Dam tot Damloop 2022

Join the Dam tot Damloop 2022 for charity! Register trough Plan International for one of the largest running events in the world and raise € 350,- sponsor money for the fight against child marriage. Every three seconds a girl is forced to get married. Are you ready to run against child marriages?

The 2022 edition of the Dam tot Damloop will be held on Sunday September 18th. With Run for Plan you can register for the 10-mile (16.1 km) course. To participate you have to collect at least 350 euros sponsorship money, with which you support our important fight against child marriage. You will receive a unique Plan International running shirt from us and of course our support during the Dam tot Damloop. There are 50 spots available, so register quickly and become one of our runners!

The Dam tot Damloop is a unique event with a great atmosphere. You start at the Prins Hendrikkade in Amsterdam and walk together with thousands of other runners through the IJ tunnel to Zaandam. A special experience, because at the same time you do something good for girls worldwide!

How does it work?

  1. Sign up here
  2. Choose whether you want to do the action individually, as a team or as a member of an existing team.
  3. Fill in your details and personalize your page.
  4. Spread the word! Share your donation page on social media.
  5. Get sponsored by friends, family and colleagues.
  6. Collect 350 euro.
  7. Receive your ticket and come to Amsterdam on September 18th!

Why are we running?

The period between diaper and veil is far too short for many girls in the world. Every 3 seconds, somewhere in the world, a girl is forced to get married while she is still a child. This is a serious violation of children's rights. Girls carry this with them for the rest of their lives. They don’t get the chance to go to school, therefore have no chance of a decent job and are dependent on others for an income. Child marriage is a recipe for lifelong problems, such as domestic violence and lasting medical consequences from pregnancies.

Plan International is committed to fight against child marriage. We do this on several fronts, because the causes are diverse and complex. Child marriage is caused by, among other things, poverty, discrimination, customs and inadequate legislation. On these and other fronts, we are trying to tackle the problem. For example, we are working worldwide on better and more education for girls. We also raise awareness, so that parents know the risks, girls know what their rights are and so that other involved respect those rights. We are also committed to get better legislation and that the enforcement of those laws are better supervised. We support (girls) clubs, with which girls fight for their own rights.

We do all our projects with and for girls. Only together, with all those involved, can we ensure lasting change.


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28 September 2022 Eindresultaat Dam tot Damloop 2022 Wat zijn we trots op onze renners! Tijdens een zeer natte editie van de Dam tot Dam hebben 28 Plan deelnemers de run tot een goed einde volbracht. In totaal hebben zij € 15.538,- euro opgehaald een prachtig bedrag dat we in zetten om o.a. Kindhuwelijken de wereld uit te helpen. Ontzettend bedankt voor jullie inzet! En wie weet schijnt volgend jaar de zon. Zien we je dan weer?
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