Race Info Halfmarathon 2018


The collecting of your bib number takes place as a part of Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018. In your official entry confirmation we will inform you about the opening hours.
Upon presentation of your official entry confirmation and a valid photo ID/passport you will receive:
Kit Bag
Bib and safety pin
Rental chip (if preordered)
Magazine containing most important participants’ information
Participants who have preordered any additional services will find the detachable vouchers on their bib respectively. These vouchers can be used at the designated stations. In case you are unable to attend the accreditation yourself, you may authorise another person to pick up your start documentation for you upon presentation of a copy of your photo ID/passport. It is not possible to receive your starting kit via mail.

Arrival Start/Finish Area

there are no parking facilities for cars and buses near the start and finish area, we strongly advise you to use public transport.

All participants travel free to the venue and back on the day of the event. The start number is your metro ticket. The return journey must be done by 6.00 am the following day.

The best way to reach the start and finish area is by subway line U2 to exhibition halls. Next to the start and finish area are also located
the stations Stephansplatz (U1) and Sternschanze (U3). The station
Sternschanze might also be reached via S21 and S31 (S-Bahn Hamburg).
The regional railways RB 61, RB 71, RE 7 and RE 70 stop at Dammtorbahnhof.

Further information at www.hvv.de

Award ceremony

Team Ranking: The team ranking consists of the added sum of three individual runners (of the same team) finishing times in order of placings. 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 in. The best teams will be honoured.

Bibs/Start numbers

Only participants with an official Halfmarathon Hamburg 2018 bib are allowed at the start. This bib has to be worn clearly visible on your chest. Start number tapes are therefore not allowed. The bib mustn’t be changed or altered in any way; failure to follow this rule will result in a disqualification of the respective participant.


You have the chance to refuel with HIGH5 carbol mineral drinks on every aid station. SQUEEZY Energy gels will be available starting at km 14, as well as coke at km 19.


While crossing the finish line, your individual certificate will be uploaded onto our homepage. Your own personal certificate is available for download as part of the online results service.

Please bear in mind that these are only preliminary results. The results will get reviewed and become confirmed as official results approximately one week after the event.

Changing Rooms and Showers

There are limited changing rooms located within the Athletes Area. Shower facilities are available within the Athletes Area for you to use after the run.


Male (M) and Female (W) competitors compete in the following separate age categories:

MH / WH 1989-1998 (Main Group)
M / W 30 1984-1988
M / W 35 1979-1983
M / W 40 1974-1978
M / W 45 1967-1973
M / W 50 1964-1968
M / W 55 1959-1963
M / W 60 1954-1958
M / W 65 1949-1953
M / W 70 1944-1948
M / W 75 1939-1943
M / W 80 1934-1938

male / female U20: 1999 und 2000
male / female U18: 2001 und 2002

Date 2018

The Halfmarathon Hamburg will be on April, 29 2018.

Entry Fees

Prices for Halfmarathon entry


All prices are including VAT.


The finish is located on “Bei den Kirchhöfen” and is open until 11:00 am. Respectively the race is to be completed in 2,5 hours (brutto). Participants, reaching the finish at a later point in time, can unfortunately not be taken into account for the official classification or results and have to leave the course.

Finisher Buffet

Every finisher has the opportunity to fully recharge at the plentiful buffet (located within the athletes area) provided by our nutritional partner REWE. There will be fruit (banana, apple, grapes and water melon) as well as sweet (pick-up chocolate bar, musli bar, chinois) and savoury treats (mini pretzels, broth). In addition, there will also be a carbo mineral drink. You will also receive non-alcoholic Krombacher o.0% beer here. Please make sure to only use the finishers’ buffet for your personal requirements, so that participants reaching the finish at a later point still have sufficient options to choose from as well.

Additionally we will provide you with water at the entrance to the Athletes Area.

Please also help us to keep the athletes area proper by throwing your waste into the allocated containers.

Finisher Medal - Medal Engraving

You will be able to receive your race medal after the finish in the Athletes Area.

Once again you can book the medal engraving as part of the registration process for a discounted price of €8.50, in which case you will then be able to find the respective voucher attached to your bib.

Finisher Shirt

Finisher Shirt - Halbmarathon 2018 Haspa Marathon Hamburg

The Finisher Shirt is available in size XS – XL and can be booked in the registration process. The prize is 26.00 EUR.
If you would like to add the Finisher-Shirt to your registration, please contact us via our contact form and let us know your size and the booking number of your registration.
You will then be able to pick up the preordered merchandising at the Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018 within the week before the event on April 27, 28 or 29 at the merchandising area of the event.

General Terms and Conditions

Here you can find the General Terms and Conditions for the Halfmarathon Hamburg 2018.


Handbiker / wheelchairers

The Classification oft he handbikers and wheelchairers are differentiated between H1; H2; H3 und H4.

For the Premium-Ranking we differentiate between:
male (1st – 3rd):
• H1/2
• H3
• H4

female (1st-3rd):
All-over -ranking for all Classifications

For further information regarding the premium you can ask via our contact form.
The best three handbiker / wheelchairer (male / female) will be honoured on the stage of the Event Area.

Hotel and Accommodation

Hamburg Tourism

Find your perfect accommodation with our hotel partner Hamburg Tourism – and make sure you get the best hotel deals for your marathon weekend in the city.

Radisson Blu

The athlete accommodation will be at Radisson Blu Hotel – in close proximity to the starting line and perfect marathon service.



Cancellation insurance

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 6.90 EUR up to the 2nd price level of the entry fee (44.00 EUR), and then at 8.90 EUR from the 3rd price level of the entry fee (55.00 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 a year full of sport – completely risk-free! Whether Hamburg, Berlin, New York or Wanne-Eickel, with the annual insurance policy by Hanse-Merkur you can plan your running year risk-free. Not only will your entry fees be insured, but also your luggage and your travel as well. You can get the triple package for only 24,00 Euro per year. As this offer can only be booked through Hanse-Merkur directly, you can find the online booking form here.


Here you can find the invitation for the Halfmarathon Hamburg 2018


Kit Bag drop-off and collection

During the accreditation you will not only be given your start documents but also the official Halfmarathon Kit Bag and a sticker with your start number printed on it. Please place the sticker on the marked field on the kit bag straight away.
You have the chance to drop off your bag before the start on Sunday, April 29 2018 starting at 6:30 am and pick them up again until 5 pm. Please use the official Halfmarathon Kit Bag exclusively and plan enough time for the drop off before the start. Please keep in mind that the organiser cannot be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage of personal valuables. We therefore recommend that you only use the Haspa Kit Bag for a change of clothes.


The event maps will help you to find the essential facilities on site

start and finish area

event area

Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018

Take the chance to visit the Haspa Marathon Hamburg official sports exhibition “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018” which will take place on the Hamburg exhibition grounds. Numerous companies and brands will present their new innovations, technologies and products in the running sector as well as in the fields of lifestyle and health. Bring your family and friends and discover what is new in the running scene. Admission is free!

Massage Service

A massage service will be available at the finish.

Medical Service

The medical supply centre, which has a surgical primary care is located at the Athletes Area. The massage center is also at the Athletes Area (B-Area at the Hamburg Messe).

Meeting Points

You can meet up with your relatives and friends who are not permitted to enter the finish area or the Athletes Area. However, you have the chance to meet up with freinds and family at the St. Petersburger Straße under the designated sign.


Once again there will be an official merchandising collection. You can preorder the official finisher shirt for 26.00 € (incl. VAT) in your registration process.

Have a look at the collection from previous years in our Online-Shop.

Our Service for you

Your entry fee will get you the following services:

Bib (with start number) and safety pins
Kit Bag with high quality products from our sponsors incl. sponge
Programme booklet with athletes info and course map
Fold-out course map
Professional participants’ assistance
Sports exhibition “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2018″ (free entry)
Kit Bag Storage
Pacemakers for 1:20, 1:40, 2:00, 2:20 hours
Entertainment along the course and at the start/finish
Refreshment and Aid stations along the course (from km5 every 2.5km) and at the finish
Massage service at the finish
Toilettes in the start-/finish are, along the course (every km) and in the Athletes Area
Finisher medal
Showers and Changing Rooms in the Athletes Area
Massage service in the Athletes Area
Closed off and secured race course
Timing (transponder system) with split times at km10 and in the finish
Online results (available 30 minutes after running-in)
Certificate and results available for download
Medical emergency service
Organisation of the Halfmarathon Hamburg


There will be pacemakers for each of the following finish times: 1.30, 1:40, 2:00 and 2:20 hours. They will be wearing very distinct Shirts and a big balloon with the corresponding finish time

Pasta Party

We are pleased to offer a pasta party again this year. You have the option to prebook your pasta during registration for € 6,40. By presenting the pre-order coupons attached to your bib number, you will receive a portion of pasta with a choice of 2 sauces as well as an non-alcoholic beverage from KROMBACHER.

The pasta party will be on saturday april 28, 2018.

Performance List

If you are a holder of a starting licence by the German Athletic Association (DLV) and wish to be ranked in the performance list of your federal athletics association, please choose the additional service “Ranking of performance” during the registration process.

Photo Service 'Marathon-Photos.com'

Before the finish refreshment station, a photo service from Marathon-Photos.com can be found, where every participant can have a picture taken, and purchase it later the day. Of course there are many picture points at the distance also – pictures taken there will be available a few days after the race at www.marathon-photos.com

Public Transport

Due to numerous road closures we strongly recommend using public transport (U/S-Bahn) to travel to or from the course as well as the event area or the exhibition.

All participants travel free to the venue and back on the day of the event. The start number is your metro ticket. The return journey must be done by 6.00 am the following day.

The best way to reach the start and finish area is by subway line U2 to exhibition halls. Next to the start and finish area are also located
the stations Stephansplatz (U1) and Sternschanze (U3). The station
Sternschanze might also be reached via S21 and S31 (S-Bahn Hamburg).
The regional railways RB 61, RB 71, RE 7 and RE 70 stop at Dammtorbahnhof.

Further information at www.hvv.de

Race withdrawal and missing persons

In case you have to withdraw from the race, you can take an ambulance at the end of the runner field, or take the subway train to get back to the finish (U3/S21, S31 Sternschanze, U2 Messehallen, U1 Stephansplatz oder S21, 31 Dammtor).

In case of medical emergencies, you can get information about a participant who got treatment from an ambulance on the course from the DRK.

Refreshments on the course

You will find refreshment stations every 5 km located on the right hand side of the course. Refreshments will be placed in the following order: tubs with water – Hamburg well water (in cups) – bananas (starting at Km 10) – SQUEEZY Energy Gels – Electrolyte Drinks.

Please only make use of the finisher buffet for your personal requirements, so that participants arriving at the finish at a later point in time still have sufficient options to choose from.

Registration Confirmation

Upon successful registration you will receive your registration confirmation. You will then receive offical confirmation of entry with your personal start number until the middle of April 2018. If that is not the case, please contact us using the official contact form.

Registration Options

All start slots are sold out. That´s why a registration is not possible anymore.


Portable toilets will be available at the starting area, the Athletes Area as well as at every km along the way. We strongly ask you to use only these facilities, even if you have to wait for a longer time. Please spread out when lining up for the toilets to shorten wait times.

CAUTION: Unfortunately, the past has shown that numerous participants repeatedly do not adhere to this rule. Due to the requirements of the police and the numerous complaints of the residents, we want to advise you that public urinating is a regulatory offense. Anyone who does not comply with this rule can expect a police complaint!

Returning the ChampionChip

If you have rented a ChampionChip please return it after the race on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the designated stand on the competition area. Upon return of the chip, you will receive a receipt. Please hold on to this receipt until the end of the year.

Alternatively, you can send the chip back to us. Please place it in an bubble-wrap envelope (as certified mail). If you should use the postal service to return your chip, a receipt will not be issued.


Marathon Hamburg Veranstaltungs GmbH

Fuhlsbüttler Str. 415

22309 Hamburg

If you should fail to return the ChampionChip on time, or you wish to purchase it, you will be charged the amount of 25,00€ on your account or credit card.

SMS Service

In order to let family and friends know where a participant is located on the course we are once again providing an SMS-Service, which can be booked during the official registration procedure. There are three options to choose from:

1. We send your preliminary results to your mobile phone free of charge.
2. We send all split times as well as the finishing time to one mobile phone (2€).
3. We send all split times as well as the finishing time to two mobile phones (4€).

Unfortunately you cannot book this service after having completed the registration.

Start block allocation

The placement will be on the basis of your entered finish time in designated start groups. The starting blocks will be marked with the names of our partners, as well as letters. The print on your start number shows you your start group. All runners who did not enter a finish time will be in the very back.

All starting blocks will be at Karolinenstraße. Please schedule enough time for the start placement and please be in your start group not later than 08:15 am.

Please do not push at the start area and leave enough space for you and the others to avoid any falls. Follow the directions of the staff to ensure a smooth start. Thank you!

Start slot transfer

With the online registration being closed, a race slot transfer can now only be conducted at the accreditation (on the grounds of Messehallen Hamburg, Hall A4) during the following times:

  • Friday, 27.04.2018 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, 28.04.2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

In order to facilitate the race slot transfer, the substitute must submit the following documents at the accreditation area:

  • the official Entry Confirmation of the registered participant
  • a Withdrawal Declaration of the registered participant
  • a transfer from he/she filled out
  • a copy of the registered participant’s identity card (with discernible photo and signature)
  • his/her valid identification (identity card/passport/driving license)
  • 15.00 Euro in cash for the transfer fee

you can find the transfer form and the form of the withdrawal declaration, which you will need to do the race slot transfer:

transfer form
withdrawal declaration

The issue of entry fee payment is to be settled between the substitute and the originally registered participant. No refunds shall be made to the originally registered participant from the part of the Organiser – Marathon Hamburg Veranstaltungs GmbH. The transfer fee is 15.00 Euros and must be paid by the substitute in cash at the accreditation.

Start time

Start times:

Handbiker / Wheelchairer: 8:20 am
Runner: 8:30 am

The starting line up will start at 7:30 am.

Team Ranking

The team ranking consists of the added sum of three individual runners (of the same team) finishing times in order of placings. 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 in. The best teams will be honoured.

Timing Chip

The timing at the Haspa Marathon Hamburg will be only through the Real-Time-ChampionChip. Please affix the chip on your shoe.

You have the following options:

a) Chip-Owners provide the ChampionChip number of their own chip during the registration (7 digit combination of letters and numbers).

b) Rental-Chip: you can rent the ChampionChip and hand it back on the day of the event at the designated Chip-Return station or at the latest within two days after the event via post. The rental fee (€ 6,50) will be debited from your bank account with your entry fee. Should you fail to return the ChampionChip within the given time frame, the difference between the rental fee and the purchase price (€ 25,00) will be debited from your bank account or credit card.

Please cross the timing mats (located at km10 as well as at the start and finish line) to avoid any mistakes in timing. A net run time will only be registered if all timing mats have been crossed.