Maastricht City Races 2024


Welcome to our second Maastricht event, after the highly appreciated event in 2019 we have decided to return for 2024 with an urban event on two days!

For 2024 we have doubled the mapped area compared to our last event in Maastricht in 2019; with that addition we are able to provide you a Long distance City Run on the Saturday and a Middle distance City Run with a Sprint WRE on the Sunday!

We are sure you will like Maastricht with everything it has to offer, including of course our both City Run events!

11 and 12 may 2024, MAASTRICHT: be there and don’t miss it!


For both of our Maastricht days, all information including the latest updates and event information is available in our second bulletin.

This bulletin will also be available in the Competition Centre.


11 may 2024 – Saturday
17:00 till 19:00
Our long distance City Run in the new added eastern part of Maastricht, including the old historic city part called Wyck and the modern part Ceramique.

12 may 2024 – Sunday (WRE)
09:30 till 11:30
Our middle distance City Run in the old historic city center of Maastricht. All courses will visit both the technical and historical parts of the map. For the Elite runners, this day will be the Sprint WRE.

On both days the maps will be according to ISSprOM2019-2.


An overview map is available HERE. On this Google map all info will be added regarding the locations of the maps, parking, Competition Centre, etc.

We will be using the same Event Centre during the weekend!

Address of the CC:
Maasboulevard 101
6211 JW

There will be no signs to the Competition Centre.


Entry for the regular courses is not available anymore, day entry is still possible for a short (4.5 km) and long distance (7.0 km).

Children for the string course can register on the day itself.


The following categories will be used at the Maastricht City Races.
Age is on 31/12/2024.

M/W CHILDREN -12 (Age <= 12)
M/W YOUTH -16 (13 <= age <= 16)
M/W JUNIOR -20 (17 <= age <= 20)
M/W OPEN (open for everyone aged 17+)
M/W ELITE (open for everyone aged 17+, Sat: Sprint, Sun: WRE)
M/W VETERAN 40+ (40 <= age <= 54)
M/W SUPERVETERAN 55+ (55 <= age <= 64)
M/W ULTRAVETERAN 65+ (65 <= age <= 74)
M/W HYPERVETERAN 75+ (75 <= age)

Day entry does not use age categories, both distances are open for everyone.


The distances for the Maastricht City Races are measured on the shortest possible runnable track and will be:

Course 1: 5.1 km with 23 controls (Sat), 4.1 km with 22 controls (Sun, WRE) for M ELITE
Course 2: 4.6 km with 21 controls (Sat), 3.8 km with 22 controls (Sun, WRE) for W ELITE
Course 3: 12.8 km with 43 controls (Sat), 10.2 km with 33 controls (Sun) for M OPEN
Course 4: 11.1 km with 39 controls (Sat), 8.15 km with 31 controls (Sun) for M VET 40+ and M JUNIOR -20
Course 5: 9.0 km with 34 controls (Sat), 7.85 km with 28 controls (Sun) for M SUPERVET 55+ and W OPEN
Course 6: 8.35 km with 31 controls (Sat), 6.0 km with 30 controls (Sun) for W VET 40+
Course 7: 7.0 km with 27 controls (Sat), 5.5 km with 27 controls (Sun) for M ULTRAVET 65+ and W JUNIOR -20
Course 8: 6.5 km with 30 controls (Sat), 5.0 km with 21 controls (Sun) for M YOUTH -16 and W SUPERVET 55+
Course 9: 5.4 km with 27 controls (Sat), 4.35 km with 22 controls (Sun) for W YOUTH -16 and W ULTRAVET 65+
Course 10: 3.9 km with 18 controls (Sat), 3.2 km with 15 controls (Sun) for M/W HYPERVET 75+
Course 11: 3.1 km with 15 controls (Sat), 2.9 km with 16 controls (Sun) for M/W CHILDREN -12

Make sure to have a SI-stick that can contain enough controls as a lot of courses have 30+ controls!

Day entry is 4.5 km for the Short Difficult (SD) on both days; the Long Difficult will be 7 km (day  1) or 6 km (day 2).

Registration fee

Registrations close 01/05/2024.

The registration fee for the Maastricht City Races are stated below.

The categories Children -12 and Youth -16 get a 50% reduction on the prices below.

Normal prices (until and including 01/05/2024):
Both days: €25
Only day 1: €15
Only day 2: €15

Day entry (only seperate courses Short Difficult and Long Difficult) are also possible for €15.

Orienteers from a Belgian club get their invoice after the races via their clubs.

All other orienteers are requested to pay by bank transfer, bank details:

Please note: MCR – name – club – days running (1, 2 or 1/2)

For everyone paying by bank transfer: please do so before 07/05/2024!

Prize giving

On the second day, we will have a prize giving ceremony for the top three for both genders in the categories:


For M/W ELITE, we have a seperate prize giving on the second day for the WRE. We will not have a prize giving for the M/W ELITE covering both days.

Embargoed areas

The competition areas can be found HERE.

There is NO strict embargo on this zone: moving around to your accommodation, restaurants and shops is allowed. No orienteering of any kind should take place within the embargoed areas until the competition day. Competitors should not gain familiarity of the terrain by walking or running around in the terrain, testing route choices, with or without any map.


Results will be live published on the Helga platform, see: