English Information

Dear Athletes

The 21th hella hamburg half marathon promises to once again be a spectacular sporting event for Hamburg. As one of the “pure” half marathon races in Germany, this classic city race leads past numerous Hamburg tourist attractions and is considered to be the fastest of the German summer half marathon races. The start will take place at 10 a.m. on the four-lane Reeperbahn, accompanied by the sound of samba drums, while the skaters will head out on the course half an hour earlier. Our shuttle buses will bring you from the race number distribution site at the event centre at the Rothenbaum Tennis Stadium (finish) to the start, or you may take the metro there (U3: St. Pauli). You will tour Hamburg from a new perspective: past the traditional Altona fish market, back past the enthusiastic spectators along the Reeperbahn, St. Pauli piers, the main train station, along the Aussenalster waterfront and from there down Rothenbaumchaussee to the finish. Hamburg’s local television station, Hamburg 1, will be broadcasting live, and we will celebrate together with you with sausage and beer and live music.

Organiser / Promoter

BMS Sportveranstaltungs GbR together with the Deutscher Rollsport- und Inline-Verband e.V. (DRIV).

Athletic Club Supporter

Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V.

Race Times

Saturday, June 20, 2015

5:00 p.m.
600 m "Bear Run"
5:30 p.m.
600 m skating

Sunday, June 21, 2015

9:20 a.m.
21.0975 km skating half marathon
10:00 a.m.
21.0975 km running half marathon


Reeperbahn (metro: U-Bahn St. Pauli)


Rothenbaumchaussee (metro: U-Bahn Hallerstraße)

Closing of the Finish

The finish will close at 1 p.m.

Race Course

The course is an officially measured 21.0975 km point-to-point course, which is valid for being counted for a best time list. The course is flat, paved throughout and is kept clear of traffic during the race by police and volunteers. Every kilometre is clearly marked by signs.


Participation in the half marathon is open to those born in 2001 and earlier (Skating) (14-years-old and older) and those born in 1999 and earlier (Running) (16-years-old and older).

Kids born between 2002 and 2010 can participate in the school race.

Anyone who has an official race number, has trained for the race and does not have any medical indications is permitted to participate. No club affiliation is required.

Registration Options

a) Fill out and sign the registration form, provide permission for a one-time direct debit authorisation and send to the event organiser at:

BMS Sportveranstaltungs GbR
hella hamburg halbmarathon
Klaus-Groth-Straße 95
20535 Hamburg

Phone hotline +49 40 37 13 81
Fax +49 40 37 13 33

b) Online registrtaion at www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de
E-Mail: info@hamburg-halbmarathon.de

Every registrant will receive an automatic confirmation of registration at their registered E-mail address with information about their official race number. If applicable, please indicate your team/club information on your registration.

The written registration and one-time direct debit authorisation must be singed in person. Cash payments and wire transfers are not possible. For youth and school kids, the legal guardian must sign the forms. Any missing information and resulting bank fees are the responsibility of the participant. There is no right to a refund of the registration fee in the case of non-appearance.

c) If you don't have a german bank account, please submit your registration by email and pay the registration fee to the following bank account:

Hamburger Sparkasse
Börsenbrücke / Ecke Adolphsplatz
20457 Hamburg
IBAN: DE43 2005 0550 1280 1502 59
Account Holder: BMS Schölermann

The organiser will issue the participant a confirmation of entry via electronic mail and allocate the participant a race number after receipt of the entry from and the registration fee. If applicable, please make sure that the club or team name is written identically for all participants belonging to a respective club or team.

Registration Deadline

Thursday, June 11, 2015 (date of postmark)

Online registration will run through 12:00 midnight, Thursday, June 11, 2015.

Late registration is only possible on a limited basis on the following days with an additional late registration fee of 5 euros (cash):

Friday, June 19, 2015
from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

Registration Fees

Half marathon (running or skating):

through December 31, 2014
30,00 euros
January 1 – March 31, 2015
34,00 euros
April 1 – June 11, 2015
38,00 euros
Friday, June 19, 2015
43,00 euros (incl. late registration extra fee)
Saturday, June 20, 2015
43,00 euros (incl. late registration extra fee)
Sunday, June 21, 2015
43,00 euros (incl. late registration extra fee)

All registration fees plus 3,00 euros for the timekeeping chip rental fee.

600 m student races (running or skating):

through June 11, 2015
5,00 euros
Friday, June 19, 2015
6,00 euros (incl. late registration extra fee)
Saturday, June 20, 2015
6,00 euros (incl. late registration extra fee)

hella half marathon technical t-shirt

Only pre-ordered, pickup is possible on the event weekend until 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015. They will not be sent by mail. Please indicate the desired size on your registration form (XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL).

hella half marathon technical t-shirt
19,00 euros

Race Number Pick-Up

In the event centre (Veranstaltungszentrum) / late registration area Rothenbaumchaussee / Metro: U-Bahn Hallerstraße

Friday, June 19, 2015
from 2:00 p.m.until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
from noon until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

The three-part race number is to be applied with FOUR safety pins per number as follows: one small number on the side of your left thigh for the finish camera (skaters) and the large race number on the front (runners) and on the back (skaters) of the chest. The third number is to be applied to your clothing pack. That will help us with the drop-off, transport and pickup of your gear. Please insure that your number can be clearly seen. They are non-transferable.


