FAQ's

FAQ's

Age limits

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

  • Marathon Eindhoven: 20
  • Half Marathon: 18
  • Jumbo 10 km run by night: 14
  • 5KM4ALL: 12
  • IAK 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. To register, please use the regular registration form.

Bib number

You can pick up your bib number from Tuesday the 9th until Friday the 12th of October at Hotel Pullman or on Saturday or Sunday at the Beursgebouw Eindhoven.

Hotel Pullman Eindhoven Cocagne (Cuyperszaal), Vestdijk 47 in Eindhoven

       
Tuesday Oct. 9th from 09:00 till 12:00 hrs   or   from 14:00 till 17:00 hrs
Wednesday Oct. 10th from 09:00 till 12:00 hrs or van 14:00 till 17:00 hrs
Thursday, Oct. 11th from 09:00 till 12:00 hrs or from 14:00 till 17:00 hrs
Friday, Oct. 12th  from 09:00 till 12:00 hrs or from 14:00 till 17:00 hrs

 

Beursgebouw Eindhoven, Lardinoisstraat 8 in Eindhoven

Saturday, Oct. 13th from 10:00 till 20:00 hrs    
Sunday, Oct. 14th from 08:00 till one hour before the start     


You have to write your medical data and an emergency telephone number on the back of the start number. In the unlikely event of you requiring medical attention, this information can be life-saving. Participants of the marathon have to wear a chest and a back number. In this case it is important to wear the medical data on the chest side.

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 or the Business Half Marathon.

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.

Changes to entry

For more information about changes to your entry, please read the general conditions. Do you want to update your personal information or order a product? Please re-enter your details by using my portal via the online registration form.

Changing 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.

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 13th, 2018

  • 5KM4ALL
  • 10K powered by ED

Sunday October 14th, 2018

  • 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!

Entry deadline

You can sign up until Saturday the 13th of October, 8:00 pm unless the limit has been reached. Please note: it's not possible to sign up on Sunday the 14th of October.

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

During the 35th edition of the Marathon Eindhoven there will be care stands with sports drinks and water on the following points: 5K, 10K, 20K, 25K, 30K, 35K and 40K. At the 30 k point there will be provided AA Drink “energy gel” too. 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 also AA Drink sports drink, water and fruit available.

Running safely and responsibly

Not replacing fluids lost through sweating during endurance sports can lead to loss of performance. Not drinking sufficiently can ultimately lead to medical problems.

Many athletes appear not to know that not only not drinking enough but also drinking too much endangers their health. Keeping the correct level of fluids and salts in the body is very important.

When you run your body loses fluids and salts via your sweat through the skin and via your breath. These processes ensure your remain cool and that your body temperature is kept stable. Not replacing the correct amount of fluids on time can lead to dehydration (drinking too little) and hyponatremia (drinking too much and having too little sodium). This can affect your performance, your psyche and your physical state. The correct level of fluids and sodium in the body is an individual matter and is dependent on the environmental conditions (the weather), they type and intensity of the activity (speed) and personal factors such as level of training, body weight and clothing you wear.

Athletes have a personal responsibility in this. Drinking the correct amount is a combination of knowing your body's needs and the way you drink while running.

Run with pleasure

The way drinks are served to athletes (drink stands system) contributes greatly to how pleasant your running experience is.

The drink distribution system must allow you to drink the correct amount with ease and without interrupting your pace, irrespective of the speed you are running at. Spillages and not knowing exactly how much you have drunk do not add to running pleasure.

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 € 12,50 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.

Crown Hotel Eindhoven

Especially for the Marathon Eindhoven the Crown Hotel Eindhoven has a special deal available for the participants or visitors of the Marathon. Below prices are available for a stay on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October 2018:

A stay based on bed & breakfast* on Friday the 12th of October

Superior room single use € 84,00 per room per night

Executive room double use € 104,00 per room per night

A stay based on bed & breakfast* on Saturday the 13th of October

Superior room single use € 109,00 per room per night

Executive room double use € 119,00 per room per night

Late check-out: it is possible to book a late check-out on Sunday the 14th of October. Your guests can use a late check out, until 2 p.m. (+€ 20,00) or 4 p.m. (+€ 40,00). A late check-out is based on availability.

