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    Race information for the Cologne Relay Team Marathon

    Competition rules

    The Cologne Relay Team Marathon presented by Kölnische Rundschau will be organized on October 4, 2015 according to Kölner Verein für Marathon e. V. regulations on the basis of Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (DLV) e. V. and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) rules as follows:

    Four runners form a relay team and absolve the distance of 42.195km. If you start with less than four team members your relay team will not be scored.

    There are no special scorings according to age and/or gender.

    This competition is open for company relay teams.

    Marathon expo

    Our new expo located in XPost Köln, the Running.EXPO, offers diverse novelties from the fields of running, fitness, wellness, and health. You may also be provided with information on latest trends and products and you may talk to experts. The event is free and the public is welcome. Please pick up your race packets here.

    Our opening hours (may be subject to change):

    Friday, October 2, 2015, 10:00 a. m. to 8:00 p. m.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015, 9:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m.

    By presenting the official email confirmation or personal ID the race packets may be collected at the corresponding desks.

    We explicitly advice you to collect your race packets on the first expo day.

    Relay team timekeeping

    Timekeeping is exclusively carried out by Mika timing with the RealTime ChampionChip. You must wear a chip to get an official finishing time!

    All relay teams rent a single-use chip for race day. We will charge the rental fee of € 10.00 per chip with the entry fee.

    Please fasten your ChampionChip at your ankle with the black strip in your race packets.

    Make sure that you overrun all chronometry mats along the course. Lacking interval times may cause in disqualification.

    We will offer timekeeping mats in all transition zones in order to be able to publish split times for all relay team members.

    Please return the single-use chip on race day prior to 5 p. m.

    Kit bag drop-off/pick-up and showers

    The kit bag drop-off for half marathoners and marathoners may be found on Mindener Straße in Deutz near the start. Please hand the bags in at the trucks that will shuttle them 15 minutes prior to the start to the post-finish area on Gereonstraße/Unter Sachsenhausen next to Cologne Cathedral.

    NOTE: All relay team members may drop the bags on Neumarkt prior to the start and pick them up at the same place after the event.

    Showers with warm water are available in the finish area (Gereonstraße/Unter Sachsenhausen).

    Starting times

    Starting times (may be subject to change):

    8:30 a. m. half marathon

    10:00 a. m. marathon including school marathon and relay team marathon

    Transition zones relay teams

    The transition zones will be installed along the marathon course.

    Within these transition zones the timing chip has to be handed over to the next relay team member.

    Please find some detailed information on the transition zones of the relay teams marathon here (partially in German):

    • transition zone 1 map
    • transition zone 2 map
    • transition zone 3 map
    • all important information at a glance


    Verbot-LogoOur race will be organized according to IAAF and DLV guidelines and specification of the organizing institution.
    A violation of these provisions will directly lead to disqualification, i. e.:

    • starting without any bib number or any chip
    • starting with more than one chip
    • starting in the wrong starting block ahead, to be monitored via chronometry!
    • lacking interval times
    • alteration of the bib number such as concealing or deviating the sponsors bar
    • transfer of bib number and/or chip to another person
    • abandoning or shortening the course
    • exceeding the given time limit
    • undershooting the required age
    • carrying along baby buggies, baby joggers etc.
    • carrying along animals
    • carrying along or using other technical devices
    • accompanying on bikes, inline skates etc.
    • taking illegal performance-enhancing substances (doping)
    • violences against DLV and/or IAAF competition rules