Sunday, 29th October 2017
Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

The starting line up will be at the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage towards city centre. The field will be organized into two separate waves: 1st wave: 10:00am, 2nd wave 10:10am.

Plan start and finish area

Only runners wearing official start numbers are allowed to enter the starting line up. There are different corrals for all runners. Please go to your assigned start corral before 09:50am. Your start corral is printed on the race number and you are only allowed to enter the corral that you are assigned to. Whether you start with the first or the second wave depends on the corral you are in. Big balloons indicating the different start corrals (with logos for each corral; e.g. ASICS, BMW, Stadt Frankfurt, …) will show you the way to your start corral.

The route can be run easily and quickly and has resulted in last year in new track records for both men and women – it has a total elevation gain of only 27.8 meters, spread over the entire route length of 42 195 meters. The route is set up circular and runs along both sides of the river Main. The first part of the route leads the runners through the city of Frankfurt with itsfascinating skyline, then to the district of Sachsenhausen, towards the residential area of Höchst and back along the Mainzer Landstrasse through the city center and the trade fair tower into the Festhalle with its red carpet.

The Kenyan Wilson Kipsang set in 2011 a new track record of 2:03:42. With this time the Frankfurt Marathon has positioned itself in the top class of the world (thrid fastest). Where such outstanding records are being made, you can also run your personal best!

There is only a height difference of 27,8 meters spread over the length of 42195 meters [between the lowest point (89,4 meters above sea level) and the highest point (117,2 meters above sea level)].

The spectacular fi nish of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is located at the trade fare, You will run through the east gate into the ‘Festhalle’, there you will reach the finish line after 60m. There are stands for a total of 7,000persons (5,000 seats and 2,000 standing rooms). When crossing the finish line and running over the mats, your time is registered. Please try to move quickly forward out of the ‘Festhalle‘ and towards the building ‘Forum’.

The stations at 5km and 10km are lined up on both sides;  all other stations are one-sided only!
Every 5km the order at each water station is as following: clock, medical aid, own nutrition, Rosbacher mineral water Naturell, Rosbacher IsoFit Orange, tea, troughs with water to dunk in your sponge, litter bins. Starting at 15km, we additionally off er organic bananas. At 20km, 25km, 30km and 35km taxofit Sport Power Liquid-Gels are off ered. At 30km, 35km and 40 km bizzl Cola is offered. Refreshments (Rosbacher mineral water Naturell and troughs with water) can also be found at 12.5km, 17.5km, 22.5km, 27.5km, 32,5 and 37.5k.

Two Toilets can be found along the race track at the aid station at km 5 and km 10. Afterwards each 2,5 kilometres.
Water stations at the finish area
After leaving the ‘Festhalle‘ and the Forum, you reach the water station at the “Agora”, where you receive your medal and heat sheet. The following products are offered: Rosbacher mineral water, refreshments from Rosbacher, beers from Krombacher, organic apples, soups, cake, bars, etc. It is not possible to go back to the finish line from the water station. Only participants are allowed to enter this area. Please arrange a meeting-point with your family and/or friends somewhere outside this area (s. Meeting-Point).

The entry confirmations along with some important participant information about the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon will be sent by either post or email in mid August, mid September, and mid October, depending on the time of your registration. Residents of Germany can choose between postal delivery and email. All other participants will receive their entry confirmation via email. The printed entry confirmation must be shown in order to pick up the race number and package. If you don’t receive your entry confirmation (please check your spam-folder) or lose it, you may also use your passport or ID card to pick up your race documents.
The following services are included in the registration fee:
– Race number and safety pins
– Goodie bag fi lled with high-quality products of our
sponsors and partners
– Coupon booklet with numerous vouchers of
Frankfurt’s facilities and our partners
– Race number as ticket for public transport on October
29th 2017 (RMV-region)
– Pocket course map
– Free participation at the Pretzel Run
powered by interAir
– Sport-Expo Marathonmall
– Programme brochure
– Voucher for the Fattoria La Vialla – Toscana Pasta Party
on October 28th 2017 (pasta and three drinks)
– Bag for clothes disposal in hall 1, level 1
– Sport nutrition along the course
– Heat poncho
– Huge variation of sport nutrition in the fi nish area
– Finisher medal
– Preliminary certifi cate (pdf via online results)
– Showers in hall 1, basement
– Massage service in hall 1, level 1
– Free entry to “Rebstockbad” (swimming-pool):
swimming, changing room, showers
– Certifi cate per post
– Results brochure as a PDF fi le on our website
– And last but not least: The organisation of the whole

