HAJ Hannover Marathon

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Location Hannover, Germany

Distance Marathon

Date 26 Apr 2020

About HAJ Hannover Marathon

The HAJ Hannover Marathon is an annual road running event featuring races over the marathon, half marathon and 10 km distance that is held in April in the city of Hannover, Germany. Over 25,000 people took part in the day's races at the 2018 edition of the event. The marathon race holds IAAF Silver Label status and it is part of the German Road Races group. The race is officially known as the HAJ Hannover Marathon. The marathon has elite level participants and German, East African and Eastern European runners have been the most successful in this category.

Whether you are a professional marathon runner or love running just for fun - beat your personal best on the flat and fast course through Hannover! The marathon and half marathon routes visit the best sights that Hannover has to offer such as impressive palaces, gardens and parks. Even beside the course you will find a colourful supporting programme. In addition to the family day on Saturday with games, sports and fun for young and old, also on Sunday samba groups, music, stage shows and great join-in activities will provide for the runners and spectators an unique experience!


Aid Stations

Catering (VP, Verpflegungspunkt) or refreshment (EP, Erfrischungspunkt) points will be set up at every 4 km on both the marathon and half-marathon courses so that good provisioning is guaranteed. Such supplies may be deposited at the Info Counter of the Neues Rathaus until 8.00 a.m. on Sunday. Medical assistance will be provided by the St. John’s Ambulance Service (Johanniter Unfallhilfe) at critical points along the course, refreshing- and nutrition points (except RP 1) and in the finish line area. There are toilets at all refreshing- and nutrition points.

Award Medals

After crossing the finish line, each participant will receive a medal; after this, participants enter the catering street (VPS, Verpflegungsstraße) where massages will be available.

Maximum Time

The target time for the marathon is 6:00 hours, and 3:15 hours for the half-marathon. Please understand that if you exeed these times you will be picked up by the “sweeper bus”. This will also be done for your own safety. Escort vehicles (cars, bicycles, motorbikes) are not permitted on the course.

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HAJ Hannover Marathon Route Map

HAJ Hannover Marathon Route Map


Neues Rathaus

Friedrichswall, 30159 Hannover, Germany




As runners travel through this historic and scenic route they will come upon sites such as: Lutherkirche, Herrenhausen, Nanas, Butch Museum, leineschloss, NeuesRrathaus, Nord LB, Waterloosdule, Sprengel, Erlebnis, Hauptbahnhof, Kropcke uhr and Opernhaus.


Certified single-loop courses that start and finish at the imposing Neues Rathaus (‘New Town Hall’). The spectator flooded running track runs right through the city center - the magnificent Königsallee and the famous old town. In many places, the view opens to the Rhine and the impressive skyline of Dusseldorf.

HAJ Hannover Marathon Trivia

With more than 1700 finishers in the full marathon, 6000 in the half marathon, and 3000 in the 10k race, the Hannover Marathon is the biggest running event in the state of Lower Saxony in northern Germany.

HAJ Hannover Marathon Ticket prices: €5.00 - €80.00

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.