ING Night Marathon in Luxembourg

The ING Night Marathon in Luxembourg is THE annual sports event not to be missed in Luxembourg!

You too can participate in this sporting event on May 20, 2023. Once again, joy, celebration and good humor will invade the streets and neighborhoods of Luxembourg City.

All day long, the streets of the capital are abuzz with festivities to welcome the riders and the many spectators. The event is a must!

The ING Night Marathon Luxembourg, sport and well-being for all

The history of the Luxembourg Marathon begins in 2006 with the financial group ING. With its project, “Globe Runners”, ING wanted to encourage everyone to improve their physical condition through an international running program.

As main sponsor of the Luxembourg Marathon, ING wants to promote sport and well-being for all. Fully committed to its mission, ING Luxembourg shows that it is THE partner for its customers, always at their side to support and advise them in their projects . Even when the going gets tough!

Growing success for the Luxembourg Marathon

Since its first edition, this sporting event has always aroused the enthusiasm of participants and supporters. Year after year, the ING Night Marathon in Luxembourg is a growing success. Today, it is definitely THE annual sporting and festive event in the City of Luxembourg.

Every year, the event sells out. Registrations are closing earlier and earlier, and the waiting lists are growing by thousands of candidates, waiting for a number in the various disciplines.

The ING Night Marathon Luxembourg is now the not-to-be-missed sporting event of the year. For each new edition, over 16,000 runners of all disciplines line up at the start.

And many companies take advantage of this event to run as a Team Run team and experience a unique and sporting moment. Before the big day, in-house training sessions are organized. Sportswear in the company colors is worn by the teams, and employees are multiplying their initiatives in preparation for this fabulous race.

A night race in a historical and beautiful setting

The ING Luxembourg Marathon gives participants the opportunity to walk through all the emblematic districts of Luxembourg City.

With a departure at 7pm at LuxExpo, the ING Marathon of Luxembourg allows as many people as possible to follow the event. As the race is held at night, the event is a unique experience that everyone can follow at their own level.

Several races are offered, for all ages and all levels: marathon, half-marathon, mini-marathon and mini-marathon, 5K for success, team run, roll & run,

Entertainment for all and a very festive atmosphere

The ING Luxembourg Night Marathon is also the occasion for numerous events. All along the route, samba bands, typical orchestras, DJs and thousands of supporters are present to encourage the athletes. For the runners, this is a unique experience.

Everyone can enjoy the musical entertainment on the course. The atmosphere is very friendly and ultra festive. The Pétrusse Valley is lit up for the occasion with colorful lanterns. The festive atmosphere is truly magical.

At nightfall, the end of the race takes place in a hyper-festive atmosphere in the Kirchberg district. LuxExpo, fully decorated for the occasion, celebrates the arrival of the runners in a festive atmosphere. Light shows, pyrotechnics, sound system welcome each runner as it should be. An unforgettable finish for riders in the spotlight!

A rigorous organization under high security with more than 1.300 volunteers

The popularity of running in recent years has benefited the event. But the success of the ING Night Marathon is also due to the quality of the organization and the various facilities made available to the runners.

To make the event a success , over 1,300 volunteers join the organization and support services every year. The police, fire department, rescue services and the City of Luxembourg do everything in their power to ensure the success of this magnificent race.

The organizing team starts the preparation of the next edition the day after the event!

Every year, the concepts are rethought to bring new innovations and surprises to race regulars, spectators and runners alike. Animations for children, interactive games using social networks, goodies, … The city of Luxembourg is dressed in orange to celebrate this event! So what are this year’s surprises?

The ING Night Marathon, an intercultural and charitable event

The ING Night Marathon is an intercultural and intergenerational event.

The Luxembourg Marathon not only welcomes runners of all nationalities from the Grand Duchy, but also from neighbouring countries and even further afield. The youngest runner is 3 years old and the oldest 83 years old (Josy Simon who in 2013 set a new world record in the 100 km in the M80 category).

The marathon is also an opportunity to think about the most disadvantaged. Several associations present on site collect funds for their charitable projects. This year, the associations Care, SOS Children’s Villages, ONGD Fnel and Unity Foundation are calling for the generosity of the public.

More information on the ING Night Marathon page.

Any advice for marathon participants, runners or spectators?

For runners who wish to participate in the event, one piece of advice: get there in time! As soon as registration opens in September, sign up on the ING Night Marathon page.

For the spectators, do not hesitate to invest the streets of the city of Luxembourg the day of the event. Encourage the sportsmen, they need you and especially have fun!

Are you athletic and like challenges? Participate in the DKV Urban Trail and the Mullerthal Ultra Trail.

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