General Information 2024 – Ring Running Series

General Information

General Information

Here you will find more important information about your race at the Ring Running Series 2024.

Directions and parking
The Hockenheimring is located in Baden-Würrtemberg, a short distance from numerous cities such as Frankfurt am Main, Heidelberg, Mannheim, Stuttgart or Karlsruhe.

You can reach the Hockenheimring from the north:

A 6 Mannheim/Frankfurt:

  •     Exit AS 29 “Schwetzingen / Hockenheim”.
  •     A 61 Koblenz/Cologne:
  •     Exit AS 64 “Hockenheim”, via L 722 to Hockenheim, from Hockenheim follow the pictograms.
  •     A 5 Heidelberg/Frankfurt:
  •     Exit AS 39 “Walldorf”, via B 39 follow the signs.

From the south:

  •     A 5 Karlsruhe/Basel:
  •     Exit AS 39 “Walldorf”, via B 39 follow the signs.
  •     A 6 Heilbronn/Stuttgart:
  •     At the “Walldorf” interchange, change to the A 5 in the direction of Heidelberg/Frankfurt.
  • Exit AS 39 “Walldorf”, follow the signs via B 39.

Parking for participants is available on the grounds of the Hockenheimring. Here you can see the exact location of the parking lots. The entrance can be reached via the access roads Continentalstraße as well as Motodrom.

Public Transport
Hockenheim Main Station is located 2,9 kilometers away from the area Hockenheimring.

We recommend to be at the race site 90-120 minutes before your personal start. Bib number pick up will take place onsite on race day.

FinisherPix is the official photo partner of the Ring Running Series. Approximately 48 hours after the race you will find your personal race photos on As part of your registration you have the possibility to pre-order your photos at a discounted price.


Luggage depot
You have the possibility to deposit your valuables during the race at the Congress-Pavillon. Please mark your bag with your race number with the provided label. Your race number will be used to identify your luggage when you pick it up. Please keep large pieces of luggage in your car if possible.  We are not liable for loss or theft.
You will also have the chance to hand over warm clothes at the start. Please also mark them with your race number with a label. Your clothes will be transported to the luggage deposit, where you can pick it up after the race by showing your bib number.

Medal engraving
Each participant will receive a finisher medal immediately after finishing the race. In the Congress Pavillon, you can have your medal engraved with your name and your personal net running time. You can pre-order the medal engraving as part of your online registration or pay on site at the medal engraving. The engraving costs 10€.

Running Shirt
The official Ring Running Series – running shirt will be available onsite at the info point at the Congress Pavillon for 39,-€ (while stocks last).

Starting procedure

Please note there is an approximate 1.5km walk from the parking lot to the start.

The top group will start as a group. This will be the following athletes:
Marathon runners with a finish time up to 03:00:00
Half Marathon runners with a finish time up to 01:30:00

The following runners will have a rolling-start procedure. This means, every 3 seconds one runner will start after a personal start signal. This will guarantee a smooth start and race procedure for every runner on the round course, which will give you the chance to concentrate on your personal race at best. However, if you would like to run together with a friend, you may start at the same time.
Please line up at the start corridor on your own according to your personal expected finish time. You will find signs inside the start corridor showing appropriate finish times.


Changing Rooms & showers
You will find changing facilities in the pit lane. Showrs will be available close to the Agip fuel station at the Hockenheimring, nearby the parking area and the Congress Pavillon.


Aid stations
There will be two aid stations per lap: one water station (entrance east curve), and one station where we will provide you with the following refreshments (height finish straight/boxing lane):

  •     Water
  •     Energy Mineral from AMSPORT® (Taste: Orange)
  •     Coke
  •     Energy Competition Gels from AMSPORT® (Taste: Cola and Pomegranate)
  •     Fruit

Find out more about AMSPORT® here.

The timing will be done by Datasport Germany. Each participant receives a personal bib number. The transponder for timekeeping is integrated in this bib number. There is a lap control mat per lap, which measures your split times.

The bib number must be worn visibly on the chest at all times during the race. In case of incorrect use, no timing and no scoring can be guaranteed!

The finish line is located on the original Formula 1 finish line.

Finish catering and finish area
You will be directed to the pit lane right after your finish. Here you will find after race nutrition. You will find high class nutrition: water, tea, AMSPORT® Fast Hydration, Cola and Bitburger Alkoholfrei, pretzels, bananas, sweet cakes to fill up your energy. In the finish area you will also receive your medal, which you can have engraved.

Spectators will have free access to the event area and can follow the race directly along the course or from the inner grandstand C (Motodrom) and cheer for their athletes several times during the race. The entry is free. Catering can be found at the public diner at the end of the pit lane. There will also be a guided tour around the Hockenheimring. Please find more information and tickets here

Ranking and results
The Ring Running Series half marathon and marathon are running-only events. Participation with inline skates or other aids is not permitted. Ranking will be in the following categories:

Age group classification:

  • U20 M/F (2005-2008)
  • HK M/F (20-29) (1995-2004)
  • M/F 30 (1990-1994)
  • M/F 35 (1985-1989)
  • M/F 40 (1980-1984)
  • M/F 45 (1975-1979)
  • M/F 50 (1970-1974)
  • M/F 55 (1965-1969)
  • M/F 60 (1960-1964)
  • M/F 65 (1955-1959)
  • M/F 70 (1950-1954)
  • M/F 75 (1945-1949)
  • M/F 80 and older (1944 and older)

After the race you can check the results here.

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