12 Jan 2018 - 11:00 CET

NN Group new main sponsor of NN Egmond Half Marathon

Starting in 2019, NN will be the new main sponsor of the Egmond Half Marathon, which takes place along the North Holland coast every year on the second Sunday of January. For the next three years, this running event will therefore be called the NN Egmond Half Marathon.

The first NN Egmond Half Marathon will be held on Sunday, 13 January 2019. Participants can also register for a quarter marathon. Along with the NN CPC Run in The Hague, the NN Rotterdam Marathon and the NN Seven Hills Run, this is the fourth major running event in the Netherlands that NN supports.

Remco Barbier, Head of Branding at NN Group: ‘The NN Egmond Half Marathon is a winter challenge that appeals to many runners. NN is also no stranger to Egmond. We sponsored the run in 1986, 1987 and 1988. By sponsoring the Egmond Half Marathon, we are offering a great series of running events throughout the year.’

‘We are delighted to be able to present NN as the new main sponsor of the Egmond Half Marathon. NN is a leading and international brand that has a soft spot in its heart for runners. The long-term partnership we are entering into demonstrates the confidence we both have in a successful and innovative collaboration. Together, we aim to help our participants to achieve their sporting goals with the best possible preparation’, says Cees Pronk, Manager of Events at Le Champion.

Supporter of all runners

NN wants to help runners to achieve their sporting goals by offering a variety of sport sponsorship events, focussing primarily on running. NN Group is the proud sponsor of dozens of running events in Europe and Japan, and since early April 2017, has been the joint initiator of the NN Running Team, the first professional running team in the world. As a result, NN is contributing to putting running on a more professional footing and developing it as a sport.

About the event

The Egmond Half Marathon is one of the most popular running events in the Netherlands, with an illustrious history. The main attraction of this winter classic is the variety of the course: it starts with some tough kilometres on the beach, followed by a fantastic stretch across the North Holland dune reserve. The weather conditions mean that the event is different every year. A maximum of 18,500 participants battle the elements. The programme includes a half marathon (21.1 km), a quarter marathon (10.5 km) and the Egmond Mini Marathon (1 km). The 2019 event takes place on Sunday, 13 January.

For more information, visit: www.nnegmondhalvemarathon.nl