Coronavirus entry pass

As of the 25th of September the government has adjusted the regulations regarding COVID-19, which means the following for participants and spectators. 

Participants

Participation in a running event outside is seen as excercise, that can take place without COVID-19 related restrictive regulations. Therefore, a coronavirus entry pass is not needed.

Spectators
The NN Marathon Rotterdam will be considered as a run-through activity for spectators standing on the sideline of the course. This event can take place without restrictive regulations. Therefore, a coronavirus entry pass is not needed.

Coolsingel
At this moment the Coolsingel is excluded: in a closed off area directly besides the course, one is obligated to have a coronavirus entry pass. This will be checked. More information will follow later.

Marathon Sport Expo
A coronavirus entry pass is not needed for access to the Marathon Sport Expo. To get access to the Pasty Party, a corona entry pass is required.

Theater Rotterdam and de Doelen (Schouwburgplein)
A coronavirus entry pass is not needed for acces to the Theater Rotterdam and de Doelen.

Take note: Please keep following the basic COVID-19 regulations to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Wash your hands regularly and keep distance from each other (where possible). Do not visit the NN Marathon Rotterdam when experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus (be careful when you are a high-risk category, for example unvaccinated people or people who are vaccinated but have an immune disease). Stay home when you experience symptoms and get tested.

Program | Friday

Friday October 22, 2021
Time Activity Location
10.00 - 20.00 hrs Marathon Sport Expo Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Program | Saturday

Saturday October 23, 2021
Time Activitity Location
10.00 - 20.00 hrs Marathon Sport Expo Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam
11.30 hrs Start Your Marathon Challenge Schiedamsedijk
13.15 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 1K - 6-7 years Coolsingel
13.30 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 1K - 8 years Coolsingel
13.45 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 1K - 9 years Coolsingel
14.00 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 1K - 10 years Coolsingel
14.15 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 2,5K - 7-11 years Coolsingel
14.45 hrs Start NN Kids Runs 2,5K - 12-15 years Coolsingel
15.30 hrs Start City Run Rotterdam (4,2K) Coolsingel
17.00 - 21.30 hrs Pasta Party Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam
19.00 - 20.00 hrs Church service Citykerk Het Steiger, Hang 18, Rotterdam

Program | Sunday

Sunday October 24, 2021
Time Activity Location
07.00 - 10.00 hrs Pick up bib numbers Postillion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam
09.15 hrs Start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 1 Burg. van Walsumweg
09.30 hrs Start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 2 Burg. van Walsumweg
09.45 hrs Start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 3 Burg. van Walsumweg
10.00 hrs Start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 4 Burg. van Walsumweg
10.00 hrs Start NN Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 1 Schiedamsedijk
10.07 hrs Start NN Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 2 Schiedamsedijk
10.14 hrs Start NN Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 3 Schiedamsedijk
10.21 hrs Start NN Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 4 Schiedamsedijk
10.28 hrs Start NN Marathon Rotterdam - Wave 5 Schiedamsedijk
16.25 hrs Last finisher Coolsingel

Courses

The course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is known as one of the fastest in the world. In the past, no fewer than three world records have been set. The Dutch record is held by Abdi Nageeye, who crossed the finish line on the heroic Coolsingel in 2019 with a time of 02:06:18.

Course records NN Marathon Rotterdam
Marius Kipserem (M) - 02:04:11 (2019)
Tiki Gelana (F) - 02:18:58 (2012)

NN Marathon Rotterdam


The famous course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam has had a new starting location since 2018. Participants start at the foot of the Erasmus Bridge and walk in the direction of the Kop van Zuid. The beautiful route takes you past all conceivable highlights of Rotterdam. Along the way, the crowd stands in line to cheer on the participants all the way to the finish line on the heroic Coolsingel. The course of the NN Marathon Rotterdam is also the course of the TBI Business Runs.

Exchange zones TBI Business Runs:

First runner Starting at 10:00 AM on the Schiedamsedijk
Second runner Exchange point 1: 10K (Pascalweg)
Third runner Exchange point 2: 21K (Dorpsweg)
Fourth runner Exchange point 3: app. 30K (Mariniersweg), runner finishes on the Coolsingel


Course 2021

AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam


The urban course of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam starts at the Burgermeester van Walsumweg near the iconic Market Hall and runs under the cube houses through the heart of Rotterdam. The total length of the course is 10.55 km and runs over part of the official marathon course. At Kralingen, the public is fully present to encourage the participants. In addition to their finishing time, all runners will also receive the exact time on the 10 kilometers. The last approximately 550 meters you can enjoy the heroic finish on the festive Coolsingel.

Course 2021

City Run Rotterdam


The City Run Rotterdam starts on the Coolsingel, close to the WTC. From here the route leads to the Leuvehaven in the direction of the Erasmus Bridge and returns via the Maritime District to the bustling Coolsingel. The finish is in front of the City Hall, where the marathon runners also finish a day later. A real Marathon experience guaranteed.

Course 2021

NN Kids Runs


The start of the NN Kids Runs is on the Coolsingel. From here the trail heads towards Leuvehaven to the Erasmus Bridge and from there returns to the famous Coolsingel. The finish is in front of the City Hall and is a moment for everyone to never forget.

