The 2008 RAPS24KiKa was held in the rain on Friday September 5th and Saturday September 6th on a 5k outdoor track called Flevonice in the Netherlands. There were 31 teams of skaters, including World and Olympic long track champion Rintje Ritsma. The participants were all working to earn a team ranking. But for some the real goal was finishing the event. Everyone's equipment and bodies took a beating, but Saturday afternoon brought clear skies, no accidents, the end of the race and a nice donation check for the representative of KiKa.
Photos © Jan Klamer, Rotterdam