Leipzig (Germany), Saturday 16 January 2016

Brücke über Elsterflutbett, Leipzig, Germany (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Leipziger Wintermarathon is a 42.2km marathon race for teams of three runners, held annually in January in the city of Leipzig in Germany's state of Saxony.

All three team members run the full marathon. They must run and finish the race together. It is not possible to start as an individual athlete. Runners are allowed, however, to finish the marathon if team members have to drop out of the race.

The route is a flat 5km loop on asphalt and gravel paths through two wooded parks (Die Nonne and Clara-Zetkin-Park) which are separated from each other by the Elsterflutbett canal (pictured).

So, the race is eight laps of this 5km course, followed by a 2.2km loop at the end.

In 2015, 66 teams completed the Wintermarathon. The fastest male team finished in about 2hr 51min, the best mixed team in 3hr 17min, and the first female team in 3hr 30min. The time limit is 5hr 30min.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 16 January 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km

Start time: 11.00

Start and finish: Anton-Bruckner-Allee, Clara-Zetkin-Park, Leipzig

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail (up to 10 January 2016); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (9.00-10.30)

Entry fees (per team): € 45/57/72/87 (up to 22 Sep 2015/21 Dec 2015/10 Jan 2016/16 Jan 2016)

You get: snacks and drinks on the course, finisher certificate, massage service, changing facilities, showers, sauna, supervised bag storage

Prizes: to the first 3 male/female/mixed teams and to the first 3 teams in each age group

Award ceremony: soon after the race

Number of finishers 2015: 66 teams (33 male, 6 female, 27 mixed); 10 runners finished the marathon without a complete team

Event website: www.wintermarathon.de


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