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Survival run

This course is cancelled until further notice.


Are you a go-getter looking for a challenge? Survival run may be a sport for you! Its combination of running and dealing with obstacles makes it a versatile endurance sport. The course comprises a maximum of 20 participants and takes place at the Olympos track.  During the course, you will learn more about what survival really is all about as well as the basic techniques. This means you will focus on running, strength training and survival techniques. The course takes five weeks (one 1.5 hour lesson per week).  

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to survival running and practising various techniques 
  • Lesson 2: Basic techniques II
  • Lesson 3: General and specific survival strength exercises
  • Lesson 4: Fitness and interval training, including running techniques
  • Lesson 5: Competition techniques and a mini survival run


In the first two lessons you will be taught the basic techniques. It is compulsory to attend at least one of these lessons. The third lesson focuses on strength, the fourth on fitness and the running element of the sport. The fifth lesson will again centre on the specific survival run techniques including obstacle training and at the end -as a ultimate test- a mini survival run.


What to wear / bring

  • Outdoor sport shoes (that may become dirty), preferably with grip soles. 
  • Long, preferably tight, track suit bottoms.
  • Long socks. 
  • Water bottle (during breaks).


Safety regulations
In order to provide a safe environment it is important that everyone observes the safety rules and regulations. Make sure that you take note of all the regulations before you come to Olympos. Click here to read them


An OlymPas is required if you want to follow this course. The OlymPas needs to be valid for the whole length of the course. If you do not have an OlymPas yet, you can buy one (for a day, month or year) when (online) booking your lesson. Check the rates. Registration is possible from two week before the start of the course. You can register online, by adding the course to your shopping trolley, or at the Service Desk.


Course periods

This five-week course will be offered in period A, B, C, E, F and G

For the schedules (days/hours) of the current or next period, check the red table below. 


Utrecht Student Survival Society ‘Simius Hircus’
Simius Hircus is the first Utrecht Student Survival Society and was founded in 2012. The society regularly organises activities for its members. Some activities are survival-oriented, such as the building days, the runs, and the exchange with other sports clubs, other activities are social events such as the drinks parties (‘borrels’), pub crawls and weekends away. Levels may vary widely; some members run competitions while others practise survival at a recreational level. During the training course, everyone can practise at their own level. We will focus on the various techniques that are required to complete a survival run.
Membership fee is € 35.00 per half year. For questions and further information, please check www.survivalutrecht.nl (in Dutch) or send an e-mail to info@survivalutrecht.nl.  


Also check the following:

Sportcentrum Olympos
Sportcentrum Olympos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. info@olympos.nl

Day Time Period Level Instructor Rate A B C & X  
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U.S.S.V. Simius Hircus

Since September 2012, Utrecht has its own survival run club with training course. The club was named U.S.S.V. Simius Hircus which started promoting the survival run for the students in Utrecht. The training location at Sportcentrum Olympos facilitates group trainings in preparation for the infamous survival runs. Since 2014, we organize our survival run as well covering the Uithof area.

Survival run is one of the fastest growing sports in the Netherlands. The survival run is an endurance sport which is a combination of running and tackling obstacles. Fitness, technique, strength, endurance en flexibility are all needed to participate in this challenging sport. Not only the obstacles, but a constant battle against the elements has to be taken into account. The circumstances of the terrain, the weather all play an important part in this sport.

It is possible to train two times a week. On Tuesday and Thursday from 7.00 - 9.00 PM the training is given by experiences trainers. A beginner trainer will always be present at these trainings to learn you the basic techniques. There are no obligations in our survival run club, but you can enjoy good times together. There are regular club nights at the Olympos café on every first Tuesday and third Thursday of the month. Furthermore, there are survival run-related activities on a regular basis and survival runs in the Netherlands to participate in.


Membership fees
€ 35.00 per half year

More information
Are you interested in becoming a member or would you like to try it out? Please come visit us during a training. For more information check www.survivalutrecht.nl or mail us info@survivalutrecht.nl.

Sportcentrum Olympos
Sportcentrum Olympos

Uppsalalaan 3

3584 CT Utrecht


T. (030) 253 4471

E. info@olympos.nl

Duration Rate A B C & X  
Call the Service Desk at
(030) 253 4471
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