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Key information

The Paarse Boscross by E.S.A.V Asterix returns for the second year in 2023, hosting simultaneously the Kempische Cross Competitie circuit’s final stage and the NSK cross, where the best student cross-country runners of the Netherlands will be declared. The competition will take place on the 25th of February in the beautiful woods of Waalre, Noord-Brabant. 


Kempische Cross Competitie

Start timeCategoryDistance
9:45Recreational athletes (also accessible to youth without a competition license)Max 4 laps
2550m (1x Obelix)
4950m (2x Obelix)
7350m (3x Obelix)
9750m (4x Obelix)
10:45Men long cross9750m (4x Obelix)
Men Masters 35-45-55-65-707350 (3x Obelix)
Women long cross7350 (3x Obelix)
Women Masters 35-45-55-657350 (3x Obelix)
Men and Women U18 & U207350 (3x Obelix)
12:00Prize ceremony long cross7350 (3x Obelix)
12:15Men short cross incl. U18 & U202370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
Women short cross, incl U18 & U202370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
Girls Juniors C2370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
Boys Juniors C2370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
12:35Boys Juniors D1600m (Idefix + Asterix)
Boys Juniors D1600m (Idefix + Asterix)
12:45Prize ceremony short cross
From 13:00Boys Kids Mini680m (Idefix)
Girls Kids Mini
Boys Kids C
Girls Kids C
Boys Kids B1070m (Asterix)
Girls Kids B
Boys Kids A1210m (2x Idefix)
Girls Kids A
13:30Fun Relay4x530m (Idefix)
13:45Prize ceremony KCC


Start timeCategoryDistance
14:05NSK LongWomen: 7350m (3x Obelix)
Men: 9750m (4x Obelix)
15:20NSK Short (Men)2370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
15:40NSK Short (Women)2370m (Idefix + 2x Asterix)
16:15NSK Cross Mixed Relay4x530m (Idefix)
16:45Prize ceremony NSK Cross
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Sign up

Participation costs 6,00€ for recreational athletes and the long (lange) cross. The short (korte) cross and the junior and children’s (pupillen) races cost 3,50€. The relay is free.

The NSK events are 3,50€. The NSK relay is free as well!

Please note that sign-up is available until the 23rd of February. Late registrations are not possible. We also ask participants of the NSK to only sign up for the NSK and not for both KCC and NSK.

Participating as a student in the NSK requires a proof of enrollment to your institution to be uploaded. Otherwise, you’ll participate out-of-competition. You can upload the proof of enrollment here (either from 2021/2022 or 2022/2023 academic year).

Students that participate in the NSK can register for the dinner (8,50€, free for volunteers), the after-party (2,50€), and sleeping + breakfast arrangements (2,50€) using the sign-up button above. Spectators may use the following form instead.

It is also possible to sign up here as a volunteer for the event!

The routes

The routes will take you through a mix of loose sand, hills, and forest floor. They can be run with spikes. All races include a starting and finishing straight which together are 150m.


Long — 2400m


Middle — 920m


Short — 530m


General information

The last race of the Paarse Boscross is the fun relay, where teams of 4 can compete against each other on the Idefix course. Participation in the relay is free and signing up takes place on the day itself. A team does not have to consist of people from the same association, in fact we’d love to see mixed teams!

The NSK Team Relay subscriptions can be done through, or on the day itself by handing in a registration form at the secretariat.

If you plan on arriving by car, please only park your vehicle on the left side of Hutdijk road or leave it a short walk away at the Sint Christoffel elementary school (Maximiliaanlaan 1).

Also, make sure to check out our social media channels to stay up to date with the latest news and information.

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Contact addresses

Postal address
E.S.A.V. Asterix, Onze Lieve Vrouwestraat 1 5612 AW Eindhoven

Athletics track
E.S.A.V. Asterix, J.C. Dirkxpad 3 5631 BZ Eindhoven