Organiser / Promoter
BMS Die Laufgesellschaft mbH together with the Deutscher Rollsport- und Inline-Verband e.V. (DRIV).

Athletic Club Supporter
Hamburg Running e.V.

Race Times
Saturday, 26th June, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 800 m Kids Run
5:30 p.m. – 800 m Kids Skating
Start: St. Petersburger Str. / Planten un Blomen

Sunday, 27th June, 2021
9:30 a.m. – 21.0975 km skating half marathon
10:00 a.m. – 21.0975 km running half marathon
Start: Reeperbahn (Metro: U-Bahn St. Pauli)

Jungiusstraße / Expo Hamburg (Metro: U-Bahn Messehallen/S-Bahn Dammtor)

Closing of the Finish
The finish will close at 1:30 p.m.

Race Course
“St.Pauli – Alster – Expo” (interactive map here)
The course is an officially measured 21.0975 km point-to-point course, which is valid for being counted for a best time list. The course is flat, paved throughout and is kept clear of traffic during the race by police and volunteers. Every kilometre is clearly marked by signs.

Participation in the half marathon is open to those born in 2006 and earlier (Skating) (15-years-old and older) and those born in 2005 and earlier (Running) (16-years-old and older).

Kids born between 2008 and 2016 can participate in the kids race (running).
Kids born between 2007 and 2016 can participate in the kids race (skating).

Anyone who has an official race number, has trained for the race and does not have any medical indications is permitted to participate. No club affiliation is required.


Online registration at

Every registrant will receive an automatic confirmation of registration at their registered E-mail address with information about their official race number. If applicable, please indicate your team/club information on your registration.
Cash payments and wire transfers are not possible. Any missing information and resulting bank fees are the responsibility of the participant. There is no right to a refund of the registration fee in the case of non-appearance.

Registration Deadline
Tuesday, 14th June 2021, until midnight.
Late registrations is only possible during the race number pick-up at the event weekend. Cash only.

Registration Fees
Half marathon (running or skating):
39,00 euro (till 7th July 2020)
47,00 euro (till 30th September 2020)
52,00 euro (till 31st December 2020)
57,00 euro (till 31st March 2021)
62,00 euro (till 15th June 2021)
67,00 euro (incl. late registration extra fee) (25th till 27th June 2021)

All registration fees plus 3,00 euro for the timekeeping chip rental fee.

800 m kids races (running or skating):
5,00 euro (till 15th June 2021)
6,00 euro (incl. late registration extra fee) (25th/26th June 2021)

Free timekeeping for students.

Medal engraving
8,00 euro

Cancellation Option 5,00 euro
Only with the online registration you can book a cancellation option. The cancellation option includes the refunding of the registration fee (incl. chip rental, shirt and medal engraving)
Booking of the cancellation option is only possible from Germany via SEPA bank transfer.

a)100% refund in case of disease, pregnancy, accident or death of the participant. A formal certification is necessary.

b)in case of cancellation for other reasons without a formal certification we refund:
80% till 31st March 2021
70% till 30th April 2021
60% till 31st May 2021
50% till 8th June 2021

No refund of a bought BMS-Chip.
The cancellation option is available till Tuesday, 8th June 2021. You have to declare your cancellation by mail ( Please mention your start number and your IBAN and BIC.

Sustainable hella half marathon t-shirt
28,00 euro
If pre-ordered, pickup is possible on the event weekend until 9 a.m. on Sunday, 27th June 2021. They will not be sent by mail.
Choose your size during registration (XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL).


INCYLENCE-Socks – hella half marathon edition 18,00 euro
If per-ordered, socks will be shipped. While stocks last.
Choose sizes during registration: 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-49
Shipping is only possible to Germany.
Shipping starts in August.
Cost of postage 3,95 euro

Race Number Pick-Up
At the event centre / Entrance East Expo Area / Metro: U-Bahn Messehallen

Friday, 25th June 2021
from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 26th June 2021
from noon until 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, 27th June 2021
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

The three-part race number is to be applied with FOUR safety pins per number as follows: one small number on the side of your right thigh for the finish camera (skaters) and the large race number on the front (runners) and on the back (skaters) of the chest. The third number is to be applied to your clothing pack. That will help us with the drop-off, transport and pickup of your gear. Please insure that your number can be clearly seen. They are non-transferable.

There will be pacemakers for the half marathon course as an orientation for the following finishing times: 1:30 h, 1:45 h, 2:00 h, 2:15 h, 2:30 h, 2:45 h.


The Skating Race of the hella hamburg half marathon is part of the GERMAN INLINE CUP. Information can be found on the homepage

There are separate rankings for “Fitness” and “Speed”. You are automatically registered for category “Fitness”.

If you belong to a speed skating team or speed skating club, you can choose “Speed” category. In this case, please read the GIC-Rulebook:

Timekeeping System
Running: Timekeeping for runners is carried out through a chip system. All participants will receive a chip (to be returned) with their race number. The chip rental fee amounts 3,00 euro. Please see the information in your race materials.
Skating: Times will be measured exclusively with the Active-Chip. All participants will receive a chip (to be returned) with their race number. This chip must be attached with hook and loop to the ankle and must be returned immediately at the finish when you receive your medal. Any lost or not returned chip will be invoiced for 90 euro. If your chip is not attached correctly, your time might not to be kept. Without a chip, no timekeeping is possible! The individual timekeeping for skating is the gross time (gun time) according to the DRIV regulations. The net time is reported as an additional service, which will be listed in the skating results.

There will be individual and team rankings for men and women.
Team registration is not necessary. This will be calculated according to the top three times of participants from a team / running group, regardless of the age group.
The individual rankings for the running event will be determined by gross times with notification of the official net time and net ranking, according to the prescribed competition regulations (Rule 240 IWR). The team rankings (running) are determined by the net time, according to regulations by the German Athletics Association (DLV).

Award Ceremony
The awards ceremonies will start at 12:30 at the event centre at the Expo Area. Every properly registered participant who finishes will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line.

Men/Women (Running): 1st – 10th place
Men/Women (Skating): 1st – 6th place
Age Categories (Running) U 18 / U 20, M/W 30, M/W 35 etc.: 1st place
Age Categories (Skating), M/W 30, M/W 40 etc.: 1st place

Liability Waiver
Participation is at the sole risk of the participant. No liability is accepted by the organizer/promoter for all claims for injuries or damages, including accidents or lost clothing or other objects, which the participant may incur during or as a result of his participation in this event. By registering, the participant agrees that he is solely responsible to be physically fit and sufficiently prepared to participate in this activity. Place of jurisdiction is Hamburg.

Race Safety
For all skaters, helmets are absolutely necessary at all times while on the race course. Wrist, knee and elbow protection for skaters is also recommended.

As soon as the end-of-day results are available, a provisional result list will be published at After the technical period for appeals has expired, the final result list will be provided, along with the downloadable certificates (PDF form). There are no printed result lists!

Age Divisions
Age divisions are according to § 3 of the Athletic Regulations (DLO) of DLV. Decisive for the age class is the year of birth.

7 refreshment points with “hella naturell” will be set up along the course at the kilometer marks 5, 7, 9, 12.5, 15, 17.5 and 20. A refreshing array of hella products, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, bananas and cereal bars will be available at the finish area for all skaters and runners.

Clothing bag storage
Clothing bags labelled with the small race number can be stored at the finish area (Halle B5). It is just 1.5 Kilometers away from the start so very good to do a warm up run. There is no bag storage at the start area.

Changing Rooms
Showers, sanitary installations and changing rooms are available at the finish. Portable toilets will be available at the start and finish, as well as at the refreshment points (km 5, 7, 9, 12.5, 15 and 17.5).

Getting here
Some parking space is available at the finish area; however, it is limited. All participants are strongly urged to take the metro to the start. From the Expo you can use the free shuttle busses to the start.
Parking at the start area: Heiligengeistfeld, access via Glacischaussee.

NEW 2021: HVV KombiTicket
Your start number is valid as a ticket for public transport for the race day (27thJune 2021). It entitles you to travel to the event location and back within the rings A-F.

The hella half marathon is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and German Road Races.

Escort vehicles (cars, bicycles, motorcycles) are not allowed on the race course.
Since the running event is held in conformity with the rules of the German Athletics Association (DLV), participation or escorts on roller skates / inline skates, skate boards or other equipment is not allowed.
Baby joggers, Nordic walking sticks and animals are not permitted either, and any contraventions will lead to disqualification.
In case of a violation of fair sportsman-like behaviour, the participant will be excluded from the event.

Official Partner Hotel
Scandic Hamburg Emporio, Dammtorwall 19, 20355 Hamburg, +49 40 432 18 70.

Registration Record
12.320 registrations (2018)

Course Records
RUNNING Half Marathon
1:00:52 h Merhawi Kesete, Eritrea (2015)
1:10:13 h Gladys Jeptepkenyr, Kenia (2018)

SKATING Half Marathon
32:47,37 Min. Ferre Spruyt, Belgium (2008)
35:21,44 Min. Angeline Thomas, Australia (2006)

Tel: +49 40 37 13 81

Status: 1st July 2020 (subject to change)




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