Mizuno Half Marathon

The Mizuno Half Marathon is the biggest Half Marathon of the Netherlands and is part of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, the entry fee is € 31.00.

Course

The Mizuno half marathon consists of one loop, most of which passes through the attractive centre of Amsterdam. The course starts at the Stadionweg and goes through Churchilllaan, Rijnstraat and the Utrechtse Bridge over the Amstel river. You then run through Watergraafsmeer and Zeeburg. The rest of the course is same as that of the full marathon.

The course leads the participants through Amsterdam’s city centre and passes many highlights, which would also be worth a separate sightseeing tour. Some of the most attractive sights are the:

Highlights
Click here

Start and finish

The Mizuno Half Marathon start at 13.30 hrs till 14.00 hrs at the Stadionweg. 

Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium, just in front of the VIP seats. At the finish you will receive a medal in the Stadium. Outside the Olympic Stadium you will receive a bottle of ISOSTAR and fruit. 

Starting areas

Mizuno half marathon participants should take their place in one of the starting area. These areas are situated in Stadionweg. The areas are accessible via the Stadionplein. Each starting area corresponds with an expected finishing time. If you have not declared an estimated finishing time, you will be automatically placed in the last starting area. The colour of your bib number corresponds to the colour of your starting area.

Click here for the map.

Colour starting area Expected finish time 
White Finish time < 1.40.00 hrs
Yellow TCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run, Groups and charities
Pink Finish time 1.40.01 – 1.50.00 hrs
Orange Finish time 1.50.01 – 2.00.00 hrs
Green Finish time 2.00.01 – 2.10.00 hrs
Blue Finish time > 2.10.00 hrs

Limits and clocks Mizuno Half Marathon

You can finish your TCS Amsterdam Marathon in the Olympic Stadium till 17.oo hrs. This km-points should be reached at:

• 5 km 14.40 hrs
• 10 km 15.20 hrs
• 15 km 16.04 hrs
• 21,1 km 17.00 hrs

Runners who are reached by the sweeper vehicle, based on the passing-time table, and will therefore certainly exceed the time limit will be called upon by a member of the jury to leave the race and, for reasons of safety, get into the broom truck. Should you decide to continue the race, despite the request of the jury member, you do so at your own risk. Remember, the course will be opened to traffic again once the broom truck has passed. The water points and medical care points will also be removed, and it will no longer be possible to end in the Olympic Stadium. If you are removed from the race, you will not be eligible for a medal.

Time indication and kilometre points
For the Mizuno Half Marathon there are digital clocks at the 5, 10, 15 and 20 kilometre points. MyLaps will register the marathon’s running times every 5 kilometre.  Additional boards will be placed at every kilometre.

Care

There will be a sponge and water station along the route, handing out water and sportsdrink (Isostar) as well as fruit to the marathon runners. Toilet and first-aid facilities will also be available.

Distance Isostar Drink  Water Bananas Sponges
5 KM Isostar Drink, Energy Bar and Energy Gel  X X X
9 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Gel X X X
11 KM   X   X
13 KM Isostar Drink, Energy Bar and Energy Gel X X X
16 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Gel X X X
19 KM   X   X
Finish Finish Isostar Drink X X  

Do you want to train with the right nutrition in your marathon preparation? Check here which food, fruits and thirst quenchers are offered on the course.

Isostar Hydrate & Perform powder Lemon/Orange (Isostar Drink)

  • Great hydration. Drink it before exercise to optimise fluid reserves before the start. Then during exercise to help improve performance and endurance. 
  • Excellent source of energy.
  • Source of calcium and magnesium which supports the muscle function and reduces tiredness. 

Isostar Fast Hydration bottles Lemon/Orange 500ml (finish Isostar Drink)

  • Quicker hydration. Recover more effectively after training/competition. 
  • Excellent source of energy. 
  • Provides micro-nutrients, including calcium and magnesium, which support muscle function during exercise and effective recovery. 

High Energy bar Multi-fruits 25gr (Energy bar)

  • Rich in vitamins B1, B2 PP, C and E 
  • B1 and PP help to convert nutrients into energy
  • Vitamins C, E and B2 support the antioxidising protection of cell components
  • Low in fat, for better digestion

Energy boosters Cola gels 20g (Energy gel) 

  • Rich in carbohydrates that are immediately absorbed by the body to have a dynamic effect. 
  • Contains vitamins B1, B2, B6 and PP to help to convert nutrients into energy.