‘Dam tot Damloop’ 2017: let’s do this!

This year, you can participate in the traditional Dam to Damloop (16 km) or have a party at the Damloop by Night (8 km). Of course you can use the run on Saturday evening as a warming up for the longer distance on Sunday.

Dam tot Damloop

On Sunday, September 17 2017, about 50.000 runners will take part in the 33rd edition of the Dam to Dam run. The unique atmosphere, the IJ Tunnel, one of the largest business runs in the world and the fact that the start and finish are located in two different cities, make this event so special.

Damloop by Night

The route of the Damloop by Night is part of the traditional Dam to Dam route and it is decorated with dazzling lights. Along the way the music gives you an extra boost to complete this 8 km. The finish is at the Dam to Dam Park, where you can toast to your achievement along with thousands of other runners.

Run for Nepal

With your €130 in sponsorship money we can give cataract patients in Nepal back their sight. The Himalaya Eye Hospital and the Mechi Eye Hospital regularly organize eye camps in central locations in the remote, mountainous areas. During these camps as many people as possible will receive cataract surgery.

How does it work

Eye Care Foundation will take care of your registration and you will receive a magnificent running shirt. In the morning we will all gather at the In de Wildeman cafe. And after you cross the finish line, we will be waiting for you at the Ophthalmic Medical Centre Zaandam.

We have 50 tickets for each run, so don’t wait too long to sign up!

If you want to participate or if you want more information, please contact Margreet Geels: m.geels@eyecarefoundation.nl / 003120-6473879


Yes, I’m in!

You can sign up now for the 2017 Dam to Dam run! Send an email to Margreet Geels: m.geels@eyecarefoundation.nl 

The Eye Care Foundation arranges your subscription and you will receive a great running shirt. The Eye Care Foundation also organises a great reception in cafe in the Wildeman for a swinging shelter after you have finished with live music at the Ophthalmic Medical Centre Zaandam.


How does it work?

  1. Please email Margreet Geels;
  2. Create a campaign page Justgiving;
  3. Collect as much money as possible from your sponsors;
  4. Take part in a fantastic sporting experience on September 17, 2017;
  5. Beleef een fantastische sportieve dag op 17 september 2017;
  6. Give someone back their sight!

Periodiek schenken

Proceeds from the Dam to Dam recent years:

  • 2016: € 19.699 (paid to the poor blind in Vietnam)
  • 2015: € 17.505 (paid for the training of ophthalmologist Nassania Yohana Shilla in Tanzania);
  • 2014: € 19.308  (paid to the outreach projects, clinics and eye camps in remote areas);
  • 2013: € 19.600 (paid for training and education of ophthalmic staff and specialists);
  • 2012: € 16.577  (used for cataract surgery).

Main sponsor 2017

Mr. Eyes


Allergan UK (Blue)      ursapharm JPEG    TheaPharma

Low Vision Totaal     Revoir RecruitmentLogo Optronica

Any questions?

Please contact:

Margreet Geels
PR and donor contacts
+3120 – 647 38 79