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XPLORA is official Kids Smart Watch partner

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XPLORA KIDS Smartwatch was founded with a clear vision: To connect families while allowing children to develop freely and explore the world on their own.
XPLORA is the first smartwatch of its kind, approved by the federal network agency. It`s a mobile phone for kids, only with safe and relevant features. Internet, social media and inappropriate apps have been consciously removed. Parents can call and locate their kids if needed.

With the starting shot of the marathon, XPLORA launches the new campaign #xploraplay. The campaign wants to awake children`s natural need for activity and invite them to create their leisure time more active and spend less time in front of smartphones, tablets or alike. #xploraplay shows how important exercise and independence is for the development of children. Therefore, it was self-evident to support the marathon as a sponsor. Please find more info of our smartwatch and campaign raffle which finds place in the event of the marathon here:

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Emmanuel Mutai aims to regain fast lane in Hamburg

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Emmanuel Mutai leads an elite men’s field for the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on April 29 which bristles with talent. The Kenyan is the fastest in the field with his best of 2:03:13, making him the fourth fastest marathon runner of all time. He is one of five men who have broken 2:06 in their careers while the fastest woman is Sweden’s Isabellah Andersson who has a personal best of 2:23:41.

They further strengthen the elite fields which already included Kenya’s Sammy Kitwara, whose best is 2:04:28 and the 2012 Olympic Marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Add the talents of the Ethiopians Ayele Abshero (2:04:23) and Solomon Deksisa (2:06:22), Bahrain’s Shumi Dechasa (2:06:43) as well as the Kenyan pair of Vincent Kipruto (2:05:13) and Stephen Chebogut (2:05:52) and a potent blend of talent will be on the start line.

Shumi Dechasa has already tasted victory in Hamburg, having won the Haspa Marathon title in 2014. Also bringing his experience of finishing third in 2015 will be Stephen Chebogut who won Eindhoven in his personal best the same year.

Emmanuel Mutai carries a weight of expectation as the fourth fastest marathoner of all time. His 2:03:13 came in pursuit of fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto when the latter broke the world record in Berlin in 2014 with 2:02:57. Mutai as runner-up also finished inside the former world record and his career is distinguished by consistent, high quality performances. The 33-year-old will be the fastest man ever to start in Haspa Marathon Hamburg. After disappointments in recent years, by his high standards, the race in Hamburg gives Mutai the ideal scenario to produce his best once more.

The fastest of the six women who have run under 2:30 is the Swedish record holder Isabellah Andersson. The Kenyan-born athlete, whose initial interest was orienteering, has a best of 2:23:41 from third place in Dubai in 2011. Her focus will be on achieving a qualifying time for the European Championships in Berlin in August.

Shitaye Eshete is another of the women’s elite to watch. The former Ethiopian is married to Shumi Dechasa and will also run for Bahrain in Hamburg. She set her best of 2:25:36 with sixth place in the 2016 Dubai Marathon. Other contenders should be Sylvia Kibet of Kenya (2:26:16) and Namibia’s former nation record holder Beata Naigambo (2:26:57). Both ran Hamburg in 2015: Kibet finished second in 2:26:16 and Naigambo one place behind with 2:27:28. Portugal’s Filomena Costa could also come into contention with her best of 2:28:00 in winning Seville in 2015.

Official Finisher-Shirt 2018 – order now!

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The design of the finisher shirts for all three competitions of this year’s Haspa Marathon Hamburg – Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay – is now confirmed. Already registered participants, who had not yet ordered a finisher shirt when having registered and would now like to make up for it, please send us a short message via the contact form stating your booking number and the desired size. New applicants can conveniently order the finisher shirt when registering. The shirts will be distributed as part OF the starting documents on Friday, 27. and Saturday, 28. April.


We hope you like the designs!


Greetings from the Haspa Marathon Hamburg

Time to set your marathon goals for 2018

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The 2018 marathon season is coming! Read why the Haspa Marathon Hamburg should be on your list.

Winter is coming, temperatures are dropping, it’s chilly and dark outside – this can affect your mood and motivation to run. It may be helpful to set a clear and specific goal now. Something, that you could look forward to, like the 33rd Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 29. April 2018.

Register here.

Not quite convinced yet? Have a look at the best moments in Hamburg:

What is the Haspa Marathon Hamburg like?

The Haspa Marathon Hamburg is one of the most watched and fastest marathon races world-wide. The course record is set at  2:05:30 and is helf by Olympic Champion 2016 Eliud Kipchoge. He set the time in 2013, when he still was a little known distance runner. Hamburg was his marathon debut.

