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.

View the course of 2020

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.

View the course of 2020

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.

View the course of 2020

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.

View the course of 2020 - 1 km View the course of 2020 - 2,5 km

Startnummers

Bib numbers Dutch participants
Information about receiving bib numbers for Dutch participants will be announced at a later date.

Bib numbers foreign participants
Information about receiving bib numbers for foreign participants will be announced at a later date.

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 urgently requested to complete the medical passport on the back of the bib number. The bib number must be worn on the chest. In the event of an emergency, your bib number serves as a medical passport. The bib number is personal and non-transferable.

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 20, your name will still be visible on the bib number, because it has already been printed. The bib number will be sent to the address of the original entrant, so you are responsible for the transfer of your bib number.

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

Opening hours Marathon Sport Expo
The opening hours of the Marathon Sport Expo will be announced at a later date.

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.

Starting boxes - NN Marathon Rotterdam
After entering your personal data, it will be checked within a few seconds whether we have found an end time for you, which entitles you to starting box  A, B or C.

- A time of < 2.30 hours applies for starting box A.
- Starting box B: 2.30 - 2.45 hours
- Starting box C: 2.45 - 3.00 hours

If applicable, the starting box A, B or C will automatically pop-up in the registration form. You still need to tick this box though.

Starting boxes - AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam
After entering your personal data, it will be checked within a few seconds whether we have found an end time (after April 1, 2018) for you, which entitles you to starting box A (< 0.45 hours). If applicable, starting box A will automatically pop-up in the registration form. You still need to tick this box though.

The marathon starts in five start waves. The AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam has four start waves. Make sure you are in your start wave at least 15-30 minutes before the start. The City Run Rotterdam has only one start wave.

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.

Open map

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.

Open map

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.

Open map

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.



Open map

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.

Open map

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.

Open map

Travel advice Saturday 23 October 2021

Travel to the event
We advise participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. The Central Station, Beurs and Blaak are easily accessible and are located near the start and finish location. Keep in mind that many roads are closed and the city will be very busy.

Travel advice participants
- Meeting point schools on the Stadhuisplein: Rotterdam Central Station
- To the start (near the WTC): metro station Beurs and Blaak

Travel advice spectators
- To the start (near the WTC): metro station Beurs and Blaak
- To the finish on the Coolsingel: metro station Beurs

Road closures

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closures on 23 and 24 October and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

General closures:
- Coolsingel (Hofplein - Meent): Friday 10 am to Sunday 11 pm
- Schiedamsedijk: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 8 pm
- Rodezand + Stadhuisstraat + Raamplein + Doelwater: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 11 pm
- Burgemeester van Walsumweg: Sunday 5 am to 5 pm

The Wilhelminakade will remain accessible, for this purpose traffic is allowed in two directions in the Otto Reuchlinweg via the Posthumalaan.

By car

We advise all participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. If you know people in your area who are also participating or who are going to Rotterdam, try riding together. It is more pleasant, saves costs and is environmentally conscious. Some parking garages in and around the start and finish area of the NN Marathon Rotterdam are not accessible or have limited access.

An alternative is to use P+R locations. During the marathon weekend, the Rotterdam P+R parking garages Kralingse Zoom, Slinge and Alexander can be used free of charge. The only condition for the free use of these parking garages is that you use public transport afterwards. The other P+R parking locations are always free.

P+R

Adress

Metro line

Travel time

Meijersplein

Fairoaksbaan 300

E

9 min.

Capelsebrug

A. v. Rijckevorselplein 20

A/B/C

12 min.

Kralingse Zoom

Kralingse Zoom 50

A/B/C

8 min.

Slinge

Slinge 763

D/E

12 min.

Alexander

Alexanderlaan 35

A/B/C

18 min.

By metro

Metro stations Central Station, Beurs and Blaak are easily accessible and are located near the start and finish.

Advice participants/spectators
As a participant or spectator it is best to get off at the Beurs metro station to travel to the start on the Coolsingel near the WTC. Blaak metro station is also a good alternative. Plan your trip in advance on 9292.nl.

By train (NS)

Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Blaak are within walking distance of the Marathon Sport Expo and the start and finish on the Coolsingel. Participants and visitors can travel to these stations by train on Saturday 23 October. In connection with the NN Marathon Rotterdam, take into account extra crowds on the train. Check the travel planner on ns.nl ten days in advance for tailor-made travel advice and for more information about train tickets. 

