Full enjoyment in half the distance. At the DRESDEN MARATHON, you’ll start with the marathon runners and relay teams. Get ready to experience a one-of-a-kind city tour! The route takes you through the pub-filled new town (one of Europe’s largest Gründerzeit-style quarters), over the Waldschlößchen bridge to the Grand Garden, and back to the historic city center filled with famous landmarks.
At the "Italian Village" you’ll bid farewell to the full marathon runners as they continue on to their second round. Numerous spectators will cheer you on as you approach the finish line at the MARITIM HOTEL.
Men: 01:02:27 Mengich, Richard Kiprop (KEN), 2012
Women: 1:12:47 Embedada Emebet (ETH), 2011
Finisher 2022: 2,193
Information as PDF
22/10/2023 10:30 am Pieschener Allee
Information for Before the Event
Runners born in 2007 and older are eligible to participate.
Registration can be completed online at www.dresden-marathon.com or using the postal registration form. By registering, all participants confirm they have read and accepted the general terms and conditions. For group registrations and registration by third parties, the applicant confirms that all registered persons have read and accepted the terms and conditions.
Each participant will receive an individual bib number. The bib number is not transferable. The transponder for time measurement is integrated into the bib number. The bib number must be clearly visible on the front of the jersey and may not be kinked, covered, or altered in any manner.
There is NO limit on the number of participants at the DRESDEN-MARATHON.
The registration deadline is October 9, 2023 at 11.59 p.m.
Late registrations are possible online from October 10, 2023, 12.00 a.m. to October 19, 2023, 11.59 p.m.
Late registrations at the International Congress Center Dresden will be accepted from October 20, 2023, 3 p.m. to October 22, 2023, 9.30 a.m.
For name changes (€ 5.00*) or distance changes prior to the registration deadline
Further changes and corrections can be made at the bib number issue (help desk) for a processing fee of € 5.00 *.
*) incl. VAT
Entry Fee / Registration Information
The entry fee varies depending on when you register:
by 31.03.2023 46,- €* by 30.06.2023 52,- €* by 09.10.2023 58,- €* late registration 67,- €*
*) incl. VAT and bib number with transponder.
There will be NO additional costs for timekeeping.
International participants can choose payment either by credit card, by PayPal or SEPA direct debit.
In order to use the SEPA procedure, the payment service provider must sign the “Adherence Agreements of the European Payments Council (EPC).”
Incorrect information and associated fees or remittances are at the expense of the participant.
Immediately after successful online registration, a registration confirmation with the bib number will be sent by email. All participants who have registered by 11.59 p.m. on October 19th, 2023 will receive an additional registration confirmation by email shortly before the event. When picking up your bib number, a printout or digital copy of the registration confirmation is mandatory. Bib number pickup by another person is possible with a power of attorney and the official registration confirmation.
After registration, there is no entitlement to reimbursement of the registration fee (consisting of the organizational fee plus the fee for booked additional services) or for the issuing of a voucher for a subsequent event (see Terms and Conditions). This applies even in cases of no show due to illness.
bib number with transponder and safety pins
food and refreshments along the route and at the finish
CEP pacemaker service
clothing bag for drop-off in the underground garage at the International Congress Center (bag check during the event)
Marathon Expo from 20 to 22 October 2023 (free admission)
free admission to the Sports Medicine Symposium on 21 October 2023 (limited capacity, German language)
Pasta Party with live music for a special price of € 5.00 incl. VAT (to be booked in advance)
high quality finisher medal for each participant
medal engraving (name and finish time) for a price of € 8.00, incl. VAT (to be booked in advance)
bib number is valid as a ticket for public transportation in Dresden on race day
entertainment along the course and at the start/finish area
timing is accomplished with a single-use transponder attached to the back of your bib number
certificate on-site or downloadable
shower and swimming facilities free of charge after the run
authorization fee of the German Athletics Association
last (but not least!) the organization of this event
Runners born in 2007 and older are eligible to participate.
The general terms and conditions of business of the sports agency creative sportmarketing apply. The terms and conditions are available online at www.dresden-marathon.com - Information – Downloads, can be requested from creative sportmarketing by post, telephone, fax or email, or can be viewed on the business premises at Isfriedstrasse 7, 01217 Dresden.
The use of inline skates, Nordic walking poles, or other equipment is not permitted. Jogging buggies/strollers and dogs are prohibited. Unauthorized bike escort (without the organizer's official authorization plate) leads to immediate disqualification of the escorted runner.
Participation is at your own risk. By receiving your bib number, you confirm there are no health concerns regarding your participation. To support an optimal start to physical activity and to prevent possible health risks, we ask that you carefully fill out a short health questionnaire. The data will be scientifically documented by the German Sport University Cologne. An evaluation of your information is provided at the end of the questionnaire. Click here for the optional questionnaire.
The organizer assumes no liability for lost clothing or personal items. Lost and found items will be deposited at the INFORMATION desk during the event and at the Congress Center security after the event (for 14 days).
Bib Number Issue / Race Packet Pickup
International Congress Center Dresden, Ostraufer/corner of Devrientstrasse
Friday, 20/10/2023 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 21/10/2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 22/10/2023 from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
If possible, please pick up your bib number on Friday or Saturday. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress before the start and will give you the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of the Marathon Expo and the Pasta Party.
