FAQ's

FAQ's

Age limits

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

  • Marathon Eindhoven: 20
  • Half Marathon presented by ED: 18
  • Jumbo 10 km run by night: 14
  • 5KM4ALL: 6
  • Aon City run: 8
  • Chiquita Mini Marathon: 4
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.

Cancellation

In the event the participant in the ‘Marathon’ or ‘Half Marathon’ has opted for a cancellation insurance, he or she can claim the paid registration fee and any paid extras up to the 9th of September 2018 free of charge. Any payments made to a charitable cause, Energy Lab and the cancellation insurance (this being € 5.00) will not be refunded. In the event a participant in the component ’10 km’, ‘5 km’, '5K4ALL' or ‘1 Mile’ is unable to participate in the event, the registration fee paid will not be refunded. Also in the event the distance for which a participant has registered is changed, the registration fee, or part thereof, will not be refunded. Changing to a longer distance is possible provided that the difference in price is paid. 

Please fill out the contact form if you want to cancel your registration.

Categorieën

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).

Charity

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 2018.

Changing facilities

On Saturday the 13th of October from 6.30 pm and on Sunday the 14th of October from 8 am 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.

Change points Business Runs

Change points Business Relay Marathon

Change point 1: High Tech Campus (10,5 km)
Change point 2: Veldmaarschalk Montgomerylaan (20,3 km)
Change point 3: Gerretsonlaan (31,8 km)
Finish: Vestdijk

Participants will run 10,5 km – 9,8 km – 11,5 km – 10,3 km.

Change point 1 (High Tech Campus, right side of the road)
The change point is open from 10:00 am until 11:45 am. Runner 2 must to take the bus no later than 9:45 am from the bus station at the Fellenoord (2 minutes walk from Beursgebouw Eindhoven).  About 250 meters before the change point, the finishing runner will be led to the right side of the road. The bib number will be handed over at the change point. There will be toilets and changing facilities at the change points.

Change point 2 (Veldmaarschalk Montgomerylaan, left side of the road)
The change point is open from 11:00 am until 12:45 pm and is within walking distance from Beursgebouw Eindhoven. After the crossing of Vincen tvan den Heuvellan, the finishing runner will be led to the left side of the road. The bib number will be handed over at the change point. There will be toilets and changing facilities at the change points.

Change point 3 (Gerretsonlaan, left side of the road)
The change point is open from 11:30 am until 2:30 pm. On the Gerretsonlaan, the finishing runner will be led to the left side of the road. The bib number will be handed over at the change point. There will be toilets and changing facilities at the change points. 

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.

Course

Click here for the course maps.

Date

Saturday October 12th, 2019

  • 5KM4ALL
  • 10K powered by ED

Sunday October 13th, 2019

  • Marathon Eindhoven
  • Half Marathon
  • Business Runs
  • IAK City Run 5K
  • Chiquita Mini Marathon
Digital magazine

You will experience the marathon weekend as being one big party. Click here for a throwback of this fantastic marathon. After the event, you'll receive a digital magazine to review the marathon weekend. In this magazine you can find our aftermovie, an atmosphere report and many, many pictures!

Finish

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

Marathon-photos.com 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 10K run by night
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.

Hotel arrangements

Hotel Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne

The Pulman Eindhoven Cocagne Hotel has the following special deals available for participants or visitors of Marathon Eindhoven.

a. Bed & Breakfast package
* Classic single room € 96,50 per person, per night
* Classic double room € 62,00 per person, per night
* Superior single room (twin bed) € 106,50 per person, per night
* Superior double room (twin bed) € 67,00 per person, per night
* Superior single room (double bed) € 117,00 per person, per night
* Superior double room (double bed) € 72,00 per person, per night

b. Bed & Breakfast package, including the pastaparty
* Classic single room € 127,50 per person, per night
* Classic double room € 92,50 per person, per night
* Superior single room (twin bed) € 137,50 per person, per night
* Superior double room (twin bed) € 98,00 per person, per night
* Superior single room (double bed) € 148,00 per person, per night
 * Superior double room (double bed) € 103,00 per person, per night

It is possible to book a late check out. This means that you can make use of your room until 16.00 o'clock on Sunday October 14th. Our rate for a late check out is € 25,- per room.

* Above mentioned room prices are inclusive the extensive American breakfast buffet, service, VAT and exclusive tourist taxes ad € 3,50 per person per night.
* The pasta party takes place on Saturday October 13th in the evening.

Contact

You can contact +31 (0)40 232 6160 for bookings.

Park Plaza Eindhoven

Park Plaza Eindhoven offers a special package during the marathon on 13 and 14 October 2018. Book now and enjoy a comfortable stay in the city centre of Eindhoven!
Our package includes:

  • Superior room, single use: € 75 per room per night
  • Superior room, double use: € 95 per room per night
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Sport drink and candy bar per person
  • Late check-out until 04:00 PM, supplement of € 25 per person per night applies

Rates are including VAT and excluding € 3.50 city tax per person per night.

Book via pperes@pphe.com or +31 (0)40 2146 523

Reference code: Marathon2018

Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven

Enjoy a wonderful stay in the middle of the city centre during the marathon!

Start the marathon rested with the special of Inntel Hotels Art Eindhoven. This special includes:

• Overnight stay in a comfortable room close to the start
• Delicious pasta buffet
• Start the day with extensive International and carbohydrate breakfast

Book this special for 82,50 per person!
Make your reservation directly online or call : 040 751 3500

Rates are excluding € 3.50 accommodation tax per person per night and based on double occupancy.

KM signs

Just like last year, all participants in the Marathon Eindhoven will unconsciously receive additional support. The organization will place 42 km signs counting down along the route. "After 195 meters, the first signs will be placed: '42 km to go '. Every kilometer is deducted and we hope to create a psychological benefit for the participants. It looks easier when you see the number continuously smaller instead of larger. In addition, on each board is a short motivational quote." So light director Edgar de Veer. All events finish on the Vestdijk. That means every runner will see the km signs. As many runners like to see the standard 5 km signs and times, they will be kept along the trails.

The new KM signs were introduced in 2017 and were a huge succes. This year the concept has been further developed and all participants will be facilitated in advance with adjusted time schedules so they can calculate their expected split times on the bases of their expected pace or finish time in order to help them reach their personal dreamtime. 

Do you want to know when you have to be at which (deducted) km-point to reach your personal dreamtime? Use our running calculator.

Marathon-Photos

Marathon-photos.com 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.

Medal

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 www.sportzorg.nl 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 have collected 170 motivations which will  be shown on huge banners throughout the city during the Marathon Eindhoven and in the finish area.

Running shirt

It isn't possible to order the 35th edition shirt.

Preparation

Your training sessions will become a regular part of your weekly schedule and you’ll find out that it can be fun to share your routes on social media, for example! 

We also provide a professional training platform powered by My Energy Lab. This online training platform will help you to achieve your goal in a responsible and safe way. When you register, you can also add the 8 to 24 week schedule for EUR 5 (the normal price is EUR 1 per week) to your entry.

Program

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

Race regulations

Atletiekunie and IAAF race regulations apply to our event.

Registration

The registration for the 36th edition of the Marathon Eindhoven: 2019

Results

Check the results of the 35th Marathon Eindhoven here.

Shower facilities

On Sunday the 14th 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
  • 10K, 2 hours
  • 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 your time in all divisions of the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML. 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.

Toilets

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