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

The TCS 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. 


The TCS 8K starts at 09.40 hours at Stadionweg.

Starting areas
The starting areas are situated at the Stadionweg. Each starting area corresponds to an expected finish time. The color of your bib number corresponds to the color of your starting area.
Starting time Color starting area Expected finish time 
09.40 hrs White Finish < 0.50 hrs
09.44 hrs Yellow TCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run, Groups and Charities
09.48 hrs Pink Finish > 0.51 hrs

View the layout of the starting areas and the map of the starting area 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 stadium. The clothing drop-off is opened from 8.40 until 12.15 hours.


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 Water Sponges
5 K X X X
Finish 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).


Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium in front of the grandstand. 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.