Continental Centurion races are held in Holland and are organised by the country's two major walking clubs - Rotterdam Wandel Vereining (RWV) and OLAT - on alternate years.
- RWV hold their race in Princess Beatrix Park in Schiedam just outside Rotterdam.
- OLAT stage their race in Weert to the east of the country.
The Continental Centurions were established 1973 and the first Continental Centurion (C.C.1) was Jan Vos.
The rules to obtain this title are roughly the same as for British Centurions: you have to walk 160.928 kilometres (100 miles) within 24 hours at an approved race on Dutch soil in a judged competition.
A Continental Centurion also receives a unique number.
Continental Centurions are mainly Dutch, but there are a growing number of German, Belgian, British and Danish Continental Centurions.
The Continental Centurion title is handed out by the R.W.V. as it is the most active race walking club in the Netherlands.
2020 Continental Centurions qualifyong race ... Schiedam (Rotterdam)
entry form now available on the RWV website
The race has supporting races of
so take your pick if you dont want to do a styarigt 100 mile race.
Pre entry closes 15 MAY 2020 bit there is entry on the day (slightly more expensive and you may not qualify for awards...)
Registration possible till half an hour before the start. Foreigners can pay at the start. They pay no surcharge if they have pre-registered.
Distance Start Limit
100 EM 12.00 24 h
24 H 12.00 105 km
100 km 18.00 18 hours
50 EM 20.00 16 hours
50 km 12.00 10 hours
The course is around 4km in a lovely park
START LOCATION : DWS, sportpark Thurlede (Beatrixpark), Parkweg, 3119 CA Schiedam
HOW TO GET THERE : Take subway/metro from Central railway station Rotterdam-CS to ‘Parkweg’.
From there it is a short walk and the route is marked by arrows (courtesy of RWV!!)
By car you take exit 11 from the A20 (north of Rotterdam). Turn right, 's-Gravenlandseweg and the railway bridge turn right again, Burg van Haarenlaan. The second road to the right brings you to the start, Parkweg.
List of Continental Centurions after Weert June 2019
images below from Schiedam