18. Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon on 8th March 2020

Fast route in the South of Frankfurt • Start in fron of and and finish in the Commerzbank Arena • 1st Qualifying Race in 2020 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

The first 500 applicants: 20 € including postal delivery
501. Applicants up to 1000. Applicants: 24 € including postal delivery
All other applicants: 28 € including postal delivery
Late registration 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

09.02.2020 for early registrations. The number of registrations is limited to 8500 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 are provided along the route (at 6 km, 11,1 km, 16 km ). At the finish water, apple juice (mixed with water) from Rosbacher, tee, 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).

Frankfurt Regional Athletics Championship for Half Marathon

Regional Championship League

The Frankfurt Mainova Half Marathon organised by Spiridon Frankfurt 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 prohibited in the grounds at the Commerzbank-Arena.

Conditions  concerning participation

1.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 events area (clothes, valuables etc).

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

3. 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.

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

5. 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.

6. 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 with  regards to data protection law: Your data  will be stored electronically)

7.I agree to  my data, which has been  generated  by my registration, being stored. In particular, my bank and credit card data which will be used to carry out the payment.

8. Name, first name, age, age classification, date of birth, sports club, second home address, bib number and result( rating and timing) of the participant can all be used to generate starter and results lists published in all the event related media. (Program supplement, results lists and results CD as well as in the Internet and the daily press).

9.Name, first name, age, age classification,  sports club, second home address, bib number and result( rating, status of points and timing) of the participant can be used to present interim rating and finisher lists for serial and cup events and passed on for public use to the relevant distributor.

10. Stored personal details can be passed on to a commercial third party for time evaluation, compilation of lists of results and providing the Internet with these lists.

11. The photos, film recordings and interviews of the participant in broadcasting, television, print media, books, photomechanical reproductions made in connection with participation in the event may be distributed and published - also on the Internet -by the organizer without any claim to remuneration.  Own exploitation claims of the participants or holder remain unaffected by this regulation.
In particular, I give my consent to the production of photographs and  by the official photo service:
An integral part of the event is the production of photos and videos by Sport Online (owner: Wolfgang Nass, Hintergasse 8, 67125 Dannstadt-Schauernheim, Telephone: 0171-4110095 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The participant has the opportunity to purchase photos and the finisher  video from his run on the website www.sportonline-foto.de  after the end of the event. Due to the circumstances of the race, no guarantee can be given that photos or videos will be available to each participant.

By participating in the event, the participant declares his consent to the creation and storage of the photos and videos and to the publication of these photos and videos on  www.sportonline-foto.de.  This also includes forwarding  the image and video data to third parties (computer center, quality control, etc.) for purposes of quotation preparation and order fulfillment. The pictures and videos can be viewed and purchased
on www.sportonline-foto.de  by entering the start number.

The participant can contradict the publication of his photos and videos on www.sportonline-foto.de at any time.  For this purpose, send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating the event and the start number of the participant. However, it can not be entirely ruled out that the participant concerned is also scanned on further pictures or videos (for example, because the start number was not recognizable on these pictures). If Sportonline is informed of the respective picture numbers  the publication of these pictures can be blocked.

The data processing is permissible according to Art. 6 Par. 1 a) and b) GDPR.Access to the images and videos will be blocked 24 months after the end of the event and the images will be deleted from the web server no later than 36 months after the end of the event.

12. I have acknowledged that I may contradict at any time to the organizer in writing or by email the disclosure of personal data.

13. With the registration of a minor participant, the legal guardians consent to the above-mentioned conditions, in particular to the storage and utilization of the personal data in the above-mentioned forms and for the above-mentioned purposes.

(Note according to the Data Protection Act: Your data will be stored automatically). Data protection ...