Kassel (Germany), Sunday 4 May 2014
The Kassel Marathon is a popular multi-sports event that features a full and a half marathon, a marathon relay race for teams of four runners, as well as races for children, inline skaters, handcyclists, walkers, and nordic walkers.
More than 10,000 competitors are expected to take part in the event this year.
Both the half marathon and the full marathon are held on very undulating single-loop courses which begin and end at the Auestadion on the edge of the Baroque Karlsaue park. The start is outside the stadium but the finish is inside.
The time limit to complete the marathon course is 5hr 30min.
Kassel is a city of about 200,000 people, located in a hilly region in the state of Hesse in central Germany. Although it was badly destroyed in World War Two, the city is well worth a visit for its fine museums and art exhibitions and for its wonderful parks, in particular for the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, which has recently been included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.
Venue (Map): Kassel (Hannover 168km, Frankfurt 193km, Hamburg 311km, Berlin 380km)
Date: 4 May 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (four runners)
Start time: 8.30 (21km), 9.00 (42km and 42km relay)
Start: on Damaschkestraße (near the Auestadion)
Finish: in the Auestadion
Entries: online (up to 15 April 2014); late entries in person in the race centre (Friday 10.00-19.00; Saturday 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.30-8.00)
Entry fees (21km): € 24-38 (up to 15 April 2014), € 48 (up to 4 May 2014)
Entry fees (42km): € 35-55 (up to 15 April 2014), € 65 (up to 4 May 2014)
Timing: Davengo EasyChip (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: Auepark-Großsporthalle (Friday 10.00-19.00; Saturday 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.30-8.00)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), goodie bag, chip timing, finisher medal, massage service, bus service for relay runners; T-shirts are available for the price of € 12
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Award ceremony: 11.00 (21km), 14.00 (42km)
Number of finishers 2013: 2597 (21km), 461 (42km), 531 relay teams, 3380 (4.2km children's run)
Event website: www.kassel-marathon.de
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.