Seperate classification for men and women:
– classification for all participants
– age groups in accordance with the regulations of IAO and IMF
– team classification for teams of three and ten runners respectively

The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is based on the international competition rules of the IAAF respectively DLV.

M/W U20     1998 – 1999
M/W U23     1995 – 1997
M/W H        1988 – 1994
M/W 30       1983 – 1987
M/W 35       1978 – 1982
M/W 40       1973 – 1977
M/W 45       1968 – 1972
M/W 50       1963 – 1967
M/W 55       1958 – 1962
M/W 60       1953 – 1957
M/W 65       1948 – 1952
M/W 70       1943 – 1947
M/W 75       1938 – 1942
M/W 80       1937 and older

Timing is only possible by using the ChampionChip. When you register for the event, please select if you have your own ChampionChip or if you want to rent (6,00 €) or buy (31,00 €) a ChampionChip. If you decide to buy a chip, the chip will be sent to your stated address within 14 days. If you decide to rent a chip, please render the chip undamaged between 1pm and 6pm after the event on October 29th at the chip return (This option won’t be available, if you buy a chip). Then you only pay 6,00 € for the chip rent. If you decide to keep the chip to yourself after the event, you enter a sale contract signed in your  registration and after the event your account or credit card will be charged with an amount of 25,00 €. If you keep the chip, you are assumed to have bought it and you can use it at any future races where tming is carried out by chip. Paying on the day of the event is not possible. Only for late registrations the chip can be purchased or rented at the Marathon Fair.

Please attach the chip to the laces of your running shoe, otherwise it won’t function and your time won’t be registered. You cannot participate without a chip! The chip is not transferable.

A transfer of your registration to another runner can only be made online until October 8th 2017. Therefore please log in to your user account via our online registration and click the “registration transfer” option. Following you receive a coupon code via email, which you can pass on to the substitute participant.
With this coupon code it is possible to register online for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon­ for just 10 € service charges.

If you didn’t create an user-account in line with your registration you can do so subsequently. Afterwards please inform us about your user account so that we can connect your registration with your user account. Afterwards you can pass your entry as described above.

Please note that gimmicks which where booked by the originally registered runner for example ChampionChip, medal engraving, SMS service or Shirt will neither be taken over for the new runner nor can be refunded. ASICS event line-shirts can be picked up at the event weekend at the Marathonmall (Trade Fair (Messe Frankfurt), hall 1, level 2). For this, please get in touch with the help desk at the race number pick up. Here you will receive a voucher for picking up your shirt after showing your ID.

A withdrawal of the start is only possible for marathon runners due to health reasons. A payback is not possible under any circumstances. Please send a medical certificate (copy sufficient) via email, fax or post, which confirms the impossibility of your start, until November 1st 2017 to:, Fax: +49 (0)69 3 70 04 68 – 11, Mainova Frankfurt Marathon, Sonnemannstr. 5, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

You will then receive – under the deduction of a 20 € handling fee – a free start for the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2018. A corresponding coupon-code for the online registration will be sent to you in February 2017. The coupon-code can’t be transferred to other persons, competitions or event years. Additionally booked services (e.g. marathon book, shirt, medal engraving) are only effective for the originally booked year.. ASICS Eventline-Shirts can be picked up during the event weekend at the Marathonmall (Trade Fair (Messe Frankfurt), hall 1, level 2). Please get in touch with the ‘help desk’ at the race number pick up in this case. Here you will receive a voucher for picking up your shirt after showing your ID.

