The WACHAUmarathon running route is enjoyed and appreciated by thousands of hobby runners due to its flat topography. There is hardly an easier and faster stretch than the one between Emmersdorf and Krems. Beginners especially appreciate when there is a running event with no hill or mountain. These ideal topographical conditions enable them to more easily achieve their own personal running goals. On the other hand the WACHAUmarathon can offer performance-oriented runners the perfect conditions for a fast race. In this way the Wachau “track” especially promotes personal best performances.
The marathon starts in Emmersdorf at 10 a.m. at the same time than the halfmarathon gets started in Sptiz. The marathon route goes upstream from Emmerdorf on the B3 until the small village of Weitenegg, where the runners will get to the road next to the beautiful danube and turn downstream back to the starting point in Emmersdorf. From there on the route follows the B3 until reaching Krems. In Krems you won't have to run through the city any more which makes the marathon both: more attractive and faster
So far, national championships were held three times under the Wachau Marathon. In 2002, Max Wenisch as total seventh in the men (2:27:48) and Veronika Kienbichl as total Eighth Women (2:53:09) Austrian Marathon champion. In 2007, the overall winner Eva-Maria Gradwohl Austrian champion in the half marathon, while for men the title to the total Third Martin Pröll went (1:05:31). 2010 won the overall bronze medalist Andrea Mayr in a time of 1:14:21 hours the national title in the half marathon, while for men the overall Seventh Weidlinger won with a time of 1:04:59 hours.
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