Hannover (Germany), Sunday 19 April 2015

Nana sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle, Leibnizufer, Hannover, Germany (Author: Pär Henning / English Wikipedia / Public Domain)


With more than 1700 finishers in the full marathon, 6000 in the half marathon, and 3000 in the 10k race, the Hannover Marathon is the biggest running event in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.

The event also offers a marathon relay as well as competitions for children, inline skaters, walkers, nordic walkers, and handcyclists.

All races are held on flat, fast, and certified single-loop courses that start and finish at the imposing Neues Rathaus (‘New Town Hall’).

The half marathon and marathon routes visit the best sights that Hannover has to offer — impressive palaces, gardens and parks, the 2.4km-long Maschsee lake, and three Nana sculptures (pictured) by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Hannover (150km from Hamburg, 290km from Cologne, 293km from Berlin)

Date: 19 April 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km; 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (2-6 runners)

Start time: 9.00 (42km); 10.30 (21km); 13.00 (10km)

Start and finish: at the Neues Rathaus

Race centre: Marathon Expo, Neues Rathaus, Friedrichswall (Friday 16.00-19.00; Saturday 10.00-19.00; on the day 7.00-15.00)

Entries: online (up to 14 April 2015)

Entry fees (up to 31 August/31 December 2014/19 March/14 April/19 April 2015):

  • 10km: € 15/16/18/23/28
  • 21km: € 28/30/35/40/45
  • 42km: € 48/50/55/60/65

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

You get: finisher medal; massage service in the finish area

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2014: 3164 (10km), 6084 (21km), 1730 (42km), 300 relay teams

Event website: www.marathon-hannover.de


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