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 2023

The next Rotterdam Marathon will take place on 15 & 16 April 2023.

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 2023, the programme for the 42nd edition of the Rotterdam Marathon probably consists of the following races:
Saturday, 15 April 2023
  • AD City Run Rotterdam (4.2K)
  • NN Kids Runs (1K and 2.5K) 
Sunday, 16 April 2023
  • 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam (10,55 km)
  • NN Marathon Rotterdam (42,195 km) 

Rotterdam Marathon aftermovie


Register for the NN Rotterdam Marathon

You can register on the official Rotterdam Marathon websiteRotterdam 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 NPONPO as well as in various countries abroad.


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