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

Race Times
Saturday, 24th June, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 800 m Kids Run
5:30 p.m. – 800 m Kids Skating
Start and Finish: St. Petersburger Str. / Planten un Blomen

Sunday, 25th June, 2023

08.30 a.m. – Skating Half-marathon
09.00 a.m. – Running Half-Marathon

The start will take place in waves. Choose the right starting block according to your expected finish time.

Start: Reeperbahn (Metro: U-Bahn St. Pauli)

St. Petersburger Str. / Expo Hamburg (Metro: U-Bahn Messehallen/S-Bahn Dammtor)

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

Race Course
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 mainly 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 2008 and earlier (Skating) (15-years-old and older) and those born in 2007 and earlier (Running) (16-years-old and older).

Kids born between 2010 and 2018 can participate in the kids race (running).
Kids born between 2009 and 2018 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

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, 6th June 2023, until midnight.

Late registration (online only) fees:
7th – 13th  June 2023 (payment via Sepa, plus 3,00 euro)
14th – 20th June 2023 (payment cash, plus 3,00 euro)
21st – 25th June 2023 (payment cash, plus 5,00 euro)

Registration Fees
Half marathon (running or skating):
44,00 euro (till 6th July 2022)
52,00 euro (till 30th September 2022)
57,00 euro (till 31st December 2022)
62,00 euro (till 31st March 2023)
67,00 euro (till 6th June 2023)

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

800 m kids races (running or skating):
5,00 euro (till 6th June 2023)
6,00 euro (til 24th June 2023)

Free timekeeping for kids.

Medal engraving
8,00 euro
After the finish line the finish time will be engraved.

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)

The declaration of cancellation is only possible till Tuesday, 6th June 2023. You have to declare your cancellation by mail ( Please mention your start number and your IBAN and BIC.

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 2023
70% till 30th April 2023
60% till 31st May 2023
50% till 6th June 2023

No refund of a bought BMS-Chip or socks at any cancellation reason.
Booking of the cancellation option is only possible from Germany via SEPA bank transfer.

Sustainable hella half marathon t-shirt 30,00 euro (online only available till Tuesday, 6th June 2023)
Choose your size (Unisex) during registration (XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL).

Design 2023 – tba.

INCYLENCE-Socks – hella half marathon edition 18,00 euro (online only available till Tuesday, 6th June 2022)
If per-ordered, socks will be shipped. While stocks last.
Shipping starts in 2023.
Choose sizes during registration: 35-38, 39-42, 43-46, 47-49

Design 2023 – tba.

Cost of postage 3,95 euro/9,95 euro (EU)

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

Friday, 23rd June 2023
from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 24th June 2023
from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, 25th June 2023
from 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

Please insure that your number can be clearly seen. They are non-transferable.

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 11:15 a.m. 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 – 6th place
Men/Women (Skating): 1st – 6th 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.

7 refreshment points with “hella naturell” will be set up along the course. A refreshing array of hella products, Erdinger Alkoholfrei, bananas etc. 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.

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. 
Parking at the start area: Heiligengeistfeld, access via Glacischaussee.

HVV KombiTicket
Your start number is valid as a ticket for public transport for the race day (25thJune 2023). It entitles you to travel to the event location and back within the rings A-F.

The hella hamburg half marathon is a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) and German Road Races. The hella hamburg half marathon was feature with the WORLD ATHLETICS Road Race Label 2022

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 Jeptepkeny, Kenia (2018)

SKATING Half Marathon
31:57,53 Min. Felix Rijhnen, Germany (2022)
35:21,44 Min. Angeline Thomas, Australia (2006)

Tel: +49 40 37 13 81

Status: 27th June 2022
(subject to change)




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