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2016 BetonKanoRace - 39th Anniversary
BetonKanoRace Moves to
BetonKanoeRace (concrete canoe race) will be held in Arnhem, a city and
municipality located in the eastern part of The Netherlands.
Details will be posted as soon as they become available.
2015 BetonKanoRace - 38th Anniversary
May 29-31, 2015
BetonBrouwers Win in Rotterdam
BetonBrouwers from the University of Twente celebrate their victory.
BetonKanoeRace (concrete canoe race) was held in Rotterdam, a municipality and city in
the Dutch province of South-Holland, situated in the west of The
Netherlands and part of the Randstad. The BentonBrouwers
("Concrete Brewers'), consisting of four teams from the University of Twente, won the
At the competition, the BentonBrouwers
won the award for best University while a team from Hogeschool Saxion uit
Enschede won an award for having the lightest and most durable entry. The
Innovation Award went to UT Eindhoven for vacuum bagging their canoe. A
list of all the winners can be found here:
2014 BetonKanoRace - 37th Anniversary
May 30 - June 1, 2014
Waged among International Competitors
betonkanorace (BKR) internationaal
uit Duitsland en
That is... The competition was truly an international event which included entries from Germany and Poland.
BetonKanoeRace (concrete canoe race) was held in Almelo, a city
located in eastern Netherlands. The 72,000
inhabitants of Almelo live in the rolling countryside of Twente, a region
where the BentonBrouwers
("Concrete Brewers') from the University of Twente have become power players of
concrete canoeing. They were the defending champions.
The Netwerkschool hosted the event.
At the competition,
TU Dresden (Germany) won the award for best University while ROC van
Twente Hengelo and Windesheim Zwolle were selected as the best MBO and HBO
competition, the BentonBrouwers won the 400m men's and women's events, as
well as the 200 m men's, women's, and co-ed races. Dresden won the rest of
the races including the 400 m co-ed, as well as the 100 m men's, women's,
and co-ed races,
Concrete canoe teams face off during the
races. Photo by AlmeloNieuws.
In addition to those
given for the races, other awards were given for the lightest, heaviest, most innovative,
and economical entries. Dresden had the lightest canoe (38 kg) while
one of the entries from Twente was the heaviest (1178 kg).
The heaviest entry was fielded by UT Twente.
by Peter Trench
Innovation Award went to UT Eindhoven for building a canoe that folded
flat to an area of less than 1 m2. The Netwerkschool Twente won
the award for economy.
Eindhoven built a canoe that folded flat. Photo
by Peter Trench
(Article and Radio Interviews)
BetonKanoRace Website (English)
2013 BetonKanoRace - 36th Anniversary
May 31 - June 2, 2013
BetonBrouwers win Gold
The Utrecht Technical Association (UTV) hosted the event.
BetonKanoeRace (concrete canoe race) was held in Utrecht, the smallest
Providence of the Netherlands, located in the center of the country.
BetonBrouwers from the University of Twente successfully defended their
title. In the process, they scored 5 first place finishes and won the
BetonBrouwers from the University of Twente won the competition.