Sunday 3 October 2021
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:
|2020||Event cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak|
Köln Marathon 2021:
- 3 October 2021 (Sunday)
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