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Köln Marathon


The Köln Marathon is an big running event for all  - running amateur or experienced marathoner. The course goes along the Rhine banks, the Cathedral and other sights. Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

Course - Köln Marathon 2020

At 4th October 2020 the big city marathon takes places. Hundreds of thousands of crazy spectators were along the course - as every year. The starting point is near the trade fair where also after 42,195 km the finish is.

The youngsters may already participate in the kids competitions on the day before. Race day starts with the half marathon. The day's highlight is of course the marathon.

The day before, the Köln Marathon Expo offers diverse novelties from the fields of running, inline skating, fitness, cyclling, wellness, and health. You may also be provided with information on latest trends and products and you may talk to experts. The event is free and the public is welcome. Please pick up your race packets here. Photo: Christoph Hardt

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Photos of the Cologne Marathon

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