Köln Marathon 2014
Cologne (Germany), Sunday 14 September 2014
With more than 5,000 finishers in the marathon, 11,000 in the half marathon, and 500 relay teams, the Köln Marathon is one of Germany's biggest running events.
Held in Cologne (German: Köln), a city of a million people and home to one of Europe's largest street carnivals, the event is popular for its cheerful atmosphere and excellent crowd support along the route as well as for its flat and fast course.
The half marathon starts off at 8.30am, ninety minutes before the full marathon.
Both routes wind their way through different parts (or "Veedel") of the city, starting in Köln-Deutz on the right bank of the River Rhine and finishing at Germany's most-visited monument, the Kölner Dom (pictured) in the city centre.
The time limit to complete the course is two hours fourty-five minutes for the half marathon and six hours for the marathon.
Venue (Map): Köln (Frankfurt 191km, Brussels 213km, Amsterdam 265km, Berlin 581km)
Date: 14 September 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (teams of four runners); children's races
Start time: 8.30 (21km); 10.00 (42km; relay)
Entries: online (up to 28 August 2014); late entries on 12 and 13 September 2014 if the race limit has not been reached (21km: 13,000 runners; 42km: 10,000 runners; relay: 1,000 teams)
Entry fees (21km): € 35/40/45/50/59 (up to 31 Dec 2013/31 Mar/30 Jun/28 Aug/13 Sep 2014)
Entry fees (42km): € 55/65/75/85/99 (up to 31 Dec 2013/31 Mar/30 Jun/28 Aug/13 Sep 2014)
Entry fees (relay): € 121/135/145/160/179 (up to 31 Dec 2013/31 Mar/30 Jun/28 Aug/13 Sep 2014)
Timekeeping: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 6-10), or buy a chip (€ 31)
Race centre: Running Expo, Lanxess arena, Willy-Brandt-Platz (on 12 and 13 September 2014)
You get: transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish area; finisher medal; free use of public transport in the Rhein-Sieg region on the day of the race
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2013: 10977 (21km), 5132 (42km), 483 relay teams
Event website (in German and English): www.koeln-marathon.de
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