Half MarathonCologne

30 Sep 2023 - 02 Oct 2023

Cologne -- Cologne Half Marathon
Trip duration
30 Sep 2023
02 Oct 2023
01 Oct 2023
01 Sep 2023

The race
Cologne Half Marathon slide
Cologne Half Marathon slide
Cologne Half Marathon slide
Cologne Half Marathon slide

One of the biggest half marathons in Germany is the one in Cologne. It is a real folk festival with a course that runs mostly through the city centre and along the banks of the Rhine. The Cologne Half Marathon has a flat course, which gives you as a runner an excellent chance to run a personal record here. For marathon runners, the Cologne Marathon is an ideal alternative.

Registration Cologne Half Marathon 2023

Globalrunning.com offers you a package with a guaranteed runner’s bib and accommodation. Furthermore, we offer the possibility that family members or friends can travel with you as companions and together you can enjoy this event.

Take a look at our packages. We ensure that during your stay in Cologne everything is arranged down to the last detail so that the athlete can fully devote himself or herself to the run. Whether individually or with a running group, with us you run around the world!

Book now directly and secure your entry with guaranteed participation!

  • Flights can be added upon request
  • We would be glad to put together a tailor made running trip for you
  • Part of a running group? Then we would be pleased to offer you a personalized package with group discount! Contact us for the options

Event details

Sunday, 01 October 2023
Start time
Start location
Ottopl., 50679 Köln, Germany
Finish location
Domkloster 4, 50667 Köln, Germany
Expo location
Messepl. 1, 50679 Köln, Germany

The Expo will be organised in the Messe building. It is open on Friday from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm and on Saturday from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm.

Time limit
The weather in Cologne is mild in October and around 13-14 degrees. Ideal conditions for a pleasant walk.

Through the urban and flat course of Cologne. The route lends itself perfectly to fast times. There is only a difference in altitude of 15 metres.

When you reach the finish you will receive a beautiful medal and certificate! In addition, every participant in the marathon will receive a Kölsch glass!

The map below shows the locations of the start & finish, our hotels of choice and the expo location. Underneath the map, there are two buttons which show the course and elevation maps of the event.

  • Trip schedule

    Willkommen in Cologne. The start of your running trip! Today you will go on your own to Cologne. Upon arrival you can check in at Hotel Engelbertz. The location is ideal, close to the start and finish of the marathon and Cologne Central Station. You also need to pick up your bib number at the marathon expo today. Afterwards you will have all the time you need to visit the city of Cologne.

    Today you will start in one of the most beautiful and popular marathons in Germany. Along the banks of the Rhine, with the support of the enthusiastic public, you may be on your way to a super time. After the finish you will receive a beautiful medal as a souvenir of this experience.

    Last day of your running trip! Today, after checking out, you can choose to visit the city of Cologne before returning home. A short walk along the Rhine or a last visit to the Cologne Cathedral are some of the options. We hope that you will return home with a nice medal and an experience richer.

  • Transport

    We do not offer transport for this arrangement by default. However, we do offer the option to book flights with us. Prices will vary if you choose to make use of our service.

  • Accomodation
    Ibis Köln Messe
    € 170,00 per person

    This non-smoking hotel offers modern rooms, a 24-hour bar and free internet access.

    All rooms at the ibis Köln Messe have air conditioning, a private bathroom and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. The ibis Köln Messe provides a rich breakfast buffet every morning from 04:00 to 12:00. The restaurant has a terrace and serves German and international dishes.

    Kölnmesse Metro Station is just 250 metres away. From there it is only 1 stop to Hauptbahnhof.

  • About Cologne

    The German city of Cologne is a magent for the international tourist.  The city is, of course, known for the world-famous Kölner Dom, which can already be seen from the banks of the Rhine, but there is much more to experience here. The brightly coloured, narrow houses are magnificent and the centre offers plenty of opportunities to combine cultural activities such as visiting museums with a wide range of shopping opportunities.

from € 170,00


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Half Marathon Marathon

  • 2 nights stay at Adina Apartment Hotel Cologne
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Guaranteed bib number (if participant)
  • Extensive travel information

Booked a running trip 2 times already. Well organized and 2 beautiful medals earned

score: 10 / 10 Caroline Jonker
Good service, personal approach, quick response to questions/uncertainties. All in all: very satisfied!

score: 8 / 10 Wim Schouten
Large offer! Super cool tour guides with running experience and good energy!

score: 10 / 10 Vincent
Definitely recommended to travel with this "club"

score: 7 / 10 Dammer
Already booked several times a running trip through running trips. Direct contact in case of questions, quick response.

score: 8 / 10 Anonymous
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