View all Q&A questions about the Leiden Marathon on this page. Frequently asked questions are listed per subject.
When is the Leiden Marathon?
This will take place on October 10, 2021 and on May 15, 2022.
When is the walking marathon?
Walking with Van Bemmelen Outdoor is cancelled this year. The walking edition of the Leiden Marathon was supposed to be held on September 18, but has been removed from the program.
The reason is the still prevailing uncertainty with regard to the corona measures that may still have to be applied. Presumably partly because of this, the number of tenderers was also low and almost came to a standstill during the holiday period.
Entrants can choose to transfer their starting ticket to 2022 or receive a refund of the registration fee. Send a message to [email protected] if you want a refund.
The running edition on October 10 is still scheduled.
We follow the rules according to the RIVM.
Do I get a medal?
All participants will receive a medal after crossing the finish line as a reminder of the event. In addition, you can have this medal engraved with your end time for €7.50. You can indicate this when you register. It is also possible after the course, but then you pay €8.
Full marathon from 18 years.
Half marathon from 16 years.
10 km from 12 years.
5 km no limit.
2.2 km to 12 years.
What does the program look like?
click here to view the program.
What is the official time?
The gross time is the official time. It starts when the starting gun is fired and stops when you cross the finish line. The net time is the time that starts when you cross the mat on the starting line and stops when you cross the finish line. The net time is listed as an extra service.
There is a large parking lot on the Haagweg in Leiden,
I have not received a confirmation email, what now?
After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Also check your spam box if you have not received the email. If he is not in there either, please contact us, [email protected].
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• Where and when is the start? The start for the runners is at the Breestraat and for the children at the Garenmarkt.
• Can I determine my start time myself? No the start times are fixed.
• Can I participate with a wheelchair or pushchair? Yes, there is a possibility.
• Can my dog come for a walk? Yes, there is a possibility.
• Does one adult have to accompany each child? No, there is no need for an adult to walk with you, but it is possible.
• Can I determine my own starting area? No, you will be placed in a starting section based on the time you specified when you registered.
• Are you coming by train? A walking route is indicated from the station towards the Garenmarkt and the starting areas.
How much is the registration fee?
What happens in case of cancellation?
If the course cannot take place due to circumstances, you can choose a voucher or that your money will be refunded.
Are you also classified as an individual runner as a business runner?
Yes, as a team runner you also end up in the individual result.
How many people are allowed in a team?
8 people can be registered in a business team, only for the 42 km the number is 5 people maximum.
Sign up business teams for companies?
Click here to sign up as a business team
Will I receive my start number/hiking card or do I have to pick it up?
If you have indicated when registering that this should be sent to you, you will receive your bib number at home approximately two weeks before the start of the run. Otherwise you can pick up your bib number at the Garenmarkt in the big tent on October 9 from 12.00 – 17.00 and on 10 October from 08.00 – 14.30.
Terms and Conditions
See the link for the Terms and Conditions Leiden Marathon.
Can I transfer my starting permit?
We offer all individual participants the opportunity to transfer their starting ticket (including any purchased products) to someone else via your confirmation email with code. You can change everything yourself there except the distance, engraving medal and sending start number.
Yes, pacers are included. This year only on the 21 km and 10 km.
Is there time registration?
Time registration will be used for all parts of the Leiden Marathon. There is an electronic chip (Tag) on the back of your bib number. The Tag makes recording your times easy, all you need to do is wear the bib number correctly
1. Wear the bib number visibly on your chest, do not cover the bib number with a jacket or with your hands when passing the mats on the start and finish line
2. Do not fold or wrinkle the start number. Certainly not where the Tag is
3. Use the four pins on the corners of the start number,
do not pierce the Tag
4. The Tags do not have to be taken after the race, you can keep your start number as a souvenir or with the regular throw garbage away
Where are the clocks?
The clocks are along the roads every 5 km.
Be inside within 6 hours on 42 km.
Be inside within 3 hours on 21 km.
Be inside within 2 hours
on 10 km.
No limit on 5 km.
ATTENTION!: if you do not finish within the maximum time indicated, your time will be stopped and you are obliged to get into the broom wagon.
When registering, you must indicate how fast you expect to finish. On that basis, everyone is placed in a starting area. The start is in different waves so that everyone can run at their own pace immediately after the start.
