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 is fine. A (running) tight is ideal, though other full-length sports pants are okay as well. Long socks are nice as well. Shorts are not advised given the rope based obstacles. We will provide you with a beautiful T-shirt with your starting number.

What can I win?

The top 3 (men and women) of the three categories of the 9km run and of the 6km solo category will win something special. For the 6km group category, the fastest group and the group with the best outfit will win something cool!

Will there be other activities after I finish the run?

After you’re finished you can soak in one of our hottubs, enjoy the music and a drink and support others fighting their way through the final obstacle.

How do I sign up?

The registrations for the 2024 KSR open on the 20th of January! All other categories open on March 16. Registration is possible until the 4th of May, you can find the sign up page here. There is a limited amount of spots available, so be quick!

Which category is best for me?

You are the best person to judge. The categories do not only differ in length, but also in difficulty and amount of obstacles. This year there will be two distances, 6km and 9km. The 6km run will be a bit easier than the 9km run.

In the 6km run, you can choose from the 6km Teamrun and 6km Studenten. The Teamrun is especially suited for people with little to no survivalrun experience. The obstacles are not too technical and you can help each other. The 6km Studenten is also suitable for beginners, but here it is nice if you have some knowledge of basic survivalrun techniques.

In the 9km run, you can choose from the 9km KSR, 9km Recreational and 9km Studenten. The KSR is only available to those with a licence. The 9km Recreational is comparable to the KSR in terms of difficulty, so this category requires a good physical condition and knowledge of survivalrun techniques. The 9km Studenten is mainly geared towards sporty students that want more challenge than the 6km Individual delivers, but have little experience with the survivalrun sport. This category does require a good physical condition, but not as much technique.

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

Not necessarily. Because of the obstacles, a survivalrun 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 greatly on your survival run experience. Because running and obstacles alternate during the run, you don’t have to run the entire distance in one go. While doing an obstacle you can recover from running and vice versa. Having good stamina definitely does definitely help. If you have no prior experience with survivalrun, we advise against choosing the 9km Recreational category.

What is the difference between the 9km Recreational and the 9km Studenten category?

The 9km Studenten category mostly follows the same course as the 9km Recreational, but the obstacles are modified slightly. The 9km Studenten participants can perform technically challenging obstacles in a modified way or skip them. The difficulty level of the obstacles in the 9km Studenten is therefore comparable to that of the 6km Studenten. However, because the distance is greater and there are more obstacles, the 9km Studenten is a lot more challenging than the 6km Studenten. This means it is the ideal category for sporty students with little experience in the survivalrun sport!

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. If you’re sporty, the 6km Studenten is also suited for beginners, but this will take some perseverence! Do you want to gain some experience before participating in the SurvivalStrijd? 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.
Of course, it is possible to participate with friends in the 6km Teamrun. 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 the 27th of April. Fill in the transfer registration form in the link below:

Transfer Registration

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

In general, it is not possible to get your money back once signed up. However, it is possible to transfer your registration to someone else, you can find more information about that here.

In exceptional cases you can send an e-mail to deelnemers@SurvivalStrijd.nl

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