When will the Dresden Marathon take place in the coming years?
The dates already fixed are October 17, 2021, October 16, 2022 and October 22, 2023.
How can I register for another route (until the registration deadline)?
For re-registrations by the registration deadline, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Switching to a shorter route is free of charge and possible without refunding the difference. If you switch to a longer distance, the difference is due, which will be deducted from the bank details specified in the first report.
If I have not received a confirmation of participation by the day of the race. What do I have to do there?
If you have not received a confirmation of participation, you will also be given your starting documents upon presentation of your identity card or your bank statement (a copy is sufficient) with the debit of the organization fee.
Can I still make changes?
All data changes such as addresses, year of birth, club name are made when you pick up your starting documents for a processing fee of € 5.
Can I register a friend in my name (change of registration)?
Changes of names are possible free of charge on the same or a shorter route until the registration deadline. In the case of a registered change of name on a longer route, the difference that is valid at the time of the change must be paid.
To register a change, please send an email to email@example.com. You will then receive a link via which the changes can be made.
On the weekend of the event, re-registrations by names are possible for a processing fee of € 5 when the bib numbers are issued at the help desk. If someone passes on their bib number to third parties without changing their registration, this leads to immediate disqualification.
Can I still change the starting block assigned to me?
A start block change is possible at the help desk when the bib number is issued, if it can be proven with certificates or official result lists that the time for classification in the desired start block has already been reached in the last 3 years. Regardless of this, all walkers only start in the designated starting block "W".
What is the difference between gross and net time?
The gross time is the elapsed time from the starting shot to the finish. The net time is the actual term, this means from crossing the start line to your finish.
Is there a pasta party as well?
The traditional pasta party with LIVE MUSIC will take place on Saturday from 12 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the International Congress Center. Here you meet, exchange training and nutrition tips with sports fans and enjoy the last carbohydrate intake before the big run. At a preferential price of 3.00 EUR * everyone can buy a voucher for a portion of pasta with sauce and fortify themselves. You can easily book this with the registration. Spontaneous and late registrants can purchase a voucher at the box office (at the bib number issue) (while stocks last).
Where can I hand in my own food?
Hand in your own food by 8 a.m. on Sunday at the Congress Center entrance (glass door, room 4, River side) at the security. Self-catering must be clearly labeled (km of the refreshment point, bib number). Information on the planned locations (km) for self-catering can be found in the runner information that you receive with your bib number. No glass containers may be used!
Where can I keep my exchange clothing?
Exchange clothing can be handed in on Sunday in the underground car park from 8 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and can be picked up till 5 p.m. at latest. There are special recommendations for changing marathon relay clothing (see information).
Can I have my medal engraved?
Yes, in the Congress Center, Hall 5 there is the possibility of individual medal engraving with name and duration (relays with relay name, all four first names and time). You can book this extra when you register. Then an "M" is printed on your bib number. Please show the bib number at the medal engraving. Those who decide at short notice can also pay in cash (somewhat more expensive) on site.
How does the cancellation work? What happens in the event of illness?
Cancellation is not possible in accordance with the conditions of participation. After registration, there is no entitlement to reimbursement of the registration fee in the event of no-show, even in the event of illness, consisting of the organizational fee plus the fee for booked additional services or on issuing a voucher for a subsequent event (see terms and conditions).
Why is there no special rating for walkers?
We are unable to ensure compliance with the competition rules of a walking competition. We will continue to give the participants the opportunity to complete the route on foot. The walkers are only expected to behave fairly and classify them according to their planned speed at the start. The “W” on the bib number for the start block “W” applies.
When is the registration closed?
There is no participant limit on the individual routes of the Dresden Marathon. It is therefore impossible that one of the individual routes is "sold out" or that no more registrations will be accepted at a certain time. The marathon relay is limited to 200 relay. The deadlines for the announcement apply to the registration deadline for online registration and postal registration. After the official registration deadline, you can register online up to 3 days before the event or shortly before the start.
When will the registration confirmation be sent?
The confirmation of registration will be sent approximately 1 week before the event to the email address provided when registering. Please submit this registration confirmation for the bib number issue.
Can a relative or a friend pick up my starting documents for me?
Yes. Upon presentation of the original confirmation of participation or a written authorization, friends or relatives will also receive your start documents.
Are late registrations still possible?
Late registrations are possible on all routes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Late registrations will only be accepted in the International Congress Center, Ostraufer 2, 01067 Dresden, against cash payment during the opening hours of the registration office.
Can I change my registration for another route when I issue my bib number?
Distance changes are possible for a processing fee of € 5 at the bib number issue at the help desk. If you switch to a longer route, the difference including the late registration fee must be paid.
How does timekeeping work?
The time is measured on all individual routes via a one-way transponder that is integrated in the personal bib number. The bib number must not be nodded, covered or changed. The finishers will be evaluated according to the net time (effective running time), the start and finish as well as all control mats laid out on the course. There is no additional transponder fee. It is not necessary to return the transponder.
In the marathon relay, each relay starts with a reusable transponder that is attached to the ankle with Velcro. The transponder automatically serves as a "baton" and must be passed on to the next relay runner at the exchange points. The total net time of the relay and the individual split times of the sections are recorded when the start and finish as well as all control mats laid out on the route are overrun. After the final runner finishes, the transponder is to be returned!
Can I buy a souvenir T-shirt at the expo?
The official event shirts can be purchased from the t-shirt booth at the bib number distribution (while stocks last).
Where can I park?
The public parking (including the underground car park of the Congress Center Dresden) are to be used on Friday and Saturday. On the day of the race, parking lot P7 at the MESSE DRESDEN (approx. 300 m from the start) is available for cars. Motorhomes can also park in the car park at the MESSE DRESDEN on the raceday. For overnight stays, the options available in the city are to be used (e.g. Mockritz campsite).
Where are the showers located?
Showers are not far from the finish area. The exact locations are contained in the runner information given to each runner and can also be requested at the information.
Where do I get my personal photos from?
The official photo partner of the DRESDEN-MARATHON is the team of marathon-photos.com. As soon as the photos are online, each participant (or the team captain in the relay) will be sent a link that will take them directly to the personal photos that can be ordered for a fee.
Are there massage options?
Massages are offered in the underground car park of the Congress Center. Please note that after the marathon runners have finished (from 12:30 p.m.), the massages are reserved exclusively for them.
Can I use my poles for walking?
The use of poles is not permitted, as there have unfortunately been multiple disabilities with hazards to other participants in the past. For this reason, with the size of the field of participants, there is no longer a safe process to be ensured if tools such as poles are used.