Answers to all your questions

At a glance! Here please find all relevant information for the Generali Cologne Marathon in a PDF file or as downloads.

Please read it thoroughly prior to your start. Thus, a lot of your possible questions will be answered, and you can start relaxed into your race.

As of February 22, 2024

My day

Note: Pick-up of race kits: on Friday and Saturday at the Running.EXPO in der MOTORWORLD Köln only

Arrival with public transportation: on Sunday, bib number will be valid as ticket within the VRS area – alternatively navigate by car via Waze

Own beverages: Hand-in on October 2 for marathoners from 9:30 to 10:15 a. m. in the starting area (Auenweg)

Kit bags can only be handed in on race day at the Gereonstraße in the post-finish area until 30 minutes prior to the corresponding start. It will open at 7:00 a. m.
Please arrive early: Use the way from the kit bag hand-in to the start for a warm-up run across Hohenzollern Bridge (Hohenzollernbrücke) to Deutz (alternative: subway lines 3 and 4, Appellhofplatz).

Starting times and blocks
9:00 a. m. half marathon: blocks RED, BLUE, YELLOW and GREEN
10:30 a. m. marathon, relay team marathon and school marathon: blocks RED, BLUE and YELLOW

Finish and medal: finish crossing at the city’s landmark, Cologne Cathedral, with finisher medal

REWE Group-Verpflegungsdorf best snacks and beverages directly after the finish line

Kit bag hand-out: Gereonstraße in the post-finish area (the same location as hand-in in the morning)

Changing tents, showers and massage: next to the kit bag hand-out

After-Run-Party on Neumarkt, please find a voucher for a Reissdorf Kölsch beer or Reissdorf Alkoholfrei non-alcoholic beer at your bib number