The Haspa Marathon is the oldest popular sporting event in Hamburg and Germany’s largest spring marathon. The course is a out-and-back sightseeing tour of the beautiful hanseatic city. The marathon in Hamburg is also known for the one-of-a-kind crowd support. People cheer you on all along the route and make the race a very special experience.

Why #RunTheBlueLine? The blue course line is painted on the roads every year in April to show the marathon runners the fastest way from start to finish. Hamburg was the first German marathon to start this tradition in 1986. Follow and run the blue line and you can’t get lost for sure!

More race info go here.

For the first time we have set the entry limit to 16.000 runners. So don’t wait too long and sign up now to take part in the 2018 marathon! With a clear goal to look ahead, training can be so much more fun.

To sign up, go here.

We are working on our webpage

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There will be some new features for the 33. edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg, Germanys biggest spring marathon on April 29, 2018. We worked on our website and you can see the relaunch from September 9, 2017 at 09.09 am on. The Women’s Race within the Haspa Marathon Hamburg will not take place again in 2018, because the focus of this race is supposed to be more on the marathon runners. However, there will be a new race on the event day. For that you will also find the information from September 9, at 09.09 am on in our new website. So make sure to stop by!

New in 2018: Team Ranking

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At the 33rd Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 29 April 2018 we will introduce a new category for all participants: The team ranking. The team ranking is aimed at marathon runners that compete under one name or for one team. To take part at the team ranking three runners have to register with the identical team name or club. After the finish, the first three runners of one team with the fastest times will be added.

A women-, men and mixed team ranking will be carried out. This ranking does not require an explicit registration. But all team members have to provide the same team name (with identical spelling) when they sign up. The best teams will be honoured.

Additional rankings at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg

There will be other special ranking carried out during the Haspa Marathon Hamburg. They are:

  • Hamburg Championships (Main/Age Groups)*
  • Hamburg-Corporate Sports Championships Men,Women
  • Hamburg Police Championships Men, Women

*Hamburg Championships Club Ranking: The Hamburg Championships club ranking consists of the added sum of three individual runners (of the same club) finishing times in order of placings. This ranking does not require an explicit registration but simply the participation in the Hamburg Championships as well as providing the respective sports club (identical spelling) during the registration process.

We care for your health

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With only 300 days to go our preparations for the 33rd edition of the Hamburg Marathon are in full flight. If you have just startetd training or if you are already ready to sign up – these are some of the things to check first:

We care for your health

Marathon is one of the hardest sports out there and to perform at your best, your body needs to be 100 percent healthy. That is why we suggest that you keep in mind that each participant is required to assess his/her own health condition and fitness with regards to taking part in the marathon event, or consult a doctor if necessary.We advise you to consult the online questionnaire by the German Road Races to evaluate your physical condition. Find the questionnaire here.

Cancellation Insurance

Sometimes your plan seems to be perfect, yet something might go wrong. In cooperation with Hanse-Merkur we are able to offer you a cancellation insurance as part of your registration. Risks insured are illness, accidents or death as well as loss of employment. A cancellation for personal reasons is, however, not insured.

The insurance premium is at 7.90 EUR up to the 2nd price level of the entry fee (70.00 EUR), and then at 9.90 EUR from the 3rd price level of the entry fee (80.00 EUR) onwards. A service charge of 1.00 EUR will additionally be booked.

More information regarding the insurance as well as the general terms and conditions of the HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG can be found here.

In case you have purchased the insurance and cannot enter the race for one of the reasons mentioned above, you will be fully reimbursed for the entrance fee (EXCLUDING any additional services). Given that your claim is insured please send the registration confirmation, as well as a statement of reasoning with the respective proof (doctor’s attestation, etc) to the insurance HanseMerkur.

Annual insurance policy

Plan your sporty year – and take no risk! No matter whether you run in Hamburg, Berlin, New York or Wanne-Eickel, with the annual insurance policy provided by Hanse-Merkur you can plan ahead without taking any risk. The insurance covers your entry fee as well as your luggage and trip. The “Three in One” Plan costs € 24,00 annually. You can book this offer directly at Hanse-Merkur insurance company. Find the online form here.

Are you getting ready for 2018 too?

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We are taking full flight on the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2018 – our preparations have started. Have you started yours? Sign up for the race on 29 April 2018 now and save on the registartion fee for the 33rd Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

Be quick to benefit from the lowest fee: We have already passed the first price category for the marathon runners as well as for the relay teams.
Registration fees:

For marathon runners:
Up to starting place 6.000 : 70€
Starting places 6.001 – 11.000 : 80€
Starting places 11.001 – 16.000 : 90€
For relay teams:
Up to 1.000 signed Relay Teams: 149€
Relay Teams from 1.001 – 1.500: 159€

Find the registration here.