See all frequently asked questions on this page. Is your question not listed? Please contact us. Please note that the information below is subject to change.
What are the minimum ages to participate?
Where can I find information about the bib numbers?
Click here for all information about the bib numbers.
TBI Business Duo teams and TBI Business Relay teams will be sent their Business packet by mail. This package contains the start numbers. The start number has a box on the inside where general and medical information can be entered. These start numbers do not have a Bib-Tag.
Together with these start numbers you also receive a start number band with an exchange start number to which a Bib-Tag is attached. To this start number band you attach the EXCHANGE start number. This band including the start number is the exchange item. This gives each runner a time in the results.
Can I cancel my registration?
It is only possible to cancel your registration if you bought a cancellation insurance during registration. This is only applicable for the NN Marathon Rotterdam. You can cancel your entry until March 1. Contact the organisation to use your cancellation insurance.
Can I change my 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:
Can I change my registration?
Once you are registered, you will receive an automatic e-mail confirmation including a link to acces your dashboard. You can sign in to your dashboard to update your personal information, order a product, change your distance or transfer your bib number to someone else.
When does the registration close?
You can register digitally until the start of the distance you want to participate in. The registration of a distance closes earlier, as soon as all start numbers are sold out.
I haven't received a confirmation email, what now?
After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Also check your spambox if you have not received the email within 30 minutes. If it is not there either, please contact us.
How to order a coach number?
Only participants at the NN Kids Runs 1K can order a coach number during registration.
When will the NN Marathon Rotterdam take place?
The 42st edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam will take place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 April 2023.
Can I order an event shirt?
All participants of the marathon distance receive a free event shirt. You can indicate your desired size during registration, as long as the stock of the relevant size lasts. You will receive the shirt when you pick up your start number at the Marathon Sport Expo. See the design here. View the size charts of the event shirt here.
How can I register as a fast runner?
Find here al information to register as a fast runner for the NN Marathon Rotterdam.
What are the general terms and conditions?
Click here for general terms and conditions.
Can I register?
Registration is open for the 42nd edition. Register here.
How do I register as a company, group, school or association?
First, register your group via the registration form. After registration, you can add or invite the team members to your group. Follow the steps in this manual.
Which start wave will I be on?
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 March 19. 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.
The marathon starts in five start waves. The 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.
Can you get a discount as student?
Yes. Students get a discount when participating in the NN Marathon Rotterdam. The discount is € 5,- for the NN Marathon Rotterdam and € 2,50 for 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam and the City Run Rotterdam.
Conditions Student Runs
Can I transfer my bib number?
We offer all individually registered participants the opportunity to transfer their bib number (including any additional products purchased) to someone else. You can transfer your bib number to someone else by logging into your account and following the steps. If you transfer your bib number after March 19, 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.
Can I take my backpack or camelbag with me in the starting box?
We advise you to come to the start in running clothes. It is not allowed to take bags/backpacks in the starting boxes (with the exception of camelbags) or leave them unattended around the event site or course. Anything left unattended will be removed and thrown away for safety reasons.
What are the age groups for the NN Marathon Rotterdam?
NN Marathon Rotterdam
The age category you are allocated to for the marathon will be determined by your age on the day of the event.
|MSR||20 - 34|
|M35||35 - 39|
|M40||40 - 44|
|M45||45 - 49|
|M50||50 - 54|
|M55||55 - 59|
|M60||60 - 64|
|M65||65 - 69|
|M70||70 and older|
|VSR||20 - 34|
|V35||35 - 39|
|V40||40 - 44|
|V45||45 - 49|
|V50||50 - 54|
|V55||55 - 59|
|V60||60 - 64|
|V65||65 en ouder|
Just as in previous years, there are monetary prizes for the first three men and women of each age category.
There are no age categories for the City Run and the 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam. These runs are only subdivided into men and women. Only first prizes are awarded for these distances.
What care do I get on the way?
NN Marathon Rotterdam (42,195 km)
During the NN Marathon Rotterdam there will be drinks stations with sports drinks (AA Drink) and water on the following points: 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K and 40K. Besides there will be sponge stands on the following points; 12,5K, 17,5K, 22, K, 27,5K, 32,5K and 37,5K. Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink Smart recovery, water and fruit available. To avoid gastrointestinal complaints, no fruit is provided at the care stands on the course.
Running safely and responsibly
Not replacing fluids lost through sweating during endurance sports can lead to loss of performance. Not drinking sufficiently can ultimately lead to medical problems. Many athletes appear not to know that not only not drinking enough but also drinking too much endangers their health. Keeping the correct level of fluids and salts in the body is very important. When you run your body loses fluids and salts via your sweat through the skin and via your breath. These processes ensure you remain cool and that your body temperature is kept stable. Not replacing the correct amount of fluids on time can lead to dehydration (drinking too little) and hyponatremia (drinking too much and having too little sodium). This can affect your performance, your psyche and your physical state. The correct level of fluids and sodium in the body is an individual matter and is dependent on the environmental conditions (the weather), they type and intensity of the activity (speed) and personal factors such as level of training, body weight and clothing you wear. Athletes have a personal responsibility in this. Drinking the correct amount is a combination of knowing your body's needs and the way you drink while running.
