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Participating in the Enschede Marathon means that you can cross the oldest and therefore very first marathon of the Netherlands and Western Europe off your list! The first edition took place in 1947 and in 2022 we have celebrated our 75th anniversary.

The fast route and good facilities ensure fast finishing times. Run across the campus of the University of Twente, run the F35 (so called cycle highway) and run through the fantastic H.J. van Heekpark before finishing in the bustling city centre. 80,000 supporters will enthusiastically encourage you!

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Take up the challenge and participate in the Demcon Marathon on April 13. Register today!

Participate in and experience the oldest marathon in the Netherlands and Western Europe.


What is included in your registration?
– BIB number with integrated time registration
– Medal
– Your results on our website
– Certificate (download)
– Traffic-free and officially measured race course
– Water and refreshment stations (with sponges, water, sports drinks and fruit) along the route (+/- every 2.5 km) and after the finish
– DJs along the route
– Possibility to join our pacers
– Possibility to book a locker for a fee of €5

Registration fee Demcon Marathon
Please note: when registering until March 20, you will receive a BIB number with your first name and you can also order the Enschede Marathon Runningshirt and BibBits. Also, based on your time, you will be assigned to the correct starting block. When registering after March 20, these options are no longer available.

– Pre-registration (with 20% discount) until May 9 2024: €44.00
– Pre-registration until January 1 2024: €55.00
– Pre-registration January 2nd to March 20, 2024: € 60,00
– Pre-registration March 21 to April 11, 2024: € 60,00 (without name on number)
– Registration in the marathon weekend: € 67,50 (without name on number)

Prize schedule Demcon Marathon
The Enschede Marathon 2025 prize schedule follows.

Enschede Münster Combi Marathon

From now on you can register again for Enschede Münster Combi Marathon ‘edition 2025’.
Under the title ‘Enschede Münster Combi Marathon’ you compete for the cross-border classification.

The combined final classification will be drawn up after the Volksbank Münster Marathon which will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2024. Enschede Marathon will take place on Sunday April 13, 2025.  Read more here.

Club Challenge

Club Challenge: Take on the challenge as a club!
Take part in the marathon together with your club mates and accept the challenge. Who knows, your club might win the Marathon Club Challenge!

If you want to participate as a club, sign up with as many members as possible. The three fastest members of each club will make up the Marathon Club Challenge ranking. Show that your club is the fastest! Experience a fun and sporty day together, where your club has a chance to win a great prize (1st prize € 500,-, 2nd prize € 300,- 3rd prize € 200,-).

Winners Club Challenge 2024

  1. Lionitas – 7:58:50
  2. LAAC Twente – 8:21:22
  3. Eindhoven Atletiek – 8:36:57

How to register?
Register at least three members of your club individually for the Demcon Marathon and send an email to [email protected] that your team will take on the challenge during Club Challenge.

View the Demcon Marathon course (blue line) on the map below.

double click on the image to zoom in. 

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Additional information

Sunday, April 13, 2024

Starting time Demcon Marathon
10.00 a.m.

Start and finish location
Boulevard 1945

SEN (18 up to and including 34 years), M35, M40, M45, M50, M55 and M60

SEN (18 up to and including 34 years), W35, W40, W45, W50, W55 and W60

The maximum time allowed for completing the Demcon Marathon is 5.5 hours. The finish line closes at 3:45 PM. Before 2:50 PM, the 35.1 km point must be passed. If you reach this kilometer point after this time, we kindly request you to board the designated bus.

The allocation of the starting blocks is based on the expected finishing time. Please take your place in the starting area that suits your expected finishing time best.

Starting block Green Elite runners + runners with competition license
Starting block Blue < 3:00:00 hrs.
Starting block Yellow 3:00:00 hrs. – 3:30:00 hrs.
Starting block Orange 3:30:00 hrs. – 4:00:00 hrs.
Starting block Red > 4:00:00 hrs.


The race course is officially measured and certified according to the guidelines of the Dutch Athletics Association (Atletiekunie) and AIMS – World Athletics.

Do you need a GPX file for Demcon Marathon? Download it here.

If you think you can finish the marathon within the times mentioned below, you might be eligible for an invitation for the Demcon Marathon. Please send an email with your personal data to Herman Moelard: [email protected] stating “Fast runners”.

Men: < 02:30:00
Women: < 02:45:00

You are then eligible for:
– Start directly behind the elite runners
– Dressing area within walking distance of start and finish
– Possibly hotel accommodation and pasta party on 20 April 2024

It is strictly prohibited to be accompanied by a cyclist who hands out water bottles on the course. Only cyclists possessing a valid course pass, provided by the organization, are allowed to ride on the course.

Water bottles are placed at designated stations in a manner that allows participants to easily grab them themselves or they are handed out by the person designated by the organization. Under no circumstances is it permitted to move on foot or by bike alongside a participant and hand them water bottles.

Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification of the involved participant.

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