Düsseldorf (Germany), Sunday 30 April 2017
This marathon race takes runners on a tour of Düsseldorf, a prosperous city of over 600,000 residents, situated in the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region in the far west of Germany.
The route consists of four different loops, starting at the Ehrenhof cultural centre on the right bank of the mighty River Rhine.
At first, competitors run along the river to the northern part of Düsseldorf, then to the western part of the city, then to the east, and finally to the south.
The finish line is about one kilometre south of the start area, also on the right bank of the Rhine, on the edge of the Altstadt where you will find many bars, restaurants and beer halls.
The course is mostly flat. You will have to run twice up and down the impressive Oberkasseler Brücke (pictured) but the views from this 614-metre-long bridge more than compensate for the extra effort.
It is possible to form a team of four runners and run the race as a relay. The first member of the team runs 11.3km, the second 13.1km, the third 8.6km and the last one 9.2km.
Last year, 2,865 marathon runners and 2,695 relay teams took part in the event. The fastest finishers were Japhet Kosgei of Kenya (2:10:44) and Zsófia Erdélyi of Hungary (2:35:34). The time limit to complete the course is six hours.
Venue (Map): Düsseldorf (Cologne 40km, Brussels 203km, Amsterdam 228km)
Date: 30 April 2017 (Sunday)
- 9.00: 42.2km
- 9.45: 42.2km relay teams (1st wave)
- 9.50: 2.3km and 3.7km children's races
- 10.15: 42.2km relay teams (2nd wave)
Start area: Joseph-Beuys-Ufer 33 (at the Ehrenhof)
Finish area: Untere Rheinuferpromenade
- Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf, Berliner Allee 33 (28 April 2017, 10.00-19.00; 29 April 2017, 10.00-18.00)
- on Burgplatz (on the day, 6.30-10.00)
Entries: online or by post (up to 1 April 2017 for the relay race and up to 16 April 2017 for individual runners); late entries on 28 April and 29 April 2017; no entries on the day
Entry fees (42km): €54 (up to 31 October 2016), €66 (up to 31 December 2016), €72 (up to 31 March 2017), €84 (up to 16 April 2017), €95 (up to 29 April 2017)
Entry fees (relay teams): €150 (up to 30 Sep 2016), €165 (up to 30 Nov 2016), €175 (from 1 Dec 2016)
Timekeeping: 'Chronotrack B-Tag' bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, free use of public transport in Düsseldorf on the day of the race (your bib is your ticket)
Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes
Number of finishers 2015: 2865 marathon runners, 2695 relay teams, 424 children
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