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The start of the Wandel Marathon on Saturday is at the cozy Pieterskerkplein in the old center of Leiden.

42 km           09.00 a.m.
21 km           11.00 a.m.
10 km           12.00 


You will finish your walk on the Pieterskerkplein, located in the beautiful old town of Leiden, on a decorated stage. We will transform the Pieterskerkplein into a lounge area so you can relax after your walk.

Walking with van Bemmelen Outdoor

Do the walk

More and more people were asking us to make it possible to walk during the Leiden Marathon. Why not, we thought? So in 2018 we started to organize Walking with Van Bemmelen Outdoor over 10 kilometers, the half and full marathon. With a medal, route book, care, cosiness on the beautiful and outlined course. And … main sponsor Van Bemmelen Outdoor gives you a discount coupon when you register. Do you join? Then do it quickly. Because : fast registration is with a higher discount …

Time Limit

The finish line will stay open until 20:00 in the evening (at 22:30 we have the 5K NightRun).



This year we have a limit. Up to 3000 walkers can participate.



There is no minimum age to participate in Walking with van Bemmelen Outdoor.


Care posts you can find at various locations. There you get free water, fruit and other tasty things from our volunteers.

Stamp Posts

You must get your stamps from our volunteers. Do not forget a stamp, because it is only when you can show that you have earned the beautiful medal at the finish.


Special small ferry for you

On Sunday the runners will cross the Oude Rijn with a bridge.

But you too who walk the whole and half marathon, you must cross the Oude Rijn. That’s why on Saturday at the Rijneke Boulevard we take care of a ferry that takes you to the Lage Zij. That’s fun.

Excursed parcours

Each participant receives a map. Arrows are hung along the entire course that you simply need to follow. How easy is that? In advance sorry, if there are some lost, because they are sometimes popular with vandals and miscreants. Fortunately, you also have your booklet with the trail in it.

Medal Engraving

The medal is the ultimate reward. That’s why we made it so beautiful. And that is why we now offer you an engraving service. Because what is more fun to engrave your end time on it? Can you simply specify when signing up or else just in the Pieterskerk.

Official Leiden Marathon Shirt

The Official Leiden Marathon Shirt has a limited edition this year. We only print 500, so be quick. 

With discount check from van Bemmelen Outdoor

The main sponsor of the Walking event is so happy with the walkers that he invites them on the Rijneke Boulevard to walk through his shop. And to celebrate that extra, van Bemmelen Outdoor gives a discount coupon worth the registration fee. Are you walking 10 kilometers? Then you get a voucher of € 15, – discount. If you walk 21 kilometers, you get a discount of € 20. The entire marathon hiker receives a discount coupon of € 30, -.