The BetonKanoRace (BKR) is a yearly canoe racing event in which teams from different universities contest. Their goal is to design and construct competitive concrete canoes and compete on several categories. Those categories, ranging from a sustainability award to a prize for the fastest team on a specific distance, lead to the right mixture of innovation and athleticism.

Each year, the BKR is organized by a different study association. Seven years ago, Study Association KOers hosted the BKR in Eindhoven. Now, KOers was asked again to organize the 41st edition of this event in 2018.

The date of the BetonKanoRace 2018 is May 25th till 27th. The location of this years’ edition will soon be announced.



The initiator of the BKR is the Betonvereniging; the knowledge network for anything regarding concrete construction. Since its founding in 1927, the Betonvereniging links municipalities, constructors, advisors, and knowledge institutes. A network with professionals on all possible levels, with the goal of passing on knowledge.

The weekend will be organized by Study Association KOers. KOers is the study association of the mastertrack Structural Design of the master study Architecture, Building and Planning at Eindhoven University of Technology. With lectures, excursions, and other extra-curricular activities, KOers creates a connection between the theory obtained in the master and the engineering practice.

This years’ organization consists out of the following members:

Thomas Dam

Derk Bos

Lia de Mooij

Hidde van Wezel

Lars Hogenboom

Gido Dielemans

Lieneke van der Molen




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Organization Day

Organization Day

f.l.t.r.: Hidde, Gido, Thomas, Lars, Lia, Lieneke, and Derk

f.l.t.r.: Hidde, Gido, Thomas, Lars, Lia, Lieneke, and Derk