European Athletics Quality Road Race -

The Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon has been awarded with the highest category!


In May 2015 the european athletics federation has declared a week of runnung sport to put the focus on the running sport. Since one and a half year the platform "Running for all" exists, where European running events can apply. These applications are sorted within 54 different categories in: 1 star, 3 stars, 5 stars. To ensure legitimacy and credibility the different categories were choosen in cooperation with runners, organizers, member associations, competition experts and sport doctors.

Starting 2018 the Obebank Linz Donau Marathon is registered on this plattform and was already awarded from the European athletics federation with 5 stars, the highest standard. The Obebank Linz Donau Marathon scores in all categories, like administration, course, social responsibility, course meassurement, medical supply, results, time meassurement, security and price-performance proportion. Therefore Upper Austiras biggest mass sport event copes with its image as a services-oriented marathon.

The LIVA is happy about this award and is already full of zest for action for the 17th Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon on April 15th 2018!