Dear Linz Marathon Friends!



The Linz Marathon office is closed because of the Corona crisis. Our employees are working in home office and try to keep the business up right, but we ask for your understanding if the responses take a while. We take the authorities’ rules serious and want to actively take part to improve the situation to overcome the crisis.


The organization for the 19. Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon on April 5th 2020 was already in an advanced stage. We have to take back those planning’s step for step and therefore we have to communicate with many companies, sponsors, clubs, volunteers and of course with all our registered runners. We ask for some patience, as we have to clear some further details. As soon as we have the final solution, we will get in contact with our runners immediately.


Of course we have checked a possible postponement to fall. As there are many sport events and other events planned in Linz, it is not possible. So Austria´s most favorite marathon with the best customer service should be a high class event in the upcoming year again. We can ensure you that we are working on it with lots of engagement, enthusiasm and commitment. At the moment, part of our working focus is already on the next Linz Donau Marathon on April 11th 2021.


For ourselves we were pretty sad that the Linz Donau Marathon 2020 had to be cancelled, but now we are optimistically look ahead and are looking forward to welcome you again. Since than we have to pull on one string and we have to strictly follow the authorities’ measurements, to stop the spread of the Corona Virus. That´s a goal, which is also worth for us runners, to make a stop.


Let´s support those people, who are always there for us and have our well-being in mind, even in this difficult time. A big thank you to our partners, who are now particularly in demand, especially the blue light organizations Red Cross, Police and fire department: Thanks for your selfless dedication to the people´s well-being!


Running is the easiest sport on earth, and our heart is a 100% attached to what we are doing, to organize a special running event for you. The start at the motorway bridge, the city borough festivals, the tempo zones, the music miles, the refreshment areas, all those things are responsible for the special flair at the Linz Donau Marathon, which you can experience in the upcoming year again.


We hope that you and your family and friends are well and that we can go back to normality soon. Health is always the most important thing, take care of yourself and stay fit. In the last few days, we often heard: „Together we will do this! “ This message carries the truth, und we go a step further and say: Only together we can do this!


Your Oberbank Linz Donau Marathon Team and the organizers

OÖNachrichten, Stadt Linz und LIVA