FAQs

  • 1. When and where can be picked up bibs and chips?

    The bibs and chips can be picked up at Eisarena Volksgarten (Hermann-Bahr-Promenade 2) during SportMall@Salzburg Marathon:

     

    – Friday, May 15th, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

     

    – Saturday, May 16 th, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

     

    – only in exceptional cases: Sunday, May 17th, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the foyer of University of Salzburg (Hofstallgasse)

     

    Besides the bib-pick-up, there is also the possibility for late-registration for all competitions, where bibs still are available (latest 1 hour before start).

     

    The bibs have to be picked up personally. The Running Festival of Mozart City does not offer postal delivery of the starter package. You will need the confirmation of registration which you got automatically by e-mail, but – as for all running events in Austria – no medical attest If it is absolutely not possible for you to pick up your bib at Friday of Saturday, you can also pick up your starting documents on Sunday morning in case of emergency. We kindly ask you to arrive in time.

     

    A printout of the confirmation of registration is not necessary. Show your registration confirmation simply on your smartphone or tablet. Together we can act ecologically valuable and save up to 500 kilograms of paper.

  • 2. How much is the participating cost per person for the Running Festival in Mozart City?

    You will find an exact information at the menu “registration“.

  • 3. Where are the start and finish area located?

    With its main competitions, the Running Festival of Mozart City is located in the historical center of Salzburg. The finish line of all Sunday's races is located directly in front of worldwide known Festival Hall (Hofstallgasse).

     

    Here, there is as-well the start of Hervis-10K Salzburg CityRun. The start line for Salzburg Marathon, Sparkasse half marathon and Hyundai relay marathon is located at “Griesgasse“ / “Ferndinand-Hanusch-Platz“ (less then five minutes on foot from the finish area).

     

    Start and finish of Salzburg Women's Run, Junior-Marathon and One Mile for a Smile, the Inclusion Run by Coca-Cola are located at “Volksgarten“, directly besides Eisarena Volksgarten, where the SportMall@Salzburg Marathon takes place.

  • 4. What is the fastest way from bib pick up to the starting line?

    The start area, the finish area and the last-minute-registration plus last-minute-bib-pick-up on Sunday are located within a few minutes on foot in the historical center of Salzburg. Ideally your reach bus station “Ferndinand-Hanusch-Platz“, “Landestheater“, “Theatergasse“ or “Rathaus“ by public transport. More information you will find on the website of “Salzburger Verkehrsverbund“ (link available soon).

     

    If your are travelling by car, we advise to use the park and ride places at “Messezentrum“ or “Salzburg Süd – Alpenstraße“ and go by public transport to city center. On the day of competition, your bib is valid as ticket for public transport in the city-zone.

     

    Alternativley you can use the parking spaces at “Mönchsberg Parkgarage“. Leave the motorway A1 at “Salzburg Flughafen“ and reach the “Mönchsberg Parkgarage“ following the “Innsbrucker Bundesstraße“ and the “Maxglaner Hauptstraße“.

     

    To reach the Eisarena Volksgarten for the SportMall@Salzburg Marathon or the competitions on Friday at Saturday, leave the bus lines 6, 7 and 10 at station “Volksgarten“. There are no parking places directly at “Volksgarten“. Going by car, you will use the parking garages “Unipark“, “Barmherzige Brüder“ or “Mönchsberg Parkgarage“.

  • 5. Where do I find starting lists and results?

    We will post the starting and result lists at the start, the finish area and at SportMall@Salzburg Marathon. You can also ask at our information desk. Results will also be available online as soon as possible. We can even send the result list to your address. This special service costs €4.00.

  • 6. Is there any possibility to store my bag or similar items?

    At the official clothing store, for organizational reasons only the official starter bags of the Salzburger Sparkasse, which are handed out at the bib pick up, can be accepted. You can hand them in on Sunday (7:30 am to 3:30 pm) in the arcades of University of Salzburg. Each starter bag handed in MUST have the bib noted below.

