NN Marathon Rotterdam
07 April 2019
The NN Marathon Rotherdam has been the biggest one-day sporting event in the Netherlands for many years in a row with over 35000 athletes professionals inclusive. The world's top athletes will at the start on the bustling coolsingel,alongside thousands of other runners who will also triumph,each in their own way.The marathon weekend is a wonderful blend of top sport and festival.No other marathon in Netherlands can match the atmosphere in Rotterdam, 925,000 spectators along the course make party complete.The idea of an international marathon in Rotterdam originated in 1980. On 17 May of that year the Rotterdam Athletic Union PAC organised the national 25-kilometer championship to commemorate its 85th anniversary.The course, which was financially supported by the magazine Het Leven, went from the Nenijto-sintelbaan to Nieuwerkerk aan de Ijssel and back. In 1937 the race was considered to be the national championship.
The start and finish are infront of the Town Hall on the coolsingel. The course ic considered to be the fastest course in the world based on the ten fastest times ever run in a marathon. The course is run on completely tarmac.The starting shot is traditionally fired by cannon.
Rotterdam is a city you have to experience yourself. It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating city heart. Rotterdam is simply bursting with architecture, design, art and culture, but also has a wide and varied range of shops, attractions, festivals, restaurants and parks.
Refreshment stations: All care stands along the course provide sports drinks and water. After the finish, you will also be offered tea. There are aid stations every 5 km along the route. Every aid station has water and AA Drink Iso-Lemon. Every station is sign posted 200 m and 100 m in advance by means of yellow signs on the right-hand side of the road. Water is distributed via the unique drinking system Smart Drinking.
NN Marathon Rotterdam: 20 years. 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam: 14 years. AD City Run Rotterdam: 12 years. NN Kids Run 2,5 km: 10-15 years. NN Kids Run 1 km: 7-12 years.
After crossing the finish line, all participants will receive a medal as a souvenir of the event. You can also have your medal engraved with your name and finishing time. After the event, you can view your personal finish video and photos and download a certificate.
For NN Marathon Rotterdam the time limit is 5 hours and 30 minute.