Świnoujście (Poland) - Wolgast (Germany), Saturday 1 September 2012
Participants in the International Usedom Marathon get plenty of fresh sea air as they run 42.2 kilometres of a very attractive and scenic course along the Baltic coast.
The full marathon is a point-to-point course which starts in Poland and finishes in Germany, whereas the half marathon is a loop course in Germany.
The start of the marathon is on the beach promenade in the Polish port of Świnoujście. About 2km are run on Polish soil before the route crosses the border into Germany.
The race is run on mildly undulating roads, paved promenades, bikeways and forest trails along the coastline of the popular holiday island of Usedom.
Competitors run through a number of resorts, most notably the old "Kaiserbäder" of Ahlbeck, Heringsdorf and Bansin with its many beautiful villas.
The finish is on the athletics track in the small harbour town of Wolgast.
Last year, 220 runners completed the marathon course, and 300 finished the half marathon. The marathon winners were Łukasz Hryciuk of Poland (2:35:34) and Juliane Heinze of Germany (3:10:45).
Country: Poland - Germany
Venue (Map): Wolgast (123km from Szczecin, 207km from Berlin, 300km from Hamburg)
Date: 1 September 2012 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km
Start (42km): 10.30 on the promenade in Świnoujście (Poland)
Start (21km): 10.30 Peene-Stadion in Wolgast (Germany)
Finish: Peene-Stadion in Wolgast (Germany)
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; late entries to the 42km marathon until 31 Aug 2012; late entries to the 21km half marathon on the day
Entry fees (42km): € 25 (until 20 Aug 2012), € 30 (until 31 Aug 2012)
Entry fees (21km): € 14 (until 20 Aug 2012), € 16 (until 1 Sep 2012)
Timing: by hand (stopwatch)
Race centre: Peene-Stadion in Wolgast (Friday 31 Aug 2012, 10.00-22.00; on the day 6.00-9.00)
You get: bus service from Wolgast to the marathon start in Šwinoujście (at 8.30), finisher medal, certificate
Prizes: prize money to the first 3 M/F; product prizes to the first 3 in each category; prize money for a new course record
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 13.10 (21km, Top3), 14.00 (42km, Top3), 14.15 (21km, categories), 15.45 (42km, categories)
Number of finishers 2011: 220 (42km), 300 (21km)
Event website: www.usedom-marathon.de
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