Practical info

Practical information

Do you still have questions after reading the FAQ's? Of course you can contact us with your question.


Age limits

For the age limits, the age on the day of the event applies.

  • Marathon Eindhoven: 20
  • Business Relay Marathon: 16
  • Half Marathon presented by ED: 18
  • Business Run Half Marathon: 18
  • Jumbo 10 km: 14
  • Business Run 10 km: 16
  • Aon City Run 5 km: 8
  • 5KM4ALL: 6
  • Walking events: 6
  • Mini Marathon: 4

Download (App Store | Google Play) the official Marathon Eindhoven app for:

  • Courses
  • Maps
  • Program
  • Getting there
  • Live tracking (Please note: participants will be added on a regular basis)
Belgium Championship

The Belgium Championship is only accessible for runners who have the Belgium nationality and a race licence of the VAL or LFBA. The registration is closed.

Business Runs

During the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML a separate competition is organised for Dutch companies; the Business Runs! Participate in the Business Relay Marathon, the Business Run Half Marathon or the Business Run 10 km.


The organisation classifies the participant into a race category based on gender and age on the day of the event. Just like previous years there are cash prizes per age category. Masters can make known that they want to participate in the senior category. You can only participate in one category (either senior or master).


Running events are generally also organised to support good causes. Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML has played a major role in doing so for many years. Check here our charities for 2019.

Clothing and bags

We highly recommend to arrive at the start in your running clothes. It is not allowed to bring bags / backpacks in the starting pens or to leave them unattended around the event area or course. Due to safety requirements any unattended luggage will be removed and may be destroyed.


Click here for the course maps.


Saturday October 10th, 2020

  • 5KM4ALL
  • 12,5 and 20 km walk

Sunday October 11th, 2020

  • Marathon Eindhoven
  • Half Marathon presented by ED
  • Jumbo 10 km
  • Business Runs
  • AON City Run 5 km
  • Mini Marathon
Entry deadline

You can sign up until Saturday the 12th of October, 8:00 pm unless the limit has been reached. Please note: it's not possible to sign up on Sunday the 13th of October.


The finish is on the Vestdijk in front of Hotel Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne. After passing the finish line, you will be asked to carry on running to ensure that the stream of runners can flow smoothly. So do follow the organizer's instructions strictly at the finish.

Finish certificate is appointed as the official photographers of the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML. All participants will be photographed on different places along the course and off course on the finish. So make sure your bib number is visible and smile to our camera.

Fluids and nutrition

Marathon Eindhoven
During the Marathon Eindhoven there will be care stands with sports drinks (AA Drink) and water on the following points: 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K and 40K. Besides there will be water stands (water cups and sponges) on the following points; 12,5K, 17,5K, 22, K, 27,5K, 32,5K and 37,5K. Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.
Recreative runners participating in the Marathon Eindhoven can bring their own drinks that will be supplied at the care stands. You can hand in your drinks at the Beursgebouw from Saturday the 13th of October until Sunday the 14th of October until 8.30 am.

Half Marathon powered by ED
During the Half Marathon powered by ED there will be care stands every 5 K with sports drinks (AA Drink) and water. In between those care stands there will be water stands (water cups and sponges). Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.

Jumbo 10 km
During the Jumbo 10K run by night there will be a care stands at 7,5K. Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.

Aon City Run and Mini Marathon
Directly after the finish there will be AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.

General conditions

Click here for the general conditions.

Marathon-Photos is appointed as the official photographers of the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML. All participants will be photographed on different places along the course and off course on the finish. So make sure your bib number is visible and smile to our camera.


After crossing the finish line, all participants will receive a medal as a souvenir of the event. You can also have your medal engraved with your name and finishing time. After the event, you can view your personal finish video and photos and download a certificate.

Medal engraving

Do you want a unique personal memento of your participation? The medal you receive can be made even more special after the finish. In the Beursgebouw, Winterman Sport offers all the participants the opportunity to have their name and performance engraved on the back of their medal. This only takes a moment and costs € 6,50 with your registration and € 8,00 on the day itself.

Medical care

There are two main medical stations along the course with the required equipment (plus one at the Beursgebouw), various Red Cross/first aid stations, four ambulances which, if necessary, can be deployed immediately, two motorcycle ambulances (motorcycles with all the required medical equipment are mainly used in the city centre) with an expert medical driver and a co-driver and twenty heart defibrillators.

