TCS Marathon

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label Road Race that for years has had one of the fastest courses in the world. Highlights of the course include the start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, the passage through the Rijksmuseum and stretches along the Amstel and through the Vondelpark. On Sunday 20 October a total of 45,000 runners are expected to line up at the start of the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, the Mizuno Half Marathon, the TCS 8K and various Kids Runs. More information at www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl.

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon will take place on Sunday October 20st, 2019. The entry fee is € 77.50 (incl. Mizuno Running shirt & chip)

Parcours

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is known for its fast en beautiful course. 

The start and finish 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 Marathon course follows a part of the Olympic route along the Amstel River, past stately homes and a few windmills. This route offers beautiful rural scenery (which includes the Arena) and gives an impression of the huge amount of daily business that takes place on the Amstel.

Start & Finish

The TCS Marathon start at 09.30 hrs.

Participants will finish at the Olympic Stadium, just in front of the VIP seats. At the finish you will receive a medal and a heat sheet. Outside the Olympic Stadium you will receive a bottle of ISOSTAR, fruit. After crossing the finish line, please try to keep moving.

Starting areas

The starting areas are inside 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 colored bib number corresponds to your permitted starting area.

The marathon gate opens at 8.15 hrs. You must be on the field by 9.15 hrs at the latest. After this time the entrance to the stadium will be closed. There are various toilets in the starting area.

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

Limits and clocks TCS Marathon

Time limit
The time limit fot the Marathon is 6 hours.  The finish in the Olympic Stadium closes at 17.00 hrs.

Runners who are reached by the sweeper vehicle after the 25, 30, 35 or 40-km point, 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. Km-points should be reached at:

  • 25 km 13.14
  • 30 km 13.55
  • 35 km 14.36
  • 40 km 15.17

Time indication and kilometre points
There are digital clocks at the TCS Amsterdam Marathon’s start and at kilometre points 1, 2, 5 and then at 10, 15, 20, 21, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 41 km. MyLaps will register the marathon’s running times every 5 kilometre. Additional boards will be placed at every kilometre point.

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 / ENERGY BAR / ENERGY GEL WATER BANANAS SPONGES
5 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Bar X   X
10 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Bar X   X
16 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Bar X X X
20 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Gel X X X
26 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Bar X X X
30 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Gel X X X
32 KM   X   X
35 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Gel X X X
38 KM Isostar Drink en Energy Gel X X X
41 KM   X   X
Finish Isostar Drink