Leipzig (Germany), Saturday 21 January 2017

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).

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

In 2016, 75 teams completed the Wintermarathon. The fastest male team finished in 2:49:28, the best mixed team in 3:14:41 and the first female team in 3:43:27. The time limit is five and a half hours.


Country: Germany

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

Date: 21 January 2017 (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 15 January 2017); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day (9.00-10.30)

Entry fees (per team):

  • € 45 (up to 21 September 2016)
  • € 57 (up to 20 December 2016)
  • € 72 (up to 15 January 2017)
  • € 87 (on 21 January 2017)

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

Prizes: to the first 3 male/female/mixed teams

Award ceremony: soon after the race

Number of finishers 2016: 75 teams (41 male, 7 female, 27 mixed); 12 runners finished the marathon without a complete team

Event website: www.wintermarathon.de


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.