BMW Frankfurt Marathon


Alte Oper
Wilson Kipsang
Finish (photos: organiser)

Route: fast and shallow!
The route can be run easily and quickly and has resulted in last year in new track records for both men and women - it has a total elevation gain of only 27.8 meters, spread over the entire route length of 42 195 meters. The route is set up circular and runs along both sides of the river Main through many parts of Frankfurt.
The Kenyan Wilson Kipsang set in 2011 a new track record of 2:03:42. With this time, which is the second best ever run in a marathon, the BMW Frankfurt Marathon has positioned itself in the top class of the world. The Ethiopian Meselech Melkamu set in 2012 a new track record of 2:21:01. Where such outstanding records are being made, you can also run your personal best!

The race will take place on October 27th 2013.

The starting line up will be at the Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage towards city centre. The field will be organized into three separate waves: 1st wave: 10am, 2nd wave 10:10am, 3rd wave: 10:20am
Only runners wearing official start numbers are allowed to enter the starting line up. There are different corrals for all runners. Please go to your assigned start corral before 9:50am. Your start corral is printed on the race number and you are only allowed to enter the corral that you are assigned to. Your wave is the result of your corral. Big balloons indicating the different start corrals (with logos for each corral; e.g. ASICS, BMW, Stadt Frankfurt, …) will show you the way to your start corral.
1st wave: start at 10:00am
ASICS corral
International elite runners and runners with a finish time up to 3:15 hrs
BMW corral
Runners with a finish time between 3:15 and 3:30 hrs
Stadt Frankfurt corral
Runners with a finish time between 3:30 and 3:45 hrs
2nd wave: start at 10:10am
Mövenpick corral
Runners with a finish time between 3:45 and 4:00 hrs
Rosbacher corral
Runners with a finish time between 4:00 and 4:30 hrs
3rd wave: start at 10:20am
Festhalle corral
Runners with a finish time from 4:30 hrs and all running their first marathon, who did not register an expected finish time.
Please come to the start as early as possible in order to avoid unnecessary hectic and excitement. 

Age groups
Men/women (separate classification)
Age groups in accordance with German Athletics Federation rules
Team classification (male/female) for teams of three and of ten runners respectively

You can register by returning the completed registration form, signed by the participant, or via the Internet by logging onto In order to be registered for the team classification it is imperative that you fill out the “Teams” column.

Registration deadline and confirmation
Registration is only possible until October 6th 2013 (date of postage); after this date late registration is only possible at the Marathon Fair on October 25th and 26th. All participants who have registered by October 6th 2013 will receive confirmation of their registration. These will be sent out in mid-August and mid-October 2013. A list of participants will be posted on our website. You have to show the registration confirmation at the race number pick up.

Organisation fee
The organisation fee depends on the date of entry.
Registration by December 31st 2013
€ 55    (persons living in the EU)    € 60    (persons living outside the EU)
Between February 1st 2013 and June 30th 2013 
€ 65    (persons living in the EU)    € 70    (persons living outside the EU)
Between July 1st 2013 and August 31st 2013
€ 75    (persons living in the EU)    € 80    (persons living outside the EU)
Between September 1st 2013 and October 6th 2013
 € 85    (persons living in the EU)    € 90    (persons living outside the EU)
Late registration on October 25th and 26th 2013 (if starting places available)
€ 95    (persons living in the EU)    € 100    (persons living outside the EU) 

For those participants who have a German bank account, the easiest method of payment is by a one-off direct debit transaction. Participants living outside Germany can pay by credit card. Registrations submitted without proof of payment of the entry fee will not be considered. Bank transfers are possible only if the registration form is accompanied by a copy of the relevant bank slip. Bank account: motion events GmbH, Commerzbank Frankfurt, IBAN: DE 15500800000900333200, SWIFT: DRESDEFF. Any costs incurred as a result of incorrect payment instructions will be charged to the participant. Any registered participant who does not take part in the race has no claim to a refund of the entry fee.

Included in the fee
Included in the feeare confirmation of registration by post, programme brochure, shuttle service from parking garage to the marathon expo and start and finish area, ticket for the use of public transportation in Frankfurt on October 27th, pasta party (food and drinks), runner’s goody bag, race number displaying name and split times based on your personal anticipated finish time, finisher’s medal, provisional certificate, water stations along the course, shower and massage facilities, medical service, free use of the Rebstockbad swimming-pool, finisher’s list plus CD and certificate by post and much more...

