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

Race Times
Saturday, 29th June 2024
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
Participants Limit: 600 kids (560 runner + 40 skater)

Sunday, 30th June 2024

8.30 a.m. – Skating Half-marathon

From 9.00 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/Glacisschausee (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 2009 and earlier (Skating) and those born in 2008 and earlier (Running).

Kids born between 2011 and 2019 can participate in the kids race (running).
Kids born between 2010 and 2019 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 here

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, 11th June 2024, until midnight.

Late registration (online only):
12th – 18th  June 2024 (payment via Sepa)
19th – 30th June 2024 (payment cash)

Registration Fees
Half marathon (running or skating):
49,00 euro (till 5th July 2023)
57,00 euro (till 30th September 2023)
62,00 euro (till 31st December 2023)
67,00 euro (till 31st March 2024)
74,00 euro (till 11th June 2024)
77,00 euro (from 12th June 2024)

All registration fees plus 3,00 euro timing fee.

800 m kids races (running or skating):
5,00 euro (till 11th June 2024)
6,00 euro (til 29th June 2024)

Free timekeeping for kids.

Cancellation Option 8,00 euro
Only with the online registration you can book a cancellation option. The cancellation option includes the refunding of the registration fee (incl. timing fee, shirt and medal engraving)

The declaration of cancellation is only possible till Tuesday, 11th June 2024. You have to declare your cancellation by mail ( Please mention your start number. An online form for the refund will then be provided.

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 and/or socks at any cancellation reason.
Booking of the cancellation option is only possible from Germany via SEPA bank transfer.

Medal engraving (online only available till Tuesday, 11th June 2024)
8,00 euro
After the finish line the finish time will be engraved.

Sustainable hella half marathon t-shirt 30,00 euro (online only available till Tuesday, 11th June 2024)
Choose your size (Unisex) during registration (XXS/XS/S/M/L/XL/XXL).
Pick up only on the event weekend.


Functional socks – hella half marathon edition 20,00 euro (online only available till Tuesday, 11th June 2024)
plus 3,95 euro (Germany)/9,95 euro (EU) for postage & packaging.
The socks are sent exclusively by post and are excluded from exchange.

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

Friday, 28th June 2024
from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, 29th June 2024
from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, 30th June 2024
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. Please read the GIC-Rulebook.

Timekeeping System
Timekeeping is carried out through a transponder. The timing fee is 3,00 euro. Timing fee is not charged for owners of a BMS-Chip. For that the BMS-Chip-Number needs to be insert during registration.

All participants will receive the transponder with the race documents. The transponder is located on the back of the bib number and doesn’t need to be returned.

Skating: Times will be measured exclusively with an active transponder. All participants will receive the transponder with the race documents. This transponder must be attached with hook and loop to the ankle and must be returned immediately at the finish area. Any lost or not returned chip will be invoiced for 90,00 euro.

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 11:00 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.

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.

HVV KombiTicket
Your start number is valid as a ticket for public transport for the race day (30thJune 2024). It entitles you to travel to the event location and back within the rings A-F.

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.


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 2024.

Registration Record
12.320 registrations (2018)

Course Records
RUNNING Half Marathon
1:00:52 h Merhawi Kesete, Eritrea (2015)
1:10:05 h Lonah Salpeter, Israel (2023)

SKATING Half Marathon
31:40,46 Min. Felix Rijhnen, Germany (2023)
34:37,69 Min. Keily Delgado, Kolumbien (2023)

Tel: +49 40 37 13 81

Status: 26nd April 2024
(subject to change)




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