Course NN Kids Run 1 km - Course NN Kids Run 2,5 km

Startnummers

Bib numbers Dutch participants
Due to the production time of the bib numbers, it is possible until September 22 to have your first name printed on the bib number and to fill in your expected end time. Everyone has to pick up their bib number at the WTC-building on Friday 22, Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 October upon presentation of your e-ticket. The e-tickets tickets will be sent from a week prior to the marathonweekend.

If you register for the NN Kids Runs before the 21th of September, you will receive your bib number at home. Everyone who registers after September 20 must pick up their bib number on Friday 22, Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 October in the WTC-building.

Bib numbers foreign participants
Participants who don’t live in the Netherlands can pick up their bib number on Friday 22, Saturday 23 or Sunday 24 October at the WTC-building upon presentation of your e-ticket. The e-tickets will be sent from a week prior to the marathonweekend.

Bib numbers for schools and companies
For schools and companies, is it possible to register until September 24. After that it’s no longer possible to register. The bib numbers of the schools and companies will be sent to the contact person the week prior to the NN Marathon Rotterdam.

Bib numbers
Marathon participants will receive two bib numbers, one with a time registration tag (wear it clearly visible on the chest) and one without a tag (wear it on the back). You will receive safety pins from us. Participants in the AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam and the City Run Rotterdam receive one bib number (wear it clearly visible on the chest).

Fill in the medical passport
For your own safety you are strongly encouraged to complete the medical form on the back of the bib. This is very important as the information will help the organisers provide appropriate help in case of an emergency. You must wear your bib number on your chest.

Transfer of bib number

We offer all individually registered participants the opportunity to transfer their bib number (including any additional products purchased) to someone else via our supply and demand platform. You can transfer your bib number to someone else by logging into your account and following the steps. Click here for the step-by-step plan for transferring a bib number. If you transfer your bib number after September 22, your name will not be visible on the bib number, because it has already been printed. Your name will be correct in the end results.

Take note: the bib numbers have been ordered. Because of this, you can no longer change the startinf pen and the shirt size when you want to take over a bib number from someone. This will be transferred from the orginial runner.

Change of distance

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''.

Note: Do you change your distance after September 20? Then come to the helpdesk on the day of the event to pick up a sticker that you need to attach to your bib number. This will allow you to start your new distance.

Opening hours Marathon Sport Expo

Where can I find more information about the Marathon Sport Expo?
Click here for more information about the Marathon Sport Expo.

Start waves

Format start waves
The start waves for the races on Sunday are determined based on your specified expected end time in the registration form. Due to the production of the bib numbers, it is possible to enter your expected end time up to and including 20 September. After this, all participants are automatically assigned to the last start wave. Note: after this date it is no longer possible to change the start wave. You may start in a later start wave. Click here for more information about fast runners.

Changing facilities and baggage drop-off

Where are the changing facilities and bag deposit located?
There will be no changing facilities and bag delivery on Saturday 23 October. On Sunday 24 October, changing facilities and bag delivery are only available for participants in the NN Marathon Rotterdam and the AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam who have checked this on the registration form (€ 1.50).

Changing facilities
The changing facilities icon is indicated on the start number, which gives you access to the changing facilities. Without a start number with this icon you will not get access. Supporters are also not allowed access to the dressing room.

For men, the changing room is located in De Doelen via the entrance on Kruisplein (open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For ladies, the dressing room in the Stadsschouwburg is via the entrance on the Schouwburgplein (open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Leaving things in the changing room is not allowed, these will be removed.

Baggage drop-off
The bag drop-off (open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is located in tents on Schouwburgplein. Here you can drop off your bag (without valuables) at your own risk. Note: the maximum dimensions for bags are 30 (l) x 20 (w) x 50 (h).

Walking route to the start | Sunday

Schouwburgplein - Coolsingel - Churchillplein

Check your walking route for the NN Marathon Rotterdam and AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam. The changing facilities and bag deposit are located on the Schouwburgplein.

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Start waves NN Marathon Rotterdam | Sunday

Schiedamsedijk

View the walking routes to the start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam and the AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam here. The changing facilities and bag deposit can be found on Schouwburgplein. Then walk via the Coolsingel to one of the starting locations.

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Start waves AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam | Sunday

Burgemeester van Walsumweg

Use the entrance of your start wave as indicated on the map. Your start wave is stated on your bib number. Make sure to enter your start wave at least 15 minutes before the start.

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Route TBI Business Runs | Sunday

to start and exchange zones

View the walking route of the Business Estafette Marathon to the start and the various exchange zones here. Make sure you are ready on time.



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Finish area | Sunday

Coolsingel - Weena - Schouwburgplein

Also this year the finish is on the Coolsingel. We would like to ask you to continue walking to the back of the finish area after crossing the finish line in order to promote the flow. The changing facilities, bag deposit and medal engraving can be found on Schouwburgplein.

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Start en finish area | Saturday

Coolsingel

The start is on the Coolsingel near the WTC. The NN Kids Runs start in waves. Use the entrance to your start wave (on your bib number) as indicated on the map. The letter corresponds to the signs on the Coolsingel at the start. Make sure you are in your start wave at least 15 minutes before the start.

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Results

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