Popular Germany’s biggest spring marathon in Hamburg, the event also includes half marathon, relay, and kids run


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

25 April 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 20.000,
marathon 2019 — 10.001,
half marathon 2019 — 2.901
Course Record: 2:05:30 (marathon) Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya, 2013
Entry fee:
€88—108 marathon,
€66 half marathon

The Hamburg Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Hamburg, Germany. The official name of the event is Haspa Marathon Hamburg. About 20.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (10.001 runners completed marathon and 2.901 finished half marathon in 2019).

The Hamburg Marathon course is marked with blue line since 1986.

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

In June you may run Hamburg Half Marathon (hella hamburg halbmarathon).

More about Hamburg and its attractions you may find here.

Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 26.2mi/42.195km (Haspa Marathon Hamburg)

The marathon race of 26.2mi/42.195km starts at 9:30 25 April 2021 (Sunday) from Karolinenstrasse Street near Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe) and Lagerstraße Street.

Age limit: born in 2003 and earlier.

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

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 8:25 25 April 2021 (Sunday) from Bei den Kirchhöfen Street near Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe).

Age limit: born in 2005 and earlier.

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The roundtrip course of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 tracks through the streets of Hamburg, around Outer Alster Lake (Außenalster), and along the river Elbe.

The routes of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 are traffic free for the time of races.

Course of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021

Профиль высот трассы Гамбургского марафона (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021

Altitude profile of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 course

Course visualization, Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg)

The course of the Hamburg Half Marathon 2021 partly coincides with the marathon distance.

Course of the Hamburg Half Marathon 2021

Start for the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 and the relay is on Karolinenstrasse Street at the main entrance of the Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe) on the corner of Lagerstraße Street.

Finish is located also on Karolinenstrasse Street (corner of Flora-Neumann-Straße).

Start and finish for the Hamburg Half Marathon 2021 are on Bei den Kirchhöfen Street near Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe).

You may find the official course map of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 here, and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The Hamburg Marathon and Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the expected finish time indicated while registering. The starting block is marked on the bib number.

Time limit for completing the marathon is 6 hours 20 minutes, for the half marathon distance — 2 hours 35 minutes. Marathon finish zone closes at 15:50, and Half Marathon finish zone — at 11:00.

The pace makers of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) and Half Marathon 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. Target times for marathon are 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours, for half marathon — 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15 hours.

Water and nutrition stations are located every 2.5km of the route beginning at km 5, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, isotonic drink, fruit, energy gel, Cola, non-alcoholic beer Krombacher, water to wet sponges.

Before the start runners may leave their personal belongings in the deposit zone at the Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe) on Messeplatz 1 from 6:30 till 17:00 25 April 2021 (Sunday). The stuff must be packed in the official Haspa Marathon Hamburg 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.

You may change, have a shower and recovery massage close to the finish at the Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe) on Messeplatz 1.

The route of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The event is one of the World Athletics Gold Label Road Race.


You may sign up for races of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 25 March 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races 23—24 April 2021 at the Marathon Hamburg Expo 2021.

The entry fee for the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
till 10.000 — €88,
10.001—12.000 — €98,
12.001—14.000 — €108.

Finishers of 15 or more races of Hamburg Marathon get entry fee discounts.

The entry fee for the Hamburg Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the number of entries:
till 4.000 — €66.

You may participate in team competition if you mark your team while registering for the Marathon or Half Marathon.

You may transfer your registration to another person for a fee of €21 (Marathon) or €15 (Half Marathon) till 18 April 2021 online or 23—24 April 2021 at the Expo. More info is here and here.

Time measurement at the races of the Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021 is done with the ChampionChip (a small plastic transponder that is to be fastened on your running shoe and measures your personal race time).

You may rent a chip (€6.5) as you sign up. If you don’t return the rented chip within 2 days after the race you will be charged additional €25 and the chip will be yours. The purchased chip can be used for many different running, cycling or triathlon events worldwide.

If you have a ChampionChip of your own, you should enter its number in the registration form while signing up for a race and show it for the control while collecting your Race Pack.

Your Marathon or Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music and performance groups along the course
  • Athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities and shower after finish
  • Race results online and via SMS
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge: cancellation insurance, Race T-shirt (€31), medal engraving (€9.5).

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at Marathon Hamburg Expo 2021 in the Hall A4 of the Hamburg Congress Center (Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1). Schedule is to be seen at the race website and in your confirmation letter (sent via email).

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport), confirmation email.

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 Hamburg Marathon (Haspa Marathon Hamburg) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Tadu Abate (ETH) 02:08:25
2. Ayele Abshero (ETH) 02:08:26
3. Ioannou Charalampos (UGA) 02:08:31

Women (marathon)
1. Didabe Kuma (ETH) 02:24:41
2. Magdalyne Masai (KEN) 02:26:02
3. Failuna Matanga (TAN) 02:48:02

* Source: mikatiming.de

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

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Marathon Hamburg Veranstaltungs GmbH
Fuhlsbüttler Str. 415a
22309 Hamburg,
tel. +49 01805 100 250

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 19 April 2020 (race cancelled)
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 3°C – 5°C (37°F – 59°F)
Wind: 20 km/h (12 mph)
Date: 28 April 2019
Light rain until afternoon. Rain 5.6 mm (0.23 in)
Temperature: 8°C – 13°C (45°F – 55°F)
Wind: 13 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 29 April 2018
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 9°C – 19°C (48°F – 68°F)
Wind: 6 km/h (4 mph)

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Flights to Hamburg

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 23 April 2021 — 26 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 Hamburg from the Hamburg airport (HAM) 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.


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 Hamburg

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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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