TCS Marathon

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon will take place on Sunday 18 October. The entry fee is € 80.00 (including Official Mizuno Raceshirt).


arcourskaart TCS Amsterdam Marathon - 42 kmThe start and finish of the full marathon take place in the historical Olympic Stadium. And every year this leaves an unforgettable impression, not least because of the presence of the supporters in the tribunes and the marathon grandstand!

The course ranks as the world’s sixth fastest marathon city and is also the Netherlands’ fastest marathon. The marathon is also known for its beautiful highlights. The course follows a part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes and a few windmills, and across the city centre along the famous Rijksmuseum, Amstel Hotel and Vondelpark.

Course highlights
Check it out here

Start & Finish

The TCS Marathon start at 09.30 hours.

Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium, in front of the grandstand (free entrance).  At the finish you will receive a medal and a 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. 

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

The starting areas are on the field inside of the Olympic Stadium. After entrance through the marathon gate you will be directed to your starting area. Each starting area corresponds with an expected finish time. The color of the bib number corresponds to your permitted starting area.

The marathon gate opens at 8.15 hours. You must be on the field by 9.15 hours at the latest. After this time the entrance to the stadium will be closed. There is a limited number of toilets in the starting area, we advise you to use the toilets outside the Olympic Stadium. 

No clothing can be left in the stadium. Any clothing left in the stadium will be removed the moment the race starts.

Color starting area Expected finish time 
White Invited athletes and athletes with a personal best up to 2.40.00
Yellow Athletes with an expected finish time between 2.40.01 and 3.00.00
Pink Athletes with an expected finish time between 3.00.01 and 3.30.00
Orange Athletes with an expected finish time between 3.30.01 and 4.00.00
Green Athletes with an expected finish time between 4.00.01 and 4.30.00
Blue Athletes with an expected finish time between 4.30.01 and 6.00.00

Limits and clocks TCS Marathon

Time limit

The time limit for the TCS Marathon is 6 hours. The finish in the Olympic Stadium closes at 17.00 hours. This km-points should be reached at:

  • 5 km 10.37 hours
  • 10 km 11.19 hours
  • 15 km 12.01 hours
  • 20 km 12.44 hours
  • 25 km 13.14 hours
  • 42,195 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 finish in the Olympic Stadium. If you are removed from the race, you will not be eligible for a medal.

Time indication and kilometre points
There are digital clocks at the TCS Marathon’s start and at kilometre points 1, 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 21,1, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 41 km. Every 5 km your time will be registered and signs will be placed at every km-point.

Refreshment stations

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

5 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Bar X   X
10 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Bar X   X
16 KM Isostar Drink, Energy Gel and Energy Bar X X X
20 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Gel X X X
26 KM Isostar Drink, Energy Gel and Energy Bar X X X
30 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Gel X X X
32 KM   X   X
35 KM Isostar Drink, Energy Gel and Energy Bar X X X
38 KM Isostar Drink and Energy Gel X X X
40 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.