Questions and answers about ebm-papst Marathon.

Changes to registration data can be submitted by E-Mail until 06/09/2020.

On Sunday, the first aid station will open at 8:00 am in the start/finish area (salt-water bath). Medical care will also be available on the racecourse. We recommend consulting the doctor as soon as you notice even the slightest health impairment.

Note: Please take part only if you are healthy and in good condition. If this is not the case, we permit our paramedics and stewards to remove you from the race if your health is endangered.

Results will be classified by age group (men/women).

RunnersEventVintagesSponsor-run (without value) 01.01.2010 and youngerBambiniBambini-marathon01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017Children U8Mini 10-run01.01.2013 - 31.12.2014Children U10Mini 10-run, Half-marathon01.01.2011 - 31.12.2012Children U12Mini-half-marathon, -marathon01.01.2009 - 31.12.2010Youth U14Mini-half-marathon, -marathon01.01.2007 - 31.12.2008Youth U16Mini-Marathon, 10 km run01.01.2005 - 31.12.2006Youth U1810 km run, Half-marathon01.01.2003 - 31.12.2004HK, Junior U23, Youth U2001.01.1991 - 31.12.20023001.01.1986 - 31.12.19903501.01.1981 - 31.12.19854001.01.1976 - 31.12.19804501.01.1971 - 31.12.19755001.01.1966 - 31.12.19705501.01.1961 - 31.12.19656001.01.1956 - 31.12.19606501.01.1951 - 31.12.19557001.01.1946 - 31.12.19507501.01.1941 - 31.12.1945

Results will be classified by age group (men/women).

Inline skatersVintageJunior B01.01.2004 - 31.12.2005Junior A01.01.2002 - 31.12.2003Active01.01.1991 - 31.12.20013001.01.1981 - 31.12.19904001.01.1971 - 31.12.19805001.01.1961 - 31.12.19706001.01.1951 - 31.12.196070to 31.12.1950The DRIV (Deutscher Rollsport und Inline-Verband – German roller sports and inline association) age groups apply for the BWIC (Baden-Württemberg Inline Cup). For information, visit www.bwic.de.

You can find a route planner and all information about directions under "Directions and spectators / Directions.

Online registration is possible until 09/09/2020. See Late registration for times for registration at the event.

Runners who withdraw during the race (for health reasons) will be taken to the finish area by a Red Cross vehicle.

Every participant who reaches the finish within the specified time limit will receive a finisher medal. Every participant will also receive a certificate that can be downloaded from the ebm-papst Marathon website (ebmpapst-marathon.de) after the event and printed. All six overall winners of each event (except the duo marathon) will receive their awards at the awards ceremony on the main stage.

For safety reasons, the use of baby joggers is not permitted on the course and will lead to disqualification of the participant.

When you receive your start number, you will also get safety pins for attaching it.

Please be aware that for safety reasons, accompaniment by bicycle or any other aids is not permitted and will lead to disqualification of the participant.

At the ebm-papst Marathon, time is measured exclusively with the ChampionChip.

Please note: no ChampionChip, no participation!

For information about the ChampionChip, contact:
Mika Timing GmbH, Kürtener Straße 11b, 51465 Bergisch Gladbach
Phone: 02202 / 2401-0, Fax.: 02202 2401-29
E-mail: info@mikatiming.de

Please fasten the chip to your shoelaces. We can only time you if you run over the timing mats at the start and finish as well as those along the course.

Chip rental: You already paid €3.00 (€1.00 for children's races) for chip rental in addition to the entry fee when you registered, so a chip is reserved for you. You will receive the rented chip with your starting papers. After the event, please return the chip to the chip collection points in the Niedernhall gymnasium by 4:30 pm on Sunday, 13/09/2020. The chips for the children's races will be collected in the finish area. Each child will receive a medal in exchange for the chip. If you keep the chip, it is considered purchased and after the event, mikatiming will debit €25.00 from the account you specified during registration.

