Leipzig (Germany), Sunday 19 April 2015

Leipzig, Germany - Red Bull Arena and city centre as seen from the City-Hochhaus (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)



The Leipzig Marathon is becoming ever more popular. In 2014, around 2600 runners took part in the half marathon, 1600 finished the 10k race, and 750 completed the full marathon which consists of two laps of the half marathon course.

The event also offers a 4k fun run, children's races, and competitions for walkers, inline skaters and wheelchair athletes.

All races begin and end at the modern football arena in the Sportforum area which is situated approximately 2km west of the historic centre of Leipzig, a dynamic and very green city of about half a million people in Germany's state of Saxony.

The marathon route is IAAF/AIMS-certified and mostly flat on wide roads with hardly any twists and turns. Participants run through the city centre to the southern part of the city where they run around the Völkerschlachtdenkmal (pictured below), a 91m-high monument erected in 1913 to commemorate Napoleon's defeat in the ‘Battle of the Nations’ near Leipzig 100 years earlier.


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


Country: Germany

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

Date: 19 April 2015 (Sunday)

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

Start time (runners): 10.00 (42km), 11.00 (4km), 12.00 (children), 12.45 (21km); 13.45 (10km)

Start and finish: Am Sportforum, Leipzig

Race centre: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig, Jahnallee 59, Leipzig (Saturday 10.00-20.00; on the day 8.00-17.00); marathon runners must pick up their bibs on Saturday

Entries: online or by fax (up to 29 March 2015); late entries on the day (entries to the 42km marathon close on Saturday 18 April 2015)

Entry fees:

  • 4km: € 5/7/10/12 (up to 30 Nov 2014/1 Feb 2015/29 Mar 2015/19 Apr 2015)
  • 10km: € 10/15/20/25 (up to 30 Nov 2014/1 Feb 2015/29 Mar 2015/19 Apr 2015)
  • 21km: € 20/30/35/45 (up to 30 Nov 2014/1 Feb 2015/29 Mar 2015/19 Apr 2015)
  • 42km: € 30/40/50/60 (up to 30 Nov 2014/1 Feb 2015/29 Mar 2015/18 Apr 2015)

Timekeeping (10km, 21km, 42km): ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a chip (€ 5), or buy a chip (€ 30)

You get: pasta party on Saturday; finisher medal (10km, 21km and 42km); entrants can order a technical T-shirt for € 15

Prizes (10km, 21km, 42km): to the first 3 M/F

Showers and changing facilities: Sportwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Leipzig

Number of finishers 2014: 1591 (10km), 2588 (21km), 752 (42km)

Event website: www.leipzigmarathon.de


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