Rotterdam Marathon

07 Apr


One of the fastest marathon tracks in the world

The Rotterdam Marathon is a popular road marathon and the biggest marathon in the Netherlands, which attracts many top runners. The marathon has been ranked as one of the top 10 marathons in the world by Runner's World! The popularity among top athletes is explained by the very fast (flat, straight and low level) track, which enables record breaking runs nearly every year!

World Record Marathon Rotterdam

Rotterdam has been the world record holder between 1985 and 1998. The record was first held by Carlos Lopes (2:07:12) and since 1988 by Belayneh Dinsamo with a time of 2:06:50. The current track record of 2:04:27 has been held by the Kenian runners Duncan Kibet and James Kwambai since 2009.

Marathon Rotterdam for amateur runners

You can try to break the world record yourself by participating in the Rotterdam Marathon or maybe you prefer the 4,2 km 'Mini Marathon' or the 1/4 Marathon run. The 1/4 Marathon starts at Blaak in front of the Market Hall and finishes at Coolsingel. Experience what it's like to be supported by a crowd of 900.000 spectators on your way to the finish line. You can register online for the Rotterdam Marathon about a year before the start. The 'full size' Marathon Rotterdam regular fee is €75,00. On Saturday the Kids Run takes place.

Hotel reservation during the Rotterdam Marathon

All shops in downtown Rotterdam are open during the Rotterdam Marathon, so you can combine your visit to the Rotterdam Marathon with some fun shopping! Plan ahead if you want to make a hotel reservation, as all hotels will be sold out during the Rotterdam Marathon. Many hotels have marathon package deals.

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