Dresden (Germany), Sunday 27 April 2014
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, grand capital of the state of Saxony.
Starting in Königstein (pictured), a small town located approximately 13km from the border with the Czech Republic, participants in the 42.2km marathon get fine views of the gigantic Königstein Fortress and of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.
Competitors run through the old town of Pirna and they pass a number of magnificent palaces before they reach the city centre of Dresden with its numerous outstanding Baroque buildings.
Last year, the event had more than 5,200 finishers. The marathon winners were Dennis Pyka (2:27:40) and Simone Raatz (2:52:47). The time limit to complete the course is 5hr 30min.
Venue (Map): Dresden (Leipzig 113km, Prague 154km, Berlin 193km)
Date: 27 April 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 3.7km, 7km walk, 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km
Start (3.7km): 8.45 Fährgarten, Dresden
Start (7km walk): 8.30 at the ‘Blaues Wunder’ bridge, Dresden
Start (10km): 9.10 at the ‘Blaues Wunder’ bridge, Dresden
Start (21km): 9.10 in Pirna
Start (42km): 9.25 in Königstein
Finish: Heinz-Steyer-Stadion, Ostra-Sportpark, Dresden
Entries: online or by post (up to 15 Apr 2014); late entries on 25 and 26 April 2014 in the race centre; runners from foreign countries can pay the entry fees in cash in the race centre
Entry fees (3.7km): € 2 (up to 27 April 2013)
Entry fees (7km): € 10/13/16/21 (up to 31 Dec 2013/28 Feb/15 Apr/26 Apr 2014)
Entry fees (10km): € 13/16/19/24
Entry fees (21km): € 23/26/30/35
Entry fees (42km): € 35/40/45/50
Race centre: World Trade Center, Ammonstraße, Dresden (25 Apr 2014, 15.00-19.00; 26 Apr 2014, 10.00-18.00)
You get: free use of public transport to get to the start area, transport of personal clothing from start to finish, chip timing, finisher medal, 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 2013: 1136 (42km), 2183 (21km), 1319 (10km), 96 (7km walk), 543 (3.7km)
Event website: www.oberelbe-marathon.de
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