Dresden (Germany), Sunday 28 April 2013
The Oberelbe Marathon in Germany features a highly scenic point-to-point route along the River Elbe, one of Central Europe's major rivers.
Entrants can choose between the full marathon, the half marathon, the 10km run, the 7km walk, or the 3.7km ‘Minimarathon’.
The route follows the Elberadweg cycleway through the Oberelbe region. All races finish in the city of Dresden (pictured), grand capital of the state of Saxony.
Starting in the small town of Königstein (about 13 kilometres from the border with the Czech Republic), marathon runners get fine views of the gigantic Königstein Fortress and of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains with its truly fantastic rock formations.
Competitors run through the old town of Pirna and past some magnificent palaces before they reach the city centre of Dresden which is famous for its many outstanding Baroque buildings.
In 2012, the event had around 5000 participants. The top marathon finishers were Bartosz Mazerski of Poland (2:31:38) and Patricia Kusatz of Germany (3:20:19).
The time limit to complete the course is 5 hours 30 minutes.
Venue (Map): Dresden (Leipzig 113km, Prague 154km, Berlin 193km)
Date: 28 April 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km: 10km; 7km walk; 3.7km "Minimarathon"
Start (42km): 9.25 Königstein
Start (21km): 9.10 Pirna
Start (10km): 9.10 ‘Blaues Wunder’ bridge, Dresden
Start (7km): 8.30 Schillergarten, at the ‘Blaues Wunder’ bridge, Dresden
Start (3.7km): 8.45 Fährgarten, Dresden
Finish: Heinz-Steyer-Stadion, Ostra-Sportpark, Dresden
Entries: online or by post (up to 15 Apr 2013); late entries up to 27 Apr 2013 in the race centre; runners from foreign countries can pay the entry fees in cash in the race centre
Entry fees (42km): € 33/38/43/48 (up to 31 Dec 2012/28 Feb 2013/15 Apr 2013/27 Apr 2013)
Entry fees (21km): € 22/25/28/33
Entry fees (10km): € 12/15/18/23
Entry fees (7km): € 10/13/16/21
Entry fees (3.7km): € 2 (up to 27 April 2013)
Race centre: World Trade Center Dresden, Ammonstrasse (26 Apr 2013, 15.00-19.00; 27 Apr 2013, 10.00-18.00)
You get: free use of public transport in the Oberelbe region (on 28 Apr 2013), transport of personal clothing from start to finish, chip timing, finisher medal, certificate, results list, massage service, pasta party (after the race)
Prizes: to the first 6 M/F (42km, 21km, 10km); category prizes (42km, 3.7km)
Showers and changing facilities: near the finish
Number of finishers 2012: 990 (42km), 2240 (21km), 1309 (10km), 390 (3.7km)
Event website (in German): www.oberelbe-marathon.de
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