Amsterdam Marathon is an annual marathon race over the classic distance of 42.195km held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands since 1975. It is one of the top ten marathons in the world. There are five events scheduled: the marathon, the Mizuno Half Marathon, the 8 K Run, the 1K Runaway and the Mini Marathon. The maximum number of participants is 15,000 for the marathon, 15,000 for the Mizuno Half Marathon and 5,000 for the 8 K run.
41,600 runners participated in the various races in 2013. That’s 4,500 more than a year earlier.
Men: 09.30 am
Women: 09.30 am
The entry fees is € 65.00. To participate in Amsterdam Marathon you can register in the official website.
Course / Route Map
The start and finish of the marathon take place in front of the grandstand in the Olympic Stadium.
The route is packed with things worth seeing in Amsterdam. As such, you pass the world famous Rijks Museum on the Museumplein and you also run past the Museum of the Tropics and the Amstel Hotel. And along the way the enthusiastic residents of Amsterdam cheer you on. The Vondel Park is also part of the course. In the full marathon Amsterdam’s largest public park is first approached from the Amstelveenseweg. The second time you come from the opposite direction and enter the park from the Leidseplein side. The 48-hectare park, full of flowers, ponds, footpaths and playgrounds is a favourite among Amsterdammers.
The Marathon course follows a part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes and a few windmills. This route offers beautiful rural scenery (which includes the Arena) and gives an impression of the huge amount of daily business that takes place on the Amstel. The TCS Amsterdam Marathon will lead marathon runners through the heart of the Rijksmuseum, the famous passage which connects Amsterdam city centre with the south of Amsterdam.
Time Limits & Cutoffs
The time limit fot the Marathon is 6 hours. The event is timed using MYLAPS BibTag time chip.
Men: Wilson Chebet (KEN) 2:05:36 (2013)
Women: Meseret Hailu (ETH) 2:21:09 (2012)
Prize Money & Awards
Every Participant in the 42 km who finishes within the required time has a chance of winning an honorary prize.
T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates
- The registration fee for the marathon includes a Mizuno Running shirt.
- All finishers will receive medals.
Water Stops & Refreshments
- There will be 9 sponge and water stations along the route, handing out water and sportsdrink (AA Drink) as well as fruit to the marathon runners.
- After the finish outside the stadium – Bottle AA-Drink High Energy, cup water, oranges and bananas will be given.
Expected Race Day Weather
The temperature typically varies from 48°F to 55°F and is rarely below 39°F or above 62°F. The relative humidity typically ranges from 79% (humid) to 92% (very humid).