The Hannover Marathon is an annual road running event featuring races over the marathon, half marathon and 10 km distance that is held in May in the city of Hannover, Germany. Over 15,000 people took part in the day’s races at the 2011 edition of the event. The marathon race holds IAAF Silver Label status and it is part of the German Road Races group. The race is officially known as the HAJ Marathon Hannover. The marathon has elite level participants and German, East African and Eastern European runners have been the most successful in this category.
Whether you are a professional marathon runner or love running just for fun – beat your personal best on the flat and fast course through Hannover! The marathon and half marathon routes visit the best sights that Hannover has to offer such as impressive palaces, gardens and parks. Even beside the course you will find a colourful supporting programme. In addition to the family day on Saturday with games, sports and fun for young and old, also on Sunday samba groups, music, stage shows and great join-in activities will provide for the runners and spectators an unique experience!