Sunday 13 October 2019

Köln, Germany (Author: Rolf Heinrich, Köln / / public domain / photo cropped by


Held annually in the autumn in Köln (Cologne), Germany's fourth-largest city with a population of more than one million, the Köln Marathon is well known for its cheerful atmosphere and its excellent crowd support.

The event offers:

  • 0.5km-1km-2km Kinderlauf (kids run)
  • 4km Schülerlauf (pupils run)
  • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
  • 42.2km Marathon
  • 42.2km Staffelmarathon (4-person relay)

All races begin and end in the inner city, but the start and the finish areas are approximately one mile (1.6km) apart.

Starting in Deutz on the right bank of the Rhein (Rhine), the marathon route takes the runners across the river to the city centre. Then, participants run three different loops through the southern, western and northern parts of Cologne.

The finish line is at the imposing Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral), the most-visited sight in the country.

The course is mainly flat.


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 42.2km 42.2km relay
2018 11,841 4,801 971 teams
2017 8,189 4,519 736 teams
2016 11,844 5,098 629 teams



  • 13 October 2019 (Sunday)

Race informaton:


Map of the venue (finish area):


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