Sunday 2 October 2022

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. 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.


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 42.2km 42.2km relay
2021 Event cancelled
2020 Event cancelled
2019 11,870 4,380 1,013 teams
2018 11,841 4,801 971 teams
2017 8,189 4,519 736 teams
2016 11,844 5,098 629 teams


Köln Marathon 2022:


  • 2 October 2022 (Sunday)

Event website:



Race informaton:


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