Timing is only used by the ChampionChip. Please select by registering, if you have your own ChampionChip, want to rent (6,00 €) or buy (31,00 €) a ChampionChip. If you decide to buy a chip, the chip will be sent within 14 days on your stated address. If you decide to rent a chip, you can render the chip undamaged between 1pm and 6pm after the event on October 28th at the chip return (This option won’t be able, if you buy a chip). Then you only pay 6,00 € for the chip rent. Or you decide to keep the chip to yourself after the event. Then you have concluded a sale contract with your registration and after the event your account or credit card will be charged with an amount of 25,00 €. Should you keept the chip, you are assumed to have bought it an you can use it at any future races where tming is carried out by chip. So a payment on the day of the event is invalid. Only for late registrations the chip can be purchased or rented at the Marathon Fair.

Please attach the chip to the laces of your running shoe, otherwise it will not function and your time will not be registered. You cannot participate without a chip! The chip is not transferable.

Text service 
We can text your unofficial time to your mobile phone free of charge. To take advantage of this service, please fill in your mobile phone number on the registration form and tick box A.
Do you want your split times as well? Then tick box B. This service costs € 3.
If someone accompanying you also wishes to see just how you are getting on in the race we can text your split times and your finishing time to a second mobile phone. Please put down two mobile phone numbers on the registration form and tick box C. This service costs € 5.00.

ASICS event line shirt
When registering you can order an ASICS event line shirt for € 25.00 or an ASICS long-sleeve event line shirt for € 30.00. This can be collected when you pick up your start number.

Medal engraving 
In the finish area you can have your personal finisher’s medal engraved with your name and overall time; state-of-the-art technology means the engraving takes around 2 seconds at an additional cost of only € 8.00.

Participant‘s package and services
Breakfast run/ Pretzel run
Start: Saturday, October 26th 2013, 10:30am at trade fair. Enjoy an easy 5K run through the city centre of Frankfurt to the trade fair. You will be welcomed at the finish with original Frankfurt pretzel, apple juice and much more. 

Pasta party
Saturday, October 26th 2013, 1:30pm until 7:00 pm, festival hall (Festhalle)
Every participant is invited to enjoy a free meal of pasta including drinks by the courtesy of our sponsors – a great atmosphere and an interesting show programme starting at 2:00pm are guaranteed.

Marathon Trade Fair and merchandising
sales expo from October 25th to October 27th 2013.

Shock-headed Peter Run (Struwwelpeter-Lauf powered by Mainova)
Start: Saturday, October 26th 2013, 12:00am for children born between 2004-2008. Please ask for an extra registration form or use the online registration.

Mainova Mini-Marathon
Start: Sunday, October 27th 2013, 10:55am for children and adolescents born between 1997 and 2003. Please ask for an extra registration form or use the online registration.

VGF-Relay-team competition
Sunday, October 27th 2013, 10:30am. For those, you want to get a feeling of the atmosphere of a marathon, but who believe that the whole distance would be too long. A relay-team consists of four persons who run at the original marathon course. Classification: men, women, mixed. Please ask for an extra registration form or or use the online registration.

good value accomodation
In conjunction with our BMW Frankfurt Marathon partners we are able to offer you accommodation at highly attractive rates:

Marathon special prices in the Mövenpick Hotel Frankfurt City – 
our official marathon hotel located right beside the start and finish area.
Book directly, quoting the Frankfurt marathon
Tel: +49 69 788075 828
Fax: +49 69 788075 829
E-Mail: [email protected]  

Conditions of entry
The organiser or his representative and other authorised persons cannot be held responsible for any form of damage or injury incurred as a result of participation in the BMW Frankfurt Marathon and accompanying events, except in the case of the latter having caused these intentionally or as a result of grave negligence. This also applies to sponsors and the owners of private paths and their representatives. This exemption from liability also applies to accompanying persons.
I herewith declare that I am in a fit state of health and have trained to a sufficient standard. I agree to being withdrawn from the race should I be in danger of damaging my health.
I agree to data on the registration form relating to myself being passed on to third parties (sponsors and media partners, Mika Timing cause timing, German Red Cross cause assistance, cause pictures, MySports cause live streaming, My Sports cause video service), and any photographs, film material and radio and TV interviews that are made in conjunction with the BMW Frankfurt Marathon including those in advertising, books and photographic reproductions being passed and used without any claim to compensation on my part.
I confirm that the data I provided is correct, and that I will pass neither race number nor ChampionChip to another person. I agree to data on the registration form relating to myself being saved beyond the event for commercial purposes.
I am aware that altering the official race number in any way, in particular making the advertising illegible or unrecognisable and being accompanied by persons on sports equipment such as inline skates, bicycles etc.) will lead to disqualification. 
Should I fail to participate or should the event not take place due to force majeure I am not entitled to reimbursement of the entry fee or of the fees I paid for additional services (medal engraving, sms-service. shirts, etc.).
The agreement shall be governed by the law of Germany. Location of any legal proceedings: Frankfurt am Main (Note: in accordance with data protection laws your data will be stored on computers).

motion events GmbH
Fon: +49 69 37004680
Fax: +49 69 370046811
[email protected]

Changes of programme and services possible (status quo January 2013)


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