More than 10,000 runners and 6000 relay participants will gather in a few weeks at the start line of Frankfurt Marathon.
Online entries have just closed but late entries are being accepted until closer to the event.
In a bid to reduce the event’s carbon footprint, organisers have relaunched their online platform supporting environmentally friendly travel to and from the marathon.
“Together with CO2OL we provide you with information about public transport and car-sharing possibilities in order to reduce carbon emissions. With the CO2 Calculator you can figure out your individual carbon footprint and how to reduce it.”
Last year Frankfurt Marathon won AIMS Green Award for its environmental practices.
Frankfurt has one of the best finish lines in the world. Running on the red carpet into the Frankfurt Festhalle under thundering spotlights is a dream for every marathon runner. In the jam-packed ranks of the "Gudd Stubb" - as Frankfurt locals call their historic hall - every finisher is celebrated.
2016 could be your year to run Prague Marathon – even if you can’t make it to the actual start line.
RunCzech has opened registrations for its 2016 race season and events include the first Prague Digital Marathon. All you need is the RunSocial app and a treadmill.
Participants worldwide will start the historic first Prague Digital Marathon on the same day and time as the real one, together with more than 10,000 runners who will cross the start line on the famous Old Town Square.
“A couple of years ago no one had thought of a digital marathon. Now you can run with whoever, whenever and wherever. No matter if you are in New York, Tokyo or London, you can enjoy the magnificent course of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon. This creates a global fitness center”, says Carlo Capalbo, President of the RunCzech organizing committee.
“The course was scanned during a real marathon, so you see the real marathon course, spectators and feel the unique atmosphere,” said app creator Marc Hardy.
“The RunSocial application is a pioneer in the world of running technologies”.
After the race each runner will get a digital medal and learn their position in the results list.