On Sunday 20th March 2016 the Utrecht Science Park (USP) Marathon will take place. The marathon is organised by knowledge institutes from the USP. Runners will be led through the Uithof University campus, the city of Utrecht and surrounding area. A team from the Utrecht School of Governance will participate in the marathon relay.
The event has been kicked off at the 18th of February 2016. Maarten van Bottenburg from Utrecht University was present at this meeting and elaborated on the meaning of large sports events for the city of Utrecht. He looked back at the Grand Départ of the Tour de France in Utrecht (2015) and discussed the meaning of the USP Marathon for the Utrecht Science Park.