Amsterdam Marathon

September 26, 2013 in Amsterdam Blog

The Amsterdam Marathon is one of the most prominent marathon races in the world. It’s member of the elite Gold IAAF certified marathon club, which includes cities such as Paris, New York, London, Mumbai and Singapore. Highlights of the Amsterdam Marathon route include the Vondelpark, the long run alongside the Amstel river and of course the start and finish at the historical Olympic Stadium.

amsterdam marathon olympic stadium

This marathon race has the classic 42.195 kilometers length. The Amsterdam Marathon event also offers races of 8 km and 21 km race, and a kids run in the stadium.

New in 2013 is the passage underneath the Rijksmuseum which was opened recently after many years of closure. This will be a special run through the beautiful tunnel for both locals and tourists.

It’s one the faster routes among marathons in the world, but obviously still a great challenge. For this you will benefit from the Pacing Team. This is a team of highly experienced marathon runners that set the pace in order to have the best running schedule possible. They also motivate the contenders and help them through difficult moments. The Pacing Team is sponsored by Runner’s World magazine.

amsterdam marathon amstel river

During the weekend of the Amsterdam Marathon, be sure to also visit the Mar

athon Expo at the Sporthallen Zuid. This is a large expo about running and athletics and more than 40.000 people a year visit the event. It starts Friday the 18th of October.

Another nice addition to the event is the Pasta Party. This event offers runners a healthy and carbohydrates rich meal on the evening before the race. You can buy tickets for this meal during registration.

The Amsterdam Marathon is held on Sunday the 20th of October. Register or find more information here.

 amsterdam marathon route

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