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Germany’s #4 marathon on October 13, 2019


Dear journalists,

October 13 will again mark a great sportive day here in Cologne: On this day we will organise the 2019 edition of the famous RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne, Germany’s marathon #4.

Themed “Your Cologne. Your goal.” the race will again combine top athlete and recreational sports, Rhenanian cheerfulness and runners’ ambitions, carnival costumes and runners’ garments and end up in a big party after the finish.

In 2019 we are expecting 7,000 marathon runners, 16,000 half marathoners and 4,000 relay team runners as well as 1,500 pupils and children.

Please note: The greatly demanded half marathon will probably be completely sold out at the beginning of July, as early as never before.

Also the other competitions experience a higher interest than in previous years.

Sustainability is becoming a bigger and bigger deal for us. This is why we started to implement first steps to a greener event in order to eliminate big CO2 emittents – and heavily rely on the participation of the runners:

  • test of 100,000 reusable cups in the REWE Group refreshment area as well as at a selected refreshment station along the course plus 300,000 cups of recyclable paper – all to be collected in 100 specifically designed nets and then reused at other events or entirely recycled (Facebook | Instagram)
  • sustainable medals – fashionably designed wood plates from sustainable Hungarian forestry instead of vastly transported zinc medals from South Africa – 100% sustainable materials, 100% made in E. U. (Facebook | Instagram)
  • woodshirt – 67% wood fibres and 33% organic cotton – 100% sustainable materials, 100% made in E. U. (Facebook | Instagram)

In case you would like to participate in our race free of charge
please let me know.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards from Cologne

Jan Broniecki

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