There are marathons in numerous cities – but the Cologne Marathon is unique: a mixture of elite and John Doe runners, carnival, a folk and running festival! The entire city is vivid and the spectators cheer passionately for the runners on the course! Everywhere you may hear your name and you run through espaliers! This is something that you have to experience!
The typical Cologne and warm-hearted way of the spectators let your run get unforgettable! They cheer for your and "carry you to the finish" – it does not matter whether you are a top athlete, an ambitious recreational sportsman or a running connoisseur! The scenery at Rudolfplatz is comparable to the ascent to Alpe d’Huëz at the Tour de France! Come to the marathon in "the most beautiful city of the world"!
The spectacular finish at the landmark of our city, Cologne Cathedral, is a gross swaying of emotions: exultation, tears of joy and the amazing feeling having beaten your body after such a long distance! You may really be proud of this!
|1st - 1,000th starting slot||€ 72.00|
|1,001st - 2,500th starting slot||€ 82.00|
|2,501st - 5,000th starting slot||€ 92.00|
|5,001st - 7,000th starting slot||€ 102.00|
We will organise the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne according to Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (DLV) e. V.’s international competitions rules and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) regulations under the supervision of the DLV. These guidelines are obligational for runners with and without German Athletics Federation (DLV)’s pass.
The compliance with these rules will be checked and recorded by the referees.
The age classes are as follows: 18-19 years, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 years and older. Most relevant for this categorisation is the date of birth.
There is a separate scoring for each gender, relevent is the net time.
For the challenge marathon you must at least be 18 years of age on race day (birthday in 2001 and older) and possess an official bib number with a transponder.
14,999 other runners may start with you.
Please note that, due to a strict timeframe, you are to complete the competition within a time of 6:00 hours net. Otherwise you will be taken off the course and brought to the finish area by bus.
The course has to be re-opened then for public traffic according to City of Cologne guidelines.
We store and process the person-related data from your registration for the conduct and realisation of the event, particularly the data necessary for payment (via the raceresult AG) and communications.
Without the following consent a participation in our event is not possible:
You explicitly agree to the publication of your last name, first name, sex, year of birth, age category, club, bib number and result (position and times) in all race-related media such as online media (e. g. web site, app, live stream, social media), print media and TV.
Starting times (may be subject to change)
8:30 a. m. half marathon
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, TURQUOISE and LILA
10:00 a. m. marathon including relay teams
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW an ORANGE
11:25 a. m. pupils run
The start will be located on Opladener Straße next to Ottoplatz/Bahnhof Deutz.
Your time will be measured with a transponder attached to the bib number by race result for the first time.
You must wear a transponder to get an official finishing time!
Please fasten your bib number in breast height on shirt.
Make sure that you overrun all chronometry mats along the course. Lacking interval times may cause in disqualification.
The first 10 finishers per sex will be ranked by gross time and be marked by * in the result list.
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.
Note: Within this period positionings may change.
Our race will be organized according to our, IAAF and DLV guidelines and specifications.
A violation of these provisions will directly lead to disqualification, i. e.:
In case you would like to register 10 or more single starters for the half marathon and/or marathon please make use of the group registration option.
The discount per person (10% off) will be cleared as soon as you reach or exceed the relevant participant number.
Please find further information in the FAQ section.
Those who learn a lot need to keep a level head! And to keep this, as is well-known, you have to do sports and go running. Therefore, we would like to award running students and will again introduce the student cup (“Studi-Werk Cup” in German) in cooperation with the Kölner Studierendenwerk for the marathon and half marathon like year before.
When you are currently matriculated at a German university you may register online prior to October 4, 2019 for cheaper rates (after the first entry fee contingency 10% off the entry fee).
And we will have fancy prices for the fastest would-be graduates:
The award ceremony will take place in Cologne after the race.
Note: Should you already be registered for the race we still may enroll you for the special student scoring. A reimbursement will however not be possible.
Sustainability is becoming a bigger and bigger deal for us. This is why we decided to manufacture this year’s shirt not only according to “functional” aspects, but we also lay weight onto the fabrics used and a sustainable production process.
The fabric is extremely soft and temperature-regulating. It also absorbs moisture quickly and releases it directly back into the air. The wooden shirts cool when it is warm and warm when it is cold outisde.
The fabric from the natural material is also ideal for allergy sufferers because it has an antibacterial effect. Thus, unlike synthetic fibres and clothing made of polyester, bacteria and thus also the well-known unpleasant odours are avoided.
The combination provides optimal wearing comfort which is well suited for running activities.
It sounds funny, but works and looks great. You can find out more about the origins of the wood and learn about the production process here.
And to add a little variety to your wardrobe – where there are probably a lot of short-sleeved running shirts – we have decided on a longsleeve design.
Of course you can again choose between marathon and half marathon variants as well as men’s and women’s shapes, but the colour is always the same – petrol blue. The price for this unique shirt is € 40.00.
If you have already enrolled for October 13, 2019, you can book the shirt via the edit link in your email confirmation of registration.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.
What to do when you get ill prior to the race or you cannot come due to important reasons?
The entry fee protection will cover the costs of the entry fee in the case of illness, accident, unemployment or extensive damage to your property.
Book the entry fee protection – depending on the entry fee contingency for € 9.90 (first contingency), € 12.90 (second and third contingency) or € 15.90 (fourth contingency) – and you may start your training without any stress! :o)
What is to do in the case of an insured event?
As long as you booked an entry fee protection and you cannot take part in the race please send the following documents to the insurance: