Infoletter: Important information for the 2019 race


Infoletter: Important information for the 2019 race

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NEW: Expo with race packet pick-up in MOTORWORLD Cologne

As of Friday you can pick up your race packet at the Running.EXPO in MOTORWORLD Cologne within the following opening hours:

Please present your confirmation of participation – digitally on your smartphone (alternatively, but not sustainable: printed) – to our staff.

In your kit bag you will find your BE SMART, RUN FIT bracelet! Wear it till the finish and show responsibility for your health. For security reasons this bracelet serves as check-in into the starting blocks!

Note: We recommend to visit the expo already on Friday. Please approach via public transportation system!

Please find further information for travel here.

IMPORTANT: No pick-up on Sunday!





Most important information at a glance: the FAQ

We replied to your most important questions in the FAQ. Reading is obligational!





Emergency contacts – just in case …

You can enter the contact details (telephone or mobile numbers) of up to two persons via the edit link of your confirmation of registration and the data check for cases of emergency.

We will then inform them accordingly.

Note: The data will be deleted immediately after the race.




Your marathon day




Your finish time powered by BMW

Your RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne 2019: BMW will provide you with a customizable poster of the RheinEnergieMarathon. Furthermore, you will get a versatile sticker sheet with which you can easily individualize your poster. Create a very unique and personal memory of your run.

Try it: Take the sticker sheet and posters at the BMW booth at the Running.EXPO, run the marathon and then use the numbers on your sticker sheet to mark your finish time on the poster.

In the meantime, have fun with the rest of the motifs!





Meet the Saucony experts

Also this year Saucony will join the Running.EXPO and present the newest running shoes. Take the opportunity and turn to experts onsite for advice.

Further, you can take part in a running analysis in the Saucony StrideLab free of charge. This novel kind of analysis will give a new view onto the runner as the entire body – ankle, knee and hip joints – will be examined.

A registration will be still be possible at the Saucony booth (number E20), watch for availability.


On tour for good

Together with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation and by the power of sports Saucony campaigns for neglected children and teenagers. For the benefit of the foundation Saucony will sell exclusive Rod Dixon singlets at the Running.EXPO and on race day at the Saucony Chill-out Lounge at Neumarkt. This singlet was designed in the original 1983 style and can be purchased for € 10. The receipts will be totally donated for the foundation.


Saucony Mile

On race day Saucony will provide you with good vibes at its mile at Friesenplatz together with the „Rhythmus Sportgruppe“ band. A perfect spot to cheer for friends and relatives as all runners – marathoners and half marathoners – will pass twice.




Ahl Schluffe

New for old: “Ahl Schluffe“ (old shoe) campaign!

We will collect used running shoes: Should you think of buying new running shoes soon or even on the occasion of our marathon then the “Ahl schluffe“ (= old shoe) campaign can be interesting for you:

Just hand in your used, but still well preserved shoes at the Ahl Schluffe booth at our Running.EXPO, and you will receive a voucher for the purchase of a new pair – optionally for Weingarten with 20% off for shoes, redeemable at the Running.EXPO or in the store at Friesenplatz, OR for a € 10 voucher for Bunert – der Kölner Laufladen, redeemable in the store at Aachener Straße.

“Ahl Schluffe“ is a charity campaign for collecting and sending old shoes to those in need in Morocco and refugees in Germany.
In case someone will buy a new pair of shoes the earning will be donated for the “RTL donation marathon” to support children.




GENERALI sets Cologne in motion

You will get to know how you can improve your running style at the GENERALI booth at the Running.EXPO. This professional analysis will reveal your personal deficits in motion and give you concrete hints for your training.

But not only motion is sought after, but also brains – beat Team GENERALI’s highscore in the nutrition quiz.

In case you are not a runner come to the GENERALI hotspot at k 21 on Dürener Straße 158 and cheer for your marathon heroes!

Win your unforgettable 2020 running moment here!




Ärztliche Sprechstunde auf der Running.EXPO

Medical consultation hour at the Running.EXPO

In case you are not sure whether you should start on Sunday because you have an injury or you feel sick, you can consult our medical team for advice.

Our race doctor, sport medicine specialist and orthopedist Dr. Jens Enneper will not only care for our top athletes, but also for you!

Further, cardiologist Dr. Thomas Schramm will be part of the medical team. He will also welcome you in the finish with his team.

Both are specialists and you can rely on their expertise.

The consultation hour is free of charge but does not compensate the consultation of a registered practitioner!

The consultation hour will take place on:

Just come to the Running.EXPO in MOTORWORLD Cologne. You do not need to pre-register.


Note: On the picture are Dr. Thomas Schramm together with our press officer Jan Broniecki, Jens Notowny, a former German soccer player, and Dr. Jens Enneper (left to right) in 2018.

“Running for Cologne” charity project for the donation mat

With the „Running for Cologne“ charity project up to five clubs have the possibility to present their initiatives within the framework of the RheinEnergieMarathon Cologne on October 13, 2019 and to share the receipts of the donation mat.

Last year a total of € 15,000 were donated. For sure it is some hard work as the club members are to convince the runners at Aachener Weiher with creative ideas to cross the donation mat.

We are searching for institutions that use sport as a combining element for integration and inclusion and provide fun for kids and teenagers.

For this year, we selected Rheinflanke’s “Project HOPE” and Rugby Sport Verein Köln’s “Rugby United” campaign supporting kids and youngsters with diminished access to education and formation as well as kids from refugee families.

For more information on the initiatives please click here (however in German 🇩🇪 only).