One of the best organised Marathon events in Germany takes place every year on the last weekend of October in Germany’s city of banking business: the Commerzbank Frankfurt Marathon.

Participants can expect a great race weekend with lots of entertainment such as music groups along the course, marathon expo, pasta party and of course sport.  

Struwelpeterlauf (420m) for Kids, Mini Marathon (4.2km) and Brezellauf (5km) are side events. Frankfurt will show its sporting side that weekend and more than 350,000 spectators will cheer runners along the course.

The flat marathon route is mainly on wide four-lane roads and has only 27.8m difference in altitude between the lowest point (89.4m above sea level) and the highest point (117.2 m).


The marathon starts at the Trade Fair Tower (Messerturm).

The first kilometres guide runners through downtown Frankfurt with its impressive sky scrapers then continue through the suburb of Hoechst, where the oldest German city marathon was born in 1981.  

Back in the city, runners will pass the opera house on their last kilometres to see the “Hammering Man” at the Frankfurt fair where the fantastic finish is located, inside the Frankfurt Festhalle.






Next event date:

Sunday 31 October 2010





“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.”

    Nelson Mandela, Laureus World

    Sports Awards, Monaco 2000

Laureus Sport for Good Foundation's mission is to use sport as a tool for social change and with over 60 projects worldwide, they are certainly putting this into practice using their programme of sports related community development initiatives coupled with their strong belief in the power of sport to break down barriers.

The work of the Laureus Foundation helps 150,000 children throughout the world, supported by their 8 subsidiary national foundations, spanning almost all the continents.

The Laureus Foundation is the global charity partner to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and Britain's greatest multi-sport athlete, Daley Thompson, supported the Triathletes participating in the Hyde Park leg of the event on 24 and 25 July 2010.  He took on the role of team coach for 25 of the Triathletes raising money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.  Along with All Blacks legend, Sean Fitzpatrick, Daley Thompson was on form on the day of the Triathlon and both were in attendance to cheer on their protegees.





Another sporting legend, Edwin Moses, joined Daley Thompson in Budapest on 12 September to enjoy the final of the 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship. The Laureus Foundation has attracted the support of 46 of the greatest living sport legends across the globe.  One of whom is Martina Navratilova who plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in December to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.  Martina was given the all clear from breast cancer earlier this year and describes the impending climb as 'part of her treatment'.


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