Buying a chip: You can order your own chip when registering. Here's how:
Price: 28.00 €. The price will be automatically debited from your account along with the entry fee. Your data will be recorded in our system. The chip will then be sent automatically by post. The chip can be used at numerous other racing events.

Chip owners: If you already own a ChampionChip, bring it with you to the event and give us the chip code (alphanumeric code on the chip) while registering. This ChampionChip cannot be returned after the event.

Forgotten chips and substituation: If you left your own chip at home or are taking the place of another runner (substitution), you will be issued a new chip for a rental fee of €3.00. After the event, please return the chip to the chip collection points near the starting paper issue desk in the Niedernhall gymnasium between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm on Sunday, 13/09/2020. You may not keep this chip since it is not intended for sale and cannot be used at other running events.

  • for unsporting or undisciplined conduct
  • for unauthorised outside assistance, such as bicycle pacemakers or walking poles (except for Nordic walking)
  • for folding or covering the start number
  • for taking shortcuts
  • for failing to cross the timing mats along the route
  • for duo marathon participants: starting before or after the relay area
  • for inline races: starting without a helmet
  • for handcycle: crossing the centre line


The route runs from Niedernhall along the Kochertalstraße downstream to Ernsbach and then along the cycle path to the turnaround point in Sindringen. From there it returns to the start/finish. Then it goes through Niedernhall and continues on to Künzelsau, where it reaches turnaround point 2 and then returns to the finish.

Duo-Marathon, 27 + 15 km

Here two runners can join forces to cover the marathon distance. Runner 1 runs from Niedernhall to Sindringen and back (27 km) – Switch in the start/finish area – Runner 2 then runs from Niedernhall to Künzelsau and back to the finish line at Niedernhall (15 km). Only one registration is needed for each team. You can find forms for this or online registration here. Runner 1 (27 km) cannot take part in the marathon at the same time.


The route runs from Niedernhall along the Kochertalstraße downstream to Ernsbach. It then takes the cycle path through Forchtenberg and Weissbach and back to the finish in Niedernhall.

10 km run

The route runs from Niedernhall along the Kochertalstraße downstream until shortly before Forchtenberg. It then goes to Weissbach and takes the cycle path back to the finish in Niedernhall.

Inline race

The route for this race, which is ranked complete with official times, runs from Niedernhall along the Kochertalstrasse almost to Sindringen, back to Weissbach and from there on the cycle path to the finish line at Niedernhall. You can really turn up the pace on the 23-kilometre-long route. The highway code must be observed along the entire route!

In addition, this race is the final event of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Inline Cup (BWIC). For more information on the BWIC and its rules and regulations, visit them on the Internet at www.bwic.de.
Please note: For safety reasons, inline skaters are only permitted to start if they are wearing a helmet. Failure to comply with this requirement will lead to immediate disqualification. Wearing hand, knee and elbow protectors is strongly recommended!


The handcycle race starts in Niedernhall, travelling in the direction of Sindringen. From there, it goes along the Kochertalstraße to Sindringen and then back again to Weißbach. Then another turnaround and they start the second lap, cycling again to the turnaround point in Sindringen and back to Weißbach, where they cross the bridge over the Kocher and take the cycle path back to the finish in Niedernhall. Cycling on the right-hand side is strictly enforced and crossing the centre line results in disqualification. The route, approximately 40 km in length, has not been officially measured.

There are changing rooms and showers for men and women at the gymnasium in Niedernhall and also at the open-air swimming pool. For men there is also a shower container in the car park at the open-air swimming pool. Changing rooms and showers for handcycle riders are in the salt-water bath in Niedernhall. Your start number authorises admission to the facilities.

Personal refreshments for the marathon can be left at the gymnasium in Niedernhall until 7:15 am on Sunday (unbreakable bottles – no glass – labelled with: name and start number).

On the day of the event, preliminary results will be posted in the gymnasium on an ongoing basis. You can also view your results on the touchscreens in the training tent and in the ebm-papst tent. The final results will be posted here a week after the race.

Every finisher can download any number of finish line photos at www.go4it-foto.de. There will be at least one photo of all finishers wearing a visible start number on their midriffs at the finish line.

