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Race information

What do you have to know?

Entry fee
contingencies entry fee
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

Logo_AIMSWe 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.

Foto MedaillenEnjoy 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.:

  • starting without any bib number or any transponder or manipulation of transponder or chronometry (lacking intervall times, abandoning or shortening the course)
  • starting with more than one transponder
  • starting in the wrong starting block ahead, to be monitored via chronometry!
  • alteration of the bib number such as concealing or deviating the sponsors bar
  • transfer of bib number and/or transponder to another person
  • exceeding the given time limit
  • undershooting the required age
  • carrying along baby buggies, baby joggers etc.
  • carrying along animals
  • carrying along or using other technical devices
  • accompanying on bikes, inline skates etc.
  • taking illegal performance-enhancing substances (doping)
  • carrying or using other technical devices, e. g. iPods, smartphones with headphones or other devices for music
  • violences against DLV and/or IAAF competition rules

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.

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Student cup

A special scoring for running students

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:

  • #1: € 250.00 for the semester fee, sponsored by RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne
  • #2: € 150.00 for the canteen, sponsored by Kölner Studierendenwerk
  • #3: € 70.00 CologneTourism voucher, e. g. for KölnShop, concert tickets etc.

 

NEW: The award ceremony will directly take place on stage in the finish after the race for the first time. Please bring your valid student ID to race. We will check it before the award ceremony.

 

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.

Winners

Female and male winners

Women
Men
City Champion Women
City Champion Men
Teams Women
Teams Men
Student Cup Women
Student Cup Men
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Rebecca Robisch
2:46:03
2017
Rebecca Robisch
2:43:02
2016
Bornes Jepkurui Kitur
2:32:16
2015
Gelane Senbete
2:37:33
2014
Shasho Isermu
2:35:36
2013
Janet Rono
2:28:36
2012
Helena Kirop
2:25:34
2011
Mekuria Aberume
2:32:24
2010
Katharina Heinig
2:46:05
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Tobis Blum
2:16:57
2017
Hendrik Pfeiffer
2:13:42
2016
Raymond Kipchumba Choge
2:08:39
2015
Benson Waweru
2:16:03
2014
Anthony Maritim
2:10:26
2013
Nicholas Chelimo
2:09:45
2012
Alfred Kering
2:07:37
2011
Samson Kiprono Barmao
2:08:56
2010
Bowel Francis Kipkoech
2:14:15
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Claudia Maria Henneken
3:07:24
2017
Sigrid Bühler
2:56:38
2016
Maike Schön
2:47:51
2015
Anja Lamberty
2:53:21
2014
Ines Marquardt
3:13:15
2013
Nadja Gaus
3:01:26
2012
Silvia Vaupel-Bieder
3:09:22
2011
Anja Lamberty
3:06:18
2010
Nadja Gaus
3:14:28
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Philippe Gillen
2:26:14
2017
Philippe Gillen
2:36:15
2016
Markus Nett
2:37:10
2015
Fauzi Koubaa
2:34:51
2014
Paul Snehotta
2:35:43
2013
Fabian Rahn
2:33:45
2012
Sebastian Zeller
2:39:51
2011
Markus Nett
2:43:51
2010
Dirk Paulsen
2:42:54
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Run Squad CGN 1
10:33:30
2017
TSVE 1890 Bielefeld
11:10:39
2016
LAZ PUMA Rhein-Sieg
10:04:49
2015
DJK Laufwölfe Fürsteneck
10:03:44
2014
LAZ Puma Rhein Sieg
10:31:34
2013
LT SV Westum
11:10:26
2012
roba_42voor12
10:25:26
2011
Hlaupahopur FH
11:07:25
2010
LAZ Puma Troisdorf/Siegburg
9:38:00
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
LAZ Puma Rhein-Sieg 1
7:53:55
2017
Saucony
9:14:01
2016
LAZ PUMA Rhein-Sieg
8:13:13
2015
RUNNERS POINT
8:14:14
2014
BunertDerKölnerLaufladen
8:47:13
2013
Lauffreunde Bönen
8:32:45
2012
TSVE 1890 Bielefeld
8:53:38
2011
SSF Bonn Triathlon
9:13:45
2010
MPM
8:00:03
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Stephanie Strate
2:58:13
2017
Claudia Maria Henneken
3:01:04
2016
Maike Schön
2:47:51
2015
Claudia Maria Henneken
3:21:07
Year
Name
Country
Time
2018
Philippe Gillen
2:26:14
2017
Hendrik Pfeiffer
2:13:39
2016
Dennis Baus
2:46:56
2015
Leon Kriszeleit
2:50:08
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2019 longsleeve 2019 - the woodshirt

Sustainable, extremely soft and fairly manufactured

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.

 

In collaboration with our supplier Saucony and the Wuppertal-based start-up wijld, we initiated a shirt made of 67% wood fibres and 33% organic cotton – 100% sustainable materials, 100% made in E. U.

 

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.

Here you can register and directly order the new woodshirt!

 

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 shop@koeln-marathon.de. Thank you.

Entry fee protection

Protect yourself against illness etc

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)

 

Please find further information on the coverage of the policy here (in German only!)

 

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:

  • copy of your confirmation of registration
  • copy of the proof of protection
  • proof of illness, damage etc. (e. g. medical certificate)
  • bank details (IBAN and BIC)

 

Do you have any questions?

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