Pop in the City Utrecht

Pop in the City Utrecht

Altijd al gedroomd van een te gekke actieve dag doorbrengen tussen 500 blije vrouwen? Dat kan: nu of nooit! Pop in the City, de feministische stadsrace, komt op 21 september opnieuw naar Utrecht. Benieuwd hoe zoiets eruit ziet?

In hun eigen woorden:

Pop In the City has a long love story with Utrecht, since we organised the 4th edition of Pop In the City there, in 2014! We are very honoured and happy to go back. In those 5 years, Utrecht has welcomed the start of the Tour de France and adopted the UN Global Goals for Sustainability to make the city a worldwide model for exemplarity. Amongst those goals are the very ambitious no poverty goal and a strong climate action engagement. And of course, gender equality. One of the aims of Pop In Utrecht will be to have you discover brilliant local initiatives.

Pop In the City is an urban race, gathering between 400 and 700 women for a one-day touristic and athletic event in a city with a strong identity. It doesn’t have to be a capital, but just a city with personality. Pop In is an original experience and a new way to discover a city, whether you live there or just came for the Pop In event.

With Pop In the City, we put forward women’s athletic and creative talents through surprising challenges all set up in unique places. On one full day, teams of 2 women with a city map and a roadbook will try and take up as many challenges as possible before crossing the finishing line.

30 challenges are divided into 5 categories: Culture, Art, Sport, Solidarity and Extreme. You can complete the challenges in any order. They remain secret until you get to them. No restrictions – you can ask passersby for direction, hitchhike or use public transportation. It’s your strategy that matters, not your physical performance !

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Fares:

  • Early bird price: 165€/participant (7 days)
  • Standard price: 179€/participant

What’s included in the price:

  • a tshirt for the event
  • a silkscreen printed cotton bag (except on ski events where it is replaced by a more appropriate gift)
  • a roadbook for the event
  • your race bib
  • access to 30 challenges during Pop In the City
  • a bracelet
  • gifts
  • a personalized video of your race
  • kisses

The price does not include:

  • the accommodation
  • transport to the host city or to hotels
  • travel pass on D-day
  • meals

WHY IS IT FOR GIRLS ONLY ?

The goal is to disconnet yourself form daily life, to discover a city differently and to experience a race, rid of complexes ! And otherwise who else would take care of the children?

We know that men would love to do a ballet class at the Maison Béjart, sing opera in Bologna, take part in a burlesque stripping in a Brussels garage, or rehearse a medieval dance disguised as squire in Aix, but we’ll postpone it for another time.

However, if you have buddies, a trusted baby sitter, a closet with cushions and seeds for your children, you can embark a man on the adventure as a member of the awesome volunteers POP IN TEAM!

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