A healthy and affordable breakfast will be available at the ebm-papst tent starting at 6:30 am.

Every preregistered participant will receive a sport shirt with the starting papers. Those who register late will receive shirts only as long as stocks last.

Sunday, 13/09/2020 at 8:00 am in the start/finish area.

There is an information stand in the gymnasium in Niedernhall.

For the little runners, free childcare will be available from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm at the tennis club.

EventDistanceYear of birthBambini-marathon 420 m 2015 - 2017Mini 10-run1,000 m 2011 – 2014Mini-Halfmarathon 2.1 km 2007 – 2012Mini-marathon4.2 km 2005 – 2010

You can leave gym bags etc. in the wardrobe tent between the gymnasium and the open-air swimming pool.

  • On 12/09/2020, the tent is open from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm. Please pick up your things by 4:30 pm at the latest.
  • On 13/09/2020, the tent is open from 6:30 am until 3:00 pm. Please pick up your things by 4:30 pm at the latest.

Please note that no liability is assumed for items left in the wardrobe tent. Other storage facilities for clothing are available at the open-air swimming pool.


  • Saturday, 1:30 - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Many prestigious athletics equipment manufacturers and other exhibitors from the fields of health and nutrition will be represented. Visitors can attend the running show in the gymnasium free of charge.

After showering, you can use our massage service from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm in the sports hall.

For a fee of €2.50, you can have your medal engraved on Sunday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in the gymnasium.

There will be meeting points for running groups on the lawn across from the educational centre. Please contact the organising team orgateam@ebmpapst-marathon.de if you want to set up your own meeting point.

Every participant who registers by 06/09/2020 will receive confirmation of registration. You can see the list of starters here. Please show your confirmation on request when picking up your starting papers.

EventFrom YearTo YearBambini-marathon 20172015Mini 10-run, 1000m20142011Mini half-marathon 20122007Mini-Marathon 2010200510 km run2006Half-marathon2004Marathon 2002Inline race2005Handbike2002

Late registrations will be accepted after 11/09/2020 for an additional fee of €5.00 up to one hour before the event in question starts. No late registration fees will be charged for the children's races event.

Saturday, 12/09/2020

  • Nordic walking: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
  • all events, Sunday start: 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Sunday, 13/09/2020

  • Marathon, duo marathon, half-marathon, 10-km run: 6:30 am - *
  • Kids' runs, handcycle, inline race: 09:30 am - *

* an hour before the start of the event

Both routes may be run with and without Nordic Walking sticks.

You can find an overview of the car parks in the Downloads.

Saturday, 12/09/2020 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) in the ebm-papst tent. All noodle dishes are included in the admission price of € 6.00. The pasta party is open to all participants and their guests. You can get tickets at the door.

Once the registration fee has been collected, there is no right to a refund of the entry fee. Further details can be found in the valid ABG's (Link: https://www.ebmpapst-marathon.de/de/impressum/agb/agb.php).

The top six overall winners (m/f) of the disciplines marathon, half-marathon, 10-km run and inline race will receive their awards on the main stage in the ebm-papst tent. For the disciplines duo marathon and handcycle, the top three overall winners (m/f) will be presented with awards. At the Bambini Marathon there will be one award ceremony (U6), at the Mini-10 there will be two award ceremony (U8 and U10), at the Mini Half Marathon there will be three award ceremony (U10, U12 and U14) and at the Mini Marathon there will also be three award ceremony (U12, U14 and U16). Both male and female.The awards ceremony for the Nordic walking teams will be held on Saturday at 5:00pm. For the disciplines marathon, duo marathon and 10-km run, the top three winners (m/f) in each age group will be presented with their certificates and prizes at the issuing point in the ebm-papst tent. You can see the exact times of the awards ceremonies here.

See Schedule.

The sponsor run will be held on a small circuit. For each lap the children complete, ebm-papst will donate a given amount to charity. The sponsor run will take place on Sunday, from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm in front of the ebm-papst tent.

