You can enjoy running on Texel. Choose a route through the forest, the dunes or on the beach. Run your own route, follow one of these running routes or discover the running events on Texel.
You can easily plan your own running trip on the island. Need inspiration? Choose a route through the dunes, De Dennen or over the beach. Tip: view the routes of the Texel running events and walk a route or the entire route of these events.
On Texel, various running events are organised throughout the year. Below, we have listed the biggest events:
The Texel Half Marathon is organised every year in September. The Half Marathon is known for its special start from the ferry. This race is popular with hundreds of runners. Besides the half marathon, there is also a 6k and a 10k race.
Held every year in February, TexelTrail is a challenging trail run through the rugged dunes of Texel. This track along mostly unpaved trails, takes you across a terrain of sand, grass and mud.
Half Marathon of De Waal
The Half Marathon of De Waal takes place in March. This race over 6k, 10k or 21.1k takes participants along the most beautiful paths across the polder area around the hamlet of De Waal. This fun, small-scale race is fast gaining popularity with participants.
Zestig van Texel
Last but not least, a much anticipated annual event among experienced runners: the Zestig van Texel, the Texel Sixty. This is a chance for so-called ultra-runners to compete against themselves and each other over a 60k and even 120k (!) race across the island. The best ultra-runners are capable of completing the 120k in less than 10 hours.
Cross-country running on Texel
Depending on the tide, you will be running on a flat surface or soft sand. The woods offer a sheltered track, with a tough little climb. Also challenging is the cross-country race through the dunes.
More information: www.hardlopenoptexel.nl
Texel offers a wide range of sports activities. Walking, cycling and swimming. Or how about skydiving, kitesurfing, land yachting or horse riding?
There are two woodlands where you can enjoy great walks: Krimbos in the north and De Dennen near De Koog. Read more about these beautiful woodlands.