With your club, family or simply your friends - running an entire marathon once? Why not as a relay? Train together - run together - win and celebrate together.
Your team will run the full 42.195 km route divided into four sections ranging from 5 to 16 km – past baroque and nature, through Dresden’s historic old town, across the Grand Garden, and along the Elbe river.
Different section lengths are available to accommodate varying age and fitness levels. The highlight is crossing the finish line together with your team as numerous spectators cheer for you at the MARITIM HOTEL finish area.
Finisher 2023: 96 relays
Information as PDF
27/10/2024 10:30 am Pieschener Allee
Information for Before the Event
Registration is submitted exclusively online by a team captain. Team captains must be at least 16 years old but are not required to participate in the run. Registration indicates that all participants have read and accepted the general terms and conditions.
Each relay participant will receive an individual bib number. The bib number is not transferable. The bib number must be clearly visible on the front of the jersey and may not be kinked, covered, or altered in any manner. Each participant will additionally receive a second bib with “STAFFEL” printed on it, which is to be attached to the back of the running shirt.
Registration closes on October 14, 2024, 11.59 p.m.
Late registration can be submitted online from October 15, 2024, 12.00 a.m. to October 24, 2024, 11.59 p.m.
Late registrations at the International Congress Center Dresden will be accepted from October 25, 2024, 3 p.m. to October 27, 2024, 9.30 a.m.
Ranking will be done for the following relay categories: male, female, and mixed.
Mixed relay teams can consist of two male and two female runners or a 3:1 mix of either gender.
Participant eligibility depends on the respective section:
Section 1: approx. 16 km (born in 2008 and older)
Section 2: approx. 9 km (born in 2014 and older)
Section 3: approx. 12.2 km (born in 2010 and older)
Section 4: approx. 5 km (born in 2016 and older)
To make name or section changes prior to the registration deadline (always taking into account the minimum age requirements), team captains can send an email to email@example.com.
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 31.03.2024 99,- €* by 30.06.2024 130,- €* by 14.10.2024 150,- €* late registration 160,- €*
*) incl. VAT and transponder.
There are 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 relay teams that have registered by 11.59 p.m. on October 24th, 2024 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 for the team captain 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.
4 bib numbers (the first three digits are the start number; the fourth smaller digit indicates the runner’s section)
4 bibs printed with “STAFFEL” to be worn on the back of the race shirt
food and refreshments along the route and at the finish
CEP pacemaker service
4 clothing bags for drop-off in the underground garage at the International Congress Center (bag check during the event) and additionally four bags for deposit at the transition areas
Marathon Expo from 25 to 27 October 2024 (free admission)
free admission to the Sports Medicine Symposium on 26 October 2024 (limited capacity, German language)
Pasta Party with live music on 26 October 2024
high quality finisher medal for each relay team member (presented to the final runner)
4 x medal engraving (name of the relay, all four first names and finish time) for a price of € 24.00, 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 (total and split times) is accomplished with a reusable transponder secured to the ankle with Velcro and passed on from runner to runner
results posted online
certificate available on-site or downloadable
shower and swimming facilities free of charge after the run
emergency medical care
authorization fee of the German Athletics Association
last (but not least!) the organization of this event
We reserve the right to make changes due to official hygiene requirements or state pandemic regulations!
Participant eligibility (age limit) varies by section (see “Registration”).
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, 25/10/2024 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 26/10/2024 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 27/10/2024 from 8 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.
Please pick up your bib number on Friday or Saturday if possible. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress before the start and will give you the chance 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”)
Friday, 25/10/2024 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 26/10/2024 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 27/10/2024 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Numerous exhibitors present 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 26th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can meet up, exchange training and nutrition tips with sports fans, and enjoy the last carbo load before the big run.
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 27, 2024 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
Course Sections / Transition Areas
Marathon relay bibs have a different color than regular marathon bibs, making it possible for course officials to inform relay participants of the transition points. For this reason, start number must be clearly visible at all times.
Transition areas are easily accessible by public transport (see below). Due to numerous road closures, no attempt should be made to organize your own transport to the transition points. The relay transition areas are separate from the actual running route. Approx. 100 meters before the respective transition points, signs and course officials indicate the upcoming transition area. At each transition area there is a “pit lane” for handing over the “baton” (transponder with Velcro secured to the ankle). The respective boxes are assigned by start number.