The medical organisation is managed by and coordinated from the main medical station. The emergency room of the Area Health Authorities (GGD) manages the deployment of the ambulances and the motorcycle ambulances.

The names and data of all the participants are directly available from the database. In the case of an emergency, important personal medical data (filled in on the registration form) are passed on to the ambulance or the medical station.

The medical stations register accurately which emergencies arrive at the medical stations and who has to be transported to which hospital in the case of an emergency. These data are analysed, so that we can be of even better assistance in future years. The Athletics Union has started to use AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) at medium to large running events in collaboration with Procardio. It has been found that the threshold to start running has become increasingly lower. Running is now a recognised way of contributing to a healthy and fit lifestyle. On Sunday, 11 October, twenty heart defibrillators (AEDs) will be placed along the course. This way, the risk of death due to cardiac arrest during running can be limited.

Medical check-up

Read this information well!

Advice for the preparation and before the run:

1. If you have issues with your health, which results in high risk of heart / vascular disease, such as overweight, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, earlier occurrences of heart /vascular disease, or it is prevalent in your family, or if you have injuries, we advise you to get yourself checked out by a sports medical specialist. In the Netherlands, that would be the Sport Medisch Adviesbureau (S.M.A.) or a sports policlinic. On the website you will find more information on check-ups, testing methods and a questionnaire (incl. A cardio vascular questionnaire) that you can fill in. After filling in the questionnaire you can determine whether it makes sense to have a cardio vascular check-up.

2. Clothing and weather:

  • Above 15 degrees and especially 20 degrees you must wear light ventilating clothing. Otherwise the body can't dispel the heat causing it to build up. (do not wear cotton; it retains moisture)
  • A thermal vest is best on the skin in cold weather (5 degrees and for slow runners 10 degrees). Wear a thin ventilated layer (no nylon) on top. A hat is recommended in wind and low wind chill factor.
  • Tie your laces well (dubble loop) and make sure they don't become loose during the race.

Note: The slower you run the more clothing you will need (except at around 20 degrees).  The body cools down quickly when walking.  The wind chill factor is determined by the wind and humidity.  For example: When the temperature is +10°C with average wind (wind-force 5) it will feel like +4.  However, if it is 5°C with average wind, it will feel like -4°C. In Rotterdam the afternoon temperature often falls by 5 or 6°C, which means among the slower runners we often see cold runners.

3. Make a training plan. This will of course depend on the event you are taking part in.

4. Run only on well-worn shoes (never new!) and socks and keep an eye on the road surface during your training. Change from left to right while running and go off road whenever possible. Please don't wear brand new shoes and socks for the race.

5. If you have or have had high temperature (>39o) in the week preceding the event, do not run.

Advice for directly before and after the run

1. How much you drink is dependent on the weather and how much you transpire (this is very personal). Drink up to 45 minutes before the start. The stop drinking and go to the toilet. Take a bottle (ca. 300 ml) with you to the starting pen and drink all of it 5-10 minutes before the start. This way you'll avoid having to go to the toilet during the race. Feeling thirsty is never a good measure. If you are not used to drinking, only drink water (100-200 ml) every 15 minutes. Drinks containing carbohydrates are also suitable. Make sure you consume about 70 grams of carbohydrates during the entire race. Bottles with measured amounts of sports drinks (that you carry with you in your belt) can help. If the weather is cool or if you are not a fast runner, consume energy drinks rather than solid food or fruit. The latter stays too long in the stomach. Remember: the difference in your weight before and after the race of 1 kg or more is the amount of liquid you have drunk too little. Try this out when you are training.
Click here for more information about drinking, individual liquid requirements and the drinking system during the ABN AMRO Marathon Rotterdam.

2. Listen to your body! If you don't feel well, stop running. The first signs of dehydration are: goose pimples on your chest and upper arms, shivers, pressure in the head, dizziness, later muscle cramp, vomiting and dry skin. These symptoms can quickly lead to disorientation and confusion. If you have experienced dehydration and/or high temperature then there is a high probability that you will experience it again, especially in warm weather. Do not run; there is no shame in dropping out!