Travel advice Sunday 24 October 2021

Travel to the event
We advise participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. The Central Station, Beurs and Blaak are easily accessible and are located near the start and finish location. Leuvehaven metro station will be closed on Sunday 24 October until 3 p.m. Keep in mind that many roads are closed and the city will be very busy.

Travel advice marathon runners:
- Bag deposit at Schouwburgplein: Rotterdam Central Station
- To the start: metro station Beurs

Travel advice 1/4 marathon runners
- Bag deposit at Schouwburgplein: Rotterdam Central Station
- To the start: Blaak metro station

Travel advice spectators
- To the start of NN Marathon Rotterdam: metro station Wilhelminaplein
- To the start AA Drink 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam: Blaak metro station
- To the finish on the Coolsingel: metro station Beurs

Road closures

We would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closures on 23 and 24 October 2021 and thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

General closures:
- Coolsingel (Hofplein - Meent): Friday 10 am to Sunday 11 pm
- Schiedamsedijk: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 8 pm
- Rodezand + Stadhuisstraat + Raamplein + Doelwater: Saturday 6 am to Sunday 11 pm
- Burgemeester van Walsumweg: Sunday 5 am to 5 pm

The Wilhelminakade will remain accessible, for this purpose traffic is allowed in two directions in the Otto Reuchlinweg via the Posthumalaan. The overview with the road closures on Sunday 24 October can be found below:

Street Closes at: Opens at:
Coolsingel All day  
Schiedamsedijk All day  
Doelwater All day  
Rodezand All day  
Stadhuisstraat All day  
Hofplein / Weena Zuid All day  
Burgemeester van Walsumweg 5.30 am 6 pm
Blaak 5.30 am 6 pm
Karel Doornmanstraat 5.30 am 6 pm
Oostplein 8 am 12 pm
Kruising Goudsesingel 8.30 am 12 pm
Boezemweg / Gerdesiaweg 8.30 am 12 pm
Kruising Goudserijweg 8.30 am 00.00 pm
Boezemstraat / Boezemsingel 8.30 am 6 pm
Boezemstraat / Bosdreef 8.30 am 6 pm
Bosdreef / Pr. Beatrixlaan 8.45 am 4 pm
Pr. Beatrixlaan 8.45 am 12 pm
Plaszoom - Kralingse Plaslaan 8.45 am 5.20 pm
Karmelweg 8.45 am 5.20 pm
Sophiakade 8.45 am 11.45 am
Vredenoordkade 8.45 am 11.45 am
Gerdesiaweg 8.45 am 11.45 am
Slaak 8.45 am 11.45 am
Mariniersweg 7 am 5.45 pm
Erasmusbrug (Noord naar Zuid) 7 am 3.30 pm
Erasmusbrug (Zuid naar Noord) 8 am 12.00 uur
Laan op Zuid 8.30 am 2.55 pm
Stadionweg 9 am 2.55 pm
Ijsselmondseplein 9 am 2.55 pm
Adriaan Volkerlaan 9 am 2.55 pm
Olympiaweg 9 am 0.15 pm
Smeetlandseweg 9 am 0.15 pm
Spinozaweg 9 am 0.15 pm
Pascalweg 9 am 0.15 pm
Havenspoorpad 9 am 1 pm
Zuiderparkweg 9 am 1.30 pm
Slinge 9 am 2 pm
Oldegaarde 9.45 am 3 pm
Vaanweg 9.45 am 3 pm
Zuiderparkweg 9.45 am 3 pm
Groene Kruisweg 9.45 am 3 pm
Dorpsweg 10 am 3 pm
Roerdomplaan 10 am 3 pm
Brielselaan 10 am 3 pm
Wilheminakade 10 am 3 pm
Westblaak 10.15 am 7 pm
Warande 10.15 am 7 pm
Ammanplein 10.15 am 7 pm
Paradijsbrug 10.45 am 7 pm
Boszaam 10.45 am 7 pm
Kralingseweg 10.45 am 7 pm
Kralingseplaslaan 10.45 am 7 pm
By car

We advise all participants and spectators to travel by public transport as much as possible. If you know people in your area who are also participating or who are going to Rotterdam, try riding together. It is more pleasant, saves costs and is environmentally conscious. Some parking garages in and around the start and finish location around NN Marathon Rotterdam are not accessible or have limited access.

