Kiel (Germany), Saturday 23 February 2013

A warship on the frozen Baltic Sea (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


There might be a little bit of ice on the Baltic Sea but it's much more likely that the temperatures will be relatively mild and that the course will be free of snow and ice when the Kiel Marathon will be held in February 2013.

In 2012, around 1500 runners took part in either the full marathon, the half marathon, or the 10k race. The entry limit is 1900 runners and 100 walkers.

Kiel is a city of 240,000 in the far north of Germany, about 90km north of Hamburg and 90km south of the border with Denmark. The city sits at the head of the Kiel Fjord (Kieler Förde), which provides a fine setting for the marathon (photo).

The route is a completely flat out-and-back course along the fjord. Participants in the half marathon run two laps. The full marathon consists of four laps.

The start/finish area is at the modern Cruise Terminal Ostseekai in the city centre, where big cruise ships moor during the summer.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kiel (Hamburg 97km, Berlin 355km, Copenhagen 403km)

Date: 23 February 2013 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 10km (runners, walkers, wheelchairs/handcyclists)

Start time: 10.00 (10km); 10.20 (42km); 11.15 (21.1km)

Start and finish: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai

Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer or credit card; entries close 13 Feb 2013 or when the race limit has been reached (42km: 300 runners; 21km: 800 runners; 10km: 800 runners and 100 walkers); no entries on the day

Entry fees (42km): € 22 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 25 (up to 13 Feb 2013)

Entry fees (21km): € 15 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 18 (up to 13 Feb 2013)

Entry fees (10km): € 12 (up to 31 Dec 2012), € 15 (up to 13 Feb 2013)

Timing: easyChip

Race centre: Cruise Terminal Ostseekai, Ostseekai 1, Kiel (22 Feb 2013, 16.00-20.00; on the day from 8.00)

You get: chip timing; finisher medal; pasta, soup and drinks after the race

Prizes (42km, 21km, 10km): to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Award ceremony: 12.30 (10km), 15.00 (21km), 15.30 (42km)

Number of finishers 2012: 224 (42km), 619 (21km), 643 (10km run), 23 (10km walking), 3 (10km handcycling)

Event website (in German):


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