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Say YES! to Olympic Games in Hamburg 2024

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Today it is up to the citizens of Hamburg to decide upon its future as candidate city for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games! 

Hamburg is Germany’s national contestant for the candidature to host the 2024 Olympic Games. Today is the final day of the Referendum in which the citizens of Hmaburg decide whether the city will further pursue its application. Results will be available in the late evening. Visit to find out more on the Referendum.


Get Ready for the Haspa Marathon with our group training!

By | Allgemein @en

The start of the 31st Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 17 April 2016 is only 5 months away! Traditionally, we offer four preparatory runs to get you ready for race day.

The first group practice will be on 13 December 2016, starting at 10 o’clock in the morning at the Jahnkampfbahn track in the Stadtpark Hamburg. Starting from there, we will run 1-3 loops of 5 kilometers around the park.

Participation is free of charge and we will provide drinks. You will also have the chance to test running shoes by our partner Mizuno.

What you need to know:

Date: 13 December 2015

Time: Starting at 9:45 AM

Place: Jahnkampfbahn (Linnering 3, 22299 Hamburg)

Start running: 10:00 AM

If you wish to participate, we kindly ask you to sign up until 6 December 2015 so we can plan ahead! Please direct your mail to  On the Runner’s World webpage you can also find impressions of our group training from last year.

Come to all our group training runs and receive special rewards by our partners!

Preparation group training will take place on:

13. December 2015 – At the Jahnkampfbahn

17. January 2016  – At the Außenalster

14. February 2016 – At the Elbe river

13. March 2016 – In the Harburger Berge


See you there!

Media conference 31. Haspa Marathon Hamburg

By | Allgemein @en

The 31st chapter of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg has taken off under the motto “Run-the-blue-line”. Germany’s largest spring marathon event on 16 /17 April 2016 is only 5 months away and expecting up to 18.000 runners on race day. All 6000 spots at the marathon relay race by Lotto Hamburg have already been sold out since September. All in all,  24.000 athletes will take on the 42,195 kilometers long course around the hanseatic city.

On 19 November, Stefanie von Carlsburg (corporate communications Haspa bank), Michael Neumann (sports Senator of Hamburg), Frank Thaleiser (CEO Marathon Hamburg) and Arne Gabius, Germany’s new marathon record holder met with the press at the Radisson Blu Hotel Hamburg to talk about next spring’s big event.

The chief organiser, Mr. Thaleiser assured that “We are right on track and see it as an affirmation of the successful introduction of our recent improvements. For 2016 we will hold on to the dual starting system and further utilize the B-complexes of the exposition grounds.” Additionally, the marathon team is planning on making the race even more spectator-friendly.

Continued cooperation with Haspa

The Haspa bank announced that it will continue its role as title sponsor for the marathon until 2018. The city’s sports Senator Michael Neumann praised the bank’s commitment to one of the largest athletic events of the city – it supports Hamburg’s image as city of sports.

Question of safety of all participants

Despite the tragic incidents in Paris, the team of organisers sees no need to cancel the preparation for the next edition of the marathon on 16. / 17. April 2016. Atheltic events support fair play, peace and therefore symbolize cross-cultural understanding. The marathon will be held according to the high security standards of major sporting events.

Arne Gabius, currently Germany’s most renowned marathon runner and Rio 2016 qualifier issued hopes that the next Olympic Games will be a milestone in international understanding.

The Haspa Marathon Hamburg is a flagships for sports in Hamburg and will be organized under the umbrella of Hamburg’s candidature as Olympic host city 2024.

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5 Ringe für Hamburg – Hamburg setzt ein Zeichen

By | Allgemein @en

Am Sonntag, 8. November ab 10:30 Uhr findet im Stadtpark eine weitere außergewöhnliche Olympia-Aktion statt: Tausende Menschen werden die fünf olympischen Ringe nachbilden – ein Hubschrauber wird die Aktion fotografieren und ein Zeitraffer-Video soll entstehen.

Kommt vorbei, bringt Freunde und Familie mit und zeigt, dass auch ihr Feuer und Flamme für Hamburg 2024 seid!

Wir sehen uns im Stadtpark! Mehr Infos zur Aktion auf der Facebook-Aktionsseite und auf 

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Startplätze beim Köhlbrandbrückenlauf 2016 gewinnen!

