In partnership with the NN Marathon Rotterdam, the Nationale-Nederlanden Pacing Team powered by Runner's World will also be present at this year’s edition to push runners towards their desired finish time in the full marathon. You don’t have to sign up in advance, either. Simply join a pacer in your starting position on Sunday, 16 April.
The pacers will be divided among the scheduled finish times, and will be clearly recognisable by their uniforms showing the target time. The pacers will start together with the participants in the phased starting lines with the same expected finish time.
Disclaimer: it is possible that pacers have to cancel at the very last minute due to, for example, an acute injury or a positive covid test. If this is the case, we do everything we can to find replacements (which is sometimes no longer possible in the short term).
What is the Nationale-Nederlanden Pacing Team powered by Runner's World?
As their name implies, pacers are runners who set the pace based on their perfect sense of the distance, conditions and speed. Their experience enables them to reach the finish at an even pace.
And to help you through the rough patches, they’ll occasionally fall back into the pack to offer encouragement and tips to help you reach the finish too.