The NN Marathon Rotterdam will not take place in 2020

July 20, 2020

Like you, we were looking forward to the 40th edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam in 2020. With pain in our hearts we have decided to reschedule the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. The NN Marathon Rotterdam is now scheduled to take place on the 10th and 11th of April 2021. Every individual runner with a place in the 2020 edition will be able to use their place in 2021. All participants have already received an e-mail with further information.

The restrictive guidelines related to COVID-19 are making it impossible to organize the event in a way that traditionally fits the NN Marathon Rotterdam. It is a difficult decision for us and we feel very sorry for anyone who was looking forward to the event, but our main priority continues to be safeguarding the health of our participants, volunteers, spectators and stakeholders. 

We are currently working very hard to develope a revolutionary app that simulates the experience of running the NN Marathon Rotterdam. Later on you will receive an invitation to make free use of this innovation.

Thank you for you support and understanding during this time. We can't wait to see you at the start of the 2021 edition. Please continue to stay healthy and safe!

Read the frequently asked questions below. Is your question not listed here? Have a look if you can find it in our FAQ or contact us.

FAQ'- NN Marathon Rotterdam rescheduled to 2021

Why is the NN Marathon Rotterdam rescheduled?

The restrictive guidelines related to COVID-19 are making it impossible to organize the event in a way that traditionally fits the NN Marathon Rotterdam.

What will happen to my registration for the 2020 edition?

Every individually registered runner will be able to keep their place in the rescheduled event on the 10th and 11th of April 2021. If you have ordered the event shirt of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam, we will send it to by the end of August. If you are registered for free with a promo code, your registration will be canceled.

What if I cannot participate on the rescheduled date?

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19,we offer all individually registered and paying participants the opportunity to transfer their bib number, deviating from our terms and conditions, to someone else via our supply and demand platform at no extra cost. If you cannot transfer your bib number via the platform in the short term, you can also choose to keep your bib number for a while and offer it again later. Does this not offer a solution? Please contact us stating your confirmation number.

How can I transfer my registration without any further payment?

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19,we offer all individually registered and paying participants the opportunity to transfer their bib number, deviating from our terms and conditions, to someone else via our supply and demand platform at no extra cost.

What happens to the extra products that I have ordered?

Any additional ordered products which you couldn’t use in 2020, such as medal engraving, baggage drop-off, SMS service and the Pasta Party, will remain for the 2021 edition. The event shirts of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon rotterdam will be sent to you by the end of August if ordered. The cancellation policy is no longer applicable and will cancelled.

I have been asigned to a start box, what happens to this?

If you have sent proof of your running time and have been assigned to start box A, B or C, this will remain for the 2021 edition. The other start waves are filled in based on your expected finish time. If your finish time changes, you can adjust your time until the 1st of March 2021 by logging in to your account.

When will I receive the limited edition merchandise which I have ordered?

If you have ordered limited edition merchandise, you have received an email from us.

Will there be a virtual edition?

We are currently working very hard to develope a revolutionary app that simulates the experience of running the NN Marathon Rotterdam. As a participant, you will receive an invitation to make free use of this innovation.

I have donated to charity. What will happen to my donation?

Your donation has been handed over to the KWF.

Can I order additional products?

You can add extra products to your registration by logging in to your account.

Can I already register for the 2021 edition?

No, currently not. If you’re looking for a bib number, you can check out our supply and demand platform.

Will there be more places on offer for the rescheduled 2021 event?

The NN Marathon Rotterdam and the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam are sold out. There are still bib numbers available for the City Run Rotterdam and the NN Kids Runs but the registrations are not open yet. If you’re looking for a bib number, you can check out our supply and demand platform.

Can I change my distance?

This is possible as soon as the registrations are open. You can change the distance if the desired distance is not yet sold out. You can change to a higher distance with the condition that the difference in price is paid. If you change to a lower distance, there will be no refund of the registration fee (or an part of it).

How it works:
- Log in to your account. The link and password are in the confirmation email;
- Click on ''change race'';
- Choose the distance you want to run and click on ''continue''.
- If you have chosen a higher distance and there is a price difference, you will have to pay the amount due by clicking on ''checkout''.


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