Kassel (Germany), Sunday 17 May 2015
The Kassel Marathon takes around 10,000 runners through the streets of Kassel, a city of about 200,000 people, located in a hilly region in the state of Hesse in central Germany.
The event offers a half and a full marathon, a marathon relay for teams of four runners, and races for children, inline skaters, handcyclists, walkers and nordic walkers.
The 42.2km marathon is held on an undulating single-loop course which starts at the Auestadion on the edge of the Baroque Karlsaue park. The finish line is on the athletics track inside the stadium.
There are not many historic sights along the route (Kassel was badly damaged in World War Two) but the city is well worth a visit for its fine museums and art exhibitions and for its wonderful parks.
In 2014, the fastest marathon finishers were Kenya's Kiprotich Kirui (2:14:09) and Caroline Kwambai (2:43:58). The time limit to complete the course is 5hr 30min.
Venue (Map): Kassel (Hannover 168km, Frankfurt 193km, Hamburg 311km, Berlin 380km)
Date: 17 May 2015 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 42.2km; 42.2km relay (four runners); on Saturday: 8km (nordic walking), 4.2km (children's race)
Start time: 8.15 (21km), 9.00 (42km)
Start: on Damaschkestraße (near Auestadion)
Finish: in the Auestadion
Race centre: Auepark-Großsporthalle (Friday 14.00-20.00; Saturday 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.30-8.00
Entries: online (up to 30 April 2015); late entries in person in the race centre (Friday 14.00-20.00; Saturday 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.30-8.00)
Entry fees (21km): € 26/29/34/45/55 (up to 31 Oct 2014/31 Dec 2014/28 Feb 2015/30 Apr 2015/17 May 2015)
Entry fees (42km): € 35/39/47/58/68 (up to 31 Oct 2014/31 Dec 2014/28 Feb 2015/30 Apr 2015/17 May 2015)
Timekeeping: Davengo EasyChip (included in the entry fees)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), finisher medal, massage service, bus service for relay runners; entrants can order a T-shirt for the price of € 15
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Award ceremony: 11.00 (21km), 14.00 (42km)
Number of finishers 2014: 2678 (21km), 393 (42km), 487 relay teams, 4159 (4.2km)
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