February 24, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a survivalrun?

A survival run is a race where the goal is to complete a course with obstacles as quickly as possible. The obstacles vary from rope climbing to kayaking and just about everything in between.

What should I wear?

Sports clothing that you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. A (running) tight is ideal, though other full-length sports pants are okay as well. Shorts are not advised given the rope based obstacles. We will provide you with a nice T-shirt with your starting number.

What can I win?

The top 3 guys and gals of both full length categories will win something special. For the Team Run, the fastest group, the group with the best outfit and the fastest guy and gal will also win something cool. In the Intermediate catagory a price will be given to the fastest duo or individual.

Will there be other activities after I finish the run?

Straight after the run, a hot tub will be waiting for you to take a plunge in. After you’re all cleaned up, you can get something to eat and drink next to the start/finish.

How do I sign up?

The registrations are open! Registration is possible until the 27th of April, you can find the sign up page here.

Which category is best for me?

You are the best person to judge. The categories differ not only in distance but also in the number of obstacles and their difficulty level. The Team Run has obstacles that are not too hard. This category doesn’t require any survival run experience and can also be done as a team. The Intermediate Run is considerably more difficult than the Team run, so knowledge of the survival run techniques is advised! You can also participate as a couple in this category. The Advanced is on the level of an official Short Survival Run and is aimed towards people active in the survival run sport. Command over the survival run techniques is required.

I can run … km, does that mean I can handle the …km category?

Not necessarily. Because of the obstacles, a survival run is very different from running a distance. So being able to run a certain distance does not automatically mean that the corresponding category is the best option for you, as it also depends on your survival run experience. For the Team category such experience is not necessary. For the Intermediate category, survival run experience is recommended. The Advanced category requires command over the survival run techniques.

What is the difference between the Team and Intermediate categories?

The Team Run is the normal, short distance that could also be run at the SurvivalStrijd in previous years. It is aimed at TU Delft students, with obstacles that are not too difficult and that do not require any survival run experience. In this category, it is possible to participate individually or in a team of up to five people.
Have you participated in the Team Run before and do you want just that bit more? Then the Intermediate is the thing for you! This category is new since last year. In essence, you’ll cover the same distance as the Team run, but you’ll do the more difficult execution of the obstacles (the same as the participants of the Advanced do) and you’ll do a few more obstacles. Therefore it is advisable to have some knowledge of survival run techniques. In this category, it is possible to participate individually or as a duo.

Can I participate if I don’t have any survival run experience yet?

Yes! If you don’t have any survival run experience yet, then the Team Run category of the SurvivalStrijd is for you. This requires few specialised techniques. Do you want to gain some experience before participating in the SurvivalStrijd, or do you want to take on the challenge of the Intermediate category? Then it’s a good idea to join the Prep training! Keep an eye on the website for more information about this training.

How can I make sure that I’m in the same start group as my friends?

If you want to participate in the run together with friends, then you can make a request to run together (‘samenloopverzoek’). We’ll do your best to accommodate your request, but keep in mind that this is not always possible.
In the Team and Intermediate categories, it is of course possible to participate with friends as a duo or group. Then you’re obviously guaranteed to start together with your friends 😉

Can I transfer my registration?

Yes, it’s possible to transfer your registration to someone else. This can be done until 24th of April. Fill in the transfer registration form under contact to arrange this or click the link below

Transfer Registration

I have an injury or can, due to another reason, no longer participate. Can I get my money back?

It is only possible to transfer your registration to someone else.

Do you have a different question? Mail to info@SurvivalStrijd.nl