Marathon Church service

The Marathon Church Service is held on the eve of NN Marathon Rotterdam. It is intended for both the runners and their supporters. Inspired by similar services in Berlin, London and New York, in 2006 it was also introduced in Rotterdam.

Admission to this friendly, accessible church service is free, and it lasts approximately one hour. The attendees join each other in prayer and sing a number of engaging songs, following the lead of a swinging gospel choir. The ‘sermon’ reflects on tomorrow’s big run. During the service, the attendees are asked to use both the Bible and the Marathon as mirrors for their own lives.

There will be a collection when the attendees leave the church. The proceeds will be given to the Jeugdsportfonds (‘Youth Sports Fund’), the charity selected for the sponsor donations in this edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. After this, the runners will be sent on their way with a traditional ‘Irish Blessing’.

After the service, attendees also have an opportunity to meet and talk over coffee, tea or soft drinks. It’s a wonderful occasion to get to know one another and exchange expectations and running experiences. In other words, for truly comprehensive preparations, this service is not to be missed!

Practical information:

Date                  Saturday April 8th

Time                  19:00 - 20:00

Place                 Citykerk Het Steiger 

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