Enschede Marathon is known for its good facilities and services

On Sunday, April 16, all shower facilities will again be housed in the H.J. van Heekgarage under the H.J. van Heekplein. Toilets can be found at the start, the finish and along the trail at water and care stations.

The luggage depot is included in the price. A luggage tag is attached to your bib number that you can attach to your bag. You can hand in this bag at the cloakroom near the start (see map). The organization supervises the cloakroom and strictly checks the label numbering, but the handing over of your belongings is at your own risk.

Every 2.5 km there is a care post with water and bananas and every 5 km there is a post with sports drink from SportvoedingWebshop.com. Water sponging is also available at all care stations. After the finish, water and sports drinks will be handed out.

We offer participants in the Demcon Marathon or Mazars Half Marathon the opportunity to bring their own sports drink. Participants in the marathon can deliver personal sports drinks to the registration desk in the “Saxion” on Saturday April 15 from 11: 00-17: 00 at the Runnersbeurs or on Sunday, April 16 between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. The start number and the kilometer point of the care post must be stated on the water bottles. The maximum height of the bottles is 24 centimeters. Unfortunately, we cannot deliver all bottles that are higher to the relevant drinking station.

What is important is that it is NOT allowed to cycle on the course itself. This is to guarantee the safety of our riders and to avoid crowds.

Hares help runners on their way until 3:00. To sign up as a group for a hare until 3:00 p.m. you can send an email to [email protected].

Various pacers also start during the whole and half marathon. These pacers are experienced marathon and ultra runners who are able to run as flat a schedule as possible. To drag you through the difficult moments they occasionally let themselves fall back into the group to speak up your courage. They are not only capable of running at a steady and even pace, but can also provide you with tips and advice along the way. Two pacers start per finish time. You can recognize them by the pacer flags in the starting area. Below under “Pacer flags” you will find an overview of the times with the corresponding pacer flag.

Disclaimer: pacers may drop out at the very last moment, for example due to an acute injury or illness. If this is the case, we will do everything we can to find replacements (no guarantee can be given on this, of course).

Times pacers:
3:00 hour
3:15 hour (no pacer)
3:30 hour
3:45 hour
4:00 hour
4:15 hour
4:30 hour

Half marathon
1:35 hour
1:40 hour
1:45 hour
1:50 hour
1:55 hour
2:00 hour
2:05 hour
2:10 hour
2:15 hour

The flags that the pacers wear on their backs look like this.

This year Enschede Marathon is working with its own tracking app! It is possible to find yourself and view your finishing time after the race, but friends or family also get the chance to follow you live while running the course!

The app can be downloaded in the App and Play store or by scanning the QR code below:

The time registration of all distances takes place with the help of the Racetimer chronotrack chip. The chrono track is a time registration chip that is attached to the back of the start number. Walking with your own chip is not possible.

After the event of April 16, 2023 we’ll place the pictures as soon as possible on our website.

Time clocks can be found at all 5 km points of the course and at the finish. The kilometer points are indicated with signs on the side of the road.

On the day of the marathon, at the end of the run, runners will have the opportunity to have a massage to relax their muscles and improve their circulation. The massage removes waste products (including lactate) from the body faster, resulting in a reduction in muscle stiffness and a faster recovery of the body. This service is offered by SON (Sportmassage Oost Nederland). The location of this is indicated by signs.

Do you have a visual impairment or another reason why it is important for you to run with a buddy, please let us know via [email protected].

Every participant will receive a well-deserved medal after the finish. Make this medal a unique and personal memento by having it engraved. The costs for engraving are € 6.50 (with pre-registration) and € 8.00 (on the day itself). On H.J van Heekplein you can have your medal engraved at the merchant tent. Also the KidsRUN tops can come here!