Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Sunday 29 October 2017

Messe Frankfurt Gelände (Author: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH,, public domain, photo cropped by


The Frankfurt Marathon is one of Germany's most popular marathon races.

It is held annually in late October on the streets of Frankfurt am Main, the fifth-largest city in the country with a population of more than 730,000.

In 2016, Mark Korir of Kenya (2:06:48) and Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia (2:25:27) led an international crowd of about 12,000 marathon runners and 1,800 relay teams across the finish line.

With a difference of 28 metres between the lowest and the highest point on the course, the route is not completely flat. Nevertheless, the Frankfurt Marathon is regarded as one of the fastest and most prestigious marathons in Europe. Many runners have set a personal best time in the race.

The single-loop course begins and ends at the Messe Frankfurt, the world's second-largest trade fair grounds, situated around two kilometres west of the historic city centre.

The finish is inside the Festhalle, a more-than-100-year-old multi-purpose hall with a magnificent steel-and-glass dome.


Race information:


  • Germany

Venue (Map):

  • Frankfurt am Main


  • 29 October 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance:

  • 42.195km

Start time:

  • 10.00-10.10 (start in two waves)


  • on Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage at the Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds)


  • in the Festhalle at the Messe Frankfurt


  • online (up to 22 October 2017) or by post, fax or e-mail
  • late entries on 27 and 28 October 2017
  • no entries on the day

Entry fees:

  • €70 (up to 31 December 2016)
  • €85 (up to 30 June 2017)
  • €95 (up to 8 October 2017)
  • €110 (up to 28 October 2017)


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

You get:

  • breakfast run (on Saturday)
  • pasta party (on Saturday)
  • goodie bag
  • refreshments on the course and at the finish
  • finisher medal
  • massage service after the race
  • free use of public transport in the RMV region (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund) on the day of the race
  • free entry to the Rebstockbad swimming pool complex (on the day until 20.00)
  • certificate (by post)

Changing facilities and showers:

  • yes

Supervised bag storage:

  • yes

Number of finishers 2016:

  • 42.2km: 11,868 (9,399 men and 2,469 women);
  • 42.2km relay: 1,778 teams

Event website:


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.