TCS Amsterdam Marathon
Sun 15 Oct 2023 Amsterdam, Netherlands

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

Starting and finishing in the historic Olympic Stadium, this is the fourth fastest marathon in the world and known for its flat, fast, historic course. Charity places now available for 2023.

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  • Sun 15 Oct 2023
Olympic Stadium Amsterdam, Amsterdam

TCS Amsterdam Marathon

09:00

FREE-£95

Age 18 & over

  • 26.2 miles road running

Overview

The TCS Amsterdam Marathon is a World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race that is fourth fastest in the world. Highlights of the course include the start and finish in the Olympic Stadium, the passage through the Rijksmuseum and along the Heineken Experience, stretches along the Amstel and through the Vondelpark on a mostly flat course.

The marathon is the main event of a major weekend of activities for runners and newcomers to the sport - all showcasing this beautiful European city with its signature windmills and rural scenery.

Highlights

  • Fourth fastest marathon in the world

    A World Athletics Platinum Label Road Race held over a flat and historic course.

  • International Marathon Expo

    Taking place over four days and featuring runners' activities including a sightseeing City Run and Pasta Party.

  • Based at the Olympic Stadium

    For an uplifting atmosphere and unforgettable grandstand finish.

  • Weekend festival for all

    Family events, 8K and half marathon in addition to the main marathon event.

This event is part of TCS Amsterdam Marathon Weekend.

  • Event expo
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Free venue entry
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators
  • Teams
  • Traders at event

Thursday

13:00-20:00 | International Marathon Expo

Friday

10:00-20:00 | International Marathon Expo

Saturday

07:00-17:00 | Amsterdam City Walk

09:00-11:00 | Good Morning City Run    

10:00-18:00 | International Marathon Expo

16:30-21:00 | Pasta Party

Sunday

07:00 | International Marathon Expo

09:00 | TCS Marathon (time limit 6 hours)

09:10 | Mini Marathon - De Borcht (time limit 30 minutes)

09:40 | TCS 8K (time limit 65 minutes)

10:00 | Kids Run - Olympic Quarter (time limit 30 minutes)

10:00 | Mini Marathon - Galileïplantsoen (time limit 30 minutes)

12:35 | Mini Marathon - Olympiaplein (time limit 30 minutes)

13:00 | Mizuno Half Marathon (time limit 3 hours)

17:00 | Close

  • Bag storage
  • Changing facilities
  • Entertainment
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Olympic Stadium Amsterdam
Olympisch Stadion 2
Amsterdam
1076 DE
Netherlands

  • Cut off time
  • Distance markers
  • Entertainment
  • First aid
  • Flat
  • Food stations
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • PB
  • Sweeper
  • Toilets
  • Traffic free
  • Water stations
  • Wave start

The half marathon consists of one loop, most of which passes through the attractive centre of Amsterdam. The course starts at the Stadionweg and goes through Churchilllaan, Rijnstraat and the Utrechtse Bridge over the Amstel river. Next you run through Watergraafsmeer and Zeeburg. The rest of the course is the same as that of the full marathon.

The course leads the participants through Amsterdam’s city centre and passes many highlights.

Amsterdam Marathon events route map
AMSTERDAM MARATHON EVENTS ROUTE MAP
Flat, fast, historic and based at the Olympic Stadium.

Olympic Stadium

The start and finish of the marathon take place in front of the grandstand in the Olympic Stadium. This splendidly renovated, over 85-year-old stadium will leave a memorable impression at the end of the race. Supporters and other spectators have free access to the grandstand.

Rijksmuseum

The famous route connecting Amsterdam city centre with the south of Amsterdam. The monumental building contains some of the most world-famous works of art by celebrated Dutch masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer.

Vondelpark

The largest public park in Amsterdam with 48-hectares full of trees, ponds, paths and playing fields and is valued by city residents.

Amstel River

The route follows part of the Olympic course along the Amstel River, past stately mansions and several windmills. This rural part of the course has splendid panoramic views. In the distance the Arena is visible – the home stadium of the famous Ajax football team. The meandering route along the Amstel is interesting for its range of scenery and also seeing other participants running on the other side!

What's included

  • Chip timing
  • iTAB
  • Medal
  • Technical t-shirt

Every year thousands of runners take part in this event and fundraise for charity. While this is hugely beneficial to the charities it gives the runner advantages too, from supporting a cause that is close to your heart to securing a place in this highly sought-after event and much more.

Benefits of running for charity

Committing to raising money for charity gives you motivation to get outside and run, plus all of these extras which will elevate your event experience:

  • Fundraising support

    Charities know that raising money is all part of the challenge, which is why they provide advice, branded materials and a personalised online fundraising page to help the donations roll in. Think videos for social media, branded imagery and testimonials from previous runners.

  • Training support

    Whether this is your first run or your fifth, you'll need to train for it! You'll receive an in-depth training plan with guidance, plus many charities have access to expert coaches and elite runners too, who can provide exclusive tips for your race preparation. Experts include Runningwithus, Full Potential and Olympic champs.

  • Branded running kit

    When you show up on the day, people need to be able to see clearly that you're supporting a charity. Most charities will give you a branded and personalised t-shirt or vest to run in on the big day, and often a training top too.

  • Overseas runners may find it reassuring to join a ready-made charity team who will help secure your place in the event, advise on travel, accommodation and put you in touch with teammates.

  • Post-race recovery

    Refreshments and an indulgent post-race sports massage are often provided by charities for their runners. This is the perfect way to recover alongside other people who have run for that cause.

  • Exclusive social groups

    You won't be the only person running for that charity, so it's well worth meeting other runners through the charity's invite-only social media pages! You can organise to meet up for training runs, chat with the charity's expert coaches and share tips and stories with each other to keep the motivation levels running high.

What are charity places?

Charities buy places in this event, then give them to runners who agree to raise money for the charity – these are called charity places. Charity places are a great way to support a good cause and get a place in the event, especially if general entries are closed.

Marathon running and charity fundraising go hand-in-hand - which charity will you run for?

Charity places

These charities have places in the event. To secure your place, select a charity, complete the form and follow the instructions.

Hospice

St Joseph's Hospice

Providing the highest quality hospice care to help people live their lives to the full.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£50

Fundraise
£500

Older people

Independent Age

Advice and support for older age.

  • Running vest
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Pro training advice
  • Dedicated contact
  • Exclusive social group
  • Certificate

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£500

Human rights

Refugee Action

Helping refugees build safe, hopeful and productive new lives in the UK.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£400

Animals

Cats Protection

For a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£35

Fundraise
£250

Cancer

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Pioneering new cancer treatments to create a future beyond cancer.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Personalised running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
£35

Fundraise
£250

Free sign up Homelessness

Missing People

The only UK charity that reunites missing children and adults with their loved ones.

  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Dedicated contact

Sign up
FREE

Fundraise
£500

Mental health

SANE

Supporting those affected by mental illness to change mental health for good.

  • Technical t-shirt
  • Running vest
  • Fundraising support
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising incentives
  • Dedicated contact
  • Certificate

Sign up
£25

Fundraise
£225

  • Age 18 & over
  • 20000 places
  • Entries open
  • Charity entries open
  • Charity places

Charity places are available from free + sponsorship pledge.

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