Sunday 27 October 2019

Dresden, Germany (Photo: Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Held annually in October in Dresden, capital of the state of Sachsen (Saxony) in eastern Germany, the Dresden Marathon offers four very scenic races — 4.2km, 10km, 21.1km half marathon and 42.2km marathon.

All races begin and end on the edge of the city centre, one of Germany's most popular tourist destinations.

Participants in the 4.2km and 10km races run on roads and bike paths along the River Elbe, passing a number of monumental historic buildings (pictured).

The half marathon is one lap and the full marathon is two laps of a mainly flat course which runs along the river, through the city centre and through the beautiful Großer Garten park.

The second lap of the marathon is a bit different from the first lap. Approximately two kilometres of the marathon route are run on cobbles or on gravel.


Map of the venue:


21. Dresden Marathon:


  • 27 October 2019 (Sunday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 9.30:
    • 4.2km Zehntelmarathon (1/10 marathon)
  • 10.00:
    • 10km Lauf (10k race)
  • 10.30:
    • 21.1km Halbmarathon (half marathon)
    • 42.2km Marathon

Time limit:

  • 5 hours 30 minutes (42.2km)

Start area:

  • Pieschener Allee (ca. 700m from the finish area)

Finish area:

  • at the Maritim Hotel Dresden

Event website:


22. Dresden Marathon:


  • 18 October 2020 (Sunday)


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.