North Holland Dune Reserve
A big part of the Egmond Wandel Marathon course runs through the Noordhollands Duinreservaat. The Noordhollands Duinreservaat is one of the biggest contiguous nature reserves in the Netherlands. Dunes are scarce in Europe. This immediately sketches the international value of the reserve. This area originated in its present form over the past ten centuries. The dunes, but also the inner dune edge and the polders, are very attractive for cyclists and walkers. The area is managed by PWN. The aim of PWN is to preserve the original landscape, where it’s still intact. Events are therefore rarely held in the Noordhollands Duinreservaat. Le Champion has built an exceptional position for the Egmond Wandel Marathon and the NN Egmond Halve Marathon in the previous 43 years. We hope to maintain that position through the good behavior of the participants in these events.