3. If you have calf cramps run slowly or walk, do light stretches; don't stop but drink extra! Look out for dehydration.

4. Start slowly. Check your pace, every kilometre too fast at the beginning of the race can mean the loss of minutes per kilometre at the end of the race. Run at your own pace; avoid increasing your tempo or sprinting in the final kilometres.

5. STOP if you experience chest pain, abnormal shortness of breath or dizziness.

6. Keep an eye on the road surface and other situations around you.

7. Apply Vaseline to your nipples, thighs and other areas likely to chafe.

8. You are expected to carry medical information relating to illnesses (e.g. diabetes, medicines) with you -preferably written on the reverse of your bib number. Write also the telephone number of a person who can be contacted during the race. Also write your name, address and telephone number on the reverse of your bib number.

Advice for after the run

1.Drink a lot and warm down or cool down (depending on what you call it). Drink first and then eat a light meal (bread banana etc.)

2. Also in the days that follow walk regularly and drink more also consume more carbohydrates. Give yourself enough time to recover!

3. If the weather is cold, change your clothing immediately after the race and drink thee or broth. Do not drink any alcohol or coffee.

4. Directly after the finish it is sensible to drink lots and to consume enough carbohydrates. This will help you replenish the liquids and energy lost during the race. Recommended are sports drinks with carbohydrates, lots of water (>1/2 litre) and ripe bananas.

Urgent questions just before the race

If despite preparing well and reading the medical information you still have urgent questions, on the day before a running event, relating to training, injuries, nutrition etc. Please contact your local doctor.

We wish you all the best with your preparation!

Motivational banners

Months before the race day our participants start training to deliver a good performance during the Marathon Eindhoven. Whether the goal is to reach the finish line at all or to run a fast time; every (half) marathon runner has its own story and its own reasons to run. 

Together with designer Jelle Mastenbroek, we will collect 170 motivations which will  be shown on huge banners throughout the city during the Marathon Eindhoven and in the finish area.


View the complete program of Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML here.

Race regulations

Atletiekunie and IAAF race regulations apply to our event.


The registration for the 37th edition opens in 2020.


Check the results of the 35th Marathon Eindhoven here.

Shower facilities

On Sunday the 13th of October all changing facilities, medical facilities and the clothing storage will be set up in the Beursgebouw. After the race you have the opportunity to take a shower there too.

Time display

There are time displays at all 5-km points of the course and at the finish. The kilometer points are indicated at the side of the road.

Time limits
  • Marathon Eindhoven, 6 hours (21K within 3 hours)
  • Half Marathon, 3 hours
  • 10 km, 2 hours
  • 5 km, 1 hour
  • 5KM4All, 2 hours

Participants finishing after the deadlines will no longer be included in the competition results and won't receive a medal.

Time registration

The MYLAPS BibTag system will be used to register the time in all divisions of the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML on Sunday. Behind your running number (Bib) there is an electronic chip (Tag) and a plastic spacer. BibTag makes it very simple to register your times; the only thing you need to do is wear your race bib correctly.

Tips to guarantee good time-keeping

  • Make sure that your running number is displayed clearly on your chest. Do not cover it with a jacket or your hands when crossing the mats at the starting and finishing line. These mats pick up the signal from your BibTag. (Also be careful with operating your own stopwatch at the starting and finishing line).
  • Do not fold or crease your race bib. Certainly not where the Tag is located.
  • Use four pins at the corners of the bib, making sure that you do not pierce the Tag.
  • Do not remove the plastic spacer.
  • The BibTag uses different technology from the MYLAPS ChampionChip. This means that you cannot use your yellow or green MYLAPS ChampionChip during this event. However, you may leave your MYLAPS ChampionChip on your shoe, as this will not interfere with the BibTag system.
  • The Tags do not need to be collected after the race, so you can keep the bib (with Tag) as a souvenir or simply throw it away with normal waste (plastic).

What is the official time?
The gross time is the official time. This starts as soon as the starting shot has been fired and stops as soon as you cross the finish. The net time is the time that starts as soon as you cross the mat at the starting line and stops when you cross the finish. This net time is announced as an extra service.


There are toilets at the changing facilities, the start, the finish, and at strategic locations along the course.