RheinEnergie Marathon Cologne
13 October 2019
It is impossible and also not necessary to compare all big city marathons. Each of them has its own attractions - and this is how it should be! None of the organizers can handle the thousands of active marathoners at once! Even the Cologne Marathon cannot ...!But what makes the Cologne Marathon unique and outstanding? We offer all of you the adequate competition! It does not matter whether you are a running amateur or experienced marathoner, an offspring talent or competitive athlete, an individualist or member of a team. When you would like to be part of our event, come and join us - we care about you! Enjoy the moment! Directly after crossing the finish line you will obtain your well-deserved finisher medal. You may have a look onto a first, unofficial preliminary certificate with a click on your name in the result list in the internet. Your official certificate with the final time and positioning will be available approximately one week after the race (after the period for objection) at the same place.
Start - "The same procedure as every year" – start in Deutz in front of Otto Square (Ottoplatz)km 1 - Deutz Bridge (Deutzer Brücke) with panoramic view at Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) and the Old Town (Altstadt)km 2 - Rheinauhafen including Chocolate Museum (Schokoladenmuseum) and Sport and Olympia Museum as well as the architecturally unique crane houses (Kranhäuser)km 5 - Bayenthal with Bismarck Pillar (Bismarcksäule) as the turning pointkm 9 - Finally in the southern part of town (Südstadt) again. Passing Severinstorbogen over Severinstraße. Nice!km 11 - Rudolf Square (Rudolfplatz) for the FIRST time! Not without cause you will pass this square three timeskm 15 - Sülz and Sülzburgstraße – it could not be more Cologne-style!km 17 - Lindenthal and Dürener Straße - Cologne's "Kö"!km 19 - Cologne's celebs lie at Melaten Cementery (Melatenfriedhof) and the sun bathers lie at Aachen Pond (Aachner Weiher) in summertimekm 20 - Rudolf Square for the SECOND time! Over Hohenzollernring to Frisian Square (Friesenplatz). Cologne Marathon's heart! - a mass of people, a feeling like in Alpe d'Huez!km 23 - Multicultural life in Ehrenfeld: For some years omitted and now back again – Venloer Straße and the new mosque in sighting distance to the television towerkm 31- Nippes took a perennial time-out. But why that? Neusser Straße is there!km 40 - Rudolf Square for the THIRD time! And now with spectator motivation to the last kilometres!km 40,5 - Espaliers of people and shouting and cheering also at Neumarkt, the after-run locationkm 42 - Finish at Cologne Cathedral! Over Hohe Straße passing thousands of spectators and Cologne's landmark you will finish at Komödienstraße.
Cologne or „Kölle“ as we locals call it – Our lively city on the Rhine offers you a wealth of cultural activities, international trade fairs and conferences, and numerous major events. Attractions such as Cologne Cathedral, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city’s 12 large Romanesque churches create an unforgettable impression.Further, our cathedral city is home to many museums and galleries that present top-class art treasures of all styles and from all epochs.Cologne is considered an insider tip as one of Germany’s greatest cities for shopping and let us not forget the excellent and exciting night life. Over 3,000 bars, cafes and restaurants invite you to enjoy a cool Kölsch beer …
Along the course you will find refreshment stations within a distance of approximately 4 km: Marathon will have 11 refreshment stations with different refreshments, above all water, bananas, Coca-Cola and DextroEnergy. Half marathon will have 5 refreshment stations with different refreshments, above all water, bananas, Coca-Cola and DextroEnergy.
Marathon-Photos.com is our official photo partner. The photographers will take pictures of your sportive performance.
Enjoy the moment! After crossing the finish line within the time limit you will receive your well-deserved medal.
Chronometry is exclusively carried out by Mika:timing with the RealTime ChampionChip (except for the kids run).
Half marathon: 3:00 hours time slot (i. e. finish prior to 11:50 a. m.) marathon, school marathon, relay team marathon: 6:00 hours (i. e. finish prior to 4:00 p. m.).