     

    For all other luggage, a separate tend will be available in the arcades of the University of Salzburg. For a fee of 5 Euro per piece of luggage you can hand in your luggage, backpacks or other bags. This tend will be controlled by the staff.

     

    Participants of Salzburg Women's Run can hand their starter bags on Friday (6 pm to 9 pm) at the stands of “Eisarena Volksgarten“

  • 7. Are there starting blocks?

    The Salzburg Marathon and the Sparkasse half marathon are started from four different starting blocks. Please choose your right starting block as indicated while registering and additionally marked with the corresponding colour on your bib: will take place as indicated on the registration form and will be colour coded on the start number:

     

    – Start block 1 (GREEN) – all runners who schedule to run a time under 2:50 hours (marathon) or under 1:25 hours (half marathon).

     

    –Start block 2 (ORANGE) – all runners who schedule to run between 2:50 and 3:30 hours (marathon) or between 1:25 and 1:45 hours (half marathon).

     

    – Start block 3 (RED) – all runners start who schedule to run between 3:30 and 4:00 hours (marathon) or between 1:45 and 2:00 hours (half marathon).

     

    – Start block 4 (BLUE) – all runners who schedule a time of more than 4:00 hours (marathon) or more than 2:00 hours (half marathon) start from starting block 4 (LIGHT BLUE).

     

    Those who take position in a not correct starting block have to fear sanctions up to a disqualification!

     

    HYUNDAI RELAY MARATHON

     

    The starting runners of the marathon relay teams must be placed in starting block 4 (LIGHT BLUE) – without any exception. Disregarding this rule leads to an automatic disqualification of the team!

     

    REMAINING COMPETITIONS

     

    At the Hervis-10K Salzburg CityRun and all Friday's and Saturday's competitions there are no starting blocks. We ask the participants to position corresponding to their expected performance. The faster ones in front, the slower ones further back. This guarantees a smooth starting process without any obstructions or falls. Thank you very much!

  • 1. When does the registration period end?

    The regular registration period ends on Sunday, May 10th, 2020 at midnight – all competitions.

     

    At SportMall@Salzburg Marathon, there is a late-registration possible. The period of late-registration ends latest two hours before starting the competition (Friday & Saturday)

  • 2. Is it possible to re-register?

    We ask you to fill in your registration form conscientiously!

     

    A fee of 5,-€ will be charged for changes and/or additions to the data provided during registration. In the case of double registrations, a processing fee of 5,-€ will be deducted from the refund.

     

    Bank charges, which result from wrong, incomplete or illegible information, will be charged to the causer.

  • 3. What happens to runners registered but not able to start?

    If you are not able to start, you have no right to ask the refund of the entry fee from the organizer!

     

    We therefore recommend that all participants take out an insurance policy during online registration. You can claim the entry fee back from the insurance company if you give a good reason for doing so.

  • 4. Can I deregister and re-register?

    DE-REGISTRATION and RE-REGISTRATION

     

    You can unexpectedly not participate in the Running Festival in Mozart City 2020? Hopefully you have took out the insurance! Please contact immediately your insurance and attach the medical certificate and the confirmation of payment.

     

    If you did not conclude the insurance, Salzburg Marathon and its registration platform Njuko have a special offer for you: You can pass or sell your bib to another runner who is starting instead of you. You can make the changes yourself using the link on your registration confirmation. Re-registration is free until December 31, 2019. From January 1st, 2020 re-registration costs €12,-, which is much less than the normal entry fee. Re-registration is possible until May 1st, 2020.

     

    Your booked additional services and products such as medal engraving, the BibBits or the functional shirt will automatically be transferred to the replacement runner. For further questions please contact office@salzburg-marathon.at.

     

    RE-REGISTRATION BETWEEN TWO COMPETITIONS

     

    If you want to switch from marathon to Sparkasse half marathon, no problem. Simply cross the finish line after one lap, you will be automatically switched to the right ranking list and you will get the finisher-medal of Sparkasse half marathon.

     

    If you want to switch from Sparkasse half marathon to Hervis-10K Salzburg CityRun, please tell us until lately May 1st, 2020 via e-mail. You will get a new confirmation of registration and a new bib number via e-mail. You won't have the right to get back any difference of entry fee.

