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Here you are finding key information about the Haspa Marathon Hamburg Relay 2023


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 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

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

The start number bib is not transferable. It must be worn clearly visible on the chest and may not be changed. In particular, the lettering and the barcode section may not be changed. Changes will lead to disqualification!

On the backside of your race number you will find the “emergency passport”. Please fill it out with your personal data and your Hamburg accommodation address (hotel, phone number). Please use a biro to fill it in.

As a relay participant you will also receive a back label with the imprint “relay” in addition to your start number. The start number and back label must be worn visibly during the race.


Refreshment points are located every 5 km on the right-hand side with refreshments in order:

Isotonic drinks – Hamburg fountain water (in cups)
Bananas (from km 10)
Energy gels (from km 20)
Cola (from km 25)

In order to ensure the best possible supply for all participants, we would like to ask you to 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.


While crossing the finish line, your individual certificate will be uploaded onto our homepage. Please bear 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.

Your own personal certificate is available for download as part of the online results service.

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.


The following classifications will be carried out as part of the Haspa Hamburg Marathon Relay:

  • Relay Team Women
  • Relay Team Men
  • Relay Team Mixed (at least 1 man and 1 woman)

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.

Data Change

Change of participant / re-registration

Re-registration of the 4 relay runners & the relay team leader is possible free of charge via the relay user account until 23rd March 2023. After that, changes to the relay runners’ data are only possible within the framework of the handing out of starting documents on site for a service fee of € 10.00 each.
If the relay team leader is also to be changed, a re-registration fee of € 21.00 will be charged.


The individual distances making up the relay are as follows:

15.7 km Jungfernstieg
11.5 km City Nord – Überseering
5.3 km Maienweg / Hindenburgstraße
9.7 km Finish

Event Date

The Haspa Marathon Hamburg Relay will be on Sunday, 23 April 2023

Entry Fees

Current price level for relay entry


Event location

The event venue is at Hamburg Messe und Congress – Messeplatz 1, 20357 Hamburg. Details and location plans will follow early enough before the event.


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 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 €30 (overall flatrate), in which case you will then be able to find the respective voucher attached to your bib.

Finish Time / Closing

The latest finish time / official finish closing is after 6:00 hours net running time from the time the last runner crosses the start line.

Handover points

Due to road closures the organiser is unable to organise a structured transport to and from the handover points for any relay runners. The handover points have therefore been selected with close proximity to train station. We recommend that all relay runners use public transport and organise their own travel to and from the handover points.

Please plan ahead and remember to leave enough time to make your way to the handover points respectively!

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Hotel and accomodation

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.

Joint Finish Arrival

Relay runners can finish together as a team of four. The meeting point for relay runners 1-3 is approx. 400 m before the finish at Sievekingplatz. The meeting point will be set up in the same way as the relay change points. Please take care not to obstruct the other runners with your joint relay finish and be considerate of the marathon runners. If four of you finish together, you will each receive a finisher’s bag. If the last runner finishes alone, he/she can take the finisher’s bag and medal for the other three relay runners.

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.

Please note: there are no official storage facilities for garment bags in the transition areas. The organiser accepts no liability for any bags left there. In addition, any bags collected during the dismantling of the transition area cannot be collected on the same day.

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. There are massage stations on the course at KM 35 and KM 37.5.

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, right after the finish.

Meeting Points

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

Official Running Shirt

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

Ordered shirts will be handed out on site together with the starting documents.

The official Relay running shirt by asics is available as UNISEX version in sizes:

XS – S – M – L – XL (reference MEN!)

Relay marathon teams receive a quantity discount of 12,- € when ordering a closed set of 4 by the team captain: the set will then be 112,- €.

Our Service for you

By your relay entry fee we will provide the following services:

  • 4 Bibs (with start number) and 4 back bibs (“Relay”) as well as safety pins
  • Kit Bag with high quality products from our sponsors
  • Detailed athletes information (hard copy)
  • Professional participants’ assistance
  • Sports exhibition “Marathon Hamburg Expo 2023″ (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
  • Changing Rooms, Showers and Massage facilities
  • Closed off and secured race course
  • Timing (transponder system) with split times at km 10, km 20, km 21.5 (HM), km 30, km 40 and in the finish
  • Online results (available 30 minutes after running-in)
  • Certificate and results available for download
  • Medical emergency service

*subject to modifications

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.

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

Refreshments on the Course

There are refreshment stations every 5 km on the right side with provision in the following order:
Self-catering – Electrolyte drinks – Hamburg well water (in cups) – Bananas (from km 10) – energy gels (from km 20) – Cola (from km 25).

In order to ensure that all participants are provided, we would like to ask you to only take refreshments for your own personal need. Please be conscious of the environment and throw away empty cups and any other waste into the large waste bins provided for this purpose. They can be found approximately 100 m after the refreshment station.*

*subject to changes

Registration options

Registration takes place exclusively online.

Registration Confirmation

Upon successful registration, the relay team leader will receive a registration confirmation. After successful debiting of the entry fee, the team leader will receive an official registration confirmation with personal race numbers for all relay members by mid-April 2023. If these have not been received by then, please contact us via the contact form contact form.

Site Maps

Information will be available soon.

Start & Finish

Start & finish are at the same place on Karolinenstraße / corner Lagerstraße

Start block allocation

Information will be available early enough before the event.

Start time

Start times*:

Marathon Runners / Relay: 9:30 am

Line-up will be from 08:00 a.m. onwards.

*subjects to modification

Timing Chip / Timekeeping

Timekeeping at the Haspa Marathon 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 as well as at the start and finish 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.


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!