The start number is not negotiable. You have to wear the start number good visible on your chest and it is not allowed to change that one. Particularly the writing and the barcode-section can not be changed. Changes cause the disqualification! Please fill out the emergency pass at the back site of your start number, so we are able to contact a relative in case. On sunday you can use the start number as a ticket for bus and train (HHV) to be able to get to and back from the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.
The timing at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg will be only through the Real-Time-ChampionChip. Please fix the chip on your shoe. Hand biker and wheelchair user please use a wheelchair chip. Please cross the contact mat (km: 5, 10, 15, 20, half marathon, 25, 30, 35, 40 as well at the start and finish line) to avoid any mistakes in timing. Only if you cross all contact mats, we are able to determine a clear run time. You can bring your lend-chip back at the exit of the Athletes Area; please keep the voucher. Until the 30th April 2013 all not returned lend chips will be charged for 25,- Euro.
Every participant has a sponge in their clothing bag including with the start documents. Don’t forget that one after the run, because we do not provide you another one. At all board stations are bins to water your sponge.
Please you use buses and trains, because there are no possibilities to park your car close to the start and finish area. The access to the Athletes Area will follow on sunday.
- from the U/S-Bahn (train station:) Sternschanze (S11, 21, 31 / U3) through the gate A3 to the expo area. - from the U-Bahn (train station:) Messehallen (U3) across Karolinenstraße, to the center entry of the Hamburg Messe. - from (train station:) Dammtor (S1, 21, 31 / regional and intercity transport) through the “Messeschnellweg” and the Petersburger Straße to the central entry of the Hamburg Messe.
There are only some changing possibilities at the shower area right at the Athletes Area / expo hall A1.
Attire for the clothes bags
You receive a clothes bag at the accreditation as well as a tag with your personal start number, which has to paste up at the appropriate place for it on your clothes bag. Please use only this clothes bag. The Organizer doesn`t take response for any damages or loss, so we ask you for not putting any valuables and breakable articles into your clothes bag. Please only hand your clothes bag to the accredited and marked areas and do not let it unwatched. From 7.00 am you have the possibility to hand in your clothes bag at the Athletes Area between the expo halls A2 and A1. You only get your clothes bag back, if you hand in your start number until 5.00 pm.
You can bring your self-board food to the particular stations on demand. Please deliver your board clear marked with your start number and board station to the accreditation at the expo on saturday between 2.00 – 7.00 pm. Your self-board will be right at the beginning of the board stations, but the organizer can not guarantee for finding them during the run. The organizer arranges enough and qualitative high class board.
This year will be no official Pasta-Party, but you have the possibility at the Endurance ’13 to restock your carbohydrates storage at the cafeteria. For only 5,50 Euro you get pasta and sauce.
Start and distance
Starts at the Karolinenstraße
Hand biker and wheelchair user at 8.50 am Runner at 9.00 am
The placement will be at 7.30 am.
Based on security will be the access to the start area only for participants with official start number. For the start are only accredited participants of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2013. The placement of your start will be on the basis of your mentioned finish time in overall 14 start groups. Those are marked with the names of our partners and letters (A-N). The print on your start number shows you your start group. All runner who didn’t note a finish time, will be in group N. Please schedule enough time for the start placement and please be at latest at 8.45 am in your start group. You are getting closer to the start line block by block. Please do not push at the start area and let enough place for you and the others to avoid any falls. Look for all directions of the staff to ensure a smoothly start.
The hand biker and wheelchair user achieve their start position by crossing the Athletes Area through the gate A1 and the Lagerstraße in front of the start group A.
Any vehicles from private people are not allowed on the distance. The participation with Inline-Skates, roller skates, Skateboards and other rolling equipment are not allowed, besides wheelchair user and hand biker. To take any baby buggies and pets on the distance is also forbidden.
The street is asphaltic indeed, but the winter leaved their marks. We want to appeal to pay attention and always be alert. Please also pay attention of the hand biker and wheelchair user, if you pass them, because they are not that agile as the runners. Please be thoughtful with all the other athletes and enthusiast people on the distance and particularly pay attention if you pass somebody.
Each 5 kilometers are timing points to prove the correct distance of every participant. So please cross all contact mats and remember your start number on your chest has to be visible all time. This year will be the relay during the marathon again. The handover of the relay will be right next to the distance, so there is no trouble with the other runners. Please pay attention and don’t be irritated by it, but rather follow the normal distance or rather all signs. To prevent the irritation all relay runners have a chest and back number with the imprint “Staffel” (“relay”).
Each 5 kilometers are board stations with medical help and refreshments on your right hand site. Self-board – bins to dip in your sponge – water (in cups) – bananas (from km 10) – High5 Gel / (from km 20) – Cola (from km 25) – Dextro Energy Carbo Mineral Drink (Fruit Mix/ fruity exotic or RedOrange / fruity tangy). To prevent an ideal provision for all participants, we ask you to take board for you only.
Please be environmentally and throw the cups into the garbage cans 100 meter after the board and water stations; please do not throw your garbage into water bodies next to the distance.
Starting from km 7,5 are every 5 km extra water stations. Of course we have bins to dip in your sponge and drinking water in cups too. Carbohydrate / Electrolyte drinks / gel / Cola On every board station you receive Dextro Energy Carbo Mineral Drink as Fruit Mix / fruity exotic or RedOrange / fruity tangy. Starting from km 20 gels from High5 are available and starting from km 25 also Cola is available.