     

    Re-registration are free of charge between May 1st, 2020, if jumping to a competition with a more expensive entry-fee the difference has to be paid. During late-registration a re-registration will cost €10,-

  • 5. Will a runner declared as a marathon runner appear in the half marathon list if he/she finishes after 21,097 kilometres?

    Yes, he/she will appear in the list of the Sparkasse half marathon. In this case, no re-registration is necessary!

  • 6. Is there a minimum age for marathon and Sparkasse half marathon?

    Even if their bodies cope with the effort, it is not advisable for kids to run a marathon. For several reasons we don't give young people a permission to participate in distance events: Participants of Salzburg Marathon 2020 have to be born in the year 2002 or before. Starters of the Sparkasse half marathon have to be born in the year 2004 or before, as described in the guidelines of the IAAF. The youngest participants of the Hervis-10K Salzburg Salzburg CityRun have to be born in 2006, of Salzburg Women's Run in 2010.

  • 7. Do participants have to provide a medical certificate at registration?

    No, you don't have to provide a medical certificate neither at registration nor a bib pick-up. By your signature at registration you accept terms and conditions of Salzburg Marathon and you guarantee a good fitness and a medical confirmed health status.

     

    Salzburg Marathon recommends to all its participants only to start with a good health status. If there are any troubles left, please do this advised health-check. (Link available soon)

  • 1. What does the course look like?

    SALZBURG MARATHON, SPARKASSE HALF MARATHON, HYUNDAI RELAY MARATHON

     

    The 21.097 kilometre long course has to be run twice for the marathon distance and once for the half marathon distance. The maximum height difference of the flat course is only ten meters.



     

    From the start at Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz the course leads you along the gorgeous avenue to Hellbrunn. After a direct look at the Hellbrunn Palace, the course continues through the forest “Eichetwald“ to the Leopoldskron pond with Leopoldskron Palace. A few kilometers later you reach the northernmost point of the course, the Lehener Bridge.

     

    

On the right side of River Salzach you pass the “Mirabellplatz“ (start and finish area in the past years) with Mirabell Palace and the “Staatsbrücke“ to cross the “Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz“ to reach the finish line straight ahead in the Hofstallgasse or to start the second lap crossing the Universitätsplatz (incl. changing zone for the relays).

     

    HERVIS-10K SALZBURG CITYRUN

     

    The participants of the 10K-run start "from the finish" in Hofstallgasse and pass the waiting marathon and half marathon grid at Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz via Franz-Josef-Kai. They leave the marathon course in the “Nonntal“ and turn back onto it at Leopoldskron Palace. On “Neutorstraße“ the 10K-runners run straight through Sigmundstor down to “Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz“ and turn right onto the home straight in the direction of Festival Hall.

     

    SALZBURG WOMEN'S RACE

     

    Start and finish are in the Volksgarten. The running course leads along the right bank of the Salzach in southern direction to the “Wilhelm-Kaufmann-Steg“. After crossing the bridge, the route leads back on the left side of the Salzach towards the city centre and over the “Karolinen Bridge“ to the finishing straight in the Volksgarten. The route is 5.5 kilometres long.

     

    JUNIOR-MARATHON and ONE MILE FOR A SMILE

     

    The Junior-Marathon and the emotional charity run of the Running Festival are held on a circuit in the Volksgarten. The start and finish lines are located in “Hundertwasser-Allee“.

  • 2. Is the entire course asphalt?

    Most of the course is asphalt. Only a small part is not, but this part is perfectly prepared for the event. Our participants told us that the whole course – including the non-asphalt part – is pretty fast and very attractive, as it offers a new view on this wonderful city.

  • 3. What are the course records of the Salzburg Marathon?

    SALZBURG MARATHON

     

    Men: Eliud Kiplagat (KEN) 2:14:16 (2013)

     

    Women: Risper Kimayo (KEN) 2:35:05 (2011)

     

     

    SPARKASSE HALF MARATHON:

     

    Men: Talel Wilberforce (KEN) – 1:01:16 (2002)

     

    Women: Ruth van der Meijden (NED) – 1:13:01 (2016)

  • 4. How does the timekeeping work?