Section 1st runner: approx. 16 km
From the start at „Pieschener Allee“ to transition area „Strassburger Platz / Gläserne Manufaktur“
The starting block is marked on the bib and is assigned based on the first runner’s expected running time for 16km.
Section 2nd runner: approx. 9 km
From transition area „Strassburger Platz / Gläserne Manufaktur” to transition area „Waldschlösschenbrücke“
The second runner, like all marathon participants, must reach the junction for the second marathon round (km 20.5; Italian Village/Theaterplatz) by 1:15 p.m.
Section 3rd runner: approx. 12,2 km
From transition area „Waldschlösschenbrücke“ to transition area „Strassburger Platz / Gläserne Manufaktur“
Section 4th runner: approx. 5 km
From transition area „Straßburger Platz / Gläserne Manufaktur“ to the finish at MARITIM HOTEL, Devrientstrasse
Joint finish: At km 41.7 runners 1-3 can join the final runner to cross the finish line together as a team. To do so, the 3rd runner would have to travel quickly by tram from Strassburger Platz to Postplatz (approx. 6 minutes travel time). From there you walk approximately 500m to the MEETING POINT (yellow/blue beach flag) on Terrassenufer opposite of Semperoper. It is only about 450m to the finish line.
The finish line closes at 4 p.m. There is a time limit on the event and road closures on the running route are only in effect during the official event time.
Arrival and departure to and from the transition areas is via public transport. Your start number is valid as a ticket on the day of the marathon. Attention: Please be sure to allow enough time on the day of the race, as there may be delays due to road closures.
Transition area 1+3 (Strassburger Platz/Gläserne Manufaktur) can be reached from Postplatz with tram numbers 1, 2, 4, 12.
Transition area 2 (Waldschlösschenbrücke) can be reached from “Kongresszentrum/Haus der Presse” with tram number 11 (approx. every 15 minutes), travel time approx. 20 minutes).
ATTENTION: Tram number 11 DOES NOT operate from 10.30 a.m. to approximately 11.15 a.m.
Change of Clothing
Relay runner 1 can drop off a “pre-run” clothing bag and relay runner 4 can drop-off a “post-run” clothing bag at the bag check located in the underground garage of the International Congress Center.
Bags must be picked up by 5 p.m. at the latest.
Bag drop-off for the transition areas must be organized individually. There is no possibility of an event-organized bag transport.
There are short-term bag check facilities at each transition area.
We recommend the following procedure for relay teams:
Each runner who starts at a transition point brings the “post-run” clothing bag of the runner before him to the bag check. He also hands in his own “pre-run” clothing bag. Both bags are then picked up by the runner who exits at the transition area.
It is extremely important to label each clothing bag with the start number! The organizer assumes no liability for damage or loss.
Timekeeping is accomplished using a reusable transponder secured to the ankle with Velcro that is passed on from runner to runner. The transponder automatically serves as a “baton” and must be passed on to the next relay runner at the transition areas. Securing the transponder to the ankle with Velcro is mandatory. The total net time of the relay and the individual split times are recorded if the start, finish, and all control mats laid out on the route are crossed.
THE TRANSPONDER MUST BE RETURNED AFTER THE FINISH!
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 4.00 p.m.
Food and Refreshment Points
Aid stations at km 5,5 / 19 / 39,8 offer pure still water. Km 39,8 additionally offers Coke and salt.
Aid stations at km 10 / 20.6 / 26 / 30 / 31.6 and the finish offer water, tea, Xenofit iso-drinks, bananas and raisin bread.
Tea, apples, watermelon, and ERDINGER non-alcoholic beer are also available at the finish.
Pure still water is available at the transition areas (limited supply).
To avoid collisions, we ask that you use the entire length of the aid stations.
Information for After the Event
Medal Engraving / Photo Service
Immediately after the race, team members can have their individual medals engraved with the team name, the first names of all team members, and the total net running time. Medal engraving is done at the Congress Center. Your team can book this service when registering (€ 24.00*/all 4 medals). A medal symbol will be printed on your race bibs. Please show your bib number at the medal engraving booth.
If your team hasn’t booked in advance, you can also pay in cash at the event (€ 28.00*).
*) 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
Portable toilets are located at the transition areas.
Showers, changing rooms and toilet facilities are also available at the finish area. Current information and a course map can be found in your race packet.
Awards Ceremony / Medals
All 4 runners receive a medal if crossing the finish line together. Alternatively, the final runner will receive all four medals.
Ranking is done for male, female and mixed relays. The winners of each category are honored at the awards ceremony.