The Sparkasse half marathon is the ideal combination of challenge and enjoyable running experience! Experience the tingling feeling of collective anticipation in the field of participants. Make the 21.0975 km long, most beautiful running route in the city of Mozart your big goal and enjoy exclusive perspectives on the beauty of the city.
Registration is open from September 7th, 2022 – May 7th, 2023
The registration runs through our registration platform Njuko.
Entry fee/registration fee (all processing and service fees are included in the entry fee): 54 euros (until December 31, 2022) 63 euros (until March 5, 2023) 70 euros (until May 7, 2023) 75 euros (registration on site) 85 euros (last minute)
The minimum age for participation is those born in 2007.
Add to your running experience in Salzburg and book to register:
Bib-Bits magnets (race number holder) - four pieces
We warmly recommend you to do a health check before participating!
Starting documents, clothing, showers
Get your starting documents from the SportMall in the Eisarena Volksgarten from – Hermann-Bahr-Promenade 2.
Friday, May 19, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m
Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m
Fill in the back of your race number and attach it correctly to the outermost layer of clothing on your torso (front). The timing chip is integrated into the start number.
You can hand in your belongings during the competition at the clothing drop-off point in the arcades of the University of Salzburg. Only the Sparkasse starter package with your start number will be accepted.
Our experienced team does its best - but we assume no liability in the event of loss.
You can leave other bags and suitcases in the designated tent, which is looked after by the event team, for a fee of 5 euros.
Shower facilities are available from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Sportzentrum Salzburg Mitte, Ulrike-Schwandtner-Straße 6-8. The Salzburg Mitte sports center is about a 10-minute walk from the destination. Please note: no cloakroom!
General class women, men & divers
Age groups M/W U20/U18 & every five years from 30.
Only the overall ratings for women and men are awarded.
The minimum age for participation is those born in 2007.
Arrival & Parking
We recommend that you travel to Salzburg by public transport - relaxed, sustainable, sporty!
excellent train connections from the Westbahn line (from Vienna), from the Tauern line (south) and from Bavaria & Tyrol. Good connection to the international airports in Vienna and Munich.
Free arrival with the marathon train from the Salzburg mountain districts (on presentation of the start number or confirmation of registration).
International accessibility via Salzburg Airport.
You can also use public transport to get around the city on the weekend of the event. Your start number and your registration confirmation (start pass) are valid as a ticket in the city area fare zone on the competition days.
If you are arriving by car, we recommend the Park & Ride zones at the start and changing to the O-Bus in the city area. Paid parking garages (e.g. Mönchsberggarage) are available close to the center.
The timing chip is integrated in the start number. It must not be kinked or damaged under any circumstances.
Timekeeping is guaranteed to work if the race number is worn correctly on the front of the torso, outermost layer of clothing.
In addition to the classic ratings (ranking according to gross times), Sparkasse Halbmarathon offers an age-graded ranking.
Information about the start
The starting signal for the Sparkasse half marathon will be given together with the marathon field on May 21, 2023 at 9 a.m.
The start is at Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (starting grid in Griesgasse).
The starting procedure works best in several waves. Enter that starting block, which you chose when registering. It should correspond to your expected performance.
Medical care and refreshment points
The Running Festival of MozartCity offers comprehensive medical care in the finish area and on the route.
Along the route there are several refreshment points equipped with mobile sanitary facilities.
Self-catering is possible at all refreshment stations along the route. The drinks must be provided with the correct number of the refreshment station (e.g. "V1, V2...") and handed in at the Salzburg Marathon information stand in the Eisarena Volksgarten by 7:30 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday at the latest.
Further important questions
Are there starting blocks at the Salzburg Marathon? The starting field of the 20th Salzburg Marathon and the Sparkasse half marathon will start in three waves. You have already decided upon the starting block during the registration process, the corresponding color of the starting block is noted on the bib number. Please note that if you start from the wrong starting block, a penalty of three minutes will be added to the gross time. Starting block 1 & 2 (Green & Orange) starts at 9am (expected finish time under 3:30 in marathon / 1:45 in half marathon) Starting block 3 (red) starts at 9:03 am (expected finish time 3:30–4:00 in marathon / 1:45–2:00 in half marathon) Starting block 4 (blue) starts at 9:06 a.m. (expected finish time over 4:00 in the marathon / over 2:00 in the half marathon) & all starting runners of the POWERADE relay marathon
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