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Leiden Marathon

15 May 2022 (Sun)

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Marathon, Half marathon, 10 km, 5 km, 2km

Leiden Marathon

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The Leiden Marathon has a picturesque course that combines the best of the city landscapes and the green countryside in the Green Heart. This one loop course is very flat and fast so get ready to improve your personal best if that is your goal. The Leiden Marathon starts in the heart of ancient Leiden, a 900 years old city of Rembrandt, and takes you on a sightseeing trip through nine beautiful villages with the traditional polders, windmills and curious cows staring at you while you run through. You will get to enjoy the superb organization and exciting atmosphere aided by the enthusiastic spectators lining the streets of this marathon in Leiden.

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The Leiden Marathon is known for its good organization, personal attention for every runner, enthusiastic spectators and fine atmosphere. With the most beautiful course in The Netherlands with start and finish in the heart of an 900-year old city (where Rembrandt was born and the Pilgrims Fathers lived for 12 years). The marathon of Leiden (also called Leiden Marathon) is a running race over 42,195 km, held annually in Leiden since 1991. For the full marathon with a time limit of six hours applies.

The 42,195 km is one round that combines ancient Leiden with nine beautiful villages in the Green Heart where the marathoners run through a typical landscape of polders, windmills and cows. The Leiden Marathon had in 2019 more than 14.000 runners (1.000 on the full marathon) and on Saturday two thousand walkers who walked on the same route. And is still growing.

Leiden Marathon, Since 1991

The Leiden Marathon was started by the Leiden Road Runners Club, the first members of which gained their first experience of a marathon in New York. When they returned, they decided to organize their own marathon. The Leideners were so impressed by the atmosphere and organization that they took New York as an example. The first team of 48 runners who went to New York came from 3M Netherlands, and was therefore known as the 3M Marathon Team.

The Leiden Road Runners Club was set up as an independent club after the New York trip. The Leiden Road Runners then presented a plan for a local marathon to the management board of 3M. The plan was approved, and 3M sponsored the event for the next 10 years. When – according to the headline in the Leidsch Dagblad – the inhabitants of the city of Leiden and surrounding municipalities ‘embraced’ the very first Leiden Marathon (16 June 1991), it was clear that a wonderful sporting event had been born, which would grow to become a mature marathon.

Course details

Course profile
flat
Course surface
Other
Other tags
AIMS certified
Picturesque
Scenic
City
IAAF certified
Course Highlights
The 42 miles is a whole round and leads through the beautiful and historic Leiden  region around the city called the Green Heart. The start is at 10:30 on the Breestraat Leiden at the height of the town hall. The finish is at the Fish Market in Leiden, behind the Town Hall. The trail combines the historical Leiden nine villages in the Green Heart, which the marathoners run through a typical landscape of polders, windmills and cows.
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Route map

Leiden Marathon  Route Map

Included in the fee

Bib-number, chip, pins and a great event. If the event will be cancelled, we refund your registration (and shirts) money.

Practicalities

Accommodation

The running center with small sports expo is situated on the Garenmarkt in the center of Leiden

After Race Services

Personal attention for every runner, a beautiful unique medal, a free beer, free massage, the very nice city center waiting for you

Age Limit

Full marathon 18 years, half marathon 16 years, 10K 12 years, Kidsrun for under 12 years

Aid Stations

Every 5 km refreshment stations with sports drink, water, fruit, sponges (or your own drink) and every 2½K water and sponges.

Award Medals

A beautiful unique medal with every year another unique Leiden design

Equipment Storage

Free guarded storage for your bag

Maximum Time

For the full marathon a time limit of 6 hours applies, for the half marathon 3 hours, for the 10K 1,5 hours.

Parking

Free shuttle from the parking lot (1,5K) to the start/finish and back.

Provided Photo Service

Free personal photo and finish video

Race Kit Includes

Bib-number, chip, pins

Timing

Chronotrack

Transport

How to get to Leiden? 20-30 min with direct train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport or 60 min with bus and train from Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Location

Reviews

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4.5

Frequently asked questions

When and where can I collect my BIB/race pack?

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On the Garenmarkt where the center of the race

Can someone collect my race pack for me?

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Sure

How do I get to the race location?

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Go to Leiden Centrum and ask for the Garenmarkt (park your car on the Haagweg 8)

Can I change the distance after I purchase a ticket?

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Sure

What is the preferred hotel in Leiden?

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Hilton Garden Inn is the hotel partner of the Leiden Marathon and offers you a nice discount. Go the website: https://bit.ly/3uphmMk

Leiden Marathon

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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.