International WACHAUmarathon 2018
The International WACHAUmarathon is back!
The race officially begins on Sunday at 10:00 on the B3 in Emmersdorf near the recreational center.
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
Start in Emmersdorf
The starting line is directly next to the roundabout that leads to the bridge over the Danube to Melk. The parking lot in front of Emmerdorf’s sport center is the perfect place to meet before the starting signal.
Be there and experience the unique flair of the marathon start in Emmersdorf with a view of the Melk Abbey.
You have three options for getting to the marathon start in Emmersdorf an der Donau. Bus and trains are included in the entry fee.
You should choose a travel option at registration. This will be printed on your bib number with a symbol and the time.
Please be aware that the road through the Wachau is closed on the day of the event as of 8:00 and can no longer be driven.
Baggage transport will be carried out by busses located near the starting area and marked with your event and bib number.
Please have your bib number at hand when dropping off and picking up baggage. Baggage may be deposited beginning an hour before the event until at the latest 10 minutes before the start.
At the finish line the busses will be located near the conference halls. Please follow the signs.
We inform you that only clothing bags distributed by the organizer and marked with name and number will be transported, We take no responsibility for lost articles, most especially including clothing sacks and the valuables deposited in them.
Energy stations along the route
Catering during the run is an important element in any runner’s success. For this reason the WACHAUmarathon team works hard every year to provide the ideal availability of liquids and food along the route.
Working with our partners we are able to set up 11 Hydration/Energy Stations along the entire marathon route.
During the marathon you can refill your energy reserves at
KM 5 (no personal drinks) / KM 7.5 / KM 11.7 / KM 15.4 / KM 20.0 / KM 23.1 / KM 25.1 / KM 28.7 / KM 32.5 / KM 35.0 / KM 36.9 (no personal drinks) / KM 39.4
Self Catering Marathon
Self-catering for the marathon (not available for the half marathon) can be deposited on Saturday, Sept 16, 11:00-18:00 at the information stand at the WACHAUmarathon EXPO (Krems conference center) or on Sunday, Sept 17, 9:00-9:30 at the marathon start in Emmersdorf. Containers (NO GLAS!) must be clearly marked with name, bib number, and catering station.
Catering stations along the course:
KM 5.0 (no self-catering) / KM 7.5 / KM 11.7 / KM 15.4 / KM 20.0 / KM 23.1 / KM 25.1 / KM 28.7 / KM 32.5 / KM 35.0 / KM 36.9 (no self-catering) / KM 39.4
Attention: the self-catering table is the first one at the hydration/energy stations.
INTERNATIONAL WACHAU MARATHON TRIVIA
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.