Hamburg (Germany), Sunday 4 May 2014

Binnenhafen, Hamburg, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


The Hamburg Marathon features a gently-undulating route that takes runners through the famous Reeperbahn red-light district, past the gigantic port, the old Binnenhafen (pictured), the modern HafenCity, around the Binnenalster and Außenalster lakes, and through some exclusive residential areas.

Approximately 11,500 runners finished the marathon last year (which is about a third less than in 2005 when the event reached its peak with over 17,500 finishers), and around 400 teams took part in the marathon relay race for teams of four runners.

The entry fees range from € 56 for early birds up to € 96 for late entries — not including a carbo-loading meal, an event T-shirt or the fees for the timing chip. Runners from outside Germany must pay an unexplained ‘service charge’ of  € 2.50.

: Germany

Venue (Map): Hamburg (288km from Berlin, 331km from Copenhagen, 465km from Amsterdam)

Date: 4 May 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 42.2km relay (4-person teams)

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: Hamburg Messe (Hamburg Exhibition Centre)

Entries: online or by post (up to 4 April 2014); late entries on 2 and 3 May 2014; race limit: 18,000 marathon runners and 1,500 relay teams

Entry fees (42km)*: € 56/61/71/76/96 (up to 4 Oct 2013/4 Jan/4 Mar/4 Apr/3 May 2014)

* runners not living in Germany must pay an extra € 2.50

Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 6), or buy a chip (€ 31)

Race centre: Hamburg Messe (Hamburg Exhibition Centre)

You get: goodie bag; finisher medal; free use of Hamburg's public transport system (HVV) on the day; massage service

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2013: 11,456 (42km), 414 relay teams

Event website (in German and English):


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