AmstelveenZ Spring Marathon - AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon

AmstelveenZ Spring Marathon - AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon

Mar 22, 2020
From 10am
Startbaan Athletics Association
Free for spectators

Due to the measures in place due to the coronavirus please check the official page of this event for any possible further details on cancellation / postponement.

The AmstelveenZ Spring Marathon (AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon) makes its way around Amstelveen, Amsterdam Forest (Amsterdamse Bos) and the outermost edge of the Dutch capital on a picturesque course, cheered on by crowds of spectators.

Get outdoors and experience the AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon

The marathon route will lead runners past beautiful locations in Amstelveen, so a view of the marathon can easily be combined with a visit to Amsterdam Forest - it coincides with that special time of year when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, so it's your chance to see the forest at its most scenic. 

Amateurs and professionals will be running side by side in the marathon, so spectators will be able to see some of the best athletes in the world as well! There's a full marathon, a half marathon and a relay race. It's an ideal event for families with kids who are into running because there's also a kid's race.

Running the scenic route

The AmstelveenZ Spring Marathon begins on the running track at Startbaan Athletics Association, Amstelveen, wandering through the Amsterdam Forest and skirting around the city limits of Amsterdam. The route meanders out towards the Bovenkerkerpolder and back towards the heart of Amstelveen. The running route is completely on paved or asphalt paths.

The day after the race, Amsterdam Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off at Bloesempark in Amsterdam Forest. It's well worth taking a detour to get a glimpse of the cherry blossoms in all their glory!

Marathon categories and distances

All races begin at Startbaan Athletics Association and finish at Stadshart. At the marathon, the following distances are:

Full marathon – AmstelveenZ Spring Marathon (AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon)

  • Distance: 42,195km
  • Time limit: 5 hours, 30 minutes
  • Start: 10am
  • Registration cost: 30 euros

 Half marathon - Stadshart Amstelveen marathon

  • Distance: 21,1km
  • Time limit: 3 hours, 30 minutes
  • Start: 11.30am
  • Registration cost: 20 euros

Relay race - Estafette

  • Distance: Each participant runs between 8km and 13km. ​​​​A relay team of four runners use the same course as the full marathon.
  • Time limit: 5 hours, 30 minutes
  • Start: 10am
  • Registration cost: 50 euros per team

Coop Kids Run

  • Distance: 1km run for kids
  • Age: 6-12
  • Start: 10.30am
  • Registration cost: 3 euros

Getting to the marathon

Register online if you’d like to participate in the marathon. Otherwise, experience it as a spectator! Check out the AmstelveenZ Lentemarathon website for more information.

It’s advisable for participants and spectators to arrive by public transport because there is very limited space for parking. In addition to the usual public transport, there will be a special shuttle service, driving participants back from the finish line at Stadshart to the start line at the Startbaan Athletics Association.