An alternative is to use P+R locations. Because many participants and spectators come by car from outside Rotterdam, the Rotterdam P+R parking garages Kralingse Zoom, Slinge and Alexander can be used free of charge during the marathon weekend. The only condition for the free use of these parking garages is that you use public transport afterwards. The other P+R parking locations are always free.

P+R

Adress

Metro line

Travel time

Meijersplein

Fairoaksbaan 300

E

9 min.

Capelsebrug

A. v. Rijckevorselplein 20

A/B/C

12 min.

Kralingse Zoom

Kralingse Zoom 50

A/B/C

8 min.

Slinge

Slinge 763

D/E

12 min.

Alexander

Alexanderlaan 35

A/B/C

18 min.

Accesibility hospitals

Maasstad Hospital
From Rijksweg A-16 only via Rijksweg A-15 (see description below)

From Rijksweg A-29 - via A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From A-15 Ridderster-IJsselmondse Randweg

From the right bank of the Maas via the Maastunnel - Pleinweg -Zuidplein- Vaanweg to the Vaanplein A 15 junction in the direction of Dordrecht IJsselmonde Barendrecht and via IJsselmondse Randweg.

Ikazia Hospital
From the Rijksweg A-15 - Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Stevelsweg - Motorstraat.

Erasmus MC & Sophia Children's Hospital
From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunnel traverse - Rochussenstraat - Zimmermanweg.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via the Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg - Maastunnel - Westzeedijk.

Oogziekenhuis
From the Rijksweg A-20 via Kleinpolderplein (exit 13), Stadhoudersweg - Statenweg - tunnel traverse - Rochussenstraat - Westblaak - Hartmansstraat and William Boothlaan.

From the Rijksweg A-15 via Vaanplein - Vaanweg - Strevelsweg - Zuidplein - Pleinweg to the Maastunnel - Droogleever Fortuynplein - Westzeedijk - Vasteland - Schiedamse Vest.

Havenziekenhuis
From the Rijksweg A-16 (exit 25) via the Kralingseplein - Abram van Rijckevorselweg and Maasboulevard.

St. Franciscus Gasthuis
Accessible via the usual routes. Traffic from South Rotterdam is advised to drive via the Rijksweg A-16, Rijksweg A-20 and Schieplein (exit 14).

IJsselland Hospital
Accessible via the usual routes.

By metro

Metro stations Central Station, Beurs, Blaak and Wilhelminaplein are easily accessible and are located near the start locations and the finish. Please note: Leuvehaven metro station will be closed on Sunday 24 October until 3 pm. Plan your trip in advance on 9292.nl.

Travel advice runners
As a marathon runner, it is best to get off at the Beurs metro station to travel to the start on the Schiedamsedijk. As a 1/4 marathon runner, it is best to get off at Blaak metro station to get to the start on the Burg. Van Walsumweg.

Travel advice spectators
As a spectator, it is best to get off at Wilhelminaplein metro station to see the start of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. Do you want to go to the start of the AA Drink ¼ Marathon Rotterdam as a spectator? Then it is best to get off at Blaak metro station. The course is geared as much as possible to the RET metro lines in Rotterdam, making it easy for you to follow your favorite runner along the course. Free WiFi is available in all metros. This way you can continue to follow your runner, even underground, via the Live Tracking in the event app.

By train (NS)

Rotterdam Central Station and Rotterdam Blaak are within walking distance of the Marathon Sport Expo, the start locations and the finish on the Coolsingel. Participants and visitors can travel to these stations by train on Sunday 24 October. The NS Supporter van Bewegen team is ready at the station to welcome and encourage everyone. Plan your trip in advance on ns.nl.

Waterbus

The fast ferry services of the Waterbus take you comfortably and quickly to and from Rotterdam. The Waterbuses sail between Rotterdam and Dordrecht and in the Drechtsteden.


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Registration last bib numbers City City Run Rotterdam, NN Kids Runs and the TBI Business Runs open

You can register for the last available bib numers of the City Run Rotterdam (4.2K), NN Kids Runs (1 and 2.5K) and the TBI Business Runs of the 40th edition. The NN Marathon Rotterdam and AA Drink Marathon Rotterdam are sold out.

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