Sunday 23 April 2023

Aerial photo of Hamburg, Germany (Author: Oschti / / public domain)


The Hamburg Marathon is Germany's most popular spring marathon running event.

In 2019, before Covid-19 restrictions reduced the number of participants significantly, more than 10,000 marathon runners and over 1,500 relay teams completed the 42.2km marathon course. The 21.1km half marathon had 2,900 finishers.

The start and finish lines are situated at the Hamburg Messe exhibition centre.

Usually, the half marathon starts at 8.25am and the marathon and the relay race at 9.30am.

Seen from the air, Hamburg seems to be as flat as a pancake, but the marathon route is not one of the flattest and fastest in our Race Guide. There are no significant climbs or hills to mention but the course profile is rarely completely flat.

However, the crowd support is very good and the route is scenic as it takes in many of Hamburg's best sights, such as the famous Reeperbahn red-light district, the gigantic port, the Binnenalster and Außenalster lakes, and some exclusive residential areas.


Map of the venue:


37. Hamburg Marathon:


  • Sunday 23 April 2023

Start time and race distance:

  • 8.25:
    • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
  • 9.30:
    • 42.2km Marathon
    • 42.2km Staffel (relay for teams of four runners)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 21.1km: 1,725 runners
    • 42.2km: 6,618 runners
    • 42.2km relay: 1,037 teams
  • 2021:
    • 21.1km: 1,317 runners
    • 42.2km: 1,979 runners
    • 42.2km relay: 231 teams
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
  • 2019:
    • 21.1km: 2,900 runners
    • 42.2km: 10,098 runners
    • 42.2km relay: 1,566 teams



Race information:


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