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Reopening of the 2020 registration on Easter Monday

By Uncategorized @da

Now that the 2020 event date has been fixed for 13 September, we will also restart the online registration on Easter Monday, 13 April. This applies to the marathon competition as well as to the half-marathon and relay competitions, which actually have been fully booked up to now. There have been and still are returns from participants who cannot start on September 13th. Therefore, these returns will be offered again as free contingents from April 13th on, at least to a manageable extent.

We would be pleased to attract participants who have not been able to participate so far.

Yours in sport
Your Haspa Marathon Hamburg Team

35th Haspa Marathon Hamburg shifted to 13 September 2020

By Uncategorized @da

For the first time Germany’s biggest spring marathon will not take place in spring. The 35th edition of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg, which was suspended a good two weeks ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be postponed to Sunday, 13 September 2020.

“We are firmly convinced that it is realistic to hold the event at this new time, even though essential organisational conditions, especially due to the corona epidemic and new findings on the health protection of participants expected by then, will be different from those that have been usual up to now”, explains Chief Organiser Frank Thaleiser.

Hamburg’s Sports Senator Andy Grote adds: “The new date for the Haspa Marathon is also an optimistic signal: With good cooperation, a lot can be achieved in sport even in difficult times. Sport is a role model here. I would like to thank the organizer, the police and all other participants for their professional work”.

After the appointment has been made, the classic organisational system is now back in operation, with numerous additional subject areas and tasks, particularly with regard to prevention measures and hygiene regulations.

It is therefore unclear whether the Youth and Children’s Race Das Zehntel can be organised within the framework of the new event date or on a separate date. “In this situation, which is not only completely different in terms of dates, we must also put some things we have grown fond of to the test and plan step by step. Basically, however, our concern is that the social significance and role of sport at the competition level should also be kept in view, if not at the moment then at least in perspective. We receive a lot of confirmation and support here, from a large number of our participants, our partners and not least the City of Hamburg, which provides us with excellent support from all administrative bodies, above all the State Sports Office and Sports Senator Andy Grote, for which we are extremely grateful. Our special thanks also go to Karsten Schölerman (BMS die Laufgesellschaft mbH), who, despite organizing his own event on September 13th at the same time, accepted our request to relocate the Haspa Marathon Hamburg”.

Event is skipped – coordination for shifting ist underway

By Uncategorized @da

On Thursday, 12 March, the Hamburg health authorities officially ordered to prohibit all events with more than 1,000 participants in Hamburg for the time being up to and including 30 April.

As a result, the 35th Haspa Marathon Hamburg unfortunately will not to take place as planned on April 19, 2020. The same applies to Das Zehntel on April 18.

However, this does not mean a final cancellation of the event. We are currently making every effort to find an alternative date for the event in 2020 and are in contact with all relevant authorities in the city. In view of the current situation regarding the Corona crisis, this process will take at least until the end of March.

As soon as there are any conclusive changes, we will inform you proactively. Accordingly, we ask you to refrain from enquiries regarding the development of the event.

Many thanks and with sporting greetings on behalf of the entire Haspa Marathon Hamburg Team

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Marathon competition: nearly 11,000 start slots booked – price change approaches

By Uncategorized @da

The main competition – Marathon – of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg has recorded just under 11,000 registrations (5% more than in the same period of the previous year) and is thus on the verge of changing to the last price level.
The last 100 starting places in the price category – €90 per starting place – are currently on offer. Those who decide on the spur of the moment should hurry up. When the 11,000 mark is reached, the entry fee increases by 8,-€.

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In addition, we also set another impressive record. For Das Zehntel, the children and youth run as part of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg weekend, more than 2,500 entries were received on the first day of registration (15 January). With 10,000 starting places, what is now the largest youth run in Germany was already fully booked last year and, given current developments, is expected to be so again. Three runs – two for primary schools and one for secondary schools – are on the agenda for the competition on Saturday, 18 April. The course will run in the proven manner over 4.2 kilometres around Hamburg Messe and through the nearby park Planten un Blomen.
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Haspa Marathon Hamburg takes 1st place in quality study

By Uncategorized @da

On our own behalf: The British online platform recently carried out a study of 476 marathon events worldwide that were certified by the World Marathon Association and evaluated on the basis of various criteria.

Categories were among other things organizational factors such as starting fees, infrastructure (catering, number and locations of WCs, medical security, hotel availability etc.), in addition, external factors such as weather conditions, air quality, temperature, elevation or distance profile.

Events were already excluded from the analysis if no data was available for more than one evaluation category. The remaining 81 marathon events are listed in a ranking after evaluation.

The Haspa Marathon Hamburg took 1st place in this ranking.

To the ranking list and further information on the study

Haspa Marathon Hamburg gets World Athletic Gold Label

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The Haspa Marathon Hamburg has just become official holder of the World Athletics Gold Label Road Races. With the newly designed seal of quality, the World Athletics Federation (formerly IAAF) honours, among other things, the increased support of marathon and road races organisers in its anti-doping programme.
“The World Athletics Gold Label is, on the one hand, an expression of the appreciation of our event, but above all it is a visible and important sign that there must be no room in the world of sport for illicit means of improving performance. In this respect, I am doubly pleased about this award”, explains Frank Thaleiser, head organizer of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg.

The World Athletics Label Road Races comprises four quality levels – bronze, silver, gold and platinum. Their award is based on strict quality criteria with regard to event organisation and media coverage. On the other hand, it is based on the number of anti-doping controls carried out by elite athletes within the framework of the organisers´ own events as well as their financial participation in anti-doping measures outside competitions.