The Frankfurt Marathon – officially called the 2023 Mainova Frankfurt Marathon – takes you on the third fastest city marathon course in the world! Ready to run? We've got the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions to help get you to the starting line…
When and where will the 2023 Frankfurt Marathon take place?
The 2023 Frankfurt Marathon is scheduled for October 29, 2023 in Frankfurt, Germany (see more detailed location info below). This marathon was started in 1981 and has grown to a field size of over 10,000 annual participants.
How do you register for the Frankfurt Marathon?
Registration for the Frankfurt Marathon can be done through the official event website here.
Where is the start and finish line for the Frankfurt Marathon? Is a course/route map available?
The Frankfurt Marathon starting line is in the Friedrich-Ebert Anlage area of western downtown Frankfurt. The finish line is located near the start in the Festhalle Messe Frankfurt. The course map for the Frankfurt Marathon can be found here and is a good reference for spectators who would like to cheer you on.
Where is the best place to stay for the Frankfurt Marathon?
The best area to stay for Frankfurt Marathon participants is in the western portion of Frankfurt north of the River Main near the start/finish line. The marathon has official hotel partners that may be able to give you a reduced marathon rate.
- NH Frankfurt Messe Easy access to the starting line and Messe Underground Station
- nhow Frankfurt 2-minute walk to Messe Frankfurt; request a room with a view of the skyline if you can
- AMERON Frankfurt Neckarvillen Boutique A bit further away from the Festhalle Messe Frankfurt but with good proximity to transport, Old Town and the riverfront
- The Pure, Frankfurt, a Member of Design Hotels Stylish but affordable hotel option located in a former textile factory; 10 minute walk to the start
- the niu Charly Also a 10 minute walk to the start; modern hotel in Bahnhofsviertel district
- Frankfurt Marriott Hotel Reliable well-rated chain hotel with convenient access to the marathon festivities
- Sofitel Frankfurt Opera Pricey but excellent; closer to Old Town area of Frankfurt for those desiring to take in the local cultural scene
Race day lodging: Here are the available hotel & lodging options for the night before the race.
Don't wait until the last minute… lodging near this area will be at a premium around race day.
What is the course record for the Frankfurt Marathon?
The marathon's course records are both held by Kenyan runners. The men's record is 2:03:42 set in 2011 by Wilson Kipsang. The women's record is 2:19:10 set in 2019 by Valary Aiyabei.
How do you find cheap flights, tour packages, or things to do in Frankfurt?
Here's a link to our Frankfurt Travel Deals page. For flights, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the primary air hub, located approximately 14 km southwest of the start/finish line.
Below, we've assembled some popular activities for visitors to Frankfurt via our affiliate partner Tiqets.com.
2023 Major European Marathon Calendar
19 March: Rome Marathon
2 April: Paris Marathon
23 April: London Marathon
7 May: Prague Marathon
24 September: Berlin Marathon
15 October: Amsterdam Marathon
29 October: Frankfurt Marathon
5 November: Istanbul Marathon
12 November: Athens Marathon