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course length in k (4 stages)
course record of teams
altitude difference in m

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What you have to know

Entry Fee
contingencies entry fee
1st - 100th starting slot € 135.00
101st - 300th starting slot € 145.00
301st - 650th starting slot € 160.00
651st - 1,000th starting slot € 175.00

Logo_AIMSWe will organise the Generali Relay Team Marathon according to Kölner Verein für Marathon e. V. regulations on the basis of Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (DLV) e. V. and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules.


Four runners form a relay team that is to absolve the total distance of 42.195 kilometres (12 – 11.5 – 6 – 12.7 k).


There is not any separate scoring for each gender and/or age classes.


This relay competition is open for private, club and company teams.

For the challenge relay team marathon you must at least be 14 years of age on race day (birthday in 2006 and older) and possess an official bib number with a transponder.


1,000 starting slots for relay teams are in free sale, further 100 are reserved for our partners, sponsors and travel agencies.


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 opened for the marathoners then.


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


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 team bib number with the number belt and wear it on the hips. And pin the back numbers on the backs.

Please do NOT use magnetic pins or the like for fixing the bib number. They can have a negative impact on chronometry and the detection of your times.


Make sure that you overrun all chronometry mats along the course. Lacking interval times may cause in disqualification.


The first 10 finisher relay teams will be ranked by gross time and be marked by * in the result list.

The four team members will share the totoal distance of 42.195 kilometres.

The four stages have different distances:

  • 1st runner approx. 12.0 k
  • 2nd runner approx. 11.5 k
  • 3rd runner approx. 6.0 k
  • 4th runner approx. 12.7 k

Enjoy the moment! Directly after crossing the finish line your last runner will obtain the well-deserved finisher medals for all team members.


You may have a look onto a first, unofficial preliminary certificate with a click on the name of your relay team 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.


Neumarkt serves as the meeting point for all relay teams.

Located with best transport connections in downtown Cologne the runners may meet here prior to the start, hand in their kit bags and get easily to the start and transition zones by KVB tram and subways.


After the event the relay team members will meet here again. Music, moderation, catering and sales booths as well as medal engraving and a look onto the other runners on the course will complete the portfolio.

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)
  • wearing headphones and listening to music via technical devices, e. g. iPods, smartphones etc.
  • violences against DLV and/or IAAF competition rules
  • start with more or less than 4 relay team members
  • handing-over of transponders outside the transition zones

Take this way


The fastest relay teams

R(h)ein Inklusiv 1
TV Wattenscheid 01
Saucony Run Your World Team
Bunert / Rhein-Berg Runners
Funtastic 4 Cologne
Laufsport Bunert Köln
Laufsport Bunert Köln
TG Konz Saar-Mosel-Läufer
course record

Starters' list


2020 finisher shirt

Sustainable - 100% recycled

Sustainability is becoming a bigger and bigger deal for us. However, the functionality of a shirt is also important.


This is why we decided to manufacture this year’s sustainable Saucony finisher shirt of 100% 100% recycled DRYPOWER Evolution Mesh.


Details on the colours and imprint will follow later. The shirt will be handed out at Running.EXPO only.


You can directly book the finisher shirt in the online registration.


In case you have already enrolled for October 4, 2020, 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.

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