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BSG, also known as the Benelux Speedrunner Gathering, is an on-site marathon in the Netherlands. Naturally, the event is open for people from all nationalities. The doors will be open starting Saturday the 10th of August until Sunday the 18th of August. The stream is scheduled to run starting Sunday the 11th of August until Saturday the 17th of August.

Venue
Hotel Asteria Venray – Zaal Zeven Venray
Maasheseweg 80a
5804 AD Venray
The Netherlands

Transportation
Car: When going by car the hotel is right next to the A73 (turn 8 ). You will see a McDonalds, the venue is the hotel across the street from said McDonald's. Parking at the venue is free.
Public Transport: There is a train going between Nijmegen and Venlo every 30 minutes. You’ll want to take the Venlo-Nijmegen line to Venray Station. We are looking into options for setting up a pick-up service like previous years. More information regarding this will follow closer to the event.
Plane: If you are arriving at Schiphol airport you can take the train to Nijmegen. This is a direct line. If arriving at Eindhoven you’ll want to go to Eindhoven central and take the train to Venlo from there. From here you can take the above-mentioned train.
Alternatively, you can fly to Weeze airport, but be sure to have someone pick you up there. This is about a 30-minute drive from the venue with no public transport options.

Submissions & Schedule dates
Submissions open: January 15th until March 31st (11:59 pm CEST)
First cuts: May 5th
Second cuts & Schedule: June 9th
You can find more info on submissions in the Submission thread here:
https://www.speedrun.com/bsg2019/thread/bqjk4/

Food & Drinks
You are allowed to bring in food and drinks to the hotel and consume them in the BSG areas. You are not allowed to consume your own food and drinks in the public areas of the hotel. We would also ask everyone not to consume food on stream.

There is a McDonalds across the street and a subway at about a 1 km walk. There are several supermarkets at about 2 km from the venue, parking in Venray is free almost everywhere. Alternatively, there is a bus going to the city center every hour (taking about 9 minutes to get to the center, dropping you off right next to the supermarket).

Entry fee
We are using a ticket system for the event. Tickets will be €65,- per person for the full week. Day tickets will be €18,50. These tickets will go live on May 17th. Runners will be required to have paid their tickets a month upfront of the event, July 10th 23:59 CEST for reference.
Tickets can be found at https://store.dutchrank.nl/

Housing
Getting a room at the hotel is the easiest place for housing for BSG Annual 2019. You can book your room directly at https://www.asteria.nl/. Be sure to mention in your reservation that you are part of the event.

We are currently looking into options for mass housing. As of right now, we do not have a mass housing spot confirmed. We will update you guys in discord as soon as we find a place for mass housing. You are of course welcome to look into options for a Bed & Breakfast or another hotel in the neighborhood if the hotel is too expensive.

Volunteering
The volunteering thread will open on April 1st.

Contact info
Please join the public Discord: https://discord.gg/0rIl58dN5J4w7gBn
Discord is our official means of communication and is the easiest way to get in touch with any of the organizing members.