You can bring your clothes in the official bag to the baggage disposal from 8.00am on October 29th in hall 1, level 1. Please stick the number on your bag and allow enough time to check-in your bag. Please note that we only accept clothing bags of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2017. For other luggage we offer a wardrobe (4 € per piece of luggage). There is no other possibility to hand in your clothes bag.

It is possible to hand in your own nutrition for the race on October 29th 2017 until 8.00am in hall 1, basement (only signed bottles: kilometre and race number – no glass bottles). Due to organisational constraints, it is only possible to offer this service to competitive runners (men: faster than 2h45, women: faster than 3h00) and participants who need special nutrition due to medical reasons.

First, please pick up your baggage in hall 1, level 1 (you can take the escalator) until 5pm. Please show your race number in order to receive your bag. Besides you can also use the massage service between 12 noon and 5pm in hall 1, level 1 after showering. This is a free service for all our athletes.

You will  find the changing rooms and showers in hall 1, basement. You can also use the showers at the swimming-pool ‘Rebstockbad’ till 8pm. Just show your race number at the entry.

The results will be published on October 29th 2017 around 2.30pm in hall 1.2 and will be kept up to date. Additinally, you will find the preliminary results online on the race day.
It is possible to raise objection against the results until November 5th 2017 the latest. All participants of the marathom will receive their official certificate via post by the end of December.

We can text your unofficial time to your mobile phone free of charge. To take advantage of this service, please fill in your mobile phone number on the registration form and tick box A.
Do you want your split times as well? Then tick box B. This service costs 3,00 €.

If someone accompanying you also wishes to see just how you are getting on in the race we can text your split times and your finishing time to a second mobile phone. Please put down two mobile phone numbers on the registration form and tick box C. This service costs 5,00 €.

During the registration process you can order an ASICS event line shirt for 28,00 € or an ASICS long-sleeve event line shirt for 35,00 €. This can be collected when you pick up your start number.

You can have your personal finisher’s medal engraved with your name and overall time, on Sunday, October 29th 2017, 12 noon to 5pm, hall 1, level 2 (registration
venue). If you have not ordered it in line with your registration, note that you have to pay 9 €.

The offical marathon book with lot of great pictures and storys (100 sites), pre-order price: €35.

motion events GmbH
Tel +49 69 3 70 04 68-0
Fax +49 69 3 70 04 68-11

The organiser or his representative and other authorised persons cannot be held responsible for any form of damage or injury incurred as a result of participation in the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon and accompanying events, except in the case of the latter having caused these intentionally or as a result of grave negligence. This also applies to sponsors and the owners of private paths and their representatives. This exemption from liability also applies to accompanying persons.I herewith declare that I am in a fit state of health and have trained to a sufficient standard. I agree to being withdrawn from the race should be in danger of damaging my health.I agree to data on theregistration form relating to myself being passed on to third parties (sponsors and media partners, Mika Timing cause timing, German Red Cross cause assistance, cause pictures, MySports cause live streaming, My Sports cause video service), and any photographs, film material and radio and TV interviews that are made in onjunction with the Frankfurt Marathon including those in advertising, books and photographic reproductions being passed and used without any claim to compensation on my part.I confirm that the data I provided is correct, and that I will pass neither race number nor ChampionChip to another person. I agree to data on the registration form relating to myself being saved beyond the event for commercial purposes. I am aware that altering the official race number in any way, in particular making the advertising illegible or unrecognisable and being accompanied by persons on sports equipment such as inline skates, bicycles etc.) will lead to disqualification. Should I fail to participate or should the event not take place due to force majeure I am not entitled to reimbursement of the entry fee or of the fees I paid for additional services (medal engraving, sms-service. shirts, etc.). The Mainova Frankfurt Marathon is based on the international competition rules of the IAAF respectively DLV. The agreement shall be governed by the law of Germany. Location of any legal proceedings: Frankfurt am Main (Note: in accordance with data protection laws your data will be stored on computers).