Start times and the complete program sequence you will find here.

The start will take place in the Brückenwiesenweg near the Niedernhall sports facilities, in the downstream direction towards Sindringen. Only runners with official start numbers may enter the start area. Please take a position corresponding to your skill level (strong runners start in front). Please follow the instructions of our helpers to ensure a smooth start.

Event01.04. – 30.06.2020until 09.09.202012.09.2020 - 13.09.2020Nordic Walking€ 17€ 19€ 24marathon€ 28€ 33€ 38Duo-marathon€ 41€ 46€ 5110 km run€ 19€ 24€ 29Half-marathon€ 24€ 29€ 34Inline-race€ 24€ 29€ 34Handcycle€ 30€ 35€ 40Mini-marathon€ 10€ 12€ 12Mini half-marathon€ 10€ 12€ 12Mini 10-run€ 10€ 12€ 12Bambini-Marathon€ 10€ 12€ 12

You can find the starter lists by searching for a participant or a start number here.

Please pick up your starting papers in the Niedernhall gymnasium first and then go to the start area.

Times for start number handout:

Saturday, 12/09/2020

  • 1:30 - 3:00 pm Start number handout for Nordic walking
  • 3:00 - 6:00 pm Start number handout for all races

Sunday, 13/09/2020

  • 6:30 am Start number handout for marathon, duo marathon, 10 km run
  • 9:30 am Start number handout for kids' runs, handcycle, inline race

You can find an overview of the racecourses in the Downloads.

You can see the record times here.

Regional dance and music groups will cheer on the participants along the route.

Please use the toilets at the open-air swimming pool and the school in Niedernhall. Additional toilet containers will be available between the pedestrian bridges and the Niedernhall gymnasium.

Here you can find some valuable training tips and theories to view online or download:

Here you will find information on free school accommodation or something a little more comfortable in one of the nearby hotels.

One runner can take the place of another until 06/09/2020 by sending an e-mail to orgateam@ebmpapst-marathon.de or you can also arrange a substitution on 12/09 and 13/09/2020 at the timekeeping / trouble counter.

It will cost 5,00 €.

Overall winners of first to sixth place (men/women) will receive their certificates during the awards ceremony on the main stage in the ebm-papst tent. The first three age group winners (men/women) in each event will receive their certificates in the the ebm-papst tent.

All participants can download their certificates around a week after the event under "Results / Certificate" and print them.

There will be refreshment stations at least every 5 km along the route. At various parts of the route, water, isotonic drinks, sparkling apple juice and fruit will be available.

More information is in the route descriptions in Downloads.

Changing events is only possible if we are informed in time. Anyone who changes events without written notification will not be ranked as they are not registered for the new event. To change events, please contact the registration desk for the event for which you are registered.

It will cots 5,00 €.

The relay zone for duo-marathon is in Haalstraße in Niedernhall. The participant running the second part has to get there on time by himself.

DisciplineTurnaround point10 km run Turnaround point in Forchtenberg Inline raceTurnaround point shortly before Sindringen

There will be separate rankings for men and women. For all events (except Nordic walking), there will be overall rankings for all participants and rankings by age group.

There will be team rankings for runners, inliners, children's races and Nordic walking. For runners and inliners, the team with the most kilometres run will receive an award. For the children's races and Nordic walking, the team with the most runners will receive an award.

Average temperatures in mid-September are approximately 13° to 16° Celsius. All events will take place regardless of weather conditions. No refunds of entry fees will granted due to bad weather.

EventTime limitTime limit for turnaround Marathon06:00 hHalf-marathon03:00 hHandbike02:30 hWeißbach 01:15 h, km 20

We offer professional pacing by experienced runners over the entire marathon course for these target times:

Marathon (blue balloon)

  • 3:30
  • 4:00
  • 4:30

Half-marathon(green balloon)

  • 1:30
  • 1:45
  • 2:00

10-km run (yellow balloon)

  • 0:50
  • 1:00

The pacemakers are identified by a balloon showing the target time.