Mizuno Half Marathon






Mizuno Half Marathon

The Mizuno Half Marathon is the biggest Half Marathon of the Netherlands and is part of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. 

The Mizuno half marathon consists of one loop, most of which passes through the attractive centre of Amsterdam. The course starts at the Stadionweg and goes through Churchilllaan, Rijnstraat and the Utrechtse Bridge over the Amstel river. Next you run through Watergraafsmeer and Zeeburg. The rest of the course is the same as that of the full marathon.

The course leads the participants through Amsterdam’s city centre and passes many highlights, which would also be worth a separate sightseeing tour. You can read some of the most attractive sights here.

Start

Start
The Mizuno Half Marathon starts at 13.00 hours at Stadionweg. 

Starting areas
The starting areas are situated at Stadionweg. Each starting area corresponds to an expected finish time. The color of your bib number corresponds to the color of your starting area. Pay attention! We advise you to arrive at the starting area no earlier than half an hour before your start time.

Starting timesColor starting areaExpected finish time
13.00 hrsWhiteFinish time < 1.40 hrs
13.10 hrsYellowTCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run, Groups and Charities
13.20 hrsPinkFinish time 1.41 – 1.50 hrs
13.30 hrsOrangeFinish time 1.51 – 2.00hrs
13.40 hrsGreenFinish time 2.01 –  2.10 hrs
13.50 hrsBlueFinish time > 2.11 hrs

View the layout of the starting areas and the map of the starting area here.

Clothing drop-off
Participants in the Mizuno Half Marathon can find their drop-off point on the square in front of Sporthallen Zuid. The service is free but we are not responsible for any stolen or missing items. It is not allowed to take loose items of clothing into the stadium. The clothing drop-off is opened from 12.00 until 17.00 hours.

Course

Refreshment stations
There will be a sponge and water station along the route, handing out water and sportsdrink as well as fruit to the marathon runners. At the refreshment stations toilet and first-aid facilities will also be available.
Afstand
AA Drink Iso Lemon Water
Bananen
Sponzen
5 KM X X X X
9 KM X X X X
11 KM
X
X
13 KM X X X X
16 KM X X X X
19 KM
X
X
Finish X X X
AA Drink Iso Lemon
  • Especially developed energy drink to maintain your fluid and energy balance during that strenuous exertion
  • The vitamins B3, E, B5, B6 and H support the immune system and metabolism
The AA Drink Iso Lemon are handing out in 0.15L cups. At the finish, participants receive a bottle of AA Drink Iso Lemon of 0.33L.

Pay attention! There are no energy bars/gels available at the refreshment stations, so you should bring these yourself (if desired).
Limits and clocks Mizuno Half Marathon
The time limit for the Mizuno Half Marathon is 3 hours. You can finish your Mizuno Half Mrathon in the Olympic Stadium till 17.00 hours. The following km-points should be reached at:

• 5 km - 14.42 hours
• 10 km - 15.25 hours
• 15 km - 16.08 hours
• 21,1 km - 17.00 hours


Runners who are reached by the sweeper vehicle, based on the passing-time table, and will therefore certainly exceed the time limit will be called upon by a member of the jury to leave the race and, for reasons of safety, get into the broom wagon. Should you decide to continue the race, despite the request of the jury member, you do so at your own risk. Remember, the course will be opened to traffic again once the broom wagon has passed. The water points and medical care points will also be removed, and it will no longer be possible to end in the Olympic Stadium. If you are removed from the race, you will not be eligible for a medal.

Kilometer points and time registration
Every 5 km your time will register. Additional boards will be placed at every km-point.

Finish

Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium in front of the grandstand. At the finish you will receive your medal and heat sheet (if necessary). Water is also available here. After crossing the finish line, please try to keep moving. Outside the Olympic Stadium you will receive a bottle of AA Drink and banana.
Medal
All participants who cross the finish line receive a medal. To make yours even more special, you can personalise it with your name and finish time. You will find the stand at the bridge between the Olympic Stadium and Sporthallen Zuid. If you ordered an engraved medal when you registered, there will be a medal symbol on your bib number. On the day it will cost the € 10.00.