On behalf of the municipality of Zoetermeer, Mr. Jasper Harteveld received a sports medal on January 31 for, among other things, his successful efforts to realize Beweegpark Noord Aa .

Alderman Sports Ronald Weerwag presented this token of great appreciation at the Road Runners cafeteria. "Jasper Harteveld has an impressive and diverse track record," explained the alderman. "His enthusiasm and boundless energy were essential in the creation of the Exercise Park. He is social and engaged and to this day active in getting residents to exercise."

Long track record

Jasper Harteveld has been a member of Road Runners since 1995 and partly due to his efforts, 'organized walking' was born in 2012. From the beweegpark Jasper Harteveld is always open to participate in activities where exercise is central, such as participation in Zoetermeer on Stage, the national sports week, as well as organizing workshops at the beweegpark for students of the International Switching Class.

Exercise Park Noord Aa

The Beweegpark Noord Aa is a public exercise park with an elderly exercise garden according to the concept of Olga Commandeur, (known from Nederland in beweging), a jeu-de-boules court, a 100-meter long running track and a free run course. At the heart of the park is space for fitness, including for people with disabilities.

Sports Medal

A sports medal is awarded to persons who have rendered outstanding service in the field of sports and recreation, thereby contributing positively to the image of the municipality of Zoetermeer. People from the city may nominate someone they believe deserves a sports medal. The city council must unanimously approve the nomination.

Photo: Gerard van Warmerdam