At the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon in 2021 some things are different. For the first time an implementation of Austria´s favorite running event won´t be possible in spring, maintaining the usual sophisticated, over the years developed quality- and service characteristics. Nevertheless, for running enthusiasts staying in motion is essential: The next Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon will be on October 24th 2021 – save the date!


The ongoing Corona pandemic sets many barriers for planning a mega event. To ensure the athlete´s and visitor´s safety many sport events have to take place with restrictions, or have to be postponed or even cancelled. The Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon organizers, in coordination with their sponsors and partners, have decided with a one-time shifting to fall that the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon 2021 will take place on the weekend of October 23rd / 24th.


“The popular Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon has an immense appeal for thousands of people for sporty activity for one thing, but also provides in its wide scope – from the main competitions for adults and kids, the music miles and district festivals, to the traditional big final at the main square Linz – a significant contribution to the quality of life in our city. The postponement to fall is indispensable, because of the current and the assuming Covid-restrictions for spring. As major and enthusiastic runner, I hope we can enjoy our Linz Marathon next year on October 24th.”, says major Klaus Luger.


“We are aware that the event calendar in fall 2021 is fully packed, but we are sure that the conditions for the runners are much better in fall than in the upcoming spring.”, Ewald Tröbinger from the Linz Donau Marathon OC-Team is positive. The team has already started the organization including a strict safety concept.


As the marathon will be in fall, the extended period of time will be used to fill it with attractive additional program, which will start in the following weeks, as a chance for participants for a healthy development and aimed training.


“We want to thank our participants for their great support and loyalty in the past few months, that´s why we offer the free running meetings already again in fall 2020. To ensure a maximum of safety, the running meetings will be held with a maximum of 10 participants per group in an adapted format and supervised by qualified trainers. The participants have the opportunities to push themselves and to get tips.”, former top athlete and now marathon co-organizer Günther Weidlinger, LIVA, says.


The popular running meetings will start on November 7th 2020 9.00a.m. and will then take place every second week. This year the running courses will vary, to offer the participants an exciting mix at the trainings. Different to the recent years is the compulsory registration. In the upcoming days you can find the final and detailed information on our diverse channels (Facebook, Instagram, Homepage, Newsletter).


The registration for the 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon on October 24th 2021 will open in spring 2021. Beforehand you can find the FAQs here on our homepage.


Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon 2021

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Sunday, October 24th 2021: 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon 2021


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