WalkingAll runners


The start of the Walking Marathon on Saturday September 18th is at the cozy Garenmarkt in the 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 Garenmarkt, located in the beautiful old town of Leiden, on a decorated stage. We will transform the Garenmarkt 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? 

Time Limit

The finish line will stay open until 20:00 in the evening.



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

When you walk the whole or 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.


The medal is the ultimate reward. That’s why we made it so beautiful. 

Official Leiden Marathon Shirt

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