Sunday 27 April 2025

Düsseldorf as seen from the Rheinturm (Author: Masturbius assumed / / public domain / photo modified by


This marathon running event takes runners on a tour of Düsseldorf, a prosperous city of about 630,000 residents and capital of Germany's state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia).

Entrants can choose between the full marathon and the half marathon.

There is also the option to form a team of four runners and run the 42.195km marathon as a relay. The route consists of four different loops, so the relay exchange areas are all in the city centre.

Starting on Joseph-Beuys-Ufer on the right bank of the Rhein (Rhine), 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 also on the right bank of the Rhine, about 900 metres south of the start area, on the edge of the Altstadt where you will find many bars, restaurants and beer halls.

The course is, except for a couple of bridges, mostly flat.


Map of the venue:


Düsseldorf Marathon 2025:


  • 27 April 2025 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 8:00: 2km Kids Cup Mini
  • 8:15: 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
  • 8:30: 4km Kids Cup Maxi
  • 9:30: 42.2km Marathon
  • 10:15: 42.2km Marathon-Firmenstaffel (relay race)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 42.2km 42.2km relay
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2019 3,293 2,497 2,321 teams
2018 --- 2,732 2,437 teams
2017 --- 2,605 2,424 teams


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