The course in Amsterdam is known for its flat, fast and historical character. The start and finish take place in the historical Olympic Stadium. Every year this leaves an unforgettable impression, thanks to the presence of the supporters in the tribunes and the marathon grandstand! The course of the Marathon follows a part of the course of the Olympic Games in 1928 alongside the Amstel River, stately mansions and windmills. This rural trail offers beautiful views and gives an impression of the enormous activity that rules the Amstel every day.The course leads the runners close to capital inner city of Amsterdam en knows many highlights, that are worth a seperate sightseeing tour. A few of the most attractive passages can be read here.
The starting areas are on the field inside of the Olympic Stadium. After entrance through the marathon gate you will be directed to your starting area. Each starting area corresponds with an expected finish time. The colour on the bib number corresponds to your permitted starting area.
The marathon gate opens at 7.45 hours. Starting areas pink and orange are also accessible via the entrance stairs on the outside of the stadium. You must be on the field by 8.50 hours at the latest. After this time the en- trance to the stadium will be closed. There is a limited number of toilets in the starting area, we advise you to use the toilets outside the Olympic Stadium.
No clothing can be left in the stadium. Any clothing left in the stadium will be removed the moment the race starts.
|Color starting area||Expected finish time|
|White||Invited athletes and athletes with a personal best up to 2.40 hrs|
|Yellow||Athletes with an expected finish time between 2.41 hrs and 3.00 hrs|
|Pink||Athletes with an expected finish time between 3.01 hrs and 3.30 hrs|
|Orange||Athletes with an expected finish time between 3.31 hrs and 4.00 hrs|
|Green||Athletes with an expected finish time between 4.01 hrs and 4.30 hrs|
|Blue||Athletes with an expected finish time between 4.31 hrs and 6.00 hrs|
|Distance||AA Drink Iso Lemon||Water||Bananas||Sponges|