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The Continental Centurions organisation was established 1973 and the first Continental Centurion (C.C.1) was Jan Vos.
Continental Centurions are mainly Dutch, but there is an evergrowing number of German, Belgian, British, Australian and Danish race walkers who have qualified as Continental Centurions.

The Continental Centurion title is handed out by the R.W.V. as it is the most active and largest race walking club in the Netherlands.

The rules to obtain this title are roughly the same as for British Centurions - racewalking  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 Centurion races are held in the Netherland every year 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.

Usually, the Continental Centurions qualifying race  includes various races:
24 hours
100 miles
50 miles
so take your pick if you don't want to do a 100 mile race or just want to get into the practice/training of building up to the distance in a race environment.

more on RWV
The RWV was founded on September 1, 1928 and is therefore the oldest walking sports association in the Netherlands. In the year 1928, a number of Dutch walkers founded the Dutch Walking Sport Organisation (N.W.O.) with the aim of promoting walking sport outside the Vierdaagse. As a result of this, a Rotterdam branch was formed on September 1. When the N.W.O. started to moan after over a year and slowly but surely fell in, a number of Rotterdam walkers turned their department into an association. She called him the Rotterdam Walking Sports Association. This conversion took place on April 5, 1930. However, September 1, 1928 is recognized as its founding date.
So in 2023 the RWV will exist... 95 years .... and of course we will celebrate that with special walks and competitions.

List of Continental Centurions after Schiedam June 2022

Results of previous races are listed below

The 24 hour/100 mile race might have been cancelled BUT ...RWV organised a "virtual" almost 100 mile race.  Just slightly a few miles less!

  • 2nd virtual Decurion:    anytime between 10-24 May 2021
  • Continental Decurion June 13-14, 2020
Results - a list of the new Continental Decurions [pdf]

Results  from past Continental Centurion  races (not a complete list)

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