During the TCS Amsterdam Marathon you will experience different kinds of music along the course. DJ’s, samba bands and vocal delights. Do you want to know where you can expect which music? Look at the list below for names, times and locations. You 42K will definitely not be boring.
Medical aid & bag and clothing check
For your safety, Red Cross employees will be onsite before, during, and after the race. Should you require medical aid during the race, please make your way to the first sponge and medical station. For emergencies, please visit the first aid station located behind the race finish.
On race day, a team from the Dutch Sports Massage Society (Nederlands Genootschap van Sportmassage) will be at the sports venue Sporthallen Zuid (Hall 2) offering full-body sports massages (for free). Time: 8.30 – 17.00.
Dressing rooms with showers are in the hallway of sports venue Sporthallen Zuid.
There are lockers available for your personal stuff in Sporthallen Zuid.
Bag & clothing check
You can check a bag or clothing for free at the Olympic Stadium (for the TCS Amsterdam marathon participants) and in the car park of the sports venue
Sporthallen Zuid (for the Mizuno Half Marathon and TCS 8K participants). Please leave bags and clothes at your own risk. Clothing cannot be taken into the stadium. Clothing that is left behind will be given to charity.
The magazine Runner’s World will once again provide its Pacing Team to lead competitors in the full and half-marathon to fast finishing times. These experienced runners will set the speed, give advice, and help runners through difficult moments. Clearly recognizable, the pacing runners will be distributed across the runners based on their targeted finish times. Registration via www.runnersweb.nl will start at the end of August. Participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team is free.
What is the Runner’s World Pacing Team?
Participants in the Runner’s World Pacing Team run after pacers (pace-setters). The pacers are experienced marathonians and other highly qualified runners who are able to adhere to the smoothest possible running schedule. To get you through difficult moments, they occasionally fall back to join the group to give you some encouragement. Not only are they able to run at a smooth and equal pace, they can also give you tips and advice of inestimable value during the run.
The groups of participants are divided by planned target times. Two pacers run with each marathon pace group andone pacer accompany each pace group during the half-marathon. The pacers will be recognizable by their clothing and a balloon, see below. The color of the balloon is marked with the pace group’s target time. The target time is also indicated on both the front and back of their reflective orange shirts.
Apart from the standard registration fee for the event itself, participation in the Runner’s World Pacing Team is free.