Europe's Largest Mararthons

Please note that: The number of participants in an event can never be determined definitively. One can, however, determine a size that is applicable for comparisons by adhering to a few standardised rules. These rules are as follows:

  • Only the number of Finishers is to be included in the database, as this number is published by all event organisers (Finishers in the current list of results!).
  • Races designed especially for school-aged kids and youth are not included in the statistics, as these results are not publicised by some event organisers.
  • Team relays are counted as one participant.
  • Walkers are only included in the statistics if timekeeping was in place for them for the events. The database may still be incomplete here.
  • A few events are not included in the database—for instance, those events where no times are kept (e.g. Nürnberg City Race).
Place Europe's Largest Mararthons Finisher 2012*
1 Virgin London Marathon 36.699
2 Berlin-Marathon 34.377
3 Marathon de Paris 32.980
4 Maratona de Barcelona 16.013
5 Stockholm Marathon 14.676
6 Maratona di Roma 12.677
7 Dublin Marathon 12.201
8 Frankfurt Marathon 11.948
9 Marathon Hamburg 10.319
10 Amsterdam Marathon 10.144
11 Madrid Marathon 9.959
12 Copenhagen Marathon 9.506
13 Brighton Marathon 8.910
14 Edinburgh Marathon 8.084
15 Marathon Rotterdam 7.841
16 Maraton Divina Pastora de Valencia 7.779
17 Firenze Marathon 7.772
18 Marathon du Medoc 7.395
19 Warzawa Marathon 6.706
20 Marathon des Alpes Maritim 6.687

Other places (33 kb)

Place Europe's Largest Mararthons Finisher 2011*
1 Virgin London Marathon 34.805
2 Berlin-Marathon 32.816
3 Marathon de Paris 30.648
4 Stockholm Marathon 15.465
5 Maratona di Roma 12.614
6 Maratona de Barcelona 12.469
7 Frankfurt Marathon 12.428
8 Dublin Marathon 11.682
9 Marathon Hamburg 11.188
10 Edinburgh Marathon 9.738
11 Amsterdam Marathon 9.637
12 Copenhagen Marathon 9.214
13 Madrid Marathon 8.001
14 Brighton Marathon 7.826
15 Marathon Rotterdam 7.381
16 Marathon du Medoc 7.354
17 Marathon des Alpes Maritim 7.103
18 Firenze Marathon 6.934
19 Athens Classic Marathon 6.144
20 Vienna City Marathon 5.942

Other places (33 kb)

*Source: www.laufmarkt.de