We will start the Marathon on Sunday at exactly 10.00 on the Breestraat in the old center of Leiden at Het Gangetje.


The finish is at the Vismarkt in Leiden, behind the town hall and next to the Rhine, in the middle of the cozy old city.  


The 42 of Vermeulen Groep

Time Limit

You can do 6 hours over the entire marathon. Exactly  6 hours afther the start (net time) the finish closes. If you come in after that, your time can unfortunately not be registered. If you walk outside the timetable during the run, you will be asked to board the broom wagon. If you do not do that, you run outside the responsibility of the organization.



The maximum number of participants on the entire marathon is 2.000, so register quickly.



The minimum age to participate in the marathon is 18 years (on the day of the marathon).

Own drinks

You can hand in your own drink on Sundays until 9 a.m. at the bag wardrobe. Clearly state your starting number and the care station where the drink should be placed. The bottles with your own drinks are clearly visible on the right for the care station on a separate table. Bottles that are not collected will be destroyed. There are care posts on the marathon route na 5½, 11, 15, 20, 25, 26½, 32, 37 and 40km.



Do you want to know how the course for the marathon goes? View it at this link


View the rates here and register as soon as possible!

Prize Money

Are you a seriously fast runner? Beautiful. There is prize money on every seniors distance. If you want to know the price schedule, you should send an email to [email protected].

First name on start number

And… if you register before 1 September, you can also have your first name or a crazy slogan printed on the bib.

Medal Engraving

The medal is the ultimate reward. That’s why you run and that’s why we make them so beautiful. And that is why we now offer you an engraving service. Because what is more fun to engrave you end time on it ? You can simply specify when signing up .

Official Running Shirt

The Official Leiden Marathon Shirt has a limited edition this year. We only print 500, so be quick. Click here for the rates page.


Nice to know is that the course record of the Leiden Marathon is held by David Rutoh (Kenya). He ran a nice time of  2:13:22 in 2014. The fastest woman ever at the marathon in Leiden was Natalia Baliakina from Russia. She ran the royal distance in 1993 in 2:38:32. There is a bonus of  € 1.000,- at the finish for the first runner to improve the course record.

Competition section

Competition license holders and runners who can demonstrate that they have run faster in 2019 or in 2020 than 3:00 uur (men) en 3:20 uur (woman) are allowed to start in the competition section. We want to check your time, so mention the name of the website where we can find your end time.

The Pacers

This year, again, there are pacing teams in Leiden. Pacers are experienced marathon and/or ultralopers who can run a very flat schedule. Along the way, the drag you through difficult moments and give tips and advice along the way to make your race a success. Following a pacer costs nothing extra and you do not have to register. They are recognizable by bright yellow shirts and a balloon with the target time. The pacers getting together 30 minutes before the starting signal in the starting area at the head of Breestraat.