Is there a sports drink on the way?
Yes, there is definitely sports drink on the way. Brand Qwin > pink grape frut.
Are there separate courses for business teams?
No, there are no separate sections for business teams available.
Is there music on the course?
Yes there are different bands playing along the course.
Is there a prize giving?
There is definitely an award ceremony. There are cups for the first three (men 3 and women 3) at all distances.
Are finish photos taken?
Photos are taken at various places along the course, including at the finish, these will all be posted on our website. You will also receive an online magazine with your own photo after the run.
Can I register?
Yes, you can still register.
For running on October 10 click this link.
When does registration close?
Thursday 7 October at 12:00 registration closes.
Is there also a late registration?
no, there is no post-registration.
How can I register as a company?
You can register a business team via the link.
Can you register as a group?
You can register a group by sending an email to [email protected] A group consists of at least 20 people. You will then be sent a list as we would like it to be delivered in order to put the group in the system.
Can I change my registration?
If you want to change your address or transfer your starting ticket after registration, you can easily do so by logging into your account with the code you received in your confirmation email. For changing distance or other products, mail to [email protected]. If you want to change distance on the day itself, you have to go to the helpdesk at the Garenmarkt.
Can I convert my enrollment from 2021 to 2022?
No that is impossible.
Where can I find my result?
An app will be built in the course of the event.
• Can your friends follow you via the live tracking function.
• Can you find all important information and updates.
How do I get my purchased shirt?
You have to pick up your shirt at the Garenmarkt. There is a receipt with the shirt on your start number, which you must hand in when you pick up your shirt.
Where can I leave my stuff/bag during the run?
There is a guarded bag wardrobe. You can hand in your bag there. Use the label attached to your start number for this.
What happens to found objects?
Lost and found items are collected at the Helpdesk on the Garenmarkt. Contact us if your stuff isn’t here either. After the event we have a view of all found objects.
Are shower facilities available?
Yes, there is a shower at the Garenmarkt.
Where are the toilets located?
Toilets can be found at the changing facilities, the start, the finish and every 5 km along the route.
Can I have my medal engraved?
Yes, that’s possible. You can choose to have it engraved when you register, but you can also have it engraved on the day itself.
Care on the trail
During the LM there will be aid stations along the roads where you can grab a cup of water or pink grapefrut (from Qwin). In addition, there are also sponge posts with only cups of water.
Drinks are also available immediately after the finish. You can also get a beer there if desired.
There will also be fruit at some aid stations.
At the Kids Run there is the possibility to grab a drink immediately after the finish.
Walking safely and responsibly
Failure to replenish fluid loss through sweating while walking can lead to a decrease in performance. Insufficient drinking can eventually lead to medical problems. Many athletes do not seem to know that not only too little, but also too much drinking can put their health at risk. Maintaining proper levels of fluids and salts in the body is particularly important
When you take to the road as a runner, the body loses both moisture and salts through the body’s sweat on the skin and through breathing. Processes that ensure that you get the cooling you need to keep the body temperature stable. Not replenishing the body fluids in the right amounts in time and in the right amounts can lead to dehydration and hyponatremia. This can affect your performance, your psychological and your physical state. The replenishment of liquid and salts to an optimal level is very individual and depends on the environmental conditions (weather), type and intensity of physical activity and personal factors such as level of training, body weight and the clothing you wear
Runners have their own responsibility in this. Drinking the right amounts is a combination of knowing your physical needs and the way you drink while walking.
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Medical advice and medical care
What is medical advice and what medical care is there on the course?
There is a large group of rescuers on marathon day to ensure that the runners are well, on the way and at the finish. A Medical Committee, which has been active since the first year, uses a voluminous and solid script for this. To give an idea of what has been recorded in a script, we briefly describe a number of things that are of course described in much more detail in the script.
During the Leiden Marathon, there is close collaboration with GHOR (Medical Relief Organization in the Region), the Red Cross, the Leiden and surroundings department, RAV (Regional Ambulance Transport) and the hospitals in Leiden and the region. Naturally, all care providers work that day under the supervision of the OvDG (Officer of
the Medical Service). The Organization’s Medical Committee includes doctors, (head) nurses and ambulance personnel. In some cases, the Medical Committee advises the board of the Leiden Marathon in a binding manner.