Third parties can pick up bib numbers/race packets by presenting the registration confirmation and a written power of attorney.
Marathon Expo and Pasta Party
International Congress Center Dresden, Ostraufer/corner of Devrientstrasse (see “Getting Here”) Expo hours: Friday, 20/10/2023 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 21/10/2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 22/10/2023 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Numerous exhibitors will be showcasing their products, events, and concepts at the Marathon Expo. The exhibitor profile includes sporting goods and equipment, sportswear and shoes, running and sports accessories, sports medicine, nutrition and health, sports literature, travel, running and sports events, and much more.
The traditional Pasta Party with LIVE MUSIC will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to network, exchange training and nutrition tips with sports fans, and enjoy the last carbo load before the big run. Register in advance to receive a special discounted price of 5.00 €*. Separate the coupon from your bib number and hand it in at the pasta counter.
*) incl. VAT
The competition area is close to the main train station (approx. 2 km) and the Dresden-Neustadt train station (approx. 1 km). Dresden International Airport is approximately 8 km away. Timetables for the Dresden Public Transport Company are available at: https://www.dvb.de/en-gb/. You can reach the marathon starting area by car or bus via BAB 4, junction Dresden-Altstadt (78). Continue on B 6 for approx. 3 km toward the CITYCENTER/MESSE DRESDEN. Follow the parking lot signs marked "MARATHON" and "MESSE/P7".
DESTINATION FOR NAVIGATION DEVICE: 01067 Dresden, Messering 6. If coming from other directions, detours and road closures can be expected on marathon day.
The start/finish area is located at Pieschener Allee/Devrientstrasse, approx. 800m from the Dresden city center (Zwinger, Semperoper). The bib number issue, registration office, and marathon expo are located in the International Congress Center Dresden (Ostraufer/corner of Devrientstrasse). The start/finish area is easily accessible by public transport. Your bib number is valid on October 22, 2023 as a ticket for all forms of public transport (not including special transport) in the Dresden tarif zone. It is approximately a 5-minute walk from the Postplatz tram stop as well as from the Dresden-Mitte S-Bahn station. Tram lines 6 and 11 bring you to "Congress Center." Please check for any schedule and route changes posted by the Dresden Public Transport Company on race day.
Information for Race Day
Running time is measured exclusively by means of an RFID transponder attached to the back of your bib number. Please secure the bib at chest level with safety pins. The bib number may not be kinked, covered, or altered, otherwise timekeeping cannot be guaranteed. Gun and chip times will be available in the results. Finishers who cross the start, finish, and all the control mats laid out on the course will be evaluated according to chip time (effective running time).
There is no extra fee for the transponder. It is not necessary to return the transponder.
Bag check is located in the underground garage at the International Congress Center. Remember to write your race number on your official starting bag before handing it in at the drop-off desk that corresponds to your bib number. (Look for signs indicating bib number ranges). It is not possible to drop off your bag at the marathon starting point! Bags must be picked up no later than 5 p.m.
The organizer is not liable for any damages or loss of personal items.
Starting Line-Up / Closing time
The starting line-up begins at 10.10 a.m. at Pieschener Allee (approx. 700m from the Congress Center).
Starting blocks (marked on bib): A+E (Elite) / B / C.
Start time is 10.30 a.m.
The finish line closes at 2.00 p.m.
Food and Refreshment Points
Aid stations at km 10 / 16 and the finish area offer tea, water, Xenofit iso-drinks, bananas, and raisin bread.
Aid stations at km 5.5 and 19 offer pure still water.
Tea, apples, watermelon, and ERDINGER non-alcoholic beer are also available at the finish.
To avoid collisions, we ask that you use the entire length of the aid stations.
CEP Pacers Service
In cooperation with the CEP pace team, the organizer provides proven pacemakers for the marathon finish times below. The pacemakers maintain a constant speed for the entire marathon, meaning half marathoners can also orient to their pace (up to where the routes split) to target a half marathon finish time:
3:00 hours corresponds to HM in 1:30 hours
3:30 hours corresponds to HM in 1:45 hours
4:00 hours corresponds to HM in 2:00 hours
4:30 hours corresponds to HM in 2:15 hours
Good to know after the race
Medal Engraving / Photo Service
Immediately after the race, you can have your name and net running time engraved on your finisher medal at the Congress Center. You can book this service when registering (€ 8.00*). A medal symbol will be printed on your race bib. Please show your bib number at the medal engraving booth.
If you haven’t booked in advance, you can also pay in cash at the event (€ 10.00*).
*) incl. VAT
The Marathon-Photos.com team is the official photo partner of the DRESDEN-MARATHON. Each participant who has provided an e-mail address at registration will be sent a link that provides direct access to his or her personal photos as soon as they are posted are online. These photos can be purchased for an additional fee.
Showers, Changing Rooms and Toilet Facilities
Showers, changing rooms and toilet facilities are available at the finish area. Current information and a map can be found on the runner information sheet included in your race packet.
Awards Ceremony / Medals
After successfully crossing the finish line, each runner will receive a high-quality finisher medal.
The awards ceremony will be held on stage in the large hall of the Congress Center at approximately 12 p.m. (men) and 12.20 p.m. (women).