    Pentek organizes the timing with the ChampionChip. Participants who do not have any chip can rent a green chip for €5.00 when the bibs are handed out. The green chip is only valid for the Salzburg Marathon 2019. Please put it in one of the special boxes in the finishing area after your race!

     

    
The timekeeping systems will only read yellow and green ChampionChips. Chips in other colors cannot be used. Make sure the chips are correctly fastened to your running shoe (long center piece parallel to the running direction). No timekeeping without the timing chip! All runners need a chip! Pentek Timing will be responsible for the listings and the accuracy of the results.

     

    COMPETITIONS WITH BIB NUMBERS WITH INTEGRATED CHIPS

     

    All participants of Salzburg Women's Run, Junior-Marathon and One Mile for a Smile get bib numbers with integrated chips. There are no additional costs!

    Please wear the bib number on the front side of the upper body and do not hide it behind a jacket. Do never remove or damage the adhesive strips on the reverse side!

  • 5. How long is the finish line open?

    The finish area will be closed at 2:45 p.m – 5:45 hours after the marathon-start.

  • 6. Are there starting blocks?

    The Salzburg Marathon and the Sparkasse half marathon are started from four different starting blocks. Please choose your right starting block as indicated while registering and additionally marked with the corresponding colour on your bib: will take place as indicated on the registration form and will be colour coded on the start number:

     

    – Start block 1 (GREEN) – all runners who schedule to run a time under 2:50 hours (marathon) or under 1:25 hours (half marathon).

     

    –Start block 2 (ORANGE) – all runners who schedule to run between 2:50 and 3:30 hours (marathon) or between 1:25 and 1:45 hours (half marathon).

     

    – Start block 3 (RED) – all runners start who schedule to run between 3:30 and 4:00 hours (marathon) or between 1:45 and 2:00 hours (half marathon).

     

    – Start block 4 (BLUE) – all runners who schedule a time of more than 4:00 hours (marathon) or more than 2:00 hours (half marathon) start from starting block 4 (LIGHT BLUE).

     

    Those who take position in a not correct starting block have to fear sanctions up to a disqualification!

     

    HYUNDAI RELAY MARATHON

     

    The starting runners of the marathon relay teams must be placed in starting block 4 (LIGHT BLUE) – without any exception. Disregarding this rule leads to an automatic disqualification of the team!

     

    REMAINING COMPETITIONS

     

    At the Hervis-10K Salzburg CityRun and all Friday's and Saturday's competitions there are no starting blocks. We ask the participants to position corresponding to their expected performance. The faster ones in front, the slower ones further back. This guarantees a smooth starting process without any obstructions or falls. Thank you very much!

  • 1. How does the timekeeping work?

    Pentek organizes the timing with the ChampionChip. Participants who do not have any chip can rent a green chip for €5.00 when the bibs are handed out. The green chip is only valid for the Salzburg Marathon 2020. Please put it in one of the special boxes in the finishing area after your race!

     

    
The timekeeping systems will only read yellow and green ChampionChips. Chips in other colors cannot be used. Make sure the chips are correctly fastened to your running shoe (long center piece parallel to the running direction). No timekeeping without the timing chip! All runners need a chip! Pentek Timing will be responsible for the listings and the accuracy of the results.

     

    COMPETITIONS WITH BIB NUMBERS WITH INTEGRATED CHIPS

     

    All participants of Salzburg Women's Run, Junior-Marathon and One Mile for a Smile get bib numbers with integrated chips. There are no additional costs!

    Please wear the bib number on the front side of the upper body and do not hide it behind a jacket. Do never remove or damage the adhesive strips on the reverse side!

  • 2 How do I have to wear my bib number during the race?

    All participants in the competitions of the Mozartstadt Running Festival must wear the bib number assigned to them. The bib number is not transferable!

