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 € 32.00.

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
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Start and finish

Start
The Mizuno Half Marathon starts at 13.30 hours untill 14.00 hours at Stadionweg. 

Finish
Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium, in front of the grandstand (free entrance). At the finish you will receive a medal and heat sheet (if necessary). Water is also available here. Outside the Olympic Stadium you will receive a bottle of Isostar and fruit. After crossing the finish line, please try to keep moving. 

Medal
All participants who cross the finish line receive a medal. To make yours even more special, you can personalise it with your name and finish time. You will find the stand at the bridge between the Olympic Stadium and Sporthallen Zuid. If you ordered an engraved medal when you registered, there will be a medal symbol on your bib number. On the day it will cost the € 10.00.

Dutch Design
For the design of the medal, a design was chosen from a Dutch producer. Koninklijke Begeer has centuries of experience in the development and production of the most beautiful memories. From medal to chain of office. The craftsmanship can be seen in the quality and appearance of the product. The production in the Netherlands ensures a reliable delivery time and a socially responsible product that is realized with the least possible burden on the environment.

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 color of your bib number corresponds to the color of your starting area. Pay attention! The first start time (13.20 hrs) is confirmed, the following starting areas are target start times.

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Starting times Color starting area Expected finish time 
13.20 hrs White Finish time < 1.40.00 hrs
13.26 hrs Yellow TCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run, Groups and Charities
13.32 hrs Pink Finish time 1.40.01 – 1.50.00 hrs
13.38 hrs Orange Finish time 1.50.01 – 2.00.00 hrs
13.44 hrs Green Finish time 2.00.01 – 2.10.00 hrs
13.50 hrs Blue Finish time > 2.10.00 hrs

Limits and clocks Mizuno Half Marathon

The time limit for the Mizuno Half Marathon is 3 hours. You can finish your Mizuno Half Mrathon in the Olympic Stadium till 17.oo hours. This km-points should be reached at:

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

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 sweeper vehicle. 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 sweeper vehicle 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 km-points. Every 5 km your time will be registered. Additional signs will be placed at every km-point.

Refreshments stations

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.