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School marathon

School marathon

Entry fees

The entry fees for the RheinEnergie Cologne School Marathon go by certain contingencies of entry slots, not according to certain points in time.

Only 150 starting slots for € 40 available

0 runners have already registered

Registration
Entry slots Entry fee
1st – 150th entry slot €40.00

Race information – What do I have to know?

We will organise the RheinEnergie Cologne School Marathon according to Kölner Verein für Marathon e. V. regulations as follows:

7 pupils form a relay team splitting the total marathon distance in sections of 5 k, 7 k, 11 k, 6 k, 9 k and 4 k.
The 7th runner is a substitute. In case she/he does not need to run she/he can accompany someone from the relay team except for the final section.
There will be 3 categories:
  • female
  • male
  • mixed

No categories according to age.

In case pupils have to run several sections her/his team cannot compete for the first 3 positionings.

Relay teams have to be officially registered by the school management. The scoring is open for all school types (as of class 5).

For the school marathon challenge you must at least be 10 years of age on race day (birthday in 2011 and older) and possess an official bib number with a transponder.

150 starting slots for school teams are in free sale.

Please note that, due to a strict timeframe, you are to complete the competition within a time of 6:00 hours net. Otherwise you will be taken off the course and brought to the finish area by bus.

The course has to be opened for public transportation then.

We store and process the person-related data from your registration for the conduct and realisation of the event, particularly the data necessary for payment (via the raceresult AG) and communications. Without the following consent a participation in our event is not possible: You explicitly agree to the publication of your last name, first name, sex, year of birth, age category, club, bib number and result (position and times) in all race-related media such as online media (e. g. web site, app, live stream, social media), print media and TV.

The handout of the race packets will already take place in advance:

  • date: tbc
  • time: tbc
  • Schulungsraum, Albert-Richter-Radstation, Peter-Günther-Weg, 50933 Cologne (Köln), GERMANY

Note: Please bring along the email confirmation of participation as well as a list of the shirts sizes. Thank you.

Starting times (may be subject to change)

8:30 a. m. half marathon
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW, ORANGE, GREEN, TURQUOISE and LILA

10:00 a. m. marathon including relay teams and school marathon
starting blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW an ORANGE

 

The start will be located on Opladener Straße next to Ottoplatz/Bahnhof Deutz.

Your time will be measured with a transponder attached to the bib number by race result for the first time.

You must wear a transponder to get an official finishing time!

Please fasten your team bib number with the number belt and wear it on the hips. And pin the back numbers on the backs.

Please do NOT use magnetic pins or the like for fixing the bib number. They can have a negative impact on chronometry and the detection of your times.

Make sure that you overrun all chronometry mats along the course. Lacking interval times may cause in disqualification.

The first 10 finisher relay teams will be ranked by gross time and be marked by * in the result list.

The final composition of your relay team has to be finalised prior to October 2, 2021, at 5:30 p. m.

Transition zones will be selected so that the sections of 5 – 7 – 11 – 6 – 9 – 4 k can apply.

Within these transition zones the bib number including the bib number belt has to be handed over to the next runner.

Enjoy the moment! Directly after crossing the finish line your last runner will directed to the school marathon meeting point where the well-deserved finisher medals for all team members will be handed out.

The award ceremony will take place approx. 60 minutes after the finish crossing on stage in the finish area.

All results will be unofficial for the following 7 days.

The award ceremony for the category winners will be held approx. 8 weeks after the race. The corresponding relay teams will be invited by mail.

Our race will be organized according to our, IAAF and DLV guidelines and specifications.

 

A violation of these provisions will directly lead to disqualification, i. e.:

  • starting without any bib number or any transponder or manipulation of transponder or chronometry (lacking intervall times, abandoning or shortening the course)
  • starting with more than one transponder
  • starting in the wrong starting block ahead, to be monitored via chronometry!
  • alteration of the bib number such as concealing or deviating the sponsors bar
  • transfer of bib number and/or transponder to another person
  • exceeding the given time limit
  • undershooting the required age
  • carrying along baby buggies, baby joggers etc.
  • carrying along animals
  • carrying along or using other technical devices
  • accompanying on bikes, inline skates etc.
  • taking illegal performance-enhancing substances (doping)
  • wearing headphones and listening to music via technical devices, e. g. iPods, smartphones etc.
  • violences against DLV and/or IAAF competition rules
  • start with more or less than 4 relay team members
  • handing-over of transponders outside the transition zones

Please find further information in the FAQ section (tbc, currently still as of 2019/2020).

School marathon course

The top 10

Here please find the fasted ever run times in Cologne. Note: In the years 2017 to 2019 we organised a single-scoring pupils run instead of the school marathon.

Positioning Name Country Time
#1 Landrat Lucas Gymnasium, Leverkusen DE 02:34:58
#2 Gymnasium Grotenbach, Gummersbach DE 02:40:54
#3 Cusanus Gymnasium, Erkelenz DE 02:41:10
#4 Norbertgymnasium, Knechtsteden DE 02:42:38
#5 IGP Bergisch-Gladbach/Paffrath, Bergisch Gladbach DE 02:43:05
#6 Elisabeth Langgässer Gymnasium, Alzey DE 02:43:27
#7 Gymnasium Herkenrath, Herkenrath DE 02:43:51
#8 Gesamtschule Kürten, Kürten DE 02:44:07
#9 Norbertgymnasium, Knechtsteden DE 02:44:10
#10 Cusanus Gymnasium, Erkelenz DE 02:44:12
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Sustainability

Sustainability is one of THE topics of the 21st century. We, the employees of the Cologne Marathon, together with our partners would also like to contribute to save and conserve our planet and to use resources, as far as possible, reasonably.

And in order to reach our aims we need your help! Please support us by throwing the cups on the course and in the post-finish refreshment area into the corresponding nets. But also by disbanding from the widespread “We have done it always like this” idea. The first step towards more sustainability is thinking about it.

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