Information about the registration fee refund.

Dear runners!


Most of you were prepared pretty well and maybe very ambitiously for one of the competitions at the 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon and were looking forward to this special running event with about 20,000 runners. The last months, the organizing committee put lots of work and engagement into a preferably perfect preparation of Upper Austria´s biggest running event. As it was for you, the cancellation was a huge shock for us. You train hard, prepare precisely – and all of a sudden a dangerous virus changes the things immensely and turns our daily routine upside down.


That´s our offer. The cancellation was unpleasant, but we are relieved that we can announce now that our efforts to be a “service marathon”, where our participants´ wishes are very important, are no empty promises. As organizers the city of Linz, LIVA and OÖNachrichten, with the help of their sponsors, made it possible to refund the already paid registration fees. In particular, our name giving sponsor Oberbank with CEO Franz Gasselsberger – himself a regular guest at the starting line – who has been an engaged pacemaker in this case, as well as our long term partners LINZ AG, Borealis, Hyundai and many other sponsors, which support us as companions in such a difficult time.


That´s what you can do for us. The affected participants will receive an e-mail from our timing company mika:timing about the refund process in the next few days. There will also be a possibility to donate half or all of your registration fee. We already had to invest a big amount of the organization costs, which means, we have to start into the upcoming organization work with red numbers. This won´t bring us down, but it makes a dynamic new-start more difficult. We would be happy, if that backpack would be a little easier, thanks to your support.


Thanks for your solidarity. Nevertheless, however you´ll decide – we are looking forward, to welcome you on April 11th 2021 at the Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon starting line. Well prepared and with a lot of joy. Stay healthy and in motion!


For the organizers


Klaus Luger

Thomas Ziegler

Gerald Mandlbauer

Stadt Linz


OÖ Nachrichten


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