An European running classic in Amsterdam consists of the marathon, which holds the World Athletics Platinum Label Race designation, the largest half marathon in the Netherlands, and an 8 km race


In brief

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15 October 2023 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 35,000
marathon 2022 — 12,763,
half marathon 2022 — 14,627
Course Record: 2:03:38 (marathon), Tamirat Tola, Ethiopia, 2021
Entry fee:
€85—105 for the marathon,
€38 for the half marathon

The Amsterdam Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The official name is TCS Amsterdam Marathon. Around 35,000 athletes participate in the marathon race and other competitions. In 2022, 12,763 runners completed the marathon, and 14,627 finished the half marathon.

The Amsterdam Marathon is recognized as a Platinum Label event by World Athletics.

The first Amsterdam Marathon took place on 5 August 1928, during the Summer Olympics. After the Olympics, marathons were not held in Amsterdam until the race was revived in 1975. It has since been held annually, except for 1978 due to the Olympic Stadium’s inadequate condition, and in 2020, when the races were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and virtual competitions were conducted in its place.

The Amsterdam Marathon 2023 is a qualifying event for the Abbott WMM Wanda Age group World Championship.

Information about Amsterdam and its attractions can be found here.

Amsterdam Marathon (TCS Amsterdam Marathon) 2022

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (TCS Amsterdam Marathon)

The marathon race, covering a distance of 26.2mi/42.195km, starts in six waves from 9:00 to 9:30 on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) from the Olympic Stadium (Olympisch Stadion) or the Stadionweg Street near the stadium.

Age limit: at least 18 years old on race day.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Mizuno Halve Marathon)

The half marathon race, spanning a distance of 13.1 mi/21.097 km, commences in six waves from 13:00 to at 13:50 on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) on Stadionweg Street near the Olympic Stadium (Olympisch Stadion).

Age limit: at least 18 years old on race day.

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The course of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 takes participants through the streets and parks of Amsterdam, the business district of Zuidas, and the countryside with windmills along both banks of the Amstel River. The marathon route crosses the Amstel River using the Torontobrug and Brug Oranjebaan bridges.

Kilometer markers are positioned at every kilometer along the course. Additionally, digital clocks are available at the start and various kilometer points.

TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 course

TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 course

Course altitude profile of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023

Course altitude profile of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023

The course of the Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 partially coincides with the marathon route, passing through Churchilllaan Avenue, Rijnstraat Street, and crossing the Amstel River using the Torontobrug and Utrechtsebrug bridges.

Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 course

Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 course

The start of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 is at the Olympic Stadium (Olympisch Stadion 1182 DB Amsterdam) or from Stadionweg Street near the Olympic Stadium. The Mizuno Half Marathon starts from Stadionweg Street near the Olympic Stadium. The finish line for all races is situated at the Olympic Stadium.

Olympic Stadium, built for the 1928 Olympics

Olympic Stadium, built for the 1928 Olympics

You can find the official course maps of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 here.

Participants of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 are divided into starting blocks based on their expected finishing times indicated during registration. The starting block is marked by color on the participant’s number. Starting from a slower block is allowed.

Starting Zone with Blocks, TCS Amsterdam Marathon and Mizuno Half Marathon 2023

Starting Zone with Blocks, TCS Amsterdam Marathon and Mizuno Half Marathon 2023

The time limit for the marathon is 6 hours, and for the half marathon, it’s 3 hours. There are additional time limits at certain points along the course. The finish line closes at 17:00.

Pacemakers for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 provide the necessary pace to help participants finish within a specific time. They are positioned in starting blocks and can be recognized by the flags indicating their target finish times. Projected finish times for the marathon: 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. Projected finish times for the half marathon: 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10.

The marathon route has 10 refreshment and nutrition points, and the half marathon route has 6. Athletes are offered drinking water, AA isotonic drink, fruits, and water for sponges. Finishers receive water, a bottle of AA Drink and banana.

Before the start of the race, marathon runners can leave their personal belongings for storage from 7:30 to 17:00 on 15 October 2023 (Sunday) in tents near the Olympic Stadium (Olympisch Stadion, 1182 DB Amsterdam). Storage tents for half marathon runners are located at the square in front of Sporthallen Zuid sports complex (Burgerweeshuispad 54, 1076 EP Amsterdam) and operate from 12:00 to 17:00.

The route of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).


You can sign up for the races of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 online.

Online registration is open until the participant limit is reached. In 2023, spots for the races on 15 October 2023 (except for kids’ races) were sold out by July 2023.

The entry fee for the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023 is €105.

The entry fee for the Mizuno Half Marathon 2023 is €38.

Until 4 September 2023, you can switch to another distance (with a surcharge if needed), transfer your participation to another person. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with a timing chip
  • Goodie bag
  • Mizuno event shirt (for marathon runners)
  • Food and beverage stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Bag deposit service
  • Pacing service
  • Music and performance groups throughout the course
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Thermal blanket after the finish
  • Changing rooms at start and finish
  • Post-race showers
  • Online race results
  • Medical assistance if needed

Additional options during registration include ordering an event shirt (€30), which is part of the marathon runner’s starting package, medal engraving (€10), photo pack (€29.90), video pack (€5), magnetic race bib holders (€10), and a ticket to the pasta party (€25).

Bib numbers can be collected at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon Expo 2023, located in Hall 3 of the Sporthallen Zuid sports complex (Burgerweeshuispad 54, 1076 EP Amsterdam).

TCS Amsterdam Marathon Expo 2019

Pick-up desk schedule:
12 October 2023 (Thursday) from 13:00 to 20:00,
13 October 2023 (Friday) from 10:00 to 20:00,
14 October 2023 (Saturday) from 9:00 to 19:00,
15 October 2023 (Sunday) on race day from 7:30 to 13:00.

To collect your Race Pack, you need to present a photo ID and registration confirmation (will be emailed).

No health certificate is required to participate in any race of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2023.

Race Results 2022*

Men (marathon)
1. Tsegaye Getachew (ETH) 02:04:49
2. Titus Kipruto (KEN) 02:04:54
3. Bazezew Asmare (ETH) 02:04:56

Women (marathon)
1. Almaz Ayana (ETH) 02:17:19
2. Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 02:18:05
3. Tsehay Gemechu (ETH) 02:18:59

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You can check your result and view the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Stichting Sportevenementen Le Champion
Berenkoog 54,
1822 BZ Alkmaar, Netherlands
Тел. +31 72 533 8136

Social media:

* The race information is obtained from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. To get the latest updates and ensure accuracy, we recommend visiting the official website. If you notice any mistakes, kindly email us at

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 16 October 2022
Passing clouds.
Temperature: 12°C – 18°C
Wind: 27 km/h
Date: 17 October 2021
Passing clouds.
Temperature: 10°C – 14°C
Wind: 20 km/h
Date: 18 October 2020 (virtual run)
Mostly cloudy all day.
Temperature: 6°C – 13°C
Wind: 11 km/h

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Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Amsterdam

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in October 2023

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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