Pictured by: Arthur Staal (18)

1st Online Amsterdam Waterland Marathon

Inspired by Australian Paddle Sports Virtual Kayaking tour we have decided to host our 1st international online marathon.

How does it work? Go kayaking, or use an ergometer. Paddle for 24 kilometers with two portages or 14 kilometers with one portage for junior and save your time when you reach the 24 or 14 kilometer mark.

Our race classes are:
Short distance 14 kilometers
-Junior women K1
-Master/ Veteran women K1

Long distance 23 kilometers:
-Junior men K1
-Senior women K1
-Senior men K1
-Master men K1

Done? Then email your time to: info@amsterdamcanoemarathon.com

For the winners of this race small prices are available to be picked up at the 48th Amsterdam Waterland Marathon at 17th of april in 2021.

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CANCELLED-due to COVID-19

Amsterdam Waterland Marathon 2020 !!CANCELLED!!

Due to safety and health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus as well as the global travel restrictions, the race board from the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon decided to CANCEL the race for 2020.
We are very disappointed, especially for all participants, volunteers and sponsors.

At this moment we wish all the very best to everybody involved in the world we hope to see you in 2021.
Stay safe!

On behalf of the complete race board.

Edwin de Nijs.

Pictured by: Anouck Wiewel (7)

Race report – Cold 47th edition won by Mads Brandt Pedersen and Zsofi Czellai-Voros.

Not all years we get lucky with the weather in April. This time the harsh wind and cold temperatures put it’s mark on the race. The track record time has not been beaten, the record held by Sean Rice was missed by nearly two minutes.

A new feature of this years race was two separate mass-starts, with the junior men, senior women and masters men starting first, followed by a second mass-start with just the senior men. For the latter the start proved to be a challenge, with a huge false start in the senior men race. Many paddlers started their race before the official signal, resulting in a 500 meter false start that had to be cut off, by Edwin, in a boat.
The restart followed as soon as all the paddlers made it back tot he start line. Not all paddlers had a succesful start. As Barry Hazenoot said “It was kut. I teared my boat up, right after the start”.

Because of the new start format it was hard to track where the leading pack was, the senior women finished in front of the senior men. It was a mix of race classes at the finish line.
The masters men were happy with the new format. Filipe Pereira said after the race “I’m very happy with my race, I probably reached the top 10 (he did!). The start was good, just some quick ladies and top junior guys I couldn’t keep up with.”

In the end the Mads Brand Pedersen took a sprint to beat Leonel Ramalho and Sean Rice right before the finish line.
In the senior women race Zsofi Czellai-Voros took the most advantage of the mixed start with the master men. She led the womens race and finished with a big time difference to Lizzie Broughton and Lili Katona.

The masters men is won by Emeric Petot, a minute ahead of Ronny Meisner in second place, with Guy de Prins finishing third.

The junior men did well in the new format of the long distance, wit Ory Zsombor finishing two minutes ahead of the masters men, with a time close of 1.41.28. This would have given him a 9th place overall in the senior men race.
In the short official junior women race, Lea Marchand took the gold medal, just before Aine White and local hero Iris van Bommel.

All of this has been made possible by the generous contribution of our sponsors: De Coogh Funderingstechnieken, Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem and Nelo Kayaks.
Another big thanks for our event suppliers Orange Rental, Gomes, Red Bull and Vaikobi Ocean Performance.

Save the date for next years race: 18th of april 2020

The official results are available here.

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Already 106 entries, two mass-starts?

With less then three weeks to go we are getting excited about the big number of paddlers!

With the new race format of two starts at the 24 kilometer track we expect smoother starts. The first start, with all juniors, masters and senior women, is already a total number of 49 paddlers. This is probably still a mass-start.
The senior men in the second start will have more space then last year when they started with 85 paddlers at once, but will still have to start with at least 50 other competitors. And how will the washes of the first start with affect their race?

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Top paddler Sean Rice in the race again!

Sean Rice, winner of the 45th edition in 2017 is back on our race. An unfortunate swim at the mass-start took away his chances to finish on the podium, but even then he managed in the 8th place overall! We expect him to be fanatic on getting a good result this year. Maybe a podium again this year?

Great to have you back Sean!

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Nelo 7 boat rental for the 47th edition

Dear international paddlers,

There will be a limited number of rental boats available, these boats are provided by Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem and Nelo kayaks, brand new Nelo 7 marathon lay-up.
Besides these boats we will do our best to get more boats from paddlers who won’t participate.

The rental price for this event is € 100.- (which includes a € 50.- deposit)

Once you return the boat after the race, like you received it, we will return the deposit (€ 50.-)
Cash payment once you receive your boat, cash payment once you return the boat in good conditions.

What is “good conditions”?

1. No pump hole in the boat, pump outlet needs to be taped at the cockpit, unless you get a boat including pump.
2. No foam or glue on the seat
3. Original footrest and seat inside
4. Keep our logo stickers visible and remove your sponsor stickers after the race.

We are all paddlers and know what can happen during a race, this is our responsibility!

Please direct your questions about boat rental or reservation of a boat  to race director Edwin de Nijs on the email address edwin@amsterdamcanoemarathon.com

After the race, the boats can be purchased for a special price at Kanocentrum Arjan Bloem

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47th edition – New long distance race for junior men

For the 47th edition of the Amsterdam Waterland Marathon the junior men are invited to race the long distance race!

After letting the senior women race along with the senior men we received the suggestion to let the junior men race the long distance race as well. Looking back at the 46th edition we consider the senior women in the long distance race a big success, we would like to give the junior men the same opportunity. Junior men are also allowed to race the short distance race as a non-official race.

This means that we will have two long distance starts and one short distance start.

Start 1 – 13:00 (23km)
• Senior women 
• Masters men
• Junior men

Start 2 – 13:20 (23km)
• Senior men

Start 3 – 13:30 Short course (14 km)
• Junior women (official race)
• Masters  women

•Junior men (unofficial race)

Price money is only available at a minimum of six participants per official category.