Current Information

Update 12 March 2020

From now on (Thursday 12 March 2020), new measures will apply in the Netherlands against the spread of the coronavirus (please see: http://bit.ly/38HeX1f).

 

Sportcentrum Olympos is open for athletes tonight (Thu 12 March) and tomorrow morning (Friday 13 March). We will review the situation again during the day. 

 

Do NOT come to Olympos but stay home with complaints such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever. Avoid meeting in large groups. The sports café is therefore closed now and until further notice.

 

For updates and information about the coming days and period, keep an eye on Facebook and / or this website.

 

We urge all visitors to Sportcentrum Olympos to take the following precautionary measures in connection with the corona virus.

  1. Do NOT come to Olympos but stay home with complaints such as a cold, cough, sore throat or fever.
  2. Avoid meeting in large groups.
  3. If you have to cough or sneeze, keep away al least two meters away from other people.
  4. Cough and sneeze in your elbow, not in your hand, or use paper tissues and throw them away immediately after use.
  5. Do not shake hands and avoid hugs etc. to prevent transmission of the virus through physical contact.
  6. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly (with soap and water) for at least 30 seconds each time and when avaiable use a disinfectant. Always wash your hands after coughing, exercising and if you happen to have shaken someone's hands unintentionally.

Additional advice to our athletes:

  • Always bring your own clean towel and use it to wipe and / or cover the sports equipment you use (especially during group lessons, fitness and strength sports).
  • Clean the equipment with the spray and tissue paper provided before and after use.
  • Bring your own yoga mat (if you have one).

 

These precautions have been drawn up in accordance with the RIVM guidelines.
 
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions on the RIVM website.

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Short active breaks organised at your department 
Sitting down is the new vice, to be compared with smoking, some people say. Research shows that it is very bad to sit down often and for long periods of time. Unfortunately, many of our Science Park and inner-city staff conduct work activities that require them to sit down a lot. For this reason, Olympos offers the so called 'Active breaks', short active sessions of about 15 minutes which include dynamic exercises offered at your own department/work area and supervised by one of our Olympos instructors. 

 

Active Break in short:

  • is a 15-minute energizer break 
  • at your workplace with an Olympos instructor 
  • you will do a session of light and no sweat exercises, such as stretching and fitness games
  • the exercises are beneficial for anyone and the instructor will make it accessible to every body type and every age
  • you can join in your work clothes
  • not only beneficial, but also fun! 

 

In short: Active breaks are real energizers, which help you to recharge your batteries both physically and mentally during the long working days.  

You can now book an active break for three to fifteen colleagues at your own department. 

 

Would you like a free trial session first, without any obligations? Contact us by e-mail: info@actiefUSP.nl

Please click here for further information

 

Sit less, feel better! 

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Due to the coronavirus the Utrecht Marathon is posponed to a later date.
 
Have you signed up for one of the distances of the Utrecht Marathon held on 19 April yet? This great event starting from and finishing at our own Utrecht Science Park should not be missed! The tracks run along some the most beautiful locations in our beautiful city and are dotted with musical intervals that make it into a lively Utrecht event. 
 

Distances (individually)

If you want to run individually, you can take part in either the quarter marathon (10.55 km), the half or the full marathon. There is also a mini-marathon for kids of 4 to 12 years old (1.5 km). Check the various tracks.
 
 

USP Team Run

Are you employed with one of the organisations at or close to the Utrecht Science Park? And would you like to run as a team? Sign up for the quarter marathon (10.55 km) with a team of 3 to 5 persons and take part in the USP Team Run! The times run by the three fastest athletes in your team will count towards the team ranking. USP Team Run participants receive a free USP Team Run shirt. They are also offered a special reception close to the start/finish lines on 19 April. 
 

Registration 

  • NB: Employees of Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and Olympos can register for free (up to a specific maximum number of participants) for both the individual distances and the USP Team Run. Check the intranet or other news channels within your own organisation! 
  • If you are employed with any of the other organisations at the USP, please check this page for further information and to sign up for either an individual distance or the USP Team Run.
  • If you are a student, visit this page to sign up for the individual distances. 

 

Running practises (free with OlymPas)

Do you want to take up running and intend to complete the quarter marathon (10.55 km)? Or are you an experienced runner wishing to further improve your running capacity, to exceed your own limits or increase your pace on the half or full marathon?  Once-a-week practice under the supervision of a professional trainer ensures that you will improve rapidly and responsibly. 
Running in a group is far more fun and encouraging. The trainer will provide you weekly with individual feedback and a task for the week after. You will be running in the beautiful area of and around the Utrecht Science Park. Have you missed the start of the course period? No worries! You can still sign up and join in up to and including the 4th lesson/week of the course period. 
 
  

Utrecht Science Park

The Utrecht Marathon is powered by Utrecht Science Park and not just like any other sports event. Through its wonderful route, the Utrecht Marathon knows to combine the city and the surrounding area of Utrecht and underlines our Utrecht ‘healthy urban living’. At the Utrecht Science Park, we jointly strive to improve our health and the quality of life. Together with (knowledge) partners Utrecht University, HU University for Applied Sciences Utrecht,  UMC Utrecht, Sportcentrum Olympos and the Dutch Cancer Society, we give meaning to the Utrecht Marathon, which symbolises the start of a longer and healthier life. During each edition of the Utrecht Marathon, the Dutch Cancer Society raises money for ground-breaking research conducted at the Utrecht Science Park. 
 

Dutch Cancer Society 

The Utrecht Marathon supports the Dutch Cancer Society. One out of three Dutch people contracts cancer. Annually, some 45,000 people die as a result of this disease. This means that someone is diagnosed with cancer every 5 minutes, which time it takes to run approximately one kilometre.  Participants of the Utrecht Marathon can sign up for the quarter, half or full marathon via the Dutch Cancer Society initiative ‘Running against Cancer’. This will provide them with a free start number and a Running against Cancer T-shirt. In return for this, they will have to raise a minimum of 500 euro in sponsor money to be used for ground-breaking research at the Utrecht Science Park. For more information and registration: www.rentegenkanker.nl/utrechtmarathon.
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