Erasmus Charity Run 2017: running for student grants

On Sunday 9 April, a sea of runners in green will make their way through Rotterdam. During the Rotterdam Marathon, 550 students, staff and alumni will be taking part in the Erasmus Charity Run to raise money for student grants.

With 550 runners, all wearing EUR green shirts, Erasmus University Rotterdam boasts the biggest team during the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday 9 April. Most of the participants are running the 10.5-kilometre distance, while 30 runners are taking part in the full marathon.


The Erasmus Charity Run is an example of how Erasmus University wants to enhance its social impact. Through the Charity Run, runners are raising money for student grants to enable disadvantaged, talented young people to study at Erasmus University. Last year, they raised 17,000 euros, a sum that was nearly doubled by the Executive Board to 30,000 euros.

On Sunday morning, the participants in the Charity Run will gather at Erasmus University College in the city centre for a warming up. Michiel Muller (entrepreneur, alumnus and chair of the Erasmus Trustfonds) will then see them off in an inspiring fashion. In the months leading up to the marathon, the runners were able to take part in special clinics to prepare themselves for the big day.

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For more information: Persvoorlichting Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, 010 4081216 or

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