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NN Rotterdam Marathon

NN Rotterdam Marathon

Apr 06, 2019Apr 07, 2019
Various locations
Rotterdam
Free (for spectators)

NN Rotterdam Marathon

As one of the largest sporting events in the Netherlands, more than 25.000 runners are expected to participate in the NN Rotterdam Marathon's 39th edition!

The country's greatest, fastest and largest marathon

Ever since the first international marathon in Rotterdam in 1981, the NN Rotterdam Marathon has had an outstanding reputation and has become the top running event in the Netherlands. Its interesting history includes three world records and attracts world-class athletes from the Netherlands and abroad each year.

Iconic Rotterdam course

The NN Rotterdam Marathon will host over 950.000 spectators cheering the athletes on. The course takes in many famous landmarks in Rotterdam, such as the world famous Erasmus Bridge and the beautiful Kralingen. The race finishes on the iconic Coolsingel, where spectators can enjoy a unique atmosphere and festive vibe.

This exciting sporting event combines a fun mix of athletic competition with a fun festival. Events including over 30 bands, DJs and orchestras will take place as part of the "Heartbeat of Rotterdam."

On the day before the NN Rotterdam Marathon, other races take place, which include a 4.3K and 10.55K loop plus two children’s runs.

NN Rotterdam Marathon Schedule

  • Kids Run (1K and 2,5K) on April 6 at 2pm
  • City run (4.3K) for beginners on April 6 at 3.30pm
  • Quarter marathon (10.55K) on April 7 at 9.30am
  • Rotterdam Marathon on April 7 at 10am

For the full programme, browse the NN Rotterdam Marathon website.

Photos by John de Pater