SPARKASSE MARATHON 42,195 KM
Three countries, picturesque lake shores, impressive mountains, one common goal
Running along the shores of Lake Constance, always accompanied by an impressive Alpine panorama.
The mostly flat route leads from the port of the historical island town Lindau in Germany to Austria, where
the floating stage of the Bregenzer Festspiele is passed and definitely a special highlight along the way. The spectacular scenery
of the Bregenz festival attracts 160,000 visitors every summer.
“Gruezi” – a warm welcome - to all runners when crossing the boarder to Switzerland. In St. Margrethen enthusiastic
spectators carry runners through the village center. The route continues along the Rhine and back to Austria where it
crosses the venerable Mehrerau monastery – for many a very special moment of silence and a recharge for mental strength,
before the finish line in the stadium in Bregenz awaits everyone with a goose bump feeling.
60% of the 3-Länder-Marathon route is located next to lake Constance and runs mostly on paved roads and paths.
It is a very flat route; with its lowest point (398 meters above sea level) to its highest point (415 meters above sea level), the total
height difference is only 17 meters spread out over the entire route of 42,195 meters.
All facts at a glance.
The Sparkasse 3-Länder-Marathon will take place on Oct. 8, 2023. The start is at 10:30 a.m. in Lindau (lake Constance). The finish line will close for the last runner at 4:30pm. Due to special weather conditions, the organizer reserves the right to change the start times as well as the finish line..
The Sparkasse 3-Länder-Marathon is executed according to the international competition regulations (IWB) (Elite field = gross score). The route is considered a point to point course according to rule 240.3 of the IWB and is measured following the regulations from the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS). The measurement log is deposited at ÖLV and AIMS.
Every runner is authorized to start after completing their first 18 years of age, who fully paid their fees and received an assigned start number from the organizer.
Men (M) and women (W) will be ranked in the following separate categories:
Youth U 20 (M/W)
Juniors U 23 (M/W)
Main class (M/W)
Registration is only possible via our online portal.
Vouchers for reduction of entry fees can only be redeemed in the course of an online registration. Not redeemed vouchers will expire on Sep 25, 2023, at midnight.
With your registration you confirm that you took note of and accept the terms and conditions. After your successful registration, you will receive a provisional registration confirmation with your start number. A final registration confirmation with important information regarding the run will automatically be sent out on Sep 27, 2023, via email.
The online portal will be open until Sep 25, 2023, at midnight. On-site late registration will be open from Oct 6-8, 2023.
Every runner who registered before Sep 25, 2023, will receive a registration confirmation. The confirmation will sent out via email only after Sep 25, 2023, regardless of the receipt of the registration. The starting lists can also be found on our website.
The registration fees will be staggered. Please extract the amounts from our overview on the dates and fees site.
Participants from Germany and Austria can conveniently pay via one time direct debit authorization. We kindly ask all other participants to pay via credit card.
If a registered participant withdraws for any reason, no claim for reimbursement of the organization post can be made.
The timing will take place through race result. The chip for the time measurement is integrated in the start number and does not have to be returned. For a correct time measurement, the starting number has to be worn on the chest or fixed via start number strap. The use of other chip systems or misappropriation of the start number will result in no ranking. No extra chip rental or deposit has to be paid.
Refreshment points can be found every 5 kilometers on the route and in the finishing area. Additional water points can be found every 5 kilometres after kilometre 12.5 between each refreshment point.
With your registration, you have the opportunity to book an event shirt, which will be ready for pick up with you start number. T-shirts which have not been picked up will be sent out in exchange for reimbursement of shipping costs.
The organizer or its representatives and agents are not liable for damage or injuries of any kind, which can be caused by participating in the Sparkasse 3-Länder-Marathon and its fringe events. Unless it was caused by intent or gross negligence. This is also valid for sponsors, organizers and owners of private ways or their representatives. This exclusion of liability is also viable for companions.
I declare that I am healthy, and I am in a sufficient training condition. I thereby agree that I will be removed from the race if the risk of health hazard exists. I agree that personal data and pictures, videos and interviews in broadcast, television, advertisement, books, photomechanical copies which were taken in connection with the Sparkasse 3-Länder-Marathon will be used without claim to remuneration on my end and may be passed the partners of the event (advertising partners, timing, red cross due to processing possible financial aid, alphafoto.com due to picture service).
I confirm the accuracy of all given information that I have given and assure to not give my start number to another person. I am aware that I will be disqualified if I change the official start number in any way, especially to unrecognize the advertising print or to be accompany on sports equipment (skates, bikes, etc.) by people. In case of not participating or cancelation of the event due to force majeure, I do not qualify for any reimbursement of the organization fee.