Rotterdam Marathon - dates, registration and current records

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The Rotterdam Marathon is one of the largest sporting events in the Netherlands and has been ranked by Runner's World magazine as one of the top 10 marathons in the world. The event has been held annually since 1981.

What you need to know about NN Rotterdam Marathon 2021

The very first Rotterdam Marathon took place in 1981 and saw 200 runners gather for the start. Today, the Rotterdam Marathon draws top runners from all over the world and has been growing steadily every year. More than 950.000 spectators show up to witness the event. In 2018, there were 13,997 finishers for the full marathon.
The programme for the 40th edition of the Rotterdam Marathon probably consists of the following races:
Saturday, 23 October
  • AD City Run Rotterdam (4.2K)
  • NN Kids Runs (1K and 2.5K)
  • Schools and clubs (1K and 2.5K)
Sunday, 24 October
  • NN Marathon Rotterdam (42,195 km)
  • AA DRINK 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam (10,55 km)
  • TBI Business Runs

Register for the NN Rotterdam Marathon

You can register on the official Rotterdam Marathon website. Credit cards are accepted!

Rotterdam Marathon course records

So you think you can run? Speed is actually guaranteed. The Rotterdam Marathon is one of the fastest courses in the world. It's a course where world records have been broken three times before.
The men's record currently stands at 2:04:11 (Marius Kipserem, 2019)
The women's record stands at 2:18:58 (Tiki Gelana, 2012)
Tell you what. Break one of these records and coffee is on us!

Event details

NN Rotterdam Marathon 2020

Erasmus Bridge (start)
Coolsinger (finish)

Date(s) & Time(s):
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Various top athletes

Register by March 11th to have your name printed on your bib number.

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Rotterdam Marathon Route

In 2018, the Rotterdam Marathon started at the Erasmus bridge and ended on the Coolsingel.
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Watch the Rotterdam Marathon on television

If you can't make it to the marathon, that's fine. The Rotterdam Marathon is always broadcast on Dutch public broadcaster NPO as well as in various countries abroad.


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