     

    According to the international competition regulations of IAAF and Austrian Federation, the bib number must be attached to the front of the chest during a competition. If the bib number is removed during the race or worn elsewhere, there is a clear violation of the rules which could result in disqualification. Therefore, in contrast to other sports (e.g. triathlon), race number bands are NOT allowed!

     

    The good visibility of the bib number is very important cause of safety reasons as well.

     

    At the bib pick-up you will find four safety pins to fasten the bib number correctly.

  • 3 How do I attach my chip correctly?

    Participants in the Salzburg Marathon, the Sparkasse half marathon, Hyundai relay marathon and the Hervis-10K Salzburg CityRun must attach their chip to the top of the shoe. Please pay attention to the correct assembly when threading into the shoelaces – the long middle part is parallel to the running direction.

     

    Only if the chip is correctly attached to the shoe, the organizer and his timing partner Pentek Timing guarantee the faultless and complete recording of the transmitted signals. If the chip is carried in your hand or pocket in violation of event rules, you have no right to claim for signals not recorded by the system and missing intermediate or finish times.

     

    Participants in the Salzburg Women's Run, the Junior-Marathon and One Mile for a Smile use bib numbers with integrated chips. In order to measure the times correctly, the bib number with the integrated chip must be worn outside the clothing on the front of the upper body. The timing chip is located in the form of one or more labeled adhesive strips on the back of the bib number. Never remove or damage these adhesive strips!

  • 4. Are there pacemakers at Salzburg Marathon 2019?

    Yes, there are. They help marathon and Sparkasse half marathon runners to reach a certain goal-time. For further information please see menu “information“ – “your running weekend"

  • 5. Is it allowed to be accompanied by bicycle, dog or baby jogger?

    Accompanying of runners by any kind of vehicle, bike, inline skate or the like is strictly forbidden because this may put at ris the safety or health of participants and leads to disqualification of the runner!

     

    Participation with so-called "handbikes" is not permitted, as this is a discipline belonging to cycling (UCI) and not an athletic discipline that would comply with the IAAF rules.

     

    Participation with wheelchairs and baby strollers is only permitted in direct consultation with the organizer and entails special rules of conduct to ensure the safety of all participants. Please send us an email to office@salzburg-marathon.at.

  • 7. Which food will there be provided for participants?

    We use only biological food that derives from regional cultivation. If this is not possible (for example bananas) we use biological fair-trade products.

  • 8. Is there the possibility for personal refreshments?

    At all refreshment points alongside the course there will be a table for the participants' own catering. Drinks provided with the correct numbers of refreshment point must be handed in on Saturday at the information desk in the Eisarena Volksgarten or on Sunday until 7:30 a.m. at the latest at the information desk in the foyer of the University of Salzburg. They will be delivered by the organizer's logistics team to the desired refreshment point.

     

    The first and last refreshment point of each round is on the left, all others on the right. There is a detailed plan which will be posted before the marathon.

  • 9. What medical services are available at this event?

    There is a full medicinal supply at the finishing area including medical, ambulance men and masseurs. Mobile medical station will be found at several points of the track.

     

    There are refreshment points at approximately every 5 kilometres along the course. Additionally there will be refreshments at the finish area (Powerade, Water, Fruits, Cake).

  • 10. Which toilets can I use during the race?

    During the Salzburg Marathon you can use mobile sanitation at every refreshment station as well as in the start- and finish area.

  • 1. Is there prize money and who will get it?

    The following scale of prize money is valid for men and women by the Salzburg Marathon:

     

    1st place €800.00

    2nd place €400.00

    3rd place €250.00

     

    The full prize money will be paid to runners placed on the marathon-podium by running a time better than 2:20 hours (men) and 2:45 (women). Men and women finishing in first three places running times between 2:20 and 2:30 hours (men) and 2:45 and 2:55 hours (women) will get 80 per cent of the prize money. Men and women finishing on first three places running a time over 2:30 hours (men) and 2:55 hours (women) will get 60 per cent of the prize money.

  • 2. Are there victory ceremonies for all classes?

