Wolgast (Germany), Saturday 6 September 2014
The International Usedom Marathon offers a half and a full marathon. Most of the race is run on the Baltic Sea island of Usedom on the Germany-Poland border.
The half marathon is a circular route that begins and ends on the athletics track of the small harbour town of Wolgast. The race is run entirely on German soil.
The marathon, however, is a cross-border race which starts in the Polish port of Świnoujście (German: Swinemünde) and finishes in Wolgast in Germany.
The 42.2km route is undulating on mixed terrain (roads, paved promenades, bikeways and forest trails), and it is very scenic as it runs mostly along the coast and through the three ‘Kaiserbäder’, the favourite beach resorts of the German Emperors.
Runners can get to the start by using the free event bus service from Wolgast.
In 2013, over 550 runners took part in the event.
Venue (Map): Wolgast (123km from Szczecin, 207km from Berlin, 300km from Hamburg)
Date: 6 September 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km, 42.2km (certified)
Start (21km): 10.30 Peene-Stadion in Wolgast (Germany)
Start (42km): 10.30 on the promenade in Świnoujście (Poland)
Finish: Peene-Stadion in Wolgast (Germany)
Entries: online (up to 31 August 2014), payment by bank transfer; late entries to the 42km marathon up to Friday 5 Sep 2014; late entries to the 21km half marathon on the day
Entry fees (21km): € 14 (up to 20 Aug 2014), € 16 (up to 6 Sep 2014)
Entry fees (42km): € 25 (up to 20 Aug 2014), € 30 (up to 5 Sep 2014)
Race centre: Peene-Stadion, Wolgast (Friday 5 Sep 2014, 10.00-22.00; on the day 6.00-9.00)
You get: bus service from Wolgast to the marathon start in Šwinoujście (at 8.30), chip timing, finisher medal, certificate, massage service
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Award ceremony: 13.10 (21km, Top3), 14.00 (42km, Top3), 14.15 (21km, categories), 15.45 (42km, categories)
Number of finishers 2013: 336 (21km), 225 (42km)
Event website: www.usedom-marathon.de
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