In the Start and Athletes Area at the expo as well at every km-point are lots of toilets. Please use only those also if you have to wait maybe.
CAUTION: Unfortunately there were some participants last years who did not follow that regulation. Based on the requirements of the police and the numerous complains of the residents we want to advise you that the public urinating is a regulatory offense. So if anybody breaks this rule, that person has to count with a complaint!
Starting from km 5 every 2,5 km will be first aid stations with skilled personnel and extra possibilities to lie down. Please try your best to run / go to the next first aid station if you need medical help. Additional starting from km 30 every 2,5 km you have the possibility to get a massage.
After the Finish
As appraisal for all the kilometers you run the last 100 meters will be on red carpet at the Karolinenstraße. So it will be a unique experience. This year the relay runners have an own finish gate. So please use only the left hand finish gate if you are a relay runner. The place to meet for the relay runners to run-in together will be at the Gnadenkirche (church) approximately 300 meter before the finish on the left hand site. Please treat the other runners with respect. Your finish time will be registered once you crossed the contact mat / finish line, but the finish is only opened until 3.30 pm (for relay runner only until 2.30pm). If somebody gets later to the finish line the time can not be registered. Please do not stop right behind the finish line, but rather go to the emission of the medals and the entry of the Athletes Area at the expo hall A4. There you will get the finish board and your clothes bag back. Please do not go back to the Finish Area, but rather meet your friends, relatives and other runners at the Meetingpoints at the Event Area.
Every finisher has the possibility to victual herself / himself at the manifold buffet from REWE.
You get fruit (bananas, apples, grapes and water melon) and sweets (chocolate bar, cereal bar, chinois) as well as something lusty (mini salt pretzels and stock). Only use the finish buffet for yourself and nobody else please, so all the other participants get enough food. As well we have water for you at the entry of the Athletes Area in hall A4.
You get your Krombacher ALKOHOLFREI (nonalcoholic drink) and Dextro Energy Carbo Mineral Drink at the finish buffet.
Please throw your garbage into the garbage cans to help for the waste disposal.
You can take a shower after the run at the Athletes Area, but please get your clothes bag before.
Medical supply and massage center
The medical supply center is right at the finish line / entry of the expo hall / Athletes Area and also has a surgical primary care. The massage center is also at the Athletes Area.
Deposit participants / to search for people
In case you have to break up the run, you can take an ambulance at the end of the runner field or you take the underground train to get back to the finish (U2 Messehallen, U3 Sternschanze or S11, 21, 31 Dammtor). Your start number is your ticket. At the Event Area you can get information about a participant who got primary care from the ambulance at the distance from the DRK. If parents lost their kids, please go to the Kinderfundstelle (Event Area). Show your kids where they have to go, in case you lose each other. Those who have no entrance to the Finish Area can go to the sign with their first letter of your name at the train bridge Rentzelstraße / at the edge of the Event Area.
The lost property office as well as the information office will be in the middle of the Event Area.
The award ceremony of the first three women and men of the whole run as well as the winners of the hand biker competition will be at 11.30 am right after the finish line. The first three winners of the age female 35 / male 40, the Hamburg championship, the Hamburg company-facility sports championship and the Hamburg police championship will be at the stage right before the television tower at 1.45pm. Those runners who are placed in the first three, please come to the appropriate stage on time.
The temporary result will be at the Event Area at the medal engraving approximately 60 minutes after your finishing. Your personal certificate is available on our homepage (http:www.haspa-marathon-hamburg.de) as a download to the same time. Please keep in mind that all results are just temporary up to a week after the event.
Medal engraving In the north of the Athletes Area you can engrave your name and time to your medal. If you didn’t order the engrave, but you would like it either, you have to pay 10,00 Euro.
On the back of your start number is an emergency pass. Please fill out all personal information and you contact address in Hamburg (Hotel, phone number). Use a pen to fill out the information.
We can not offer you an official parking area. You can find some parking places close to the expo, but those are limited and chargeable.
On your start number you have a coupon, if you want to you can change this one at the Merchandising stand to get a bracelet with your lead time.
There are pace runners which are in specific start groups which have a finish time 3:00, 3:30, 4:00; 4:30; 5:00 hours. Those wear noticeable Li Ning Shirts and a big balloon with the advised finish time.
MarathonFoto® - Picture Service
Before the finish board there will be a picture service from MarathonFoto®. Every participant can take a picture and bye it during the day. Of course there are many picture-points at the distance.
REWE Kinderfundstelle (Place to find you children)
Please got to the REWE Kinderfundstelle (place to find your children) at the Event Area to do an announcement. Please introduce your children, so they will go to this place too.
Official Haspa Marathon collection
At the Merchandising stand you can acquire by purchase functional shirts, hoodies, back packs and lots of other great things. Together with our partner Li Ning we compiled a high-quality collection to attractive prices.
phönikks charity run – fire fighters marathon
Around 50 fire fighters from entire Germany will start at the relay. They will wear their uniforms, so inclusive fire protection clothes, helmet and protective breathing apparatus. Through this charity run from the fire fighters the phönikks organization will be supported. That one has also 100 runners on the distance to collect money for children and teenager who have cancer to support them and their families – to the 25th time already!