1/4 Marathon Rotterdam (10,55 km)
During the ¼ Marathon Rotterdam there will be a drinks station at 5 K with sports drinks (AA Drink) and water. Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.
City Run Rotterdam (4,2 km) & NN Kids Runs (1 & 2,5 km)
Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink and water available.
Where can I find information about the changing facilities and baggage drop-off?
Changing facilities will be offered in De Doelen. Click here for all information about the changing facilities and baggage drop-off.
What do the courses look like?
Click here for all courses.
When is the NN Marathon Rotterdam?
Saturday 15 april 2023
Sunday 16 april 2023
Do I get a finish certificate?
Every finisher on Sunday will receive a personal finish certificate which can be downloaded. You will receive the link to the results page by e-mail after the event.
Where can I find more information about the Marathon Sport Expo?
Click here for more information about the Marathon Sport Expo.
Do I get a medal?
All participants will receive a medal as a reminder of the event after passing the finish line. In addition, you can have this medal engraved with your name and finish time.
Participants of The Marathon Rotterdam Walk will receive a pin after crossing the finish.
Can I have my medal engraved?
All participants can have their medals engraved immediately after the event. In the registration form you can tick ''medal engraving''. This was possible until March 14 in your account. You can still decide to engrave your medal after the event.
On Saturday this costs € 5,- for the City Run Rotterdam and the NN Kids Runs and costs € 8,- on Sunday for the 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam and NN Marathon Rotterdam. If you didn’t indicate this in advance during registration, you can have your medal engraved afterwards, but then a fee will be added to the price.
Are there any pacers?
Yes, in collaboration with the NN Marathon Rotterdam, the Nationale-Nederlanden Pacing Team powered by Runner's World will again be present at the next edition to help runners reach their desired dream time on the marathon distance. Click here for all information about the Nationale-Nederlanden Pacing Team powered by Runner's World.
Is there an award ceremony?
There are cash prizes to be won at the NN Marathon Rotterdam for the three men and women from category M35 and above. There are no age categories at the City Run Rotterdam and the 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam, only subdivision into men and women. Prizes can be won at these distances. Note: The gross time is the official time. Every participant who reaches the finish in time will receive a medal.
What does the program look like?
Click here for all programs.
What are the race regulations?
Click here for the race regulations.
Where can I find my results?
The results will be published on this page afterwards. You will also receive the link to the results page by e-mail after the event. Note: the gross time is the official time. Do you have a question or remark about your results? Send an e-mail to Mylaps Event Timing based on your start number and any times you have clocked yourself.
Are there shower facilities?
No, there are no shower facilities.
Where are the start and finish?
Click here for all information about the start and finish.
Where can I find more information about the Super Marathon Masters?
Click here for more information about the Super Marathon Masters.
Where are the kilometers indicated?
During the NN Marathon Rotterdam there are clocks on the following points:
During the 1/4 Marathon Rotterdam there are clocks on the following points:
During the City Run Rotterdam there are clocks at the following points:
What are the time limits?
Participants finishing after the deadlines will no longer be included in the competition results and won't receive a medal.
The following time limits apply for The Marathon Rotterdam Walk:
Is there a time registration?
Only at all parts of the NN Marathon Rotterdam on Sunday the MYLAPS BibTag will be used to register time. On the back of your starting number (Bib) is an electronic chip (Tag) and a plastic spacer. BibTag makes it very easy to register your times, the only thing you have to do is wear the start number correctly.
Information to ensure proper time registration:
What is the official time?
Gross time is official time. It starts the moment the starting shot is given and stops the moment you pass the finish line. Net time is the time that starts when you pass the mat on the starting line and stops when you cross the finish line. The net time is given as an extra service.
Is there an app?
In the run-up to the event, the app will be updated. In this app:
Download the NN Marathon Rotterdam app:
What is the charity of the NN Marathon Rotterdam?
Click here for all information about the charities.
What happens to found objects?
Lost and found items are collected at the time of bag delivery. Please contact us if your belongings are not here either. After the event we have a view on all found objects.
Is there a half marathon at the NN Marathon Rotterdam?
No, there is no half marathon option for individual runners. However, you can run a half marathon by signing up for the TBI Business Duo Marathon.
I need a hotel in Rotterdam for the weekend of the race – any advice?
Rotterdam.info provides a good overview of trendy hostels, luxury hotels and everything in between: there is a suitable options for everyone’s taste and budget.
What is medical advice and what medical care is available on the course?
Click here for all information about the medical advice and medical care on the course.
What volunteer tasks are there and how can I sign up?
Click here for all information about volunteers.
Is there a waiting list for sold out distances?
The registration of a part closes as soon as all bib numbers for this distance have been sold out.