Important Participant Information for the DEMCON Marathon

Start Time for DEMCON Marathon
10:00 AM DEMCON Marathon (start/finish: Boulevard 1945)

Starting Pens
The starting pens are located at Mooienhof at the beginning of Boulevard. Please be in your designated starting pen at least 10 minutes before the start. Your bib number indicates the color of your assigned starting pen.

Pick Up Bib Number and Runner’s Expo
You can pick up your bib number and any ordered extras (Enschede Marathon Running Shirt, Running Socks, and BibBits) on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday, April 21, from 7:30 AM until one hour before the start at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, M.H. Tromplaan 28. Note: your bib number will not be mailed to you! You can find your bib number in the Enschede Marathon Tracking app and on the name lists displayed at the registration office.

On Saturday, April 20, the Runner’s Expo will also take place at Saxion: get informed about sports and running-related products and services.

The distance from Saxion University of Applied Sciences to the start is approximately 1 km. You can find the route from the registration office to the starting pens HERE.

Enschede Marathon Tracking App
Follow your favorite participants live with the Enschede Marathon Tracking app. You’ll know exactly when someone starts, where they are on the course, and when they finish. Handy for you and your supporters! In the app, you’ll find your own performance, start lists, the latest news and updates, results, and more!

Medical Passport
There is space on the back of your bib number to fill in your medical passport. If there is any medical information important for us to know, please make sure to fill it out.

Picking Up Bib Number for Someone Else
You can pick up the bib number for a running buddy. Make sure to have a screenshot of their bib number from the Enschede Marathon Tracking app.

Providing Your Own Bottle(s)
You can drop off your sports drink on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the registration office at Saxion. Please indicate your bib number and the kilometer point of the aid station(s) on the bottle(s). The maximum height of the bottles is 24 centimeters. Bottles taller than this will not be delivered to the aid station. Your bottle will be placed on the third table from the end as you approach.

Extra Attention for Full and Half Marathon
Note! The full and half marathon partly share the same course. Therefore, there are several important points on the course where you need to pay extra attention.

During the Enschede Marathon, the city is less accessible than usual. Please be aware that you may need more time to travel from point A to point B, and there are designated walking routes you must follow. The maps on THIS PAGE will help you find the right route to be in your starting pen on time.

The timekeeping for all distances is done using a chip attached to the back of the bib number. Note: always wear your bib number on your chest, not on your back!

Time Limit
The time limit for completing the DEMCON Marathon has been extended to a maximum of 5.5 hours. The finish closes at 3:45 PM. You must have passed the 35.1 km point before 2:50 PM. If you reach this kilometer point after this time, we kindly ask you to board the designated bus.

Clocks Along the Route
Clocks are placed at every 5-kilometer point and at the finish. The kilometer points are indicated with signs at the side of the road.

Downloading Results and Certificate
You can find all results on our website after the event. You can also download your certificate for free there.

Throwing Away Cups
Our drinking cups comply with legal guidelines and are recycled to a high standard after the marathon. For the sake of collection, it would greatly help us if you throw the cup on the ground or in the designated container within 100 meters after the water station, if possible. This way, we all keep the city clean.

Water and (Medical) Aid Stations
Every 2.5 km: water stations
Every 5 km: aid stations with water, bananas, sports drinks, and sponges
After the finish: water and sports drinks
If you need to drop out during the race: every 5 km (at the aid stations), there are vans to take you back to the start/finish.

You can easily book a locker online by following the link provided in the registration confirmation email. If you have already registered, you can use THIS LINK. – A locker costs €5. – The dimensions of the locker are 30 x 23 x 40 cm. – If you booked a locker online, you will receive an email with the locker number and corresponding PIN code on Saturday, April 20, at 9:00 AM. PLEASE NOTE! Shield your code and do not let others see it. Lockers are also available on April 21. Simply scan the QR code on-site to book a locker (cashless). Booking online has the advantage for you of ensuring you get a locker and for us of knowing how many lockers to hire.

Changing, Showering, and Toilets
Changing and showering facilities are available at -1 in the Van Heek Garage under H.J. van Heekplein. Use of the showers/changing rooms is at your own risk. Toilets are available at H.J. van Heekplein, at the start, finish, and along the course at water and aid stations.

Medal Engraving
After the finish, you can have your medal engraved at the ‘medal engraving’ stand on H.J. van Heekplein (€8.00). If you ordered this during registration, a medal will be printed on your bib number as proof.

Parking (note: paid!)
You can find more information about parking with bikes and cars via THIS LINK. We advise coming by bike or public transport. Paid parking is enforced on April 21. Shops are closed.

Sportverzorging Oost Nederland will be present to give you a massage after your effort. After reaching the finish, you’ll find Sportverzorging Oost Nederland at the entrance of Klanderij. Accessible only after crossing the finish line.

Event Plaza
Various stands, food and drink stalls, and fun activities for children in the KidsVillage, organized by the Fun & Fit team of Humankind with sports and games and a climbing wall, are set up on H.J. van Heekplein.

Is there missing information in this overview? Check out our FAQ’s. You might find the answer to your question there!

Start Times for Other Distances
10:00 AM Mazars Half Marathon
10:15 AM Univé FitRUN 5 km
1:30 PM ROSEN CityRUN 10 km
3:15 PM Humankind KidsRUN Centrum