Unfortunately, due to the prevailing restrictions around the pandemic, Salzburg Marathon has to be postponed to the weekend of 15 May 2022. But running will not stop in Salzburg in 2021! “Since a serious and realistic planning of the Salzburg Marathon for May 2021 is not possible for the organiser, we will gladly support the two alternative running events. Johannes Langer and his team do an excellent job, not only for the city of Salzburg, but for thousands of running enthusiasts. Especially in times of the pandemic, running is booming as an important health and socio-political component. Therefore, the cancellation of the Salzburg Marathon is also a painful financial loss for the City of Salzburg," Bernhard Auinger, Deputy Mayor of the City of Salzburg, says.
The two alternative running dates are a 10K elite race on 16 May 2021 including an attractive package for virtual participation in the "Salzburg_10K". Both are being planned, more information will follow at an appropriate time.
From 1 to 3 October 2021, the "Lauf.Sport.Fest.Salzburg" will take place in the city of Mozart, a new running event with a strong signal effect that emphasises and celebrates diversity and peaceful, social togetherness. This running event is the culmination of a year-round, regional exercise initiative called "Salzburg läuft!", which will start in March with weekly running events, always considering the legal framework. "As a running community, we can fit in quite well with the current challenges of our society. At the same time, together with my highly motivated team, I am convinced that our initiative will trigger an impulse that will have an impact on many areas of our social interaction, physical and mental health as well as smart tourism with an effect on the hotel industry, trade and gastronomy," Salzburg Marathon organiser Johannes Langer says.