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
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