2018-10-08

22nd RheinEnergie Cologne Marathon

Successful premiere for RACE RESULT

It is one of the biggest marathons in Germany. Famous for the spectacular finish in the shadow of the cathedral and for the cheerful atmosphere along the track. More than 27,000 athletes took part in the RheinEnergie Cologne Marathon this year. For the first time the organizers decided to choose the complete solution of race|result products and services to ensure a smooth timekeeping process.

In cooperation with raceresult Timing BW GmbH, 18 passive systems were used at 16 timing points, each consisting of decoder and ground antenna. The recorded times were transmitted live to the race|result servers and displayed in the event app of the Cologne Marathon. Spectators were able to follow the intermediate times of each runner live.


For the first time, the participants of the Cologne marathon did not have to wear a separate transponder on their shoe. The timing chip was simply attached to the back of the pre-printed, personalized race number.


Online registration and scoring were processed through the RACE RESULT 11 software and integrated into the organizers' website. Once again, the timekeepers’ impression was confirmed: the complete race|result solution is always up to the challenge, even with tens of thousands of participants!