By | Allgemein @en

Heute ist Halloween und der Köhlbrandbrückenlauf verlost freie Startplätze beim 12-Uhr-Start am 3. Oktober 2016! Seid beim größten Brückenlauf Deutschlands über das berühmte Hamburger Wahrzeichen, die Köhlbrandbrücke, dabei!

Am Gewinnspiel können alle Facebook-User teilnehmen: Geht dazu auf die Facebook-Seite des Köhlbrandbrückenlaufs und Liked euer Lieblingskostüm im Beitrags-Post. Unter allen Likes werden 3 glückliche Gewinner gezogen.

Das Gewinnspiel geht noch bis einschließlich 1. November. Mehr Infos und Teilnahmebedingungen findet ihr hier. 

Viel Glück! Happy Halloween!

Foto: Thomas Sobczak

Greetings from Hamburg to Frankfurt!

By | Allgemein @en

Have a great race day on Sunday at the Frankfurt Marathon!

Make sure to stop by our stand at the Marathonmall – meet the Haspa Marathon Hamburg Team and get all the information on our event!

Visit us from  23.-25. October  at the Marathonmall expo in Frankfurt!

Opening hours:

Friday, 23. October 2015: 12.00 PM  – 07:00 PM
Saturday, 24. October 2015: 10.00 AM – 07:00 PM
Sunday, 25. October 2015: 07.00  AM– 05:00 PM

We hope to see you in April 2016 for the 31. Haspa Marathon Hamburg!


6 Months to the Start

By | Allgemein @en

Today in exactly six months Hamburg will belong to you runners again – at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg on 17 April 2016!

Then, the blue course line will mark the route of the marathon and guide you through the city of Hamburg. The international marathon family will gather around the start on the red carpet next to the Exposition Center. From there on, the course will lead the runners past the most popular and beloved sights of the hanseatic city. Some of the highlights are the Sinner’s Mile Reeperbahn – the prestigious Elbchaussee – Hafenstraße – St. Pauli Landungsbrücken – Speicherstadt. After passing by the Elbe waterfront, the course leads through the the very heart of the city, and along the Binnenalster. Following the east bank of the Außenalster to the north, marathoners will see the lush city park, the Stadtpark and City North, which marks a turning point. From there on the course loops back along the west bank and one of the hotspots at Eppendorfer Baum. The finish is again at the Exposition Center Hamburg.

A weekend full of events and great experiences awaits you! Join the marathon family in Hamburg and register now on and #RunTheBlueLine!

Looking to run the relay marathon?

By | Allgemein @en

Since 18 September 2015 all 1,500 marathon relay spots have been sold out. It is no longer possible to register a team at the LOTTO Hamburg marathon relay race that is part of the 31st Haspa Marathon Hamburg 2016.

However, you do have two more options to enter the marathon relay event:

First, you can jump on a company/client team of the Hamburger Sparkasse. For registration and more information visit one of the Hamburger Sparkasse branch offices in the city.

Your second option is to regsiter via our charity-partner NestWerk e.V. Our charity-partner Nestwerk e.V. is looking for relay teams to to run for a good cause. Please contact the organization on

Köhlbrandbrückenlauf im Zeichen der Olympiabewerbung #Hamburg2024

By | Allgemein @en

So wie es den Köhlbrandbrückenlauf nur einmal im Jahr gibt, so bieten die Olympischen Spiele 2024 in Hamburg eine einmalige Chance für unsere Hansestadt. Deshalb unterstützen wir die Bewerbung Hamburgs als Austragungsort der Sommerspiele. Der 5. Köhlbrandbrückenlauf am 3.Oktober steht unter dem Zeichen von „Hamburg 2024 – Das gibt’s nur einmal“. Der spektakuläre 12 Kilometer lange Lauf über Hamburgs Wahrzeichen ist nur eine von vielen Veranstaltungen, die Hamburg als Sportstadt ausmachen. Auch der Haspa Marathon Hamburg, der jährlich im April stattfindet, begeistert Läufer aus der ganzen Welt. Aber auch die Zuschauermengen, die für eine großartige Stimmung an der Strecke sorgen, zeugen vom Sportsgeist der Hansestadt. Im Rahmen des Köhlbrandbrückenlaufs wollen wir zeigen, wie sehr wir „Feuer und Flamme“ für die Spiele in unserer Stadt sind und hoffen, dass auch unsere MitbürgerInnen sich beim Referendum am 29. November für die Bewerbung der Stadt entscheiden.