The TCS 8K is part of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon. The entry fee is € 16.50.


The TCS 8K takes participants from the Stadionweg on the first small round of the official marathon course. Along the way you will pass, among other attractions, the Rijksmuseum and Vondelpark! The last part of the course takes you via the Amstelveenseweg to the finish in the Olympic Stadium. 



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Start & finish

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon 8K will start at 10:10 o’clock in the Olympic Stadium.

Participants finish at the Olympic Stadium, just before the seats of honor. At the finish, you will receive a sports drink and a medal. You can finish the TCS 8K until 11.20 hours. After 11.20 hours your finish is outside the stadium. You will also receive your medal and bottle of sportsdrink there.

Starting areas

TCS 8K participants should take their place in one of the starting pens. These pens are situated in Stadionweg, next to Stadionplein. Each starting pen corresponds with an expected finishing time. If you have not declared an estimated finishing time, you will be automatically placed in the last starting pen. The colour of your bib number corresponds to the colour of your starting pen. Click here for the map.

Colour starting area Expected finish time 
White Finish < 0.50.00 hrs
Yellow TCS employees and guests, members Le Champion, Business Run, Groups and Charities
Pink Finish > 0.50.00 hrs


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
5K Isostar Drink and Energy Bar  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