120,000 euros raised for spinal cord injury research and quality of life improvement projects

After a year of hard work, a record number of 750 swimmers jumped into the Rapenburg on Saturday, September 17 to raise money for paraplegia research. This fourth edition of the Rapenburg Race in Leiden raised 120,000 euros! With this record amount we can make a nice contribution to four carefully selected projects that give attention and support to different aspects of living with and treating spinal cord injury; namely hand and arm functions, walking, mental well-being and generic research. You can find our projects below.




The organization is proud to look back on a fantastic day with lots of fun and great weather. We would like to thank the swimmers once again for their efforts and achievements.

The Rapenburg Race Foundation would like to reiterate its thanks for all the effort, involvement and enthusiasm of the various parties involved, especially our partners: Leiden City Council, Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Center, Dwarslaesie Organisatie Nederland, L.S.V. Minerva and all rehabilitation centers. And our sponsors: Nationale Postcode Loterij, Archipel, AK Advocaten, Tiltechniek, Bird & Bird, HBK, SMART Injury, Firm 24, Teekens Karstens, Slimacademy, Van Dam, Van Dam & Verkade, Buik & van der Horst, Coloplast, ZJHT Meesters in Verzekeringen, De Brauw, CHDR, Johannes Stichting, Bagels and Beans, Normal, Gig, Unipartners, Van der Valk Leiden, Heineken, Greencups, Lexence, Legaltree, SAP Letselschade Advocaten, CASSA.

The new group is working hard to organize next year's anniversary edition of the Rapenburg Race on September 16, so mark the date in your calendar!