Important participant information for the Mazars Half Marathon

Start time Mazars Half Marathon
10:00 AM Mazars Half Marathon (start/finish: Boulevard 1945)

Starting corrals
The starting corrals are located at the Mooienhof at the beginning of the Boulevard. Make sure to be in your assigned starting corral at least 10 minutes before the start. Your starting number indicates the color of the starting corral you are assigned to.

Pick up bib number and Runners Expo
You can pick up your bib number and any extras you have ordered (such as the Enschede Marathon Runningshirt, Running socks, and BibBits) on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM and on Sunday, April 21st from 7:30 AM until one hour before the start at Saxion University of Applied Sciences, located at M.H. Tromplaan 28. Please note: your bib number will not be sent to you by mail! You can find your bib number in the Enschede Marathon Tracking app and on the participant lists displayed at the registration office.

On Saturday, April 20th, the Runners Expo will be taking 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 about 1 km. Here you can find the route from the registration office to the starting corrals.

Enschede Marathon Tracking app
Follow your favorite participants live with the Enschede Marathon Tracking app. This way, you will 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 will find your own performance, start lists, the latest news and updates, the results, and more!

Medical passport
There is space on the back of your bib number to fill in your medical passport. If there is anything medically important that we need to know, we kindly ask you to fill this out.

Pick up bib number for someone else
You can pick up the bib number for a running buddy. Make sure to have a screenshot of the bib number in the Enschede Marathon Tracking app.

Providing your own bottle(s)
You can drop off your sports drink on Saturday, April 20th from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the registration office at Saxion.

Please include your bib number and the kilometer point of the refreshment post(s) on the bottle(s). The maximum height of the bottles is 24 centimeters. Bottles that are higher will not be delivered at the refreshment post.

Extra attention for full and half marathon
Attention! The full and half marathon partially use the same course. Therefore, pay extra attention at certain points on the course.

During the Enschede Marathon, the city is less accessible than usual. Keep in mind that you will need more time to get from A to B and that there are walking routes you must follow. Using the maps on the website, we will assist you in finding the right route to be on time in the starting corral.

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

The maximum time to complete the Mazars Half Marathon is extended to 3 hours. The finish closes at 1:15 PM.

Clocks along the way
There are clocks at every 5-kilometer point, at the halfway point of the marathon, and at the finish. The kilometer points are indicated with signs at the side of the road.

Viewing and downloading results and certificate
You can find all results on the website after the event. Here, you can also download your certificate for free.

Discarding cups
Our drinking cups meet legal guidelines and are recycled in a high-quality manner after the half marathon. To help us collect them, we ask you to throw the cup on the ground up to a maximum of 100 meters after the refreshment post or in the designated container if possible. This way, we all keep the city clean together.

Water and (medical) refreshment posts
Every 2.5 km: water posts
Every 5 km: refreshment posts with water, bananas, sports drink, and sponges
After the finish: water and sports drink
In case of dropping out during the race: every 5 km (at the refreshment posts) there are vans to take you back to the start/finish.

You can easily book a locker online via the link included in the confirmation email of your registration. A locker costs €5,- and the dimensions are 30 x 23 x 40 cm. If you have booked a locker online, you will receive an email at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 20th with the number of your locker and the corresponding pin code. Please shield your code and do not let others see it. Lockers are also available on April 21st. Simply scan the QR code on-site to book a locker (contactless). Booking online ensures you of a locker and helps us know how many lockers we need to arrange.

Changing, showering, and toilets
You can change and shower in the Van Heekgarage under the H.J. van Heekplein. The use of the showers/changing rooms is at your own risk. Toilets can be found at the H.J. van Heekplein, at the start, the finish, and along the course at water and refreshment posts.

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

Parking (please note: paid!)
You can find more information about parking with a bicycle and car via the link. We advise you to come by bicycle or public transport. Paid parking applies on April 21st. Shops are closed.

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

Event square
At the H.J. Van Heekplein, various stands are set up, you can go there to eat and drink, and there are fun activities for children in the Kids Village, provided by the Fun & Fit team of Humankind with sports and games and a climbing wall.

Missing information in this overview? Check out our FAQs. You might find the answer to your question there.

Start times for other distances
10:00 AM Demcon Marathon
10:15 AM Univé FitRUN 5 km
1:30 PM ROSEN CityRUN 10 km
3:15 PM Humankind KidsRUN Centrum