17. Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon on 10th March 2019

Fast route in the South of Frankfurt • Start in fron of and and finish in the Commerzbank Arena • 1st Qualifying Race in 2019 for the Rosbacher Main Race Cup • Frankfurt Regional Athletics Championship for Half Marathon • 1st Frankfurt Hero Event


Spiridon Frankfurt, Postbox 70 09 36, D-60559 Frankfurt. The Half Marathon is carried out according to the DLV regulations and under the jurisdiction of Hesse’s Athletics Association. It is an open event for all club and recreational runners.


The start of the race is directly in front of the Commerzbank Arena.


The finish is in the Commerzbank Arena.

The Route

21,0975 km, 100% on road surface, mainly flat and measured exactly according to AIMS-rules. Each kilometer is marked. Cut-off time for the race is 2:45h after which time finish closes.

Race documents

Personal race documents will be sent by post to all those registered prior the cut-off date for registration. Exceptions are registrations from abroad. There will be no time to dispatch documents to runners’ addresses abroad thus starters,  who have registered with an address outside Germany, are requested to pick up their race number  on race day.

Start Times

10.00 Elite race
10.05 Main race

Age group classification

For the elite race (all age groups respectively):
Men with a best time sub 1:17h; women with a best time sub 1:30.Prizes will be awarded to the elite runners according to the time they reach the finish and not according to their chip time.
For the main race:
Women and men in the main race up to W/M 80( graduated in five year blocks), female and male  youth U20 and U18.

Team rating

3 runners (female or male) regardless of age group form a team.

Registration fee

20€ until 31.12.2018
23€ until 31.01.2019
26€ until 10.02.2019
Late registrations on the day: 35 € - please bring the right change!


Timekeeping is exclusively carried out with the mika tag from mika: timing. The mika tag is a solid part of the race number. There is no need to return the tag and the race number can be taken home as a souvenir. There are no extra costs, nor deposits, not even for last-minute registrations!  Participation in the race is exclusively with the mika tag!


Online registration www.frankfurter-halbmarathon.de and www.mikatiming.de. Mika-timing GmbH carry out the bookings on behalf of Spiridon  Frankfurt  e.V.

Cut-off date for registration

10.02.2019 for early registrations. The number of registrations is limited to 6000 participants.

Late registrations

Late registrations (only a limited number!) are available on race day as from 8.00 am up till an hour before start. Do make use of online early registration, as it is not only cheaper for you, but also prevents bottle-necks on race day!

Certificates/ results and your personal finish

After all the data have been rated look at www.frankfurter-halbmarathon.de for your certificate and results.

Medical assistance

Medical assistance will be provided along the route and in the finishing area.

Kit and valuables/showers

The areas for changing and showers are basic and for women in the Winter Sports Hall, for men in the Commerzbank Arena. There are no lockers for kit nor valuables.  Valuables may be  handed in  for safe-keeping  in the Press Office under the Welcome Zone in the Commerzbank Arena but the organisers  take no responsibility for loss or damage.

Race refreshments

Water and apple juice (mixed with water) from Rosbacher and  tea are provided along the route (at 5 km,10 km, 15 and 17 km intervals) and  at the finish, as well as alcohol-free beer from Krombacher brewery and bananas from Querbeet.


Please use public transport S trains S 8 and S9 to the Stadium Station.

Parking facilities

Parking spaces are available at Gleisdreieck and at the Waldparkplatz. Please look out for the sign postings.


Winners as well as second to fifth place women and men receive prizes (no cash prizes!). Prize ceremonies are only for the elite runners. Prizes are only handed out personally at the ceremony, neither to a third party nor sent by post.  
Due to poor attendance at the prize ceremony for the winners of age classes in the past this ceremony has now been dropped.

Prize Ceremony

12.00 in the Commerzbank Arena. Prize ceremony for the first three fastest women and men.

Record time

The record time is currently 1:13:41 for women and 1:05:29 for men. A special prize is given to the runner(s) who beat the record time(s).

Regional Championship League

The Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon  organised  by  Spiridon  Frankfurt on 10th March 2019 is used by the Athletics  Association Frankfurt am Main  to incorporate  the Regional Championship Cup  for Half Marathon. Only individuals or teams in the active age groups will be rated; there will be no separate age group rating. All runners  from Frankfurt athletic clubs will be rated if they have with a valid DLV start pass from their sports’ clubs with them.

Frankfurt Hero

Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon – Radklassiker Eschborn Frankfurt – Frankfurt City Triathalon

logo ffmhero 2017Become a starter at these events of endurance and you will become a HERO! The Frankfurt Hero is a joint rating of the three largest sport events in Frankfurt. The person who successfully completes all three events is a Frankfurt Hero! A Frankfurt Hero Champion is the one who completes the longest distance.  Free registration via www.ffmhero.de  as well as fee-paying registration to each event are required.

More information: www.fffmhero.de

Dogs in the Commerzbank-Arena

Dogs are not prohibited in the grounds at the Commerzbank-Arena.

Conditions concerning participation

Neither the organisers nor their representatives are responsible for damages incurred to persons participating in the Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon and any fringe events unless due to intent or gross negligence. This also covers all participants’ personal belongings in the event area (clothes, valuables etc).

I declare that I have trained sufficiently to participate in this competition, that I am healthy in body and mind and that my medical state has been confirmed by the medical profession. I agree to  my data, which has been  generated  by my registration,  photos which I have taken,  movie films and interviews, being used  in the internet, radio, TV , advertisements, books, photocopies and which can be used by others,without any claim on my part for compensation.

I declare that my year of birth is correct and that I will not pass on my race number to another person.

I am aware that I will be disqualified if I leave the official route  or I deface  the race number in anyway or be accompanied by people on  inline skates, bikes etc.

I acknowledge the race regulations stipulated by the DLV, in particular the anti-doping rules.

I accept that I have no right  for compensation  of fees if  I do not participate,  or if the event  has to be cancelled or  prematurely stopped  for reasons  of force majeure.
Please note: regarding  data protection your data will be recorded electronically.