Meerhoven 24 is a special running event in the district with the same name. Since 2010 every second weekend in september, a maximum of 25 teams run 24 hours for as many laps as possible, with a different theme each year. Next to the estafette run several other runs are a part of these 24 hours.
Aside of the effort and relaxation part of this event, this event was started for the district and the organisers and contenders are connected to Make-A- Wish The Netherlands.
Performances and bands, dance, show and singers.
Looking for a party. Every year Meerhoven 24 offers a surprising spectacle on stage, with trusted great shows and of course spectacular newcomers who take to the stage surpisingly entertaining. Of course those of you who are contending and visiting wil be supported by a great program.
Theater and entertainment.
Check our program on the site fore the times.
Start building up Meerhoven 24
On Friday morning 7 September we wil all start setting up the event together. We wil meet up under the Hangar and make this Friday a great day in preperation of the running event.
Set up Plein and Hangar.
After we meet up and put out the first materials an enthousiastic team of volunteers wil set up the Plein and Hangar. We need all the help we can get and you are most welcome to join us. Sign up as a volunteer if you want to help, you can do that here…
Setting out the trail.
During the course of Friday morning we will start setting out the trail for the estafette and short distances.
Start placing team tents.
As soon as the event is largely set up, places will be reserved for all teams to place a 4x4m team tent. Friday at 18:00 hrs teams can start building their tents.
What is Meerhoven24
Meerhoven 24 is a special running event in the district with the same name. Since 2010 every second weekend in September (in the year 2019 on 7 and 8 of September), a maximum of 25 teams run 24 hours for as many laps as possible, with a different theme each year.
Next to the estafette run several other runs are a part of these 24 hours. Aside of the effort and relaxation part of this event, this event was started for the district and the organisers and contenders are connected to Make-A- Wish The Netherlands.
This foundation fulfills the biggest wishes of children with life threatening illnesses and the entire proceeds are donated each year.
This event offers more than just watching runners pass by, of course this is an important part of these day’s but there is a lot more to experience for children and adults. Various artists will be performing at our event. In the coming weeks we will be speaking to people who want to perform at our event.
Via the program on this site you can see what is happening in Meerhoven during the weekend, therefore keep an eye on this page. And the fun part? It is (mostly) free of charge, and the things you do have to pay for, we will donate the money to Make-A- Wish.
Every team has direct contact with the organisation via the team captain. The competition is under the leadership of Hanneke Hilferink who will be informing the teams in the run up tot the weekend.
Make-A- Wish The Netherlands fulfils the greatest wishes of children between 3-18 years who have a life threatening illness. A lot of families with young children live in the Meerhoven district and for a number of these families Make-A- Wish has fulfilled wishes.
Because of the great involvement of this foundation and Meerhoven 24 and vice versa, a close relationship has evolved and the organisation and the runners have been able to see with their own eyes how powerful the fulfilling of a wish can be for a child and its familie. This is why we are committed to fulfilling these unique wishes. Here you can find the declaration of intent between Meerhoven 24 and Make-A- Wish for the comming year.
Wil you help make “we run to make a difference? The purpose of Meerhoven 24 as well as being a sporting event is to raise as much as possible for a good cause. To make the event possible and to keep costs as low as possible we depend on donations.
There are different ways to support Meerhoven 24, financial, an activity or by providing supplies. There is an extensive package fort he different sponsors. Here you can think of connecting your name to one of the running events, placing your name on the website, being a VIP sponsor with different placings of the name of your company and adoption of one of the parcours. You wil also receive a report of the fulfilled wishes, so you can see where your money has gone. If you are interested in supporting Meerhoven 24, you can let us know by using the contact form. Of course we are happy to talk you through the event and look at what we can offer eachother.