ING Amsterdam Marathon
Abel Kirui at the 2014 Amsterdam Marathon © Brankoc
Runners from all over the world enjoy Amsterdam's flat terrain, sparse traffic and stunning architecture. The race dates back to 1975, and is widely recognised as one of the most professionally organised races on the international athletics calendar.
Besides the main marathon, athletes can choose from a half marathon, a kid's marathon, a mini marathon and an 8km run. DJs, singers and samba bands line the course, egging runners on and entertaining spectators. Runners can carbo-load and socialise at a Pasta Party on the night before the race. Along with the public, they can also attend the free and popular marathon expo, which is home to stalls promoting all things related to athletics. The route traditionally starts and finishes at the Olympic Stadium.
Venue: Olympic Stadium
Date: 20 October 2019