Elite Label

In the 2020 edition, the Enschede Marathon will definitely have the bronze label of the International Athletics Federation. This label is an international quality mark and as a result athletes can earn points to participate in world championships and Olympic Games. In 2022, the World Athletics federation will temporarily use a different label. Enschede Marathon will take place under the Elite label. In 2023, the usual Gold, Silver and Bronze will apply again.

Internationale Atletiek Federatie

"There are quite a few conditions that you have to meet," says Sandra Melief on behalf of Enschede Marathon. "There are high requirements with regard to the field of participants. For example, both national and international top athletes must be at the start. But the course must also be officially measured, the facilities for the participants must be of high quality and there must be more time registration mats. and mandatory doping controls are carried out."


We all work very hard all year round to put on a great event. Then such recognition is proof for us that we are all doing well together. It is also good news for the participants, because they know that they are participating in an event that is of a high standard on all fronts.

Two years in succession (2020 and 2021), no regular Enschede Marathon has been able to take place. However, on April 18, 2021, together with Global Sports Communication and Hamburg Marathon, we organized the qualifying competition for the Olympic Games in Tokyo at Twenthe Airport. A great highlight in this elusive corona time!
The 52nd regular edition of Enschede Marathon will be on the calendar again on Sunday 24 April 2022. This year again a challenging and fast course. We even pay an extra bonus of €10,000 to the fastest man who runs under the Enschede Race Record of Eluid Kipchoge 02.04.30 and €10,000 to the fastest woman who runs under the race record of Katharina Steinrück 02.25.59 (18 April, 2021 Twenthe Airport).