Here you will find key information about the Half-Marathon Competition 2023

Accreditation / handout starting documents

The starting documents will be handed out at the Marathon Hamburg Expo 2023 at the Hamburg Messe – details on the location and opening hours will be provided early enough before the event.

Arrival to Event and Start / Finish Area

Due to nearly no parking facilities around the event area as well as numerous road closures we strongly recommend using public transport (U/S-Bahn) to travel to or from the course as well as the event area or the exhibition.

The best way to reach the start and finish area is by subway line S1/U3 to Sternschanze.  Near to the start and finish area are also located
the stations Exhibition Halls (U2) and Stephansplatz (U1).
The regional railways RB 61, RB 71, RE 7 and RE 70 stop at Dammtorbahnhof.

Further information at www.hvv.de

Award ceremony

The first three men and women (hand cyclists & runners) in the overall standings will be honoured. The award ceremonies will take place on an award ceremony stage on the forecourt of the Hamburg Messe & Congress.

Behavior on the course

Support vehicles (cars, motorcycles or bicycles) of individual participants are not allowed on the course. Participating with inline skates, roller skates, skateboards or any other rolling equipment (except wheelchairs and handbikes at the half-marathon) is not permitted.

It is also prohibited to take baby strollers or pets onto the course. Please be aware of other athletes on the course and make sure that you leave enough space while overtaking other participants.There are timing check points located on the course to register your timing intervals. Please remember to cross all timing mats and make sure that your bib is clearly visible at all times. For organisational and safety reasons, relay teams will be directed off the regular course shortly before the handoff points and just before the finish stretch.

Course information

Bibs/Start numbers

Only participants with an official Haspa Half-Marathon Hamburg 2023 bib are allowed at the start. This bib has to be worn clearly visible on your chest. Start number tapes are therefore not allowed. The bib mustn’t be changed or altered in any way; failure to follow this rule will result in a disqualification of the respective participant.

Certificate

While crossing the finish line, your individual certificate will be uploaded onto our homepage. Your own personal certificate is available for download as part of the online results service.

Please keep in mind that these are only preliminary results. The results will get reviewed and become confirmed as official results approximately one week after the event.

Changing Rooms and Showers

Changing rooms and showers are available in the shower area in the Athletes Area / in the Hamburg exhibition halls. We will inform you about the exact location in due time before the event.

Classification

Male (M) and Female (W) competitors compete in the following separate age categories:

MH / WH 1994-2003 (Main Group)
M / W 30 1989-1993
M / W 35 1984-1988
M / W 40 1979-1983
M / W 45 1974-1978
M / W 50 1969-1973
M / W 55 1964-1968
M / W 60 1959-1963
M / W 65 1954-1958
M / W 70 1949-1953
M / W 75 1944-1948
M / W 80 1939-1943
M / W 85 1934-1938

male / female. U20: yr 2004 and 2005
male / female. U18: yr 2006 and 2007

Covid-19 hygienic protection

The event will take place under the conditions of the Ordinance on the Containment of the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in force on the date of the event.

Event Date

The Haspa Halbmarathon Hamburg will be on 23 April 2023.

Event location / venue

Venue with accreditation for participants and Athletes Area is Hamburg Messe und Congress – Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg. Details will follow early enough before the event under “Site maps”.

Entry Fees

Current price level

Finisher Buffet

Every finisher can enjoy the rich buffet of our nutrition partner REWE in the Athletes Area. Fruit (bananas, apples, grapes and watermelons), sweets (pick-up chocolate bars, muesli bars, chinois) or savouries (mini salted pretzels and broth) are offered. In addition, a refreshing Erdinger Alkoholfrei as well as electrolyte drinks, Vitamin Well and water will be served. We expressly ask that you only use the finish buffet for your immediate needs, so that participants who finish later can still find sufficient food.

Finisher Medal - Medal Engraving

You will be able to receive your race medal after the finish in the Athletes Area.

Once again you can book the medal engraving as part of the registration process for a discounted price of €10.00. The respective note will then be indicated at your bib.

Finish Time / Closing

The latest finish time / official finish closing is after 2:30hours net running time from the time the last runner crosses the start line.

Hotel and Accommodation

Hamburg Tourism

Find your perfect accommodation with our hotel partner Hamburg Tourism – and make sure you get the best hotel deals for your marathon weekend in the city.

Radisson Blu

The athlete accommodation will be at Radisson Blu Hotel – in proximity to the starting line and perfect marathon service.

www.radissonblu.de/hotel-hamburg

Insurance

Cancellation insurance

Together with the HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG we offer you a cancellation insurance as part of the registration. Insured risks are illness, accident or death as well as loss of employment, but not cancellation for personal reasons.

 

The insurance premium is 10.90 EUR (9.90 EUR insurance premium + 1.00 EUR service fee).

Details about the insurance and the General Insurance Conditions of HanseMerkur Reiseversicherung AG can be found here.

 

If you have taken out the insurance and cannot take part in the race for one of the reasons stated in the insurance conditions, you will be reimbursed the full amount of the participation fee (WITHOUT additional services). In case of an insured event, please send the original confirmation of your registration together with a justified explanation and official proof (medical certificate, etc.) to the insurer HanseMerkur immediately.

You can find the online application under “Bookable additional benefits” in your respective user account.

Kit Bag drop-off and collection

At the registration desk you will receive a clothes bag and a sticker with your race number, which will be attached to your clothes bag for identification purposes. Please only use this garment bag. As the organisers cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss, please do not put any valuables or fragile items in your kit bag. Please drop off your garment bag only at the authorised and marked locations and do not leave it unattended before dropping it off and after collecting it.

Clothes bags will only be returned on presentation of your race number.

Information on the location and time of garment bag drop-off and return in the Athletes Area will follow in good time before the event.