* The above room prices include a breakfast buffet, service, VAT. Above prices are excluding tourist tax of € 3.50 per person per night.

For bookings or reservations:

Email: reservations.crown@edenhotels.nl

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 23 58 256

Address: Crown Hotel Eindhoven, Vestdijk 14-16, 5611 CC Eindhoven

Holiday Inn Eindhoven

Especially for the Marathon Eindhoven the Holiday Inn Eindhoven has a special deal available for the participants or visitors of the Marathon. Below prices are available for a stay on the 12th, 13th and 14th of October 2018:

A stay based on bed & breakfast* on Friday the 12th of October

Standard room: € 89,00 per room per night

Executive room: € 109,00 per room per night

A stay based on bed & breakfast* on Saturday the 13th of October

Standard room: sold out

Executive room: € 129,00 per room per night

Late check-out: it is possible to book a late check-out on Sunday the 14th of October. Your guests can use a late check out, until 2 p.m. (+€ 20,00) or 4 p.m. (+€ 40,00). A late check-out is based on availability.

* The above room prices include a breakfast buffet, service, VAT. Above prices are excluding tourist tax of € 3.50 per person per night.

For bookings or reservations:

Email: reservations.crown@edenhotels.nl

Telephone number: +31 (0)40 23 58 256

Address: Crown Hotel Eindhoven, Vestdijk 14-16, 5611 CC Eindhove

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!

Running shirt

For the 35th Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML, we’ve designed a functional running T-shirt. You can order this product during your enrollment for € 20,- before September 10th. After September 10th, the shirt will cost € 25,-.

Pacers

The Marathon Eindhoven Pacing Team consists of experienced runners who set the pace for the participants of the marathon and the half marathon. The groups of participants are classified based on target times (as a result of the time they ran previously). 

Occasionally the pacers let themselves drop behind in the group to give the runners tips, to encourage them, and to help them get through difficult moments. The pacers are clearly recognisable by their outfit and a balloon. Participants who want to run with a pacer assemble in the designated starting pens with the colour that matches the colour on the start numbers. Every pacer has a balloon he/she can be recognised by and which states the finishing time. Assemble near the pacer and he/she will set the correct pace.

Pens Required End Time (M)
Balloon colour
B 3.00  Grey
C 3.15  Red
D 3.30  White 
E 3.45 Blue
F 4.00 Orange
G 4.15 Green
H 4:30 Yellow
H 4:45 Transparent
H 5:00 Purple

 

Pens Required End Time (HM)
Balloon colour
B 1.35 Grey
C 1.40 Red
D 1.45 White
E 1.50 Blue
F 1.55 Orange
G 2.00 Green
G 2.05 Purple
Pasta Party

Holiday Inn Eindhoven – Pastaparty

Holiday Inn Eindhoven is situated directly opposite the central train station of Eindhoven and can easily be reached by car. In approximately 5 minutes you are in the city centre and the start of the marathon course. We would like to recommend the Pasta Party, which is served on Saturday the 13th of October at 6 p.m. For only €16,- p.p. you will have an energizing meal with bread, yoghurt, salad, fruit juices and 2 types of pasta. Click here to book the pasta meal at the Holiday Inn Eindhoven.

Crown Hotel Eindhoven – Pastaparty

For a Brabant-style welcome and hospitality you need to visit the Crown Hotel Eindhoven. The hotel with 135 rooms is in the middle of the bustling city centre and the central station is just a stone’s throw away. We would like to recommend the Pasta Party, which is served on Saturday the 13th of October at 6 p.m. For only €16,- p.p. you will have an energizing meal with bread, yoghurt, salad, fruit juices and 2 types of pasta. Click here to book the pasta meal at the Crown Hotel Eindhoven.

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 35th edition is open. Choose your distance and sign up here.

Results

The results of the Marathon Eindhoven powered by ASML will be posted on the website on the day of the event. The gross time is the official time.

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.

Start waves

There are different starting pens for the marathon and half marathon. These starting pens are divided into expected finishing times. The pens are colour-coded. Your starting number indicates the colour of your starting pen.

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, 1.30 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.