Leipzig (Germany), Sunday 21 April 2013
The Leipzig Marathon features a 42km marathon, a 21km half marathon, a 10k run, a 4k fun run, and various races for children, inline skaters and wheelchair athletes.
In 2012, the half marathon was the most popular distance with over 2300 finishers. The 10k had 1500 finishers, and over 600 completed the full marathon.
The start and finish are at Leipzig's modern football arena (pictured above) which has been built into the old Zentralstadion — formerly Germany's biggest stadium.
The 42km marathon consists of two laps of a gently undulating course through the southern and western parts of Leipzig, a dynamic and very green city with many parks, woods, lakes and rivers — great for running and cycling!
The route takes runners to the city centre, through residential areas, and around the Völkerschlachtdenkmal, a 91-metre-high monument erected in 1913 to commemorate Napoleon's defeat in the "Battle of the Nations" near Leipzig in 1813.
The colossal Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig.
Venue (Map): Leipzig (Dresden 114km, Berlin 190km, Prague 260km, Munich 431km)
Date: 21 April 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 10km (run and walk); 4km (fun run and walk); children's races; 21km inline skating; 42km wheelchair and handcycling race
Start time: 10.00 (42km); 11.05 (4km); 12.45 (21km); 13.45 (10km)
Start and finish: Am Sportforum, Leipzig
Entries: online or by post (from 15 Sep 2012 until 24 March 2013); late entries on the day; entries to the 42km marathon close on Saturday 20 April 2013!
Entry fees (42km): € 30/40/50/55 (until 31 Nov 2012/31 Jan 2013/24 March 2013/20 April 2013)
Entry fees (21km): € 20/30/35/40 (until 31 Nov 2012/31 Jan 2013/24 March 2013/21 April 2013)
Entry fees (10km): € 10/15/20 (until 31 Nov 2012/24 March 2013/21 April 2013)
Entry fees (4km): € 5/7/10/12 (until 31 Nov 2012/31 Jan 2013/24 March 2013/21 April 2013)
Timing (42km, 21km, 10km): ChampionChip - participants can rent a chip for € 5 (€ 25 deposit)
Race centre: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, Jahnallee 59, Leipzig (Saturday 20 April 2013, 10.00-20.00; on the day 8.00-17.00); marathon runners must pick up their bibs on Saturday
You get: pasta party (on Saturday); finisher medal (10km, 21km and 42km); entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 15
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F (10km, 21km and 42km)
Showers and changing facilities: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig
Number of finishers 2012: 626 (42km), 2313 (21km), 1502 (10km)
Event website: www.leipzigmarathon.de
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