Spring marathon in Dusseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, the event also includes half marathon, marathon relay for 4 runners, and kids run

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In brief

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Date:
11 April 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 16.000,
marathon 2019 — 2.497,
half marathon 2019 — 3.293
Course Record: 2:07:48 (marathon) Dereje Debele, Ethiopia, 2011
Entry fee:
€59—95 marathon,
€38—65 half marathon

The Dusseldorf Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Dusseldorf, Germany. The official name of the event is METRO Marathon Düsseldorf. About 16.000 athletes take part in Marathon race and other competitions (2.497 runners completed marathon and 3.293 finished half marathon in 2019).

The Dusseldorf Marathon is a member of German Road Races group.

In 2020 the Dusseldorf Marathon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

More about Dusseldorf and its attractions you may find here.

Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 9:30 11 April 2021 (Sunday) from Joseph-Beuys-Ufer, 33.

Age limit: born in 2003 and earlier.

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Halbmarathon)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:15 11 April 2021 (Sunday) from Joseph-Beuys-Ufer, 33.

Age limit: born in 2005 and earlier.

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Course

The roundtrip course of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 tracks through the streets of Dusseldorf on both sides of the Rhine (Rhein), crosses the river over Oberkasseler Brücke which connects Dusseldorf old town with the left-bank district Oberkassel.

The routes of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 are traffic free for the time of races.

Course of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) and Half Marathon 2021

Course of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) and Half Marathon 2021

Altitude profile of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021course

Course visualization, Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2019

The course of the Dusseldorf Half Marathon 2021 partly coincides with the marathon distance, runs only on the right bank of the Rhine (Rhein).

Start for all races of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 is on Joseph-Beuys-Ufer, 33.

Finish is not far from the start, it is located on Rheinuferpromenade near Burgplatz square, the centre of Dusseldorf old town.

You may find the official course map of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 here.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours, for the half marathon distance — 3 hours.

Water and nutrition stations, toilets are located every 5km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink, fruit, energy gel, Cola, water to wet sponges. Finishers also get non-alcoholic beer Erdinger, doughnuts and savoury biscuits.

Before the start runners may leave their personal belongings in the deposit zone: at Burgplatz square for marathoners, near Reuterkaserne street for half marathon and relay runners. The stuff must be packed in the official METRO Marathon Düsseldorf Kit Bag (it is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number and a sticker); the bag is to be marked with the sticker that has your race number on it.

More than 42 music bands entertain the runners on the course. More info is here.

The route of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS).

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 10 March 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 8—10 April 2021 at the Expo of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021.

The entry fee for the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
1—500 — €59,
501—1250 — €69,
1251—2000 — €79,
2001—2800 — €89,
8—10 April 2021 at the Expo — €95.

Finishers of 10 or more races of the Dusseldorf Marathon get entry fee discount.

The entry fee for the Dusseldorf Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
1—500 — €38,
501—1500 — €45,
1501—2500 — €50,
2501—5000 — €55,
8—10 April 2021 at the Expo — €65.

You may change registration data for a fee of €5 online or at the Expo of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 8—10 April 2021.

Till 10 March 2021 for a fee of €10 you may cancel your registration in case of sickness or injury (medical certificate is required) and get the entry fee refund. More info is here.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Goody bag
  • Free use of Dusseldorf public transport 11 April 2021, your bib number serves as a ticket
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities and shower after finish
  • Recovery massage on first-come, first-served basis for marathoners
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge: choice of your bib number (€5), medal engraving (€10), Race T-shirt (€25).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021 in Halle am Wasserturm of the exhibition centre Areal Böhler (Hansaallee 321, 40549 Düsseldorf), a former location of the steel industry.
Pick-up desks schedule:
8 April 2021 (Thursday) from 14:00 till 18:00,
9—10 April 2021 (Friday — Saturday) from 10:00 till 18:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo or your confirmation letter (printed or on the screen).

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID, your confirmation letter.

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Dusseldorf Marathon (METRO Marathon Düsseldorf) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Tom Gröschel (DE) 02:13:49
2. Malcom Hicks (NZ) 02:13:51
3. Thijs Nijhuis (DK) 02:14:18

Women (marathon)
1. Anja Scherl (DE) 02:32:55
2. Hiruni Wijayaratne (SL) 02:34:10
3. Ümmü Kiraz (TR) 02:34:37

* Source: results.sporthive.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
rhein-marathon düsseldorf e.V.
Rathausufer, 10
40213 – Düsseldorf,
Germany
tel. +49 (0) 211 610 190 0

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Weather during Previous Races

Date: 26 April 2020 (race cancelled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 19°C (42°F – 66°F)
Wind: 4 km/h (2 mph)
Date: 28 April 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 7°C – 14°C (44°F – 56°F)
Wind: 11 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 29 April 2018
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 21°C (43°F – 71°F)
Wind: 9 km/h (6 mph)

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Flights to Dusseldorf

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 9 April 2021 — 12 April 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Dusseldorf from Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.

Insurance

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 Dusseldorf

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in April 2021

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

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