Leipzig (Germany), Sunday 13 April 2014

Völkerschlachtdenkmal, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger)


This popular sports event takes place in Leipzig, a dynamic and very green city of about half a million people in Germany's state of Saxony.

The event offers various races for all ages and abilities.

In 2013, the most popular distance was the half marathon which saw approximately 2300 runners and 400 inline skaters crossing the finishing line.

The 10k race had about 1450 finishers and the full marathon had 650 finishers.

Starting and finishing at Leipzig's modern football arena in the vast Sportforum area (ca. 2km west of the historic centre), the marathon route consists of two laps of a gently undulating course.

Participants run through the city centre, through residential areas, and around the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (pictured), a 91-metre-high monument erected in 1913 to commemorate Napoleon's defeat in the ‘Battle of the Nations’ near Leipzig one hundred years earlier.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Leipzig (Dresden 114km, Berlin 190km, Prague 260km, Munich 431km)

Date: 13 April 2014 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km; 21.1km; 10km (run and walk); 4km (fun run and walk); children's races; 21.1km inline skating, wheelchair and handcycling races

Start time (runners): 10.00 (42km); 11.10 (4km); 12.45 (21km); 13.30 (10km)

Start and finish: Am Sportforum, Leipzig

Entries: online or by fax (up to 20 March 2014); late entries on the day (entries to the 42km marathon close on Saturday 12 April 2014!)

Entry fees (42km): € 30/40/50/55 (up to 30 Nov 2013/31 Jan 2014/20 March 2014/12 April 2014)

Entry fees (21km): € 20/30/35/40 (up to 30 Nov 2013/31 Jan 2014/20 March 2014/13 April 2014)

Entry fees (10km): € 10/15/20 (up to 30 Nov 2013/20 March 2014/13 April 2014)

Entry fees (4km): € 5/7/10/12 (up to 30 Nov 2013/31 Jan 2014/20 March 2014/13 April 2014)

Timing (42km, 21km, 10km): ChampionChip — participants can rent a chip for € 5 (€ 25 deposit)

Race centre: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, Jahnallee 59, Leipzig (Saturday 12 April 2014, 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 (42km, 21km, 10km): to the first 3 M/F

Showers and changing facilities: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig

Number of finishers 2013: 648 (42km), 2279 (21km), 1451 (10km); 413 (21km inline skating), 9 (21km wheelchairs)

Event website: www.leipzigmarathon.de


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