Cruijff Foundation

Everything you can expect of the Cruyff Legacy 14K

Everything you can expect of the Cruyff Legacy 14K
On Sunday April 2 it's finalyl time: the Cruyff Legacy 14K will take place in and around the Johan Cruijff ArenA. There's going to be a lot happening during this special event, so we've put all the facts together for you.

What is the Cruyff Legacy 14K? 🤷🏽‍♂️

The Cruyff Legacy 14K is a running event that raises money for the Cruyff Foundation. With this run, the organisation wants to raise money and create awareness that doing sports isn't guaranteed for all children and adolescents. The 14K Run will start next to and will end in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, and can be ran (5km or 14km) and walked (14km).

Goals for 2023 🏃🏼‍♂️

For the 2023 edition, the foundation has set the goal to raise a record amount of funds. This way they can realise as many projects as possible to give as many children and adolescents as possible a chance to do sports. This year, just like the years before, projects within disabled sports, like the sport centre Only Friends, where kids and adolescents can develop themselves through sports.

In 2023, the Johan Cruijff ArenA once again supports the initiative of the Cruyff Foundation. A team consting of business partners and employees of the ArenA will join the run on April 2 to raise money.

Who, what, where and when?

  • Who can participate in the Cruyff Legacy 14K?
    The Cruyff Legacy 14K Run is accessible to anyone who can come forward. Whether that's by walking, running, in a wheelchair or any other way. The 14K is for people from the age of 16, the 5K is for people from the age of 12 and the Kids Run is for kids from the age of 4 to 12. It's required to sign up for all distances! Sign up here.
  • What are the distances?
    The run exists of a few routes. The route of 14 kilometer can be ran and walked. The route of 5 kilometer can be ran. Lastly, there is a Kids Run for the smallest among us.
  • What is there to do?
    You can support the Cruyff Foundation by joining the run or encouraging others. This way more and more young people will get the chance to do sports. Every participant will get a medal as a reward for their participation. The day will close off with an Afterparty!
  • What should I wear?
    The weather forecast for April 2 is a temperature of about 11°C with some clouds. We recommend you to wear warm but breathable clothes while you run. We'd also love to see everyone run in the unique Cruyff Legacy shirt, which you can purchase while you sign up!
  • Where does the Cruyff Legacy 14K start?
    The Cruyff Legacy 14K starts next to and will end in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The routes will take you by the most beautiful places in Amsterdam, such as Johan Cruijff's childhood home in Betondorp.
  • Where can I storage my things?
    There will be a Clothing Intake Point just outside of the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
  • Where can I park?
    Via our Visit the ArenA page you can plan your route from beginning to end. On this page you can also see which parking garages are open and which parking garages have disabled parking spaces.
  • I'm travelling via public transport. What's the best place for me to travel to?
    Plan your journey to train and metro station Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA or metro station Strandvliet, and you'll be at the Johan Cruijff ArenA after just a few minutes of walking. Plan your journey before you depart via de NS Travel planner to make sure you're on time!
  • Waar ben ik welkom? I won't participate in the run but would like to encourage people. What's the best place for me to do this?
    Visitors who would like to support others are welcome to do so along the entire routes and on the main stands in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. The main stands can be reached from main entrance E and access to this is free of charge.
  • When is the Cruyff Legacy 14K?
    The Cruyff Legacy 14K will take place on Sunday April 2. The location is open from 8:00 in the morning. Click here for the complete schedule on the website of the Cruyff Foundation.
  • What should I do if I or someone else needs (medical) help during the Cruyff Legacy 14K?
    Do you need help during the run? Employees of the Dutch Red Cross Amsterdam (Nederlandse Rode Kruis Amsterdam) and the organiser will be available to help you along all the routes.
    Are you in the Johan Cruijff ArenA? Find a steward as quickly as you can. They'll help you directly.
  • I've got another question! Where can I ask it?
    Should you have another question, you can take a look at the FAQ of the Cruyff Foundation, or send them an email!!

❗ Tip for people who are going to travel by car! Are you going to have free seats in your car? Offer a ride in the Slinger Widget. This way you'll get to know other participants of the run and you'll give them a nice and sustainable drive to the ArenA! Via the button below you'll get to the general page of Driving Together. Via the Widget you can offer a ride or search for one.

About the Cruyff Foundation ⚽

The Cruyff Foundation was put together to support children and adolescents for whom doing sports isn't a guaranty. The organisation supports diverse social sport programmes, such as the Cruyff Foundation coach training, supporting sports projects for disabled children and creating sporting outdoor spaces. Because of these initiatives, the Cruyff Foundation creates spaces where kids can be the best versions of themselves. They get the chance to grow, make friends and improve their physical and mental health.

The projects of the Cruyff Foundation have been active on over 20 countries. There are almost 300 Cruyff Courts, more than 650 Schoolpleinen14 and almost 600 active Cruyff Foundation Coaches. Thousands of children are being helped with their development every week, by being active.

The money of 2022 👩🏿‍🦽

In 2022, half of the funds raised through the Cruyff Legacy 14K have gone to projects for children and adolescents who are on the run from their home country. The Cruyff Foundation has put together sport programmes at 14 shelters in the Netherlands and continues to support them. The support consists of organising sport and fun activities, financing sports equipment and the training of Cruyff Foundation coaches.

The other half of the funds raised has been put to use for projects for disabled children. The Cruyff Foundation supports seven sports associations that are focused on making sports accessible for children and adolescents with a disability and talent recognition and development. Projects like this include the supporting of wheelchair basketball clinics or a parasnowday. Next to this, the Cruyff Foundation is active with about 40 different sport projects. This includes the supporting of Only Friends, a sports association for disabled children. Sports equipment such as racerunners and sports wheelchairs can easily cost thousands of euros per item, and are necessary for children who want to do sports.

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