In 2014 Like2Run, the Marathon Eindhoven foundation, Utrechtrent, Topsport Noord Nederland and Golazo Sports united their efforts in Golazo Sports Netherlands with offices in Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Groningen. Through this new venture, leading running events like the NN Marathon Rotterdam, DLL Lage Landen Marathon Eindhoven, the Ladiesrun Rotterdam (biggest ladies run in the Netherlands) and the Singelloop Utrecht (oldest competitive run in the country) receive more possibilities to fulfil their potential. The total number of participants of all the Dutch events reaches 240,000. There’s also plenty of room for new events.
The Like2Run events (NN Marathon Rotterdam, NN CPC Loop Den Haag, Ladiesrun Rotterdam, Vredesloop Den Haag and the DSW Bruggenloop Rotterdam) attract 100,000 participants per year, with hundreds of thousands of spectators and millions of viewers on TV.
The NN Marathon Rotterdam is run according to the Like2Run brand philosophy introduced in 2008. The Like2Run organisation aims for very high quality standards under the motto We like2run the extra mile to create winners. That’s why the NN Marathon Rotterdam was the first Dutch road race to receive the IAAF Gold Label, an international quality label.
Since its first edition in 1981, with fewer than 200 participants, the NN Marathon Rotterdam developed into the biggest and most beautiful marathon in the Netherlands. With three world records and many other notable performances the event acquired the status of international top marathon.
At the 35th edition in 2015 almost 40,000 runners took part in the NN Marathon Rotterdam and its support events: the ¼ Marathon Rotterdam, Business Runs, AD Mini Marathon and the NN Kids Runs.
The NN Marathon Rotterdam is renowned for its super fast course, highly professional and innovative organisation, inspiring audience and unique atmosphere on hot spots like the Coolsingel. The NN Marathon Rotterdam has been the biggest single day event in the Netherlands for 16 years.
Golazo Sports SX
After the success of the DLL Marathon Eindhoven and the development of new events for specific target audiences, the Marathon Eindhoven Foundation felt the need to improve its service level to all stakeholders. To make this leap it decided to join forces with Golazo in 2014, when Golazo Sports SX was founded.
Golazo Sports SX will coordinate all activities in Noord-Brabant, Zeeland and Limburg. In addition to the DLL Marathon Eindhoven, the Tilburg Ten Miles, Ladies Run Eindhoven, Army Urban Run, Santa Run Eindhoven and 5 Miles of Tilburg are all part of the umbrella. Golazo Sports SX also organises the yearly Eindhoven Airport Run for Eindhoven Airport N.V.
Golazo Noord Nederland
Golazo Noord Nederland (2014), previously Topsport Noord Nederland, has been organising (top)sports events in Groningen since 1992. Throughout the years it has created an exciting mix of professional and recreational events for all ages. From 1993 The 4 Miles of Groningen, the oldest running event in the north of the Netherlands, is part of its activities and since 2008 the organisation has focused on running events. All events promote a healthy lifestyle, the city of Groningen, a social responsibility and stimulating company activities. Every year the events attract around 30,000 participants and 100,000 spectators.