Bashir Abdi, the high-profile bronze medal winner in the marathon at the Olympic Games, will be chasing a record in Rotterdam after his success in Japan. The Belgian top athlete of Somalian origin wants to set the European record to his name on Sunday 24th October during the 40th edition of the NN Marathon Rotterdam.Read more
The recent press conference about the coronavirus made us feel positive towards the perspective that by the 20th of September we are able to let go of the one and a half meter restriction. However, we will remain realistic and will take different scenario’s into account.
Just like you we have a lot of questions, as of now these remain unanswered. Much stays unclear about possible restrictive regulations by the time of the marathon weekend on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of October 2021.
We will keep close track of the developments and remain positive to host a safe and festive edition of #demooiste. Safety is always our number one priority. Keep moving and take care!
HOKA ONE ONE®, a division of Deckers Brands, has been named as an official sportswear partner of the NN Marathon Rotterdam, one of the Netherlands’ largest sports events. Beginning in 2021, HOKA’s official partner status aims to enhance participants experience and help to further broaden interest in the event, engaging with its strong following in the running community.
Nationale-Nederlanden will remain title sponsor of the Marathon Rotterdam for the next three editions. The financial services provider also extended the contract for the same period as the name giver of the City Pier City Loop Den Haag.Read more
Yesterday we were informed that Wim Witvliet has passed away. Wim was one of the five founders of the Rotterdam Marathon and also an honorary member of athletics club PAC. We wish his family and relatives much strength.
"Wim was an impressive person," said Mario Kadiks, director of the NN Marathon Rotterdam. “I got to know Wim as a skilled, enthusiastic and vital man until a very old age. I enjoyed working with him in the early years of our marathon. We still saw and spoke to each other regularly during the marathon, where he was present until the last as guest of honor. We look back with gratitude on what Wim has meant for our organization."
The NN Marathon Rotterdam, traditionally organized in the spring, will move to the autumn in 2021. Due to the corona pandemic, the 40th edition of #demooiste has been rescheduled to October 24 after consultation with the municipality of Rotterdam and main sponsor Nationale-Nederlanden.
‘’We do not want to give runners false hope, but clarity.’’, emphasizes organizer Mario Kadiks. ‘’Public health always comes first. And the chance that a massive, festive event like the NN Marathon Rotterdam can continue in a safe way is much greater in October than in April.’’
The NN Marathon Rotterdam is now scheduled to take place on the 10th and 11th of April 2021. Every individual runner with a place in the 2020 edition will be able to use their place in 2021. All participants have already received an e-mail with further information.Read more
The marathon distance is sold out. Subscribe to our waiting list to stay up to date. It is still possible to register for the other distances.Read more