Hannover (Germany), Sunday 10 April 2016

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


The Hannover Marathon is the biggest running event in the state of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) in northern Germany.

In 2015, approximately 3400 runners took part in the 10k race, 6400 in the half marathon, and 1800 in the full marathon.

The event also offers a marathon relay (for teams of up to six runners) as well as races for children, inline skaters, walkers, nordic walkers and handbikers.

All races feature flat, fast and certified single-loop courses that begin and end at the imposing Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall).

The marathon and half marathon routes visit Hannover's best sights — the 2.4km-long Maschsee lake, the impressive palaces, gardens and parks of Herrenhausen, and finally the Skulpturenmeile which is home to three Nana sculptures (pictured) by Niki de Saint Phalle.

The time limit to complete the course is four and a half hours for the half and six hours for the full marathon.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 10 April 2016 (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 run), 13.10 (10km walking), 13.15 (10km nordic walking)

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 3 April 2016); late entries on the day (up to one hour before the start)

Entry fees (up to 31 August/31 December 2015/19 March/5 April/10 April 2016):

  • 10km: € 16/17/19/24/29
  • 21km: € 29/31/36/41/46
  • 42km: € 49/52/56/62/67

Timekeeping: ChampionChip—use your own chip, rent a chip (€6 + €25 deposit) or buy a chip (€31)

You get: finisher medal, massage service after the race, showers, changing facilities, bag storage

Number of finishers 2015: 3378 (10km), 6372 (21km), 1809 (42km), 434 relay teams

Event website: www.marathon-hannover.de


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.