    There will be a ranking for all age categories in the result list, but no victory ceremonies. This would blow up the time schedule. We ask for your understanding!

     

    For the second time Salzburg Marathon is providing a age-graded-ranking which allows a better comparison between all performances.

  • 3. Which extras exist for the participants?

    All finishers of all competitions will receive an exclusive finisher medal and can download a personal certificate from the online results lists. All participants will also receive a "Welcome Package". This package differs slightly from one competition to the next.

     

    Once again this year, numerous music groups have agreed to musically support the participants of the main competitions along the course on Sunday in order to create a good atmosphere in the runners' field and among the spectators. (find details at menu: information – your running course (scroll down)

     

    Also on Friday and Saturday you will enjoy a special musical accompaniment through the event.

  • 4. How much is the medal engraving service?

    The medal engraving service directly after you have finished your race immortalizes your special memory of the running experience in Salzburg. Your name and time will be professionally engraved on the backside of the medal. This service costs 10,-€.

     

    Payment can be made online or in cash on the day of the event. On Sunday, medal engraving will be offered in the finish area from 9:30 a.m., on Saturday for the participants of Junior-Marathon from 5:15 p.m. and on Friday for participants of Salzburg Women's Run from 7:30 p.m.

     

    
Attention: This service is only offered on the weekend of the event! Payments already made will not be refunded.

  • 5. Where are the showers and dressing rooms?

    – Jahnturnhalle, Giselakai 21 – go on in direction of the historic center of Salzburg passing “Residenzplatz“ and “Mozartplatz“. Turn right to cross the river Salzach on “Mozartsteg“. 5–7 minutes on foot

     

    – Sporthalle “Josef-Preis-Allee“ (entrance “Hellbrunner Straße“) – go on in direction of historic center of Salzburg passing “Residenzplatz“, “Mozartplatz“ and “Kajetaner Platz“. At the big cross-over follow the “Hellbrunner Straße“ in southern direction and turn right after a few meters – 10 minutes on foot

  • 6. Does the organizer provide a Salzburg Marathon t-Shirt?

    You can buy a functional shirt (€ 29,-) at the SportMall@Salzburg Marathon.

  • 1. What is the best way to arrive at the Running Festival in Mozart City?

    We recommend an environmentally friendly journey to Salzburg by public transport. Public transport in the city zone is also the most effective and fastest way to get to your desired destination on the running weekend. On the day of the event, you can use public transport in the city area free of charge by presenting your starting number.

     

    You will find detailed information at menu: informatin – your running-weekend – getting to Salzburg

  • 2. Where can I park my car?

    In the Altstadtgarage (a basement garage next to the Neutor) are approximately 1.300 parking spaces available for you. The garage is opened 24 hours a day and you will find a voucher in your “Welcome package“. They can be validated by the employees of the garage only – it will not work with automates. With the voucher you pay €4.00 for 4 hours or €6.00 for 8 hours.

  • 3. Which accomodation can I find in Salzburg during the event?

    We have special partner-hotels who offer the benefit of a early breakfast and a late check out. Get more information on Hotels! (see menu: information – your running weekend – partner hotels)

  • 4. Which camping sites are available in Salzburg?

    In the public area of the city of Salzburg camping or parking with camper vans is not allowed. There are three camping sites with good connection to the freeway:

     

    – camping site “Schloss Aigen“, Weberbartlweg 20 (distance to start/finish about 6 km)

    – camping site “Nord-Sam“, Samstraße 22 (distance to start/finish about 4.5 km)

    – camping site “Panoramacamping Stadtblick“, Rauchenbichlerstraße 21 (distance to start/finish about 5 km)

  • 5. Where is the closest bike rental agency?

    Topbike is located on the left side of the river Salzach between Staatsbrücke and Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz.

  • 6. For which social projects can I donate at Running Festival in Mozart City?

    At One Mile for a Smile, the Inclusion Run by Coca-Cola on Saturday evening several charity-organization do present their charity-projects. With your donation you support children in Austria and abroad.

     

    You find more information at the menu “information“ – sustainability“ – “charity“