Marathon Hamburg Expo 2023

The Marathon Hamburg Expo is both an important pillar of the Haspa Marathon Hamburg and an attractive attraction for participants and visitors to the event. Numerous exhibitors from the running, endurance sports and lifestyle industry will present the latest trends, products and services here on the Friday and Saturday before the marathon.

Information on the location and opening hours will follow early enough before the event.

Massage Service

Massage facilities are available in the Athletes Area in the Hamburg exhibition halls (details will follow).

Medical Service

First aid stations will be set up at regular intervals along the course.

In addition the medical supply centre is located at the Athletes Area.

Meeting Points

Information on this will be provided early enough before the event.

Official Running Shirt

The Halfmarathon running shirt by asics can be ordered for 31,- € during the registration process (only in connection with the respective booked competition).

The official Halbmarathon running shirt is available in sizes:

XS – S – M – L – XL (m/w)

We will publish the design shortly.

Our Service for you

Your entry fee will get you the following services*:

  • Bib (with start number) and safety pins
  • Official Kit Bag with high quality products from our sponsors
  • Detailed athletes information (hard copy)
  • Professional participants’ assistance
  • Sports exhibition “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2022″ (free entry)
  • Kit Bag Storage
  • Pacemakers for 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00 hours
  • Entertainment along the course and at the start/finish
  • Refreshment and Aid stations along the course (at km 7.5, 12.5, etc and every 5km) and at the finish
  • Massage service along the course at km 35, km 37.5 and at the finish
  • Toilettes in the start-/finish are, along the course (every km) and in the
  • Athletes Area
  • Finisher medal
  • Closed off and secured race course
  • Timing (transponder system) with split times on the course and in the finish
  • Online results and certificate (available 30 minutes after running-in)
  • Medical emergency service

Subject to changes*

Pacemaker

There will be pacemakers for each of the following finish times: 1.30, 1.45, 2.00 und 2.15 hours. They will be wearing very distinct shirts and a big balloon or flag with the corresponding finish time.

Performance List

If you are a holder of a starting licence by the German Athletic Association (DLV) and wish to be ranked in the performance list of your federal athletics association, please choose the additional service “Ranking of performance” during the registration process.

Public transport

Due to numerous road closures we strongly recommend using public transport (U/S-Bahn) to travel to or from the course as well as the event area or the exhibition.

The best way to reach the start and finish area is by subway line S1/U3 to Sternschanze.  Near to the start and finish area are also located
the stations Exhibition Halls (U2) and Stephansplatz (U1).
The regional railways RB 61, RB 71, RE 7 and RE 70 stop at Dammtorbahnhof.

Further information at www.hvv.de

Photo Service

Sportograf offers the official athletes photo service 2023.

After crossing the finish line, you can have your official marathon photo taken by Sportograf even before the finish refreshments and purchase it shortly after the event if you are interested. There are also several photo points along the route.

Race withdrawal and missing persons

formation on this will be provided early enough before the event.

Refreshments on the course

Refreshment points are located every 5 km on the right-hand side with refreshments in order:
Isotonic drinks – well water (in cups)
Bananas (from km 10)
Energy gels (from km 20)
Cola (from km 25)

In order to ensure the best possible provision for all participants, we ask that you only take food for your own use. Please think of the environment and throw empty cups and packaging into the large rubbish bins provided approx. 100 m behind the refreshment and water points.

Registration Confirmation

Upon successful registration you will receive your registration confirmation. You will then receive offical confirmation of entry with your personal start number until mid of April 2023. If that is not the case, please contact us using the official contact form.

Registration Options

Each participant is obliged to register him/herself via Online registration. Companies and tour operators can order a group registration. To be able to use the group registration, the group should consist of at least 10 INDIVIDUAL participants.

If you need further information about group registration, please send us a message via the contact form

Site Maps

Information will be available soon.

SMS Service

In order to let family and friends know where a participant is located on the course we are once again providing an SMS-Service, which can be booked during the official registration procedure. There are three options to choose from:

1. We send your preliminary results to your mobile phone free of charge.
2. We send all split times as well as the finishing time to one mobile phone (2€).
3. We send all split times as well as the finishing time to two mobile phones (4€).

Unfortunately you cannot book this service after having completed the registration.

Start block allocation

Information on this will be provided early enough before the event.

Start slot transfer

If a registered participant is prevented from starting at the event, he/she can transfer his/her starting place to a substitute participant to be determined by him/herself within a corresponding period of time.

A fee of 15,-€ will be charged for the corresponding re-registration.

In case of a desired change of participant (re-registration), please send us a message via the contact form.

Start time

Start times*:
8:24 am – handbiker / wheelchairer
8:25 am – runners

*subjects to modification

Team Ranking

The team ranking consists of the added sum of three individual runners (of the same team) finishing times in order of placings. A women-, men and mixed team ranking will be carried out. This ranking does not require an explicit registration. But all team members have to provide the same team name (with identical spelling) when they sign in.

Timekeeping

Timekeeping at the Haspa Halfmarathon Hamburg is exclusively done via a ‘mika tag’ on the back of the bib number. Please cross the contact mats laid out on the course to enable error-free timekeeping. Only if all contact mats are crossed a net running time can be determined. It is not possible to use the ChampionChip.

Toilets / Restrooms

Portable toilets will be available at the starting area, the Athletes Area as well as at every km along the way. We strongly ask you to use only these facilities, even if you have to wait for a longer time. Please spread out when lining up for the toilets to shorten wait times.

CAUTION: Unfortunately, the past has shown that numerous participants repeatedly do not adhere to this rule. Due to the requirements of the police and the numerous complaints of the residents, we want to advise you that public urinating is a regulatory offense. Anyone who does not comply with this rule can expect a police complaint!