Popular spring marathon in Hannover, the WA Silver Label Road Race; the event also includes half marathon, relay, 10km race, walking, fun and kids run

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In brief

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Date:
18 April 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 27 000,
marathon 2019 — 2 223
half marathon 2019 — 8 574
Race Record: 2:08:32 (marathon) Lusapho April, Republic of South Africa, 2013
Entry fee:
53—89 € marathon,
39—66 € half marathon

The Hannover Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Hannover, Germany. The official name of the event is HAJ Hannover Marathon. About 27.000 athletes take part in marathon race and other competitions (2.223 runners completed marathon and 8.574 finished half marathon in 2019).

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

In 2019 Hannover Marathon course record in women’s category was broken: Kenyan Racheal Mutgaa achieved 2:26:15.

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

More about Hannover and its attractions you may find here.

Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2019

Events and Activities

Marathon race, 42.195km (HAJ Hannover Marathon)

The marathon race of 42.195km starts at 9:00 18 April 2021 (Sunday) from Friedrichswall Street near Trammplatz Square.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the race date.

Half Marathon race, 21.097km (Halbmarathon)

The half marathon race of 21.097km starts at 10:35 18 April 2021 (Sunday) from Friedrichswall Street near Trammplatz Square.

Age limit: from 16 years old on the race date.

10KM Road Race (10km Lauf)

The 10km race starts at 13:00 18 April 2021 (Saturday) from Friedrichswall Street near Trammplatz Square.

Age limit: from 12 years old on the race date.

Entry fee: 19—35 €.

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Course

The roundtrip course of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 tracks through the streets of Hannover and along the shores of artificial lake Maschsee.

The routes of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 are traffic free for the time of races.

Course of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021

Course altitude profile of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021

The course of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 is one of the flattest in Germany, the height difference is 20 m.

Highlights of the course, Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2018

Highlights of the course, Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2018

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

Start and finish for all races of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 is on Friedrichswall Street near Trammplatz Square.

Start and finish zone, Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021

Start and finish zone, Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021

You may find the official course map of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021 here.

The Hannover Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races.

Time limit for completing the marathon distance is 6 hours, for the half marathon distance — 3 hours 15 minutes. Finish zone closes at 15:00.

The pace makers of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) and Half Marathon 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by their outfits and balloons marked with the corresponding finish time. Finish 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, 2:30 hours.

Water and nutrition stations, toilets are located every 4km of the route and at the finish. The stations provide runners with drinking water, Coca Cola, apple spritzer, energy gel Maxxprosion, fruit, water for sponges. Additionally after the finish every athlete gets Finisher Bag with snacks, non-alcoholic beer Erdinger, isotonic Isostar.

Before the start runners may leave their personal belongings in the deposit zone near the start and finish.

You may change and have a shower close to the finish on Langensalzastraße.

The route of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). The event is one of the World Athletics Silver Label Road Races, and the European Ahtletics Quality Road Race.

Registration

You may sign up for races of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 13 April 2021.

If slots are available you may sign up for the races at the Expo of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 next to the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus, Trammplatz 2 — Friedrichswall, Hannover) 16—18 April 2021 (including the race day) up to 1 hour before the race starts.

The entry fee for the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 August 2020 — 53 €;
from 1 September till 31 December 2020 — 59 €;
from 1 January till 28 February 2021 — 69 €;
from 1 March till 13 April 2021 — 79 €,
16—18 April 2021 (including the race day) — 89 €.

The entry fee for the Hannover Half Marathon 2021 varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 31 August 2020 — 39 €;
from 1 September till 31 December 2020 — 44 €;
from 1 January till 28 February 2021 — 50 €;
from 1 March till 13 April 2021 — 57 €,
16—18 April 2021 (including the race day) — 66 €.

Free registration is for the athlete running his 100th marathon and his friend. More info is here.

Time measurement at the races of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 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 need either to rent a chip (6 €) or to buy it (31 €). The purchased chip can be used for many different running, cycling or triathlon events worldwide.

If you don’t return the rented chip within 2 hours after the race you will be charged additional 25 € and the chip will be yours.

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
  • Free use of Hannover public transport (GVH zone) 18 April 2021, your bib number or confirmation letter serves as a ticket
  • Bag deposit
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Pace maker service
  • Music points along the course
  • Live athlete tracking through the mobile app
  • Finisher medal
  • Changing facilities and shower after finish
  • Recovery massage on first come first served basis
  • On-line race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order Race T-shirt at extra charge.

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number at the Expo of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021 next to the New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus, Trammplatz 2 — Friedrichswall, Hannover) up to 1 hour before the race starts.
Pick-up desks schedule:
16 April 2021 (Friday) from 14:00 till 19:00,
17 April 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 19:00,
18 April 2021 (Sunday) on the race day from 7:00 till 15:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo (passport), confirmation letter (sent via e-mail).

No health certificate is required to enter any race of the Hannover Marathon (HAJ Hannover Marathon) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (marathon)
1. Silas Mwetich (KEN) 02:09:37
2. Hosea Kipkemboi (KEN) 02:10:40
3. Alebachew Debas Wale (ETH) 02:10:57

Women (marathon)
1. Racheal Jemutai Mutgaa (KEN) 02:26:15
2. Tigist Memuye Gebeyahu (ETH) 02:27:35
3. Karolina Nadolska (POL) 02:27:43

* Source: mikatiming.de

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

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Event GmbH Marathon Office
Kleine Düwelstraße 21
D-30171 Hanover,
Germany
tel. +49 511-81 20 14

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* 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: 26 April 2020 (race cancelled)
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 5°C – 17°C (40°F – 63°F)
Wind: 4 km/h (3 mph)
Date: 7 April 2019
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 6°C – 20°C (45°F – 69°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (9 mph)
Date: 8 April 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: 8°C – 24°C (49°F – 80°F)
Wind: 8 km/h (5 mph)

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Flights to Hannover

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Prices are for round trip flights 16 April 2021 — 19 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).

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 Hannover

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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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