Kassel (Germany), Sunday 18 September 2016

Weinberg, Kassel, Germany (Author: Heinz Körner / commons.wikimedia.org / public domain / photo modified by runinternational.eu)


The Kassel Marathon draws around 3,000 half marathon runners, 500 marathon runners and 500 marathon relay teams to the streets of Kassel, a city of about 200,000 people, located in a hilly region in the state of Hesse in central Germany.

Both the half and the full marathon feature an undulating single-loop course which begins at the Auestadion on the edge of the vast Baroque Karlsaue park in the southern part of the city. The finish line is on the athletics track inside the stadium.

The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the marathon course is approximately 60 metres. From start to finish, the 42.2-kilometre route includes 180 metres of ascent. The time limit to finish the race is six hours.

Kassel has largely a postwar appearance. Most of its historic buildings were destroyed in World War Two. It's a very green city, however, and well worth a visit for its wonderful parks and its fine museums and art exhibitions.


Country: Germany

Venue (Map): Kassel (Hannover 168km, Frankfurt 193km, Hamburg 311km, Berlin 380km)

Date: 18 September 2016 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 8.00:  21.1km handcyclists
  • 8.15:  21.1km runners and power walkers
  • 9.00:  42.2km runners and 4-person relay teams (10.6km+12.1km+9.2km+10.3km)

Start: on Damaschkestraße (near the Auestadion)

Finish: on the athletics track of 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 3 September 2016); late entries on the day

Entry fees (up to 31 December 2015/31 March/30 June/3 September/18 September 2016):

  • 21km: € 27/30/35/42/52
  • 42km: € 37/41/49/60/70

Timekeeping: Davengo EasyChip (included in the entry fees)

You get: pasta party (Saturday 14.30-18.30), refreshments, finisher medal, massage service; bus service for relay runners; entrants can order a T-shirt for the price of € 15

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Award ceremony: 11.00 (21km), 14.00 (42km)

Number of finishers 2015: 2567 runners (21km), 110 walkers (21km), 15 handcyclists (21km), 443 runners (42km), 469 relay teams

Event website: www.kassel-marathon.de


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