The TCS 8K is part of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. 

The 8K takes participants from the Stadionweg on the first small round of the official marathon course. Along the way you will pass, among other attractions, the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark! The last part of the course takes you via the Amstelveenseweg to the finish in the Olympic Stadium. 


Starting time: 09.45 and 09.50 hours
Time limit: 1 hour
Start Area B
The TCS 8K starts in Area B at the Stadionweg. Each start wave corresponds to an expected finish time. The color of your bib number corresponds to the color of your start wave.
Wave Color Expected finish time  Start time Area B
Wave 1 Red Finish < 0.50 hrs 09.45 hrs
Wave 2 Black TCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run and Groups 09.48 hrs
Wave 3 Purple Finish > 0.50 hrs 09.50 hrs
View the map of Start Area B and the start waves for the 8K here.

Clothing drop-off
Participants in the TCS 8K 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 starting areas. The clothing drop-off is opened from 8.40 until 12.15 hours.


Time limit
The time limit for the TCS 8K is 1 hour. After 10.55 hours, finishing in the Olympic Stadium is no longer possible.
Refreshment stations
There will be a sponge and water station along the course, handing out water, sportsdrink as well as fruit. Toilet and first-aid facilities will also be available.
Distance AA Drink Iso Lemon WaterBananas Sponges
5 K


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).


Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium in front of the grandstand. You can finish in the stadium until 10.55 hours. At the finish you will receive your medal. 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.