5 Miles

The party that every runner should attend: the Damloop by night! Run with a big smile on your face and enjoy the many DJs, bands and spectacular light shows along the way. The Damloop by night will take place on Saturday evening, 16 September.


The 5 miles start at the Vermiljoenweg at Zaandam. Together with 12.000 other runners in the same special ASICS Runningshirt you run in the dark a distance of 8 km through Zaandam. The course mainly follows the traditional course of the 10 miles. After that the course runs via the Zuiddijk to the Voorzaan. Where after the Den Uylbrug at the Havenstraat the residents have made it very pleasant and are encouraging the runners for the final 3 kilometres. When reaching the Badhuisweg, runners will go to the crowded city centre of Zaandam where there are multiple lines of supporters at the Peperstraat. The finish of the Damloop by night and also the finish of the Dam tot Damloop the day after.


The 5 English Mile starts at 19.45. The start of the Damloop by night is in Zaandam on the Vermiljoenenweg.
Starting areas
The start of the Damloop by night 5 miles is at the Vermiljoenweg at Zaandam (close to the Dam tot Dam Park). The start will take place in nine starting groups between 19.45 and 21.05 hours. At the recreational run the starting areas are based on the expected finish times. Be aware: is it obligatory to start at the starting area you are assigned to.

All participants at the starting areas of the recreational run will run in their ASICS Damloop by night Runningshirt. Every starting area is opened 25 minutes prior to the official starting time. The boards at the entry point clearly indicate with colours and numbers which starting numbers belong to the relative starting area.
The 5 English Mile helpdesk is near the entrance of the Dam tot Dam Park.

On presentation of your race number, you can hand in your own clothing bag on the Heijermansstraat, between the Dam tot Dam Park and the finish line. You will then receive a sticker on the starting number with a number that corresponds with the number on the garment bag, so you can pick up your garment bag after the run. You can drop off and pick up your bag between 18:45 and 22:45.

Dressing room

Dressing facilities are only available in Zaandam in De Struijck sport complex, near the Dam tot Dam Park. There is no shower facility. You can also leave (limited) bags here, but this is at your own risk. Participants in the Business Run can store their clothing in the changing tent in the Dam tot Dam Park.

During the race

Refreshment station
Along the course you will find a number of care posts. These refreshment stations are always placed on the right side of the course. Take this into account when the indication comes that there will be a care station and go right. Below you can read what is present where and in what order it is distributed. There are also toilets and a medical post.

DistanceAA Drink Iso LemonWater


The finish line is on Pepper Street and closes at 10:30 pm. The time limit for the 5 English Mile is 85 minutes. The finish line closes at 10:30 p.m. You can finish on the full width of the road. Because of the chip your end time will be registered when passing the present mats. After the finish participants will receive a bottle of sports drink and a medal, you can also drink water here. After that you leave the finish area, after which you can collect your clothing.


At the Damloop by night 5 English Mile race, there are honorary prizes to be won for the first three men overall and the first three women overall.

The award ceremony will take place immediately after the finish of the prize winners on the Peperstraat in Zaandam.