The Midwinter marathon is one of the most difficult in the Netherlands. It is a popular event with the several distances attracting around 12,000 runners each year. The marathon starts at midday and takes place at Apeldoorn at the heart of the Netherlands.
The race starts and finishes at 'Royal' Loolaan and takes in the beautiful wooded surroundings of Apeldoorn, Hoog Soeren and Assel. It is a two lap course with the first slightly longer than the second at 27km.