In case you intend to accompany one or more runners on October 7 and cheer for them or you just want to watch our race, you will find some hints and important information at a glance on this page
Please note: All runners will have their first name written on their bib number. And they like to hear you call their names and cheer for them! This pushes them enormously! So dare to shout and support the sportspeople!
Self-made motivation signs are for sure highly welcome!
We wish you much fun along the course!
Starting area in Deutz
Here you may
Sascha Kalupke will moderate the starting procedure, interview stars and celebs and kick the runners off to the course. The starting signal will come from “Dicke Berta”, the confetti cannon of our partner, the Blaue Funken. You may be curious about it! These will be impressive pictures!
public transportation exits: Bf. Deutz/Messe, Bf. Deutz/Lanxess arena and Köln Messe Deutz
Neumarkt – ReissDorf and Street Food
It is “the place to be” particularly after the race.
Meet your runner here, have some chats, talk about the race and drink some Kölsch beers.
The place also serves as meeting point for all relay teams. Further, some companies will set up some tents for their employees.
And the after run party will take place here on Neumarkt in the “ReissDorf” with street food area: Get yummy Reissdorf and Reissdorf Alkoholfrei non-alcoholic beer, street food, music, moderation with Sascha Kalupke, entertainment programme at boothes, a video wall with the live stream from the race, …
exit at: Neumarkt (NOTE: restrictions)
Pivot, the most important hotspot and heard of our race. Here all runners will pass 3 times! With only just a fews steps and some turning you will always be part of the party!
Get well informed by moderator legend Artur Schmidt who will commentate the happenings on the course via the video wall on-site as well as the passing runners. There will also be a bicycle course, a bouncy bounce etc.
exit at: Rudolfplatz (NOTE: restrictions)
Dürener Straße – Generali mile
Our partner Generali will provide THE motivation kick for the remaining course!
exit at: Dürener Straße/Gürtel (and then 10min walking)
Friesenplatz – Saucony Run Your World mile
Find best sound and cheering equipment at the Saucony Run Your World mile.
exit at: Friesenplatz
Finish area on Komödienstraße
There will not be anything more emotional than experiencing the finish crossing of your runner/s! How they will have fun, drop into tears of joy, cheer, shout, … to have finally done it!
The “stadium atmosphere” with grand stands on both sides and the red carpets is a must! You should have this spot on your agenda and be here in time!
exit at: Dom/Hbf und Köln Hbf (main station)
The best way to travel to the hotspots along the course is by public transportation (see below).
Your runner may use her/his bib number as a ticket for the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg (VRS) public transportation area. She/he will have an additional ticket for you as an adult accompanying person and 2 children until the age of 14 attached to the bib number which you may use to travel from hotspot to hotspot.
Due to road closures some tram and bus connections will be restricted. Please consider the updated KVB special schedules.
We have our own Cologne Marathon app this year.
This app is the perfect guide for you as spectator along the course or at home and has several interesting features, among them:
In case you want to share your pics and videos with your friends and other participants on social media like Facebook, twitter or Instagram you can do this easily and in no time:
You only have to publish your posts a the right place or add the correct supplement – and we can grasp your most beautiful moments, your impressions from race day and present them with other posts on our # social wall.
The # social wall combines all posts dedicated to our race at a glance.
Meet up with your runner after the race at the “Reissdorf” at Neumarkt.
We will also set up a video wall there and broadcast live from the course. Sascha Kalupke will moderate as off 11:30 a. m. and the band 5vor12 will have a gig on stage.
The after run party will also take place there. Enjoy yummy Reissdorf Kölsch beer, non-alcoholic Reissdorf Alkoholfrei and soft drinks.
We will also offer a 4-day street food area with
The street food area will be open:
Your benefit: We will include all street closures with closure times in this app.
So should you use the app on the race weekend all closures will be considered and you will drive around them!