Chemnitz (Germany), Saturday 25 May 2013

Neues Rathaus, Chemnitz, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


Held three weeks after the Stadtlauf Chemnitz, the Chemnitz Marathon offers another fine opportunity to visit the city of Chemnitz in the former East Germany.

The "Stadt der Moderne" is home to about 240,000 people, several outstanding museums, and, due to its turbulent history, a fascinating mix of architectural styles.

The event features a marathon (four laps), a half marathon (two laps), a 10.55km quarter marathon (one lap), a 4.2km run, and children's races.

All races begin and end at the Town Hall (pictured). The route is a gently undulating 10.55-kilometre loop which takes runners through the city centre and through the long and narrow Stadtpark, partly on gravel paths.

In 2012, the marathon winners were Denny Richter (2:53:30) and Sindy Walther (3:35:51).

The Chemnitz Marathon is a non-profit event. Proceeds will be donated to charity.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Chemnitz (77km from Dresden, 84km from Leipzig, 167km from Prague, 260km from Berlin)

Date: 25 May 2013 (Saturday)

Distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 10.55km; 4.2km; children 750m/420m

Start time: 10.00 (42km); 10.10-10.30 (children); 11.00 (21km, 10.5km, 4.2km, 4.2km team run)

Start and finish: Neumarkt

Entries: online (up to 18 May 2013); late entries on the day

Entry fees (42km): € 42.19 (up to 18 May 2013), € 50 (up to 25 May 2013)

Entry fees (21km): € 21.09 (up to 18 May 2013), € 30 (up to 25 May 2013)

Entry fees (10.5km): € 15 (up to 18 May 2013), € 20 (up to 25 May 2013)

Race centre: Galerie Roter Turm (24 May 2013, 14.00-20.00); on the day at the start

You get: pasta party on Saturday; chip timing

Prizes: (?)

Number of finishers 2012: 129 (42km), 378 (21km), 368 (10.5km), 150 children, 57 teams

Event website:


Chemnitz Marathon, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger /


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