Join Enschede Marathon 2021
Experience the oldest marathon in Western Europe!
We write about August 1946. The European Athletics Championships were held in Olso and the I.A.A.F. conference had taken place. During that conference, an agreement was made to hold an athletics competition between the Netherlands and Czechoslovakia in Enschede in July 1947. Saturday 12 July 1947 was the big day: 51 participants took off, hoping to return fit and healthy to the summery Van Heekpark after 42 km and 195 m.
Of that group, 33 athletes did indeed complete the race and Eero Riikonen from Finland took the first place. The Enschede Marathon was born.
Course HighlightsThe start and finish will be at Enschede’s prominent landmark, the Alpha Tower on the Boulevard 1945. Runners travel through Lonneker, a small village on the outskirts of Enschede, before moving towards Galnerburg. The entire re-built district of Roombeek also lies in the path of the marathon as the runners come towards the starting-point, at Boulevard 1945, to complete the first of two 21.1km loops.
directions_runStart Address: Hendrik Jan van Heekplein, 7511 HN Enschede, Netherlands
flagFinish Address: Hendrik Jan van Heekplein, 7511 HN Enschede, Netherlands
Registration closes on 13 April (130 days left)
Early bird discount until 31 December, 2020
You can, within 24 hours after your registration, get a full refund if you change your mind.
Included in the fee
What do you get when you run?
• A start number with integrated time registration chip
• A special commemorative medial
• Your results at www.enschedemarathon.nl
• The possibility to download a certificate
• A personal finish film
• A completely traffic free and officially measured course
• Water- and service posts along the whole course (+/- every 2,5 km) and immediately after the finish
• Sports drinks along the course and after the finish
Water stations (aid stations and sponge stations) along the route (+/- every 2.5 km) and directly after the finish
Special commemorative medal. Prizes for top 3 finishers in each category.
The limit for taking the full marathon is 5 hours. The limit for taking the half marathon is 2.5 hours.
Bib number with an integrated time chip
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