:49am
Option 2: From Amsterdam Holendrecht station catch the train at 11:37 from platform 5 to Breukelen reaching also at 11:49am
It should be the same train starting from Centraal which
also stops at Holendrecht. I am going to take the option 2.
Meet up time: Pls. note the change in the meeting time at
the venue as I realized that the first shuttle bus from the Breukelen station or parking place will be at 12:00 pm and won’t reach the venue before at least 12:15 or so
Option 1: At Breukelen station. The first shuttle bus leaves at 12:00pm so we can aim to take that together.
Option 2: At the color run venue. Where exactly? Well for now, all I can say let’s meet at the main reception. I am not sure about the layout, so cant mention the exact point but this is my number 0625045578; pls. call me after reaching the venue. Besides this, I am planning to have a NL- Meetup signage with me, to make it easier to locate. If you are getting very late then do note that after
sometime I will not be accessing my phone.
Plan for the day: Idea is to do the warm up and at least start together –there will be different batches starting at different times. Ideally would like to start latest by 13:00 so that the dancers, crawlers & walkers can be comfortable :) But its upto you when you want to start. We might finish at different times based on our speed. It will be nice if we wait for everyone to finish, to have a drink together and see how the after party is like :) -of course no obligation!!
Last but not the least, try and take lot of pictures but take
care of your cameras….:)
If you have any questions let me know. Or even if you want to add something important which I may have missed please let all of us know!!
Update 1: The pick up for the Perry Packet is scheduled for tomorrow 3rd Sept (wednesday) between 17:00 hrs -21:00 hrs. Dont forget to carry the print out of your tickets!
PS: I will be collecting my packet from the Perry Outlet at Amsterdam, Kalverstraat 99 between 18:30 to 19:00. If anyone else is planning to be there at the same time give me a shout so that we can say hello :)
Update 2: I have updated the location to the exact starting point which is Haarrijnse Plas (Utrecht Vleuten) as I assumed all of us will be coming from different directions via diff means. The following link gives all the options to reach the place: by public transport, bike (from utrecht) or car ( though there is no parking space at the venue). You need to park the car at Maarsseveense Lakes and then take the Color run shuttle.
By Car: Navigation address for parking
Herenweg 53 Herenweg 53
3602 AN Maarssen 3602 AN Maarssen
Then take the shuttle to venue 5 eur pp return ticket.
By Bike:(from Utrecht city and surrounding areas) for the route enter address: Strandboulevard in Vleuten
By Public Transport: Travel to station Breukelen and then take public transport or the color run shuttle to the venue
Please reach out to each other in your area/cities and plan journey together. And we can all meet at the venue- I will think of some way for us to find each other- ideas are welcome!! :D For eg: how about having a pin up on our T-shirt saying "NL Adventurers Meetup Group
Guess the most fun way of doing 5k. You can also jog, walk, hop, crawl or dance to the finish :D
It will be fun to do it in a group. More Details at: http://thecolorrun.co.nl/home
The tickets are around 30 euros.
In case people are interested I am happy to coordinate for the group to get together. Buying the tickets online is individual responsibility.