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38th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

24.10.2019 | 08:37 Clock | Sport
38th edition of the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon

On Sunday, it's that time again: more than 25,000 runners will run from the Messe through the city centre at the 38th Mainova Frankfurt Marathon 2019, before heading to the spectacular finish line in the Festhalle. Things get underway at 10:00 am with the starting gun for the first race field. This will be followed by the relay marathon at 10:35am and the mini marathon at 10:55am. The marathon is guaranteed to attract many enthusiastic spectators to the course again this year, where they will really cheer on the runners. The atmosphere is always particularly great at the various course celebrations, which you can find out about HERE.

Naturally, such a major sporting event also brings quite a few traffic disruptions, which also affect buses and trams. Between 07:00 and 18:00, areas in Sachsenhausen, Niederrad, Goldstein, Schwanheim, Nied, Höchst, Gallus and in the city centre will be temporarily closed to vehicle traffic. This may lead to considerable traffic obstructions, so that road users will have to plan for longer travel times and detours. Due to subsequent dismantling and cleaning work, there may be time delays at the barriers. So if you have to be on the road by car on Sunday, you should inform yourself about the route closures HERE beforehand. ATTENTION: Bicyclists may also be affected. An urgent request from the organizers and the police: in order to neither unduly burden public traffic nor endanger the safety of the runners, it is appealed to all road users to absolutely follow the detour signs and closure measures, the instructions of the traffic assistants and stewards, as well as the signs and instructions of the police officers.

The marathon route, which runs on both sides of the Main between Frankfurt city centre and Höchst, also touches the city's bus and tram network in many places, so numerous tram and bus routes will be affected by interruptions or diversions from around 6.30am to 6.30pm.

For those who want to get on smoothly this Sunday, RMV and traffiQ recommend taking S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains, which are expected to run unimpeded.

On the S-Bahn lines S1 and S2 between Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof and Frankfurt-Höchst, RMV will operate additional trains from 10 am to 5 pm. In addition, many S-Bahn lines S1 to S6 offer more space due to additional carriages.

More space is also available on the subway lines U1 to U4 and U6 to U8. In addition, the U1, U2, U6, U7 and U8 lines will run every quarter of an hour. To get comfortably to the start at the Festhalle and back, the U4 runs between Bockenheimer Warte and Seckbacher Landstraße from about 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. even every five minutes.

The tram lines 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 21 as well as the bus lines 32, 34, 43, 50, 55 and 72, which already run every 15 minutes from 8 a.m., offer a denser frequency.

Contact for up-to-date information

RMV and traffiQ recommend that passengers find out about suitable connections in good time. The staff at the RMV service telephone will be happy to help - they can be reached around the clock at 069/24248024. The timetable information on the Internet at also takes into account the changed timetables and quickly finds suitable connections.

You can find all further information on the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon at:

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