Würzburg (Germany), Sunday 17 May 2015

Alte Mainbrücke and Festung Marienberg, Würzburg, Germany (Author: Christian Horvat / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu)


This road running event is held in the 1300-year-old city of Würzburg, which is situated in a wine-growing area in Germany's state of Bavaria.

The event comprises a 10km fun run, a half marathon, and a 42.2km marathon.

The full marathon consists of two equal laps. Participants have the option to finish the race after the first lap if they prefer to get an official half marathon result.

The course is certified and relatively flat, with a difference of about 15 metres between the lowest and the highest point on the course.

Along the route there are some outstanding sights, for instance the monumental Residenz Palace, the Romanesque Cathedral, and the Old Main Bridge which connects Würzburg's Old Town with the Marienberg Fortress (pictured above).

In 2014, the half marathon had over 1700 finishers. More than 550 completed the full marathon, and about 260 runners took part in the 10k run.

The time limit to finish the marathon is 5 hours 30 minutes.


Würzburg, Germany; Author: Matthäus Merian the elder, 17th century (from: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Würzburg (Nuremberg 110km, Frankfurt 118km, Stuttgart 147km, Munich 278km)

Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km; 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (teams of 3-8 runners)

Start time: 9.00 (21km, 42km, 42km relay); 12.30 (10km)

Start and finish: at the Congress Centrum Würzburg (CCW)

Race centre: Congress Centrum Würzburg (16 May 2015, 10.00-19.00; on the day 6.30-11.00)

Entries: online (up to 26 April 2015); late entries on the day

Entry fees (10km): € 15/20 (up to 31 Dec 2014/17 May 2015)

Entry fees (21km): € 38/42/46/53 (up to 31 Dec 2014/28 Feb/26 Apr/17 May 2015)

Entry fees (42km): € 48/53/58/63 (up to 31 Dec 2014/28 Feb/26 Apr/17 May 2015)

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

You get (21km, 42km): pasta party (on Saturday, 13.00-19.00), finisher medal, certificate; massage service at the finish

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

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

Number of finishers 2014: 261 (10km), 1716 (21km), 555 (42km), 11 relay teams

Event website (in German and English): www.wuerzburg-marathon.de


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