Pacing Team

Want to run a specific time at the full or half marathon? Be guided by the pacers of the Runner's World Pacing Team powered by Polar.

What is the Runner’s World Pacing Team powered by Polar?

Pacers are experienced marathon and ultra runners who are able to run as flat a schedule as possible. In addition, they provide runners with tips and advice along the way. Thus, they drag participants through the difficult moments. A minimum of two pacers will run each finishing time for the full marathon and one pacer for the half marathon. You do not have to register in advance to run with the pacers.

Where do the pacers gather?

There is no central gathering point where pacers meet before the race. They go directly to the starting area's. For the full marathon this is in the Olympic Stadium, for the half marathon on Stadionweg. The pacers take their places in the start area's that correspond to their target times. The target times are listed below. The pacers will be recognizable by a flag with the target time they will run. Well before the start they are present in their start boxes, where they line up per target time (fastest time at the front of the box, slowest time at the back).

This service - apart from the standard registration fee for the even itself - is completely free!

Target times

TCS Marathon
Start time Area A: 09.00 hrs / Start time Area B: 09.00 hrs
3.00 / 3.10 / 3.20 / 3.30 / 3.40 / 3.50 / 4.00 / 4.10 / 4.20 / 4.30 / 4.40 / 4.50 / 5.00

Mizuno Half Marathon
Start time Area B: from 13.00 hours
1.30 / 1.35 / 1.40 / 1.45 / 1.50 / 1.55 / 2.00 / 2.05 / 2.10