The Rotterdam Marathon is an annual event, the first edition dates back to 1981. It is one of the best visited marathons in the world and ranked among the top ten in Runner's World magazine. In the Netherlands this is the second largest marathon event, after the marathon of Amsterdam. The marathon of Rotterdam is however the largest in terms of the number of Dutch participants. A film about 4 native men from Rotterdam preparing to run the Rotterdam Marathon was made in 2012 that gives an interesting insight into the city and it's inhabitants. The trail is relatively flat and fast, two world records for men and one for women were established here. The marathon is usually run in April, but the trail is public accessible the entire year. Start and finish are on the Coolsingel for the town hall.