Any participants who are interested in becoming pacemakers for the half marathon course as an orientation help for the following finishing times – 1:29 h, 1:44 h, 1:59 h – should let the organiser know by March 31, 2015 at the latest (info@hamburg-halbmarathon.de). These runners may participate in the half marathon competition free of cost and will receive a free technical shirt.

Timekeeping System for Skaters

Times will be measured exclusively with the Aktiv-Chip. All participants will receive a chip (to be returned) with their race number. This chip must be attached with hook and loop to the ankle and must be returned immediately at the finish when you receive your medal. Any lost or not returned chip will be invoiced for 90 Euro. If your chip is not attached correctly, it could cause your time not to be kept. Without a chip, no timekeeping is possible! The individual timekeeping for skating is the gross time (gun time) according to the DRIV regulations. The net time is reported as an additional service, which will be listed in the skating results.

Timekeeping System for Runners

Timekeeping for runners is carried out through a chip system. Please see the information in your race materials.


There will be individual and team rankings for men and women.

Team registration is not necessary. This will be calculated according to the top three times of participants from a team / running group, regardless of the age group.

The individual rankings for the running event will be determined by gross times with notification of the official net time and net ranking, according to the prescribed competition regulations (Rule 240 IWR). The team rankings (running) are determined by the net time, according to regulations by the German Athletics Association (DLV).

Award Ceremony

The awards ceremonies will take place starting at about noon at the event centre (Veranstaltungszentrum) Rothenbaumchaussee. Every properly registered participant who finishes will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line.

Men/Women (Running and skating): 1st - 6th place

Age Categories (Running) U 18 / U 20, M/W 30, M/W 35 etc.: 1st place

Age Categories (Skating), M/W 30, M/W 40 etc.: 1st place

Runners Training Program

You can find a free training guide at www.hella-mineralbrunnen.de for both beginning and advanced runners, as well as useful tips for preparing for the hella hamburg half marathon.

Liability Waiver

Participation is at the sole risk of the participant. No liability is accepted by the organiser/promoter for all claims for injuries or damages, including accidents or lost clothing or other objects, which the participant may incur during or as a result of his participation in this event. By registering, the participant agrees that he is solely responsible to be physically fit and sufficiently prepared to participate in this activity. Place of jurisdiction is Hamburg.

Race Safety

For all skaters, helmets are mandatory at all times while on the race course. Wrist, knee and elbow protection for skaters is also recommended.


As soon as the end-of-day results are available, a provisional result list will be published at www.hamburg-halbmarathon.de. After the technical period for appeals has expired, the final result list will be provided, along with the downloadable certificates (PDF form). There are no printed result lists!

Age Divisions

Age divisions are according to § 3 of the Athletic Regulations (DLO) of DLV. Decisive for the age class is the year of birth.


6 refreshment points with “hella Naturell” will be set up along the course at the kilometre marks 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, and 17.5. A refreshing array of hella products will be available at the finish area for all skaters and runners.

Clothing bag storage

Clothing bags labelled with the small race number may be stored both at the finish area (tents) and at the start (trucks). Right after the start signal, the trucks will transport the clothing bags to the finish.

Changing Rooms

Showers, sanitary installations and changing rooms are available at the university sports facility Turmweg. Portable toilets will be available at the start and finish as well as at the refreshment points (km 5, 10, 12.5, 15 and 17.5).

Getting here

Some parking is available at the finish area; however, it is limited. All participants are strongly urged to take the metro to the start or the free shuttle busses from Rothenbaumchaussee.

Parking at the start area: Heiligengeistfeld, access via Glacischaussee.


Escort vehicles (cars, bicycles, motorcycles) are not allowed on the race course.

Since the running event is held in conformity with the rules of the German Athletics Association (DLV), participation or escorts on roller skates / inline skates, skate boards or other equipment is not allowed.

Baby joggers, Nordic walking sticks and animals are not permitted either, and any contraventions will lead to disqualification.

In case of a violation of fair sportsman-like behaviour, the participant will be excluded from the event.

The hella half marathon is a member of the German Road Races.

Official Partner Hotel

Scandic Hamburg Emporio, Dammtorwall 19, 20355 Hamburg, Zimmerreservierung unter +49 40 432 18 70.

Registration Record

7.267 registrations (2014)

Course Records

RUNNING Half Marathon
1:01:41 h Charles Wachira Maina, Kenia (2014)
1:12:46 h Agnes Mutune, Kenia (2014)

SKATING Half Marathon
32:47,37 Min. Ferre Spruyt, Belgium (2008)
35:21,44 Min. Angeline Thomas, Australia (2006)


Status: September 25, 2014 (subject to change)