24 Hour Run

What is it?

The 24-hours run is probably the most well-known and most popular classic in student sports. This relay race between the students’ guilds, student’s lodgings and colleges of Leuven, that all try to run as many rounds as possible at Sportkot’s running track within 24 hours, is opened October 26 at 8 p.m. From that moment, you can, beside running a couple of rounds, also enjoy the wonderful food, prepared by the architecture students of Existenz, and admire our amazingly beautiful booth. And last but not least, you will be immersed in the nice atmosphere that accompanies the 24-hours run each year, that is, although sometimes a little competitive, always very amusing!


We want to win again!

As a top team like VTK, we go for nothing less than the victory every year. After our close second place in 2019, we are going to do everything we can to win again! We ran a great number of 1076 laps in 2019! Sadly Apolloon was able to top this with 1078 laps. This year we go for at least as many laps. So be sure to join this legendary moment with us and run / support us to victory! Let there be no doubt, Apolloon is going down!


Running sessions

To stay competitive with the Apollonians, it is important the everybody runs the well known lap of 530m within a time of 1'25''. We want to help you to become faster and improve your indurance! (So your chance increases to win a nice prize ;) . The training schedule is the ideal way to get ready for the big competition. If you come to the training, you will get a free drink every training and perhaps you can join the speedy team! Therefore your time will be measured every training sessions (if you want to). When ? 8:30 p.m. every day starting the second week of the academic year (except friday and weekends) Where ? Entrance of the running track @ building the Nayer


Speedyteam

Our speedyteam is the core running team of VTK. We gather our best runners to lead us to victory. If you want to join this team, come to one of our trainings and show us your running prowess. You should be able to run 5230m in less than 1.25min. Every member of this team gets an exclusive t-shirt! So feel free to join us!


Gadgets

Obviously we want to reward our runners.

This year's gadgets can be found here.


Groups of friends

You can sign up with a group of five friends to win prizes. By running laps in a certain time you can earn points. You can pick two shifts of three hours during which your team’s points will be counted double. Points earned during shifts within the 2:00-11:00 a.m. period will even be counted triple. The teams with the most points will be awarded with prizes. The signup link will be released later on.

This year's gadgets can be found here.


Points system

You will earn points for every lap you run under 1:29. The rule is: “The faster you run, the more points you earn”. Earning more points will increase your chances at winning prizes. This system counts for groups of friends and individual runners (see ‘tombola’ below) and works as follows:

<1:25 2 points; <1:22 4 points; <1:19 6 points; <1:15 8 points; <1:13 10 points;

Tombola

You can also win awesome prizes individually! Your chances at winning increase when earning more points.. The signup link will be released later on. This year's gadgets can be found here.