Doing sports with friends is fun! Overcome the marathon challenge in a 4 person-team!
Prove your team spirit and run with 3 like-minded over the marathon distance! Teamwork makes you finish mutually!
Winning is not the ultimate goal for the relay teams, the focus lies on the unique experience in a group! Together you will do something big! That is a mere child's play! Take the challenge!
|October 1 to December 31, 2017||€ 125.00|
|January 1 to March 31, 2018||€ 140.00|
|April 1 to June 30, 2018||€ 155.00|
|July 1 to September 20, 2018||€ 170.00|
|September 21 to 30, 2018 + expo||€ 180.00|
We 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 10 years of age on race day (birthday in 2008 and older) and possess an official bib number with a transponder.
799 other relay teams 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 opened for the marathoners then.
Starting times (may be subject to change)
8:30 a. m. half marathon
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, BROWN, BLACK and GREY
10:00 a. m. marathon including relay teams
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW an ORANGE
11:20 a. m. pupils run
The start will be located on Opladener Straße next to Ottoplatz/Bahnhof Deutz.
In 2018 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!
We will charge your account with the rental or purchase fee already at the time of your registration.
Please fasten your bib number in breast height on shirt or wear a bib number belt.
Make sure that you overrun all chronometry mats along the course. Lacking interval times may cause in disqualification.
The four team members will share the totoal distance of 42.195 kilometres.
The four stages have different distances:
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.:
After run party in the “ReissDorf” on Neumarkt | meeting point
You will get a voucher for a free Reissdorf Kölsch beer or non-alcoholic Reissdorf Alkoholfrei at the bib number each.
Besides catering options your medals may be engraved on Neumarkt. In case you did not pre-book this service please buy a voucher at our information point on Neumarkt.
The photographers will take pictures of you and your sportive performance. As soon as the pictures are online you will receive an email with a direct link to your pictures. The offer will comprise single photos, a package or upvalued photo products e. g. a picture with your finish time or a picture certificate. In order to get a nice range of pictures please wear your bib number visible on the chest.
During the year you may contact us Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m.
In the week of the event we will be available from 9:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. as well as on the marathon weekend from 8:00 a. m. to 7:00 p. m.: +49 221 / 33 77 73 11
For questions concerning public transportation and schedules of local busses and trains on Sunday please call: +49 180 5 / 50 40 30.
Otherwise you may also buy a voucher at the help desk of the Running.EXPO or on-site on Neumarkt at our merchandise booth.
The overall course as well as the starting and finish areas will be monitored by medical services and doctors under the supervision of ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund) Köln e. V. This personnel is entitled to take off sportspeople with indications of injuries and/or overexertion from the race.
Only attempt to participate if you are in a good state of health! In case of sickness or injury please do not start!
Besides the high-quality participant shirt you may purchase a plethora of current and iconic accessories and souvenirs. Come to our merchandise stands at the Running.EXPO and in the post-finish area next to the kit bag tents and on Neumarkt. And you of course can order these articles in our web shop after the event – while stocks last.
Late entries for all competitions (school marathon excluded) may only be handed in at the Running.EXPO at the help desk (when paying directly cash or via credit card), as long as the participant limit is not reached.
Like every year we will support a charity project.
The receipts of the donation mat will be dedicated to children in need.
You may donate as follows: Run over the timing mat on the course. This is an indication for us that you are willing to donate and we will charge your bank account/credit card account with EUR 3.00.
The donation mat is specially marked and does not have to be run over. Donating is voluntary!
Changing tents | showers | massage
Next to the kit bag tents on Gereonstraße there will be changing tents separated by gender and shower containers. You will also find the massage area there.
Post-finish refreshment area
Our post-finish REWE Group refreshment village – aka. “gourmets’ paradise” – will offer you fantastic and diverse foods, drinks and snacks. No wishes will remain unfullfilled! This is one of our USP (unique selling propositions)!
Recover again and enjoy!
Was ist, wenn Du kurz vor Veranstaltungsbeginn krank wirst?
Mit der HanseMerkur haben wir einen neuen Partner gefunden, der Deine Kosten für den Startplatz nicht nur bei Krankheit, sondern auch bei Unfall, Arbeitslosigkeit oder erheblichem Schaden am Eigentum bezahlt. Buche einfach den Startplatz-Rücknahme-Schutz – € 7,90 für den Halbmarathon bzw. € 9,90 für den Marathon – und schon kannst Du ganz beruhigt ans Training für den 4. Oktober gehen!