Rotterdam Marathon - dates, registration and current records

Rotterdam Marathon - dates, registration and current records

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

The next Rotterdam Marathon will take place on 13 & 14 April 2024.

About Rotterdam Marathon

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.

Rotterdam Marathon programme 

In 2024, the programme for the 43rd edition of the Rotterdam Marathon probably consists of the following races:
Saturday, 13 April 2024

City Run Rotterdam (4.2K)
NN Kids Runs (1K and 2.5K)
The Marathon Rotterdam Walk (5K, 10K, or 15K) 
Your Marathon Challenge (1K)
Schools and Clubs (1K and 2.5K)

Sunday, 14 April 2024

1/4 Marathon Rotterdam (10k)
NN Marathon Rotterdam (42k)
TBI Business Runs


Rotterdam Marathon aftermovie


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 many times before.
The men's record currently stands at 2:03.36 (Bashir Abdi, 2021).
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!

Rotterdam Marathon Route

This year, the Rotterdam Marathon starts at the Erasmus bridge and ends on the Coolsingel.
Rotterdam Marathon route for 2022Rotterdam Marathon route for 2022

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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