Bad Füssing (Germany), Sunday 1 February 2015
The Johannesbad Thermen-Marathon takes place at one of the largest thermal spas in Europe, the Johannesbad in the village of Bad Füssing, which is situated in a low-lying area in Germany's state of Bavaria, near the border with Austria.
In 2014, the event had more than 1,800 finishers.
Three races are on offer — 10km, half marathon, and marathon. Children run 1.8km.
The course is predominantly flat on roads and cycleways, for the most part through farmland.
The 10km race takes the runners around the village of Egglfing with its onion-domed church (pictured).
Participants in the half marathon run two different loops — the 10km loop around Egglfing and an 11.1km loop around Bad Füssing.
The marathon is two laps of the half marathon course. The time limit to finish the race is five hours.
Free access to the thermal pools of the Johannesbad is included in the entry fees, as well as an all-you-can-eat pasta party on the eve of the race.
Venue (Map): Bad Füssing (Passau 29km, Salzburg 91km, Linz 99km, Munich 148km)
Date: 1 February 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 1.8km (children born 2000-2005); 10km; 21.1km; 42.2km
Start time: 9.45 (10km), 10.00 (21km, 42km), 10.05 (1.8km)
Start and finish: at the Johannesbad Fachklinik, Johannesstrasse 2, Bad Füssing
Race centre: Johannesbad (Saturday 9.00-18.00; on the day from 7.00)
Entries: online (up to 23 January 2015); late entries 31 January and on 1 February 2015
Entry fees (21km, 42km): € 26/30/36 (up to 23 Jan/31 Jan/1 Feb 2015)
Timekeeping: single-use transponder timing (included in the entry fees)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), finisher medal, massage service, free entry to the Johannesbad thermal spa pools (on Saturday and Sunday)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Prizes (10km, 21km, 42km): to the first 3 M/F, to the first 3 in each category, and to the best 3 teams
Award ceremony: 12.00 (children); 13.15 (10km); 14.00 (21km); 15.00 (42km)
Number of finishers 2014: 143 (1.8km), 569 (10km), 788 (21km), 310 (42km)
Event website (in German): www.thermen-marathon.de
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