COVID-19: Update

July 3, 2020

Together with you we are looking forward to the 40th edition of #demooiste which has been rescheduled to Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of October. Maybe more than ever. However, due to the developments surrounding COVID-19 we live in uncertain times.

We understand all too well that this creates uncertainty and raises questions. Will the event take place? Is it safe to participate? What if the ban on events is extended? The Netherlands is preparing for a 1,5 meter society or, as Prime Minister Rutte calls it, 'the new normal'. Behind the scenes, we are busy looking for possibilities to meet the guidelines for the NN Marathon Rotterdam to continue in a safe and responsible manner. 



It goes without saying that the health and safety of our participants, employees, spectators and others involved always comes first. We will continue to follow the advice of the government and will take the required measures. Our wish is to remove uncertainty and questions, but we need time to do so. As soon as there are developments which we can share with you, we will do so through our official channels. Keep an eye on them for updates and take good care of yourself and each other!

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.


Frequently asked questions - COVID-19

Why is the NN Marathon Rotterdam postponed?

Statement Thursday 12th March 2020
The world is in an unprecedented situation grappling with a global pandemic of COVID-19. On matters of public health and safety we take our guidance from the officials entrusted with protecting the public in this area. We understand our role in ensuring a safe environment for all participants, volunteers, spectators, and supporters that meets the standards set by those officials. In consideration of this, we have decided the NN Marathon Rotterdam cannot be held on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of April 2020 and will be postponed to Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of October 2020.

Is there already a new date for the NN Marathon Rotterdam known?

The 40th edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam will take place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of October 2020.

I have a place in the 2020 NN Marathon Rotterdam and want to take part in the rescheduled event. What do I need to do?

You don’t need to do anything. All individual runners who have a place for the 2020 event and who choose not to take part (or are unable to do so) in the rescheduled event will be able to defer (rollover) their registration to another person without any further payment.

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.

I have opted for a cancellation policy during enrolment and want to cancel my participation.

The cancellation period has expired and it is therefore no longer possible to use cancel your registration.

What will happen to my registration if the NN Marathon Rotterdam does not take place on the rescheduled date?

Due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the bib numbers of all registered and paying participants, deviating from our general terms and conditions, will remain valid for the next edition.

I haven’t received any emails about the 2020 NN Marathon Rotterdam, do I definitely have a place in this years’ rescheduled race?

If you received your confirmation email, you automatically have a place in the 2020 NN Marathon Rotterdam, scheduled to take place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of October 2020. To avoid emails being blocked or going to your junk folder, please add registration-noreply@mylaps.com and news@marathonrotterdam.nl to your contact or safe senders list.

How can I transfer my registration to someone else?

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.

Can I still register for different distances?

No, currently not. If you're looking for a bib number, you can see if you can get one through our supply and demand platform.

What about extra products, which i have also purchased in addition to my registration.

All additional bought products will remain for the 40th edition on the new date. If you transfer your registration, keep in mind that the additional products will remain for the new owner. Please let him or her know to avoid them to order twice.

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

You can pick up your ordered items on the rescheduled date. If you are unable to do so you will receive a full refund of your order. You have received an e-mail with further instructions.

When can I pick up my bib number?

We will send the confirmation of entries for the NN Marathon Rotterdam, AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam or the City Run Rotterdam by email. You can only pick up your bib number upon presentation of this printed unique confirmation. You can pick up your bib number on the rescheduled date. You will receive more information about the times and location by email as soon as possible. Dutch participants in the NN Kids Runs and TBI Business Runs will receive their bib number by post.


NN Marathon Rotterdam: COVID-19 update

Stay up to date with the latest developments regarding whether or not the NN Marathon Rotterdam will take place on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of October 2020, you can find the frequently asked questions here.

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