Salzburg (Austria), Sunday 1 May 2016

Salzburg with the Gaisberg and the Festung Hohensalzburg, Austria (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


The Salzburg Marathon in Austria features a truly grand setting and a flat and scenic course. More than 4,200 distance runners took part in the event last year.

Entrants are given the choice between the 10k point-to-point race, the half marathon (one lap) and the marathon (two laps).

The marathon route is accurately measured and IAAF/AIMS-certified, starting and finishing at the imposing cathedral in the beautiful Old Town (pictured).

On its way through the historic centre, along the River Salzach, through rural areas and woods, and around a lovely lake, the route passes a large number of Salzburg's best sights, including the city's most impressive palaces.

Participants in the 10k race run the last ten kilometres of the marathon course. The start and the finish areas are just about two kilometres apart.


The Untersberg as seen from the Salzburg Marathon course (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /

The marathon route offers fine views of the Untersberg on the Austria-Germany border.


Race information: 13. Salzburg Marathon 2016

Country: Austria

Venue (Map): Salzburg (Munich 146km, Linz 136km, Innsbruck 185km, Vienna 300km)

Date: 1 May 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km; children's races (on Saturday)

Start (10km): at 8.45 at Freibad Leopoldskron (ca. 2km from the finish area)

Start (21km, 42km): at 9.00 on Residenzplatz

Finish: on Residenzplatz

Race centre: Salzburg Congress, Auerspergstraße 6 (Friday 12.00-18.00; Saturday 10.00-18.00); on Kapitelplatz (on the day 6.30-8.30)

Entries: online or by post, fax or e-mail (up to 20 April 2016); late entries on 29/30 April 2016

Entry fees (10km): € 25/30/35/45 (up to 31 Dec 2015/13 Mar/20 Apr/30 April 2016)

Entry fees (21km): € 37/43/50/65 (up to 31 Dec 2015/13 Mar/20 Apr/30 April 2016)

Entry fees (42km): € 46/51/56/75 (up to 31 Dec 2015/13 Mar/20 Apr/30 April 2016)

Timing: ChampionChip — use your own chip, rent a single-use chip (€ 5), or buy a chip (€ 33)

You get: goodie bag, finisher medal, fruit and drinks on the course, transport of personal clothing for 10k runners

Showers, changing facilities, supervised bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2015: 1021 (10km), 2256 (21km), 924 (42km)

Event website (in German, English, and Italian):


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