Dresden (Germany), Sunday 21 October 2012

Dresden, Germany (Photo: Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


"Barock und Natur" - the Dresden Marathon takes runners on a sightseeing tour through the most scenic parts of Saxony's capital city.

Over 7000 runners took part in the event last year. Most popular were the half marathon (over 3300 finishers) and the 10k race (over 2100 finishers). The full marathon, which consists of two laps, had more than 1300 participants. 

The start and finish are on the egde of the historic city centre, which was completely destroyed during Word War Two but rebuilt later.

Participants run along both banks of the River Elbe, through the beautiful public park of "Großer Garten", and past innumerable impressive buildings.

Most of the route is on asphalt roads. Some sections are on cobbles or on gravel paths. The course is certified and very mildly undulating.


Race details 14. Dresden Marathon 2012:

Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Dresden (Leipzig 113km, Prague 154km, Berlin 193km)

Date: 21 October 2012 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 10km; 4.2km

Start time: 9.30 (4.2km); 10.00 (42km, 21km, and 10km)

Start: Ostra-Allee

Finish: at the Maritim Hotel on Devrientstraße (ca. 200m from the start)

Entries: online (until 8 Oct 2012) or by post (until 4 Oct 2012); late entries on 19 and 20 Oct 2012; no entries on the day

Entry fees (42km): € 45 (until 8 Oct 2012); € 55 (until 20 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (21km): € 35 (until 8 Oct 2012); € 45 (until 20 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (10km): € 15 (until 8 Oct 2012); € 20 (until 20 Oct 2012)

Entry fees (4.2km): € 9 (until 8 Oct 2012); € 13 (until 20 Oct 2012)

Timing: ChampionChip - use your own chip or rent a chip for € 5 (€ 25 deposit) 

Race centre: Internationales Congress-Center Dresden, Devrientstraße (19 Oct 15.00-19.00; 20 Oct 10.00-18.00; on the day 8.00-9.30)

You get: pasta party (42km and 21km runners), free use of public transport on the day; finisher medal; certificate; free use of the public swimming pool after the race

Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F (42km and 21km); product prizes and certificates to the winners of each category (42km, 21km and 10km); certificates to the winners of each category (4.2km)

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2011: 1337 (42km), 3340 (21km), 2156 (10km), 303 (4.2km)

Event website: www.dresden-marathon.com


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