Courses 2018

The 2018 course maps can be found below. You can download each map as PDF. We'll update the course maps for the 39th edition soon. The course in Rotterdam is known as one of the fastest in the world. No fewer than three world records have been broken here in the past. The top 5 fastest marathon cities (based on the 10 fastest times) are Berlin (2.03.55), London (2.04.34), Chicago (2.04.40) ,Dubai (2.04.40) and Rotterdam (2.04.52).

NN Marathon Rotterdam course records

  • Duncan Kibet - 2:04:27 (2009)
  • Tiki Gelana - 2:18:58 (2012)

NN Marathon Rotterdam


Since 2018, the famous course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam contains a new start location. Participants will start at the foot of the Erasmusbrug and will continue in the direction of de Kop van Zuid. The breathtaking course passes several highlights of Rotterdam. Along the way, thousands of supporters will motivate the participants. The finish is situated on the vibrant Coolsingel. The course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is the same as the course of the TBI Business Runs.

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AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam


The start of the urban course of the ¼ Marathon Rotterdam  is situated on the Burgemeester van Walsumweg, close to the iconic Markthal. Participant will walk underneath the cube houses through the heart of Rotterdam. The total length of the course is 10,55K and crosses a part of the official marathon course. At Kralingen, loads of spectators are there to support. All participants will receive an exact time registration for the 10K, next to their finish time of the ¼ marathon. The last 550 meter are there to enjoy an epic finish on the vibrant Coolsingel.

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AD City Run Rotterdam


The start of the AD City Run Rotterdam is in front of the Stadhuis, exactly next to the finish location of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. After the Coolsingel, the course passes the Erasmusbrug, a part of the Maasboulevard and return via the Williamsbrug back to the vibrant Coolsingel. Ensuring a real marathon experience.

Open parcours 2018

NN Kids Runs

1K & 2,5K

Especially for the young active kids, the start is in front of the Stadhuis as well. The same location as the finish of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. The courses passes the Erasmusbrug and then turns around, back to the famous Coolsingel. For all participants, the finish is a moment which they will never forget!

Open course 2018