The 45th annual City-Pier-City Run will take place on Sunday, 10 March. It is the biggest running event in The Hague. The event attracts many participants and spectators. It will be difficult to reach some parts of the city during the race.
The event begins at 9.30 and is finished around 18.00 hrs. All of the various race distances start on the Koningskade. The finish line is on the Boorlaan, near Malieveld.
The official name of the City-Pier-City Run is the NN CPC Loop Den Haag. It is a family event attracting 10,000 runners each year and many visitors. In addition to the half marathon, there are also distances of 10 km, 5 km, 2.5 km and 1 km. Thousands of children from nearly 100 schools also take part, making it the biggest school run in the Netherlands.
Travel advice: take public transport or your bike
The event is expected to be busy. Organisers and the municipality are advising people to come by bike or public transportation. Are you visiting the event? Leave yourself plenty of time to find yourself a good spot. As of 12.00 hrs. a number of HTM trams will be rerouted for the race. The lines around Malieveld will stop operating at the beginning of the day.
Go to www.htm.nl for more information about public transportation.
Are you planning to drive to The Hague? Park your car on the outskirts of the city in 1 of the P+R parking facilities. Take note! The Koningstunnel is closed to traffic from 1 March to 1 October 2019. More information can be found under Koningstunnel: renovations.
Parts of the course will be temporarily closed during the 10 kilometre run and the half marathon. In order to allow the event to proceed safely for all the participants, spectators and residents of The Hague, traffic will be re-routed. Once all the runners have passed, the road will reopen to traffic. The Koningskade will remain closed for most of the day:
- Koningskade – leaving the city – between the Javastraat and Zuid-Hollandlaan: closed between 5.00 and 18.00 hrs..
- Koningskade, portion between the Zuid-Hollandlaan and Bosbrug, closed completely from 5.00 to 19.00 hrs.
Limited traffic will be allowed throughout the day on the Zuid-Hollandlaan in the direction of Scheveningen. Plan for delays.
Do you live in The Hague and are you planning to drive on Sunday? You are advised to drive before 10.00 hrs. or after 17.00 hrs. or to take alternative transportation.