On October 13 Cologne will be the runners’ city.
The history of success began with a world record in 1997: No other marathon had more than 13,000 participants at its premier race. The finish next to Cologne Cathedral, a course through the typical Cologne city quarters, the cultural diversity, the Carnival-like atmosphere with hundreds of thousands of spectators along the course were and still are outstanding characteristics of one of the most beautiful marathons of the world.
In 2006 the half marathon was added to the agenda and developed to Germany’s #2. The portfolio was enlarged by the relay team marathon where 4 runners share the total distance of 42 kilometres. So it does not have to